Already a qualified diver? Perhaps you’ve been anticipating getting back into the water and you’re not sure where to start? If that’s you, you're in the right place - continue your scuba adventure with BSAC and further your diving skills at your own pace!

How can I get a more advanced diver certification?

The great thing about being already qualified (as well as hopefully having a passion for the sport already) is that it is easy to start diving with BSAC. Other agency qualifications are recognised (PADI, SSI, SAA, ScotSAC, NAUI etc) and no further training is necessary unless you’d like to progress with more advanced diver training.

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Further your scuba training with our advanced diving courses

If you would like to further your training with a more advanced scuba certification your diver grade is recognised so you can progress to the next higher BSAC grade (no need to retrain, you can simply progress).

Have a PADI Open Water or Advanced Diver certification?

These qualifications are similar to: BSAC Ocean Diver

Your next more advanced scuba certification would be: BSAC Sports Diver

This is a more advanced diver certification than the PADI Open Water and Advanced Diver certifications. As a Sports Diver you’ll be competent to dive to 35 metres. It allows most divers to do all the diving they want in the UK and abroad.

At these depths you can access the majority of UK wreck diving, and with Sport Diver skills you can extend your dive times safely and relax to take in your surroundings and any wildlife you encounter.

If you are a PADI Rescue Diver?

This is similar to: BSAC Sports Diver

Your next advanced diver training course would be: BSAC Dive Leader

As a Dive Leader you become an essential team member helping to organise activities at your BSAC club. This more advanced diver training also prepares you to dive to depths of up to 50 metres in a range of challenging conditions, following a series of post-qualification depth progression dives.

View BSAC equivalent qualifications

View BSAC instructor crossover progression chart

Haven’t dived in the UK?

If you haven’t dived in the UK before, we’d love to introduce you to UK diving, we promise you’ll be amazed! We can teach you everything you need to know at your own pace. BSAC clubs can help you with a little extra training if necessary – such as drysuit training.

Haven’t dived for a while?

If it’s been a while since you dived or did your training course such as PADI Open Water or Advanced Diver certification, BSAC can help you refresh your skills. BSAC Scuba Refresher training is perfect for you if you haven’t been diving for a while and need to refresh your scuba skills.

Want to get started on more advanced diver training? Find a club near you today.

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Already a scuba diver?

If you're already qualified with another agency (PADI, SSI, SDI, IANTD, NAUI), you can join BSAC and continue your scuba training with one of our clubs!

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