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Dive Planning and Management

Dive Planning and Management
Want to learn how to plan and manage dives?

Meticulous planning and good management help make diving trips successful and this course will show you how. Aimed at potential Dive Leaders and Advanced Divers, this two-day course introduces and extends existing knowledge and practical skills in all aspects of the process of planning and managing dives.

The course involves lots of practice under the guidance of experienced instructors and gives you the confidence to plan and manage dives, and to manage a real dive yourself. This is a fun course with group sessions and a day’s diving. You will also get three Dive Leader lessons signed off with this course.

Dive Planning and Management SDC covers DT8, 12 and DP1 in the Dive Leader syllabus and these elements can be signed up after the course.

Entry requirement 
This course is open to BSAC Sports Divers (or acceptable alternative). Minimum of 20 dives required.

What you’ll learn
The course has a mix of classroom-based and practical lessons, teaching you:
• the importance of dive planning and management and the correct procedures for doing it.
• how to plan and manage dives

Learning materials
Your course pack includes all the learning materials you need for the course. The pack includes: the Dive Planning and Management course manual and a Qualification Card application.

Recommended gear
The following recommended kit is available from the BSAC shop:
Dive Management Boat Slate
Dive Planning and Management Package
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How to do this course...

If you are a member:
You can do the Dive Planning and Management course either at a BSAC Regional Event, at a commercial BSAC Centre or in your BSAC club. Not all clubs run their own Dive Planning and Management courses, please check with your Diving Officer if you are interested.

If you are not a BSAC member:
You can do this course by joining a local BSAC club and training with other club members or through a BSAC Regional Event. Or you could do the course at a BSAC Centre.

Your next steps
After this course you could further your training by doing another Skill Development Courses (SDCs) such as the ones listed below. Or you could progress with a Diver Grade Course.
 
First Aid for Divers
Practical Rescue Management
Boat Handling
Equipment Care

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