BSAC thrilled to retain European Underwater Federation (EUF) accreditation for scuba diver and instructor qualifications

Following a recent three-day audit (13-15 April), BSAC has maintained its European Underwater Federation (EUF) accreditation for BSAC diver and instructor qualifications. The certification is valid until end December 2023.

The audit was conducted by the European Underwater Federation and involved the inspection of BSAC headquarters' processes and BSAC training. The inspectors also observed a BSAC Theory Instructor Exam (TIE). BSAC thanks the students and staff of the TIE in Macclesfield for their contribution to the audit process.

The Auditor expressed his view that the:

BSAC system is very well established and robust training system and easily meets the standards required for the recertification

Alex Warzynski, BSAC Chair, said he was delighted by the EUF reaccreditation:

This news recognises the professional standards achieved by all the volunteers and staff including Jim Watson, BSAC Safety and Development Manager and Sophie Heptonstall, BSAC National Diving Officer, who have contributed to the development of the BSAC diver and instructor training programmes. This is truly excellent news and my thanks go out to all those who contributed in so many different ways to this success.

BSAC EUF accreditations for diver and instructor qualifications 

BSAC now holds the following accreditations, which are now recognised worldwide:

BSAC qualification EN/ISO standard
Discovery Diver ISO 24801-1
Ocean Diver  EN 14153-2/ISO 24801-2 - 'Autonomous Diver'
Dive Leader  EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3 - 'Dive Leader'
Open Water Instructor EN 14413-2/ISO 24802-2 - 'Instructor Level 2'
Sports Diver ISO 11107 – ‘Nitrox diving’
Nitrox Gas Blender ISO 13293 – ‘Level 1 Gas Blender’
Mixed Gas Blender  ISO 13293– ‘Level 2 Gas Blender’
Snorkelling Guide ISO 13970 – ‘Snorkelling Guide’



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