BSAC - Dive Leader Course

Course Overview

The Dive Leader Course consists of the following elements:

Dive Leader - Theory Training

Theory Lesson - THE ROLE OF THE DIVE LEADER

Theory Lesson - DT2 - DT7 OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION COURSE
The Theory and Practical sessions which make up the Oxygen Administration SDC are covered in these 6 sessions

Theory Lesson - DIVE PLANNING

Theory Lesson - RESCUE MANAGEMENT PART 1

Theory Lesson - HELICOPTER OPERATIONS

Theory Lesson - RESCUE MANAGEMENT PART 2

Theory Lesson - THE ROLE OF THE DIVE MARSHAL

Dive Leader - Open Water Dives

DSMB DEPLOYMENT
Deploy a DSMB from mid-water whilst controlling buoyancy
DIVE LEADING DEMONSTRATION
Plan a dive within the limitations of previous experience and be seen as a role model
DIVE LEADING PRACTICE
Plan and conduct a dive within the limitations of a trainee Ocean Diver's lesser experience
SHOT RECOVERY BY SIMPLE LIFT
Use the buoyancy of a lifting bag to reposition a shot weight
Use a lifting bag to raise a shot weight to the surface and deploy a DSMB in mid water
RESCUE MANAGEMENT SCENARIOS
Manage a rescue scenario and participated in other scenarios
DIVING AND RESCUE SKILLS REVIEW
Emergency procedures including surface assistance to a buddy
RESCUE SKILLS REVIEW
Recover an incapacitated casualty to the surface, secure them there and administer in-water AV while towing
Administer oxygen enriched CPR
DIVE MARSHALLING 1
Understand the role and responsibilities of the Dive Marshal
DIVE MARSHALLING 2
Perform the role of Dive Marshal for diving at sites known to the branch
DIVING EXPERIENCE
Experience a range of different diving conditions during 20 open water dives totalling a minimum in-water time of 600 mins since gaining Sports Diver.
Have experience of diving from boats
Have significant experience acting as a dive leader
Have experience of depths greater than 25m.

Dive Leader - Theory Test

The Scuba Doctor Air, Nitrox and Trimix Fills