BSAC Instructor Crossover Course
Why would you want to teach BSAC?
1: Commercial Advantage
BSAC is unique.
Historically BSAC was based on a branch system. Unlike other diver certification agencies, BSAC members enter a local community of divers. This means BSAC members are more active divers, and have greater allegiance towards other BSAC Branches and Dive Centres.
There are large numbers of active BSAC Members in the UK, Middle East, Japan, Korea and Thailand. By becoming a BSAC professional you’ll have unrestricted access to market your training and trips to these tens of thousands of BSAC Members, through channels not available to non-BSAC schools.
BSAC Training is the choice of the UK Armed forces, plus universities in the UK and Thailand. By becoming a BSAC professional you’ll have access to large markets not available to non-BSAC schools.
2. Quality Training and Breadth of Experience
Many hundreds of thousands of divers have trained with BSAC for over 60 years.
Diver training has evolved but BSAC philosophy has always been to produce highly competent self-reliant divers with excellent knowledge and practical skills and with safety considerations uppermost.
And BSAC doesn’t stop at diver training. BSAC has a rounded curriculum encompassing all activities of diving and seamanship, such as boat handling, chart work and navigation, oxygen administration, engine maintenance, compressor operation, technical diving and more. The breadth and scope of BSAC Training is unrivalled.
If you want to be the best, you’ll want to be with BSAC.
The course duration is 4 days and covers the following elements:
9 theory lessons
4 practical lessons
The course starts with a series of orientation lessons which introduces the Instructor to BSAC and how it operates, Diver grades, BSAC dive tables, BSAC teaching methodology etc. In the latter there will be a series of theory classroom lessons. In these lessons the Course Instructor will demonstrate a typical classroom presentation showing you how to breakdown the lesson contents into small manageable steps, making complex topics simple to understand. You then will have a chance to present a 15 -20 minute classroom presentation using the prescribed method.
Oxygen Administration Instructor
Dive Leader crossover to BSAC Instructor
This course is designed for other diving professionals who are not yet Instructors and come from other agencies. These dive professionals should be at a similar dive grade to the equivalent of the BSAC Dive Leader. See the list below:
The BSAC entry-level course; the BSAC Ocean Diver, has a similar course syllabus to other agencies courses. However, once the diver has trained beyond this level, the theory and dive skills required for the higher BSAC grade are very different than the other agencies courses. There are many new topics and skills to learn. These new elements range from Staged Decompression Diving, Chartwork and navigation to running Distance Lines, recovering and moving objects underwater, Oxygen Administration and Advanced Dive planning etc.
The duration of this course is 8 days.
Dive Leader Crossover Course Contents
The theory sessions start with a series of 5 lessons, which are all related to Oxygen Administration for diver and diving related injury topics. These lessons are followed by a lesson on dive planning. In this lesson, we look at how to locate new dive sites with the use of sea charts. We look at tidal predictions, calculating actual depths of the site and what type of underwater topography and seabed compositions are likely to be found on the site.
This session is aimed at introducing you to some new dive skills. Skills that you may have not already covered within your previous dive agency. In total there are 3 dives in which the following skills will be covered.
Dive 2 - will introduce you to some alternative rescue and rescue lifting techniques. These technical skills are almost certainly different to those covered in other agencies syllabuses.
Dive 3 - On this last dive you will learn the different techniques for deploying a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy DSMB. This is an important skill to master when conducting decompression dives. There are a number of deployment techniques to be used depending on what dive you are conducting.
On completion of these lessons you will then be rated as a BSAC Dive Leader and will be eligible to take the Instructor program, starting with the IFC.