Skill Development Courses

Diving is a diverse and exciting sport, offering endless opportunities to build your experience, learn new skills and explore new diving horizons.

BSAC offers a wide range of special interest courses, designed to ensure you get the very best out of your diving. Our programme of Skill Development Courses (SDCs) are regularly held by Regional Coaching Teams, BSAC Centres and can be staged in Clubs.

So, whether your interest is in rescue, wrecks, technical, marine life or photography, there is a BSAC specialist course for everybody.

Our current courses include:


  • Accelerated Decompression Procedures (ADP)
  • Buoyancy and Trim Workshop
  • Compressor Operation
  • Dive Planning and Management
  • Equipment Care
  • Mixed Gas Blender / Nitrox Gas Blender
  • Search and Recovery
  • Wreck Appreciation


  • Advanced Lifesaver Award
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • First Aid for Divers
  • Lifesaver Award
  • Oxygen Administration
  • Practical Rescue Management


  • Boat Handling
  • Chartwork and Position Fixing
  • Diver Coxswain Assessment
  • Outboard Engine and Boat Maintenance


  • Underwater Photography
  • Ice Diving


Mixed gas open circuit courses:

  • Sport Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: =20/=30, up to 50m)
  • Explorer Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: =18/=35, up to 60m)
  • Advanced Mixed Gas Diver (Gas Mix: <18/>35, up to 80m)

Rebreather and mixed gas rebreather courses:

  • CCR Inspiration Evolution/Vision Diver
  • Sport Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: =20/=30, up to 50m)
  • Explorer Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: =18/=35, up to 60m)
  • Advanced Mixed Gas CCR Diver (Gas Mix: <18/>35, up to 80m)

Sign up for the for a Skill Development Course

 We are looking to run these courses over 2023

March - No Training.
July - Sept - No Training.