Crossover Equivalence

Whichever agency you trained with, you are more than welcome to join and come diving with us. Please see BSAC Qualifications for more information on each qualification.

All divers who trained with other agencies will have to attend a workshop to get to know the BSAC decompression tables, do a short pool session to show us your skills, and get a Statement of Alternative Training (SALT) sticker signed by the Diving Officer and stuck into your logbook.

Ocean Diver

The following ‘entry level’ qualifications are the equivalent to BSAC Ocean Diver:

  • CMAS One Star
  • NASDS Open Water
  • NASDS Advanced Open Water
  • NAUI Scuba Diver
  • NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Royal Navy Ships Diver
  • SAA Open Water
  • SSI Open Water
  • SSI Advanced Open Water

Sports Diver

The following qualifications are the equivalent to BSAC Sports Diver:

  • CMAS Two Star
  • HSE Commercial Diver:
    • HSE Scuba Diver (Part 4)
    • HSE Surface Supply Diver (Part 3)
    • HSE Closed Bell Diver (Part 2)
    • HSE Surface Supply Top Up Diver (Part 1)
  • NASDS Rescue Diver
  • NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • SAA Club Dive
  • SSAC Third Class Diver
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver with ‘Stress and Rescue’ Speciality
  • Army Compressed Air Diver

Dive Leader

The following qualifications are equivalent to BSAC Dive Leader:

  • NASDS Dive Supervisor
  • NAUI Divemaster
  • PADI Divemaster
  • SAA Dive Leader
  • SSAC Second Class Diver
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist

Advanced Diver

The following qualifications are equivalent to BSAC Advanced Diver:

  • CMAS Three Star Diver
  • SAA Dive Supervisor

Continuing Your Diver Training

If you are already qualified, you can continue your dive training with us. Once crossed over, you are able to continue your training to the next level. See the BSAC qualifications page for information about each qualification. We also run Skills Development Courses, focused on certain aspects of diving.

If you are an experienced diver we also offer a range of Instructor Training, with divers of Sports Diver standard and above able to start with the BSAC Instructor Foundation Course and assist with pool training. See the Instructor Training page for more information.