Are you a qualified Sports Diver (or equivalent), ready to expand and develop your dive leading and rescue-management skills? The Dive Leader qualification prepares you to dive to depths of up to 50 metres in a range of challenging conditions, and gives you the expertise to plan dives for groups of divers, manage dives, and manage a rescue situation in an emergency, including administering basic life support with oxygen. It’s an engaging and rewarding course and opens up opportunities to progress into the world of BSAC Open Water Instructing!

See here for more information on the Dive Leader course!

The course costs:
£32 for BSAC Sports Divers
£42 for divers from other agencies (e.g. PADI Rescue Diver)
Course packs are available for purchase from the Bristol SU website here.

Key dates: 

Lectures run on Tuesday evenings for 4 weeks commencing 30th of January.
There will be an Oxygen administration day on the 4th of February.
The Practical Rescue Management (PRM) day will be the 11th of February.

Other Dive Leader training trips are scheduled for the 18th of February, 25th of February and the 3rd and 4th of March (weekend trip). Don’t worry – you don’t need to be able to attend all but they’ll provide a great opportunity to get started on the DL open water training.

If you have any questions, email Lois at

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