Advanced Diver

The Advanced Diver Award is the BS-AC’s highest diving grade awarded within a Branch or Centre. Following the completion of a series of Classroom Lessons, Open Water Lessons and Dry Practical Lessons, the Advanced Diver course prepares the diver to manage all branch diving activities to both known and unknown locations.

Definition of an Advanced Diver

An Advanced Diver is defined as a diver who is comprehensively trained, experienced and responsible, and who can manage and supervise

A wide range of adventurous and challenging diving activities

Branch diving expeditions to explore unfamiliar locations

Branch diving activities including dives utilising developing technology and techniques

While Advanced Divers do not necessarily need to be qualified to use emerging technologies themselves, they need to know enough about them to understand how to safely incorporate them within branch diving.

Assessment Components

An Advanced Diver must successfully complete the following components:

Demonstrate a high level of diving knowledge through a written Theory Paper

Demonstrate their ability to plan and organise groups of divers for extended duration to a location unknown to them

Demonstrate competence at managing a complex rescue scenario

Demonstrate they have retained a suitable level of competence at personal Rescue Skills