divers

Conversions - PADI - BSAC

Welcome to the ScotSAC qualification conversion page. The purpose of this information is to allow you to assess what you would have to do to upgrade your existing qualification(s) to a ScotSAC diver/instructor grade. The obvious question is why bother? The following might help you make the move in our direction.

  • ScotSAC training is specifically geared to Northern UK waters and incorporates rescue and first-aid training, even at Sport Diver level.
  • You will advance your diving skills within the friendly, safe and sociable environment of a ScotSAC Branch.
  • You only have to pay the Branch and ScotSAC membership fees (which includes insurance cover) the cost of training is free!
  • The safety record of our Organisation is second to none.

Please note the following: You must fill out a UK Sport Diver self medical and join a ScotSAC branch before progressing your training.

See Branches page for more details and the address of your local club. In all of the following cases, the conversion training should progress in a left to right fashion. Great to have you with us

PADI OPEN WATER > SSAC SPORT DIVER

LECTURES

POOL (OR CONFINED OW) SKILLS

OPEN WATER SKILLS

ScotSAC Organisation

Rescue drill

15m assisted ascents

Decompression Hazards and Avoidance

Swim with mask blanked out

10m rescue

Pass written lecture test

Simulated dive

Compass course

 

 

Log 5 hours underwater

 

 

Dives logged to SSAC standard


PADI ADVANCED OW DIVER > SSAC SPORT DIVER

LECTURES

POOL (OR CONFINED OW) SKILLS

OPEN WATER SKILLS

ScotSAC Organisation

Rescue drill

15m assisted ascents

Decompression Hazards and Avoidance

Swim with mask blanked out

10m rescue

Pass written lecture test

Simulated dive

Compass course

 

 

Log 5 hours underwater

 

 

Dives logged to SSAC standard

PADI RESCUE DIVER > SSAC MASTER DIVER

LECTURES

OPEN WATER SKILLS

Expedition Organisation

20m & 30m assisted ascents

Advanced Decompression

Remove and refit set

Compressor operation

Act as dive leader on four occasions

ScotSAC Organisation

Act as expedition organiser on two occasions

Pass written lecture test

Dives logged to SSAC standard and totalling 30 hours underwater

BSAC SPORT DIVER > SSAC SPORT DIVER

LECTURES

OPEN WATER SKILLS

SSAC Organisation

*Jump entry

Decompression Hazards and Avoidance

*Regulator sharing

Pass written lecture test

*15m assisted ascents

 

*10m rescue drill

* Novice 2 only

*Compass course

Note: Novice 1 must complete lecture schedule above and all Diver OW skills

Dives logged to SSAC standard and totalling 5 hours underwater

BSAC DIVE LEADER> SSAC MASTER DIVER

LECTURES

OPEN WATER SKILLS

SSAC Organisation

20m & 30m assisted ascents

Advanced Decompression

Remove and refit set

Compressor operation

Sweep search

Basic seamanship

Swim without mask

U/W Navigation and Search Methods

Act as dive leader on two occasions

Pass written lecture test

Act as expedition organiser on two occasions

 

Dives logged to SSAC standard and totalling 30 hours underwater


BSAC ADVANCED DIVER> SSAC MASTER DIVER

LECTURES

OPEN WATER SKILLS

SSAC Organisation

20m & 30m assisted ascents

Advanced Decompression

Remove and refit set

Pass written lecture test

Swim without mask

 

Act as dive leader on two occasions

 

Act as expedition organiser on two occasions

 

Dives logged to SSAC standard and totalling 30 hours underwater

For more details, contact your local Branch or ScotSAC Head Office.

Replacement Training Schedules

When a member wishes to transfer diving qualifications to a new Training Schedule, the authorising signature of the current BDO, Regional Coach, NDO or Club Chairman will only be supplied upon production of previous Training Schedules, Branch or HQ training records. Members are advised to keep copies of certificates and endorsements in case of loss.

Instructor Grades

Application for cross certification of Instructor grades issued by other organisations will require attendance at an appropriate Instructor course and assessment as deemed required by Regional Coach and Course Director, based on previous experience.