BSAC Diving Grades

Age requirement: 12 years or older
Course prerequisites: Able to swim and medically fit for diving

Ocean Diver 20m

Our Ocean Diver qualification is BSAC’s most popular beginner course. The qualification enables you to dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 20m. The course has three parts: a self-study eLearning element, swimming pool dives (to learn basic scuba skills) and open water dives (to develop skills and explore).

Consists of:

  • 6 Theory Lectures
  • 6 Pool Lessons
  • 4 Open Water Lessons
  • Theory Test.


Maximum depth of certification: 20m
Price for eLearning: £119.50 (Full time students and under 18s, £91)

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Sports Diver 35m

Consists of:

  • 6 Theory Lectures
  • 1 Sheltered Water Lesson
  • 5 Open Water Lessons
  • Dry Practice – Diver Rescue and CPR
  • Theory Assessment
  • Experienced 5 different diving conditions.


Maximum depth of certification: 35m
Price for eLearning: £40 pack

Dive Leader 50m

Consists of:

  • 12 Theory Lectures
  • 2 Dry Practicals
  • 7 Open Water Lessons
  • Theory Assessment
  • 20 Dives in a range of conditions.
  • 60 Logged Dives, Total of 40 after Ocean Diver.

Maximum depth of certification: 50m
Price for eLearning: £40 pack

Advanced Diver

Consists of:

  • 4 Theory Lectures
  • 2 Dry Practicals
  • 2 Open Water Lessons
  • Theory Assessment


Maximum depth of certification: 50m (Diving unknown Sites)
Price for eLearning: £40 pack

Instructor Courses

  • Assistant Diving Instructor – Assistant Open Diving Instructor
  • Practical Instructor – Theory Instructor
  • Open Water Instructor
  • Assistant Advanced Instructor
  • Advanced Instructor
  • National Instructor

First Class Diver

Diver training progression chart