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Summarised Contents of the Dive Leader Training Programme

The BSAC Dive Leader Course includes theory lessons in a classroom, practical lessons in open water and twenty open water dives.
The course programme is used to develop BSAC Sports Divers and holders of other medium level qualifications issued by other diver training agencies, into BSAC Dive Leaders.

The Dive Leader Course consists of the following elements:

- twelve classroom lessons
- a theory assessment
- seven Open Water lessons
- two dry practical lessons
- twenty dives (which may include the Open Water lessons), in a range of conditions, since qualifying as a Sports Diver

DIVE LEADER - THEORY TRAINING

THE ROLE OF THE DIVE LEADER

Why become a Dive Leader?
The Dive Leader course
Personal skill development
Building experience
Varied sites & conditions
Leading experienced divers

DT2 - DT7 OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION COURSE

The theory and Practical sessions which make up the Oxygen Administration SDC are covered in these 6 sessions

DIVE PLANNING

Planning
The role of the dive marshal
The dive site - known to the branch
Site information and location
Charts
Tide tables
Weather

RESCUE MANAGEMENT PART 1

The rescue process
Prevention is better than cure
Anticipation
Emergency services
Managing Activities
Delegation

HELICOPTER OPERATIONS

General considerations
Preparing for a lift
Direct lift
High-line transfer
Alternative small boat technique

RESCUE MANAGEMENT PART 2

Personnel issues
Incident reporting
Fatalities
Keeping it all in perspective…

THE ROLE OF THE DIVE MANAGER

Managing branch shore or boat dives
Managing the diving
Shot lines
Dealing with emergencies