BSAC recognises qualifications from other agencies so it’s easy to continue diving or progress your scuba training with BSAC.

The diving qualifications listed below are considered to be of a similar standard to those of BSAC. However, the list is not definitive – there are many diving qualifications issued by agencies all over the world. If you can’t find yours here please email us or call 0151 350 6203.

In addition to the table below, BSAC also recognises the following qualifications from other scuba diving agencies. 

 BSAC equivalent scuba qualifications chart 

Level

 Other agency diver qualifications

BSAC equivalent

Entry level

  •  ACUC Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • ANDI Open Water Diver 
  • CMAS One Star Diver 
  • DMT NASE UK Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • ESA Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • FEDAS Buceador One Estrella 
  • GUE Recreational Diver 1 
  • HSE Scuba 
  • IADS One Star Open Water Diver / Two Star Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • IANTD Open Water Diver /Essentials Diver 
  • IDD Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • IDEA Open Water Diver 
  • ITDA Two Star Diver 
  • NASDS Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • NAUI Scuba Diver /Advanced Scuba Diver 
  • PADI Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • PDIC Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • PSAI Open Water Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver with 5 specialities 
  • RAID Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • Royal Navy Ships Diver 
  • SAA Open Water Diver 
  • SDI Open Water Diver /Advanced Adventurer 
  • SSI Open Water Diver /Advanced Open Water Diver 

Ocean Diver 

Second level

  • ACUC Rescue Diver 
  • ANDI Rescue Diver 
  • Army Compressed Air Diver 
  • CMAS Two Star Diver 
  • DMT NASE UK Rescue Diver 
  • FEDAS Buceador Two Estrella 
  • GUE Recreational Diver 2/ Recreational Diver 3 
  • HSE Divers (except Scuba) 
  • IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver 
  • NASDS Rescue Diver 
  • NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver 
  • PADI Rescue Diver 
  • PSAI R.A.P.I.D. Master Diver 
  • RAID Rescue Diver 
  • SAA Club Diver 
  • SDI Rescue Diver 
  • SSAC Sports Diver (Third Class Diver) 
  • SSI Advanced Open Water Diver with ‘Stress & Rescue’ 

Sports Diver 

 Third level

  •  ACUC Divemaster 
  • ANDI Dive Master 
  • CMAS Three Star Diver 
  • DMT NASE UK Advanced Rescue Diver 
  • DMT NASE UK Dive Master 
  • ESA Dive Leader 
  • GUE Recreational Diver 2/ Recreational Diver 3 
  • IANTD Dive Master 
  • IANTD Rescue Diver 
  • IDEA Dive Master 
  • ITDA Rescue Diver 
  • NASDS Dive Supervisor 
  • NAUI Divemaster 
  • PADI Divemaster 
  • RAID Divemaster 
  • SAA Dive Leader 
  • SDI Divemaster 
  • SSI Dive Control Specialist 

 Dive Leader

Higher level

  • CMAS Four Star Diver 
  • FEDAS Buceador Three Estrella 
  • GUE Most other qualifications 
  • SAA Dive Supervisor 
  • SSAC Master Diver 
  • SSAC Master Diver (Second Class Diver)

Advanced Diver

 Further information on equivalent qualifications:

 


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