BSAC’s latest workshop, RNLI Diver Sea Survival, is now live and ready for clubs to run.

Developed by the RNLI in association with the British Diving Safety Group (BDSG), this new workshop has been designed to help improve diver safety and reduce the risk of serious incidents and fatalities at sea.

RNLI Diver Sea Survival aims to refresh divers’ existing safety skills as well as introduce some new techniques for improving surface location and survival skills in an emergency situation. The workshop comprises of a presentation/discussion session, one dive planning session and two open water dives and covers dive planning, risk assessment, equipment, surface survival techniques and methods for calling for help.

RNLI Diver Sea Survival course

A flexible and enjoyable course that can be run in one day or over a series of sessions, the RNLI Diver Sea Survival Workshop is ideal for delivery in-branch and is open to all BSAC members from Ocean Diver (or equivalent) and above.

How much does the RNLI Diver Sea Survival course cost?

The workshop is intended to be run and managed in-branch. There is a charge for qualification cards, payable to BSAC HQ at the time or ordering but all other materials for the RNLI Diver Sea Survival Workshop are free of charge. Any additional costs to running this workshop are to be covered by the branch.

Instructor requirements

The lead instructor should be Open Water Instructor or higher. Any BSAC qualified instructor or assistant instructor supervised as specified in the Diver Training Programme can also teach on the workshop.

Instructor resources

Instructor materials for the RNLI Diver Sea Survival Workshop can be downloaded here.

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