It's easy for PADI, SSI, SAA, ScotSAC (and any other agency) Open Water Instructors to teach in BSAC clubs and centres.

BSAC's Instructor Crossover course offers a straightforward route to teach scuba diving in BSAC clubs and centres. BSAC recognises the value of your existing instructor qualification and this crossover course is the way to become familiar with the BSAC Diver Training Programme (DTP) and the way it is taught in clubs. 

Instructors who have trained with other diving agencies are a fantastic addition to any BSAC club and, with clubs all around the country, we are always on the look-out for instructors to help us bring even more people into the sport we love. Or indeed, other agency instructors could start their very own BSAC club, free of charge.

Instructors from other agencies can get started in three easy steps...

  • Firstly, either join BSAC via an existing club or start your own BSAC club and join it! 
  • Next, complete the Instructor Crossover Course. This recognises your existing instructor qualifications while bringing you up to speed on BSAC instruction so you can deliver our Diver Training Programme.
  • Finally, once instructors have their BSAC Instructor Certification, they can teach within their club as an Open Water Instructor and get the satisfaction of helping other club members train and progress.

    Please contact us to help advise you with steps. Please contact us by email or call 0151 350 6203.

Here's what a Scottish Sub-Aqua Club (ScotSAC) Instructor said about crossing over to BSAC:

The Instructor Crossover course was a great experience. The balance of training between lectures, interactive learning and open water practical sessions was spot on. I feel confident in delivering the BSAC training schedule to our club members.

- Bridget Allison, Carlisle SAC

The Instructor Crossover course costs just £150. Any questions relating to the Instructor Crossover Course please contact the bookings team by email or call 0151 350 6205.

Join BSAC to start your crossover course and begin teaching the BSAC way!

Send your postcode to and we'll help you find the right scuba club for you. Or if you'd like a chat call us 0151 350 6226 (Mon - Fri, 9 - 5:30).

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