Crossover qualifications

Diver Training Organisation

BSAC Qualification

All ‘Entry Level’ qualifications (which typically do

not include rescue training) such as:

CMAS One Star Diver

NASDS Open Water Diver and Advanced Open

Water Diver

NAUI Scuba Diver and Advanced Scuba Diver

PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver/AOWD Plus

Royal Navy Ships Diver

SAA Open Water Diver

SSI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open

Water Diver

Ocean Diver

All ‘Second Level’ qualifications (which must

include rescue training) such as:

CMAS Two Star Diver

HSE Commercial Diver:

HSE Scuba Diver/HSE Surface Supply Diver/HSE

Surface Supply (Top Up) Diver/HSE Closed Bell

Diver (formerly HSE Diver Part 4, 3, 1 and 2

respectively)

NASDS Rescue Diver

NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver

PADI Rescue Diver

SAA Club Diver

SSAC Third Class Diver/Sports Diver

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver with ‘Stress

and Rescue’ Speciality

Army Compressed Air Diver

Sports Diver

All ‘Third Level’ qualifications (which must include

dive leadership training) such as:

NASDS Dive Supervisor

NAUI Divemaster

PADI Divemaster

SAA Dive Leader

SSI Dive Control Specialist

Dive Leader

Any higher level of qualification, such as:

CMAS Three Star Diver

SAA Dive Supervisor

SSAC Second Class Diver/ Master Diver

Because of the variation allowed in training for the

higher diving qualifications awarded by US diver

training agencies, BSAC is unable to accept them

as being of a similar standard to BSAC Advanced

Diver.

However, Branch Diving Officers can judge

additional experience and training on a case-bycase

basis.

Advanced Diver