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As a Member of Muscat Divers you will be able to benefit from BSAC training, no matter what your qualifications or affiliations are.

The table below shows the different BSAC grades and how they relate to other dive organizations grading systems.

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BSAC GRADE

ORGANISATION - GRADE

Club Diver/Ocean Diver

CMAS One Star
NASDS Open Water & Advanced Open Water Diver
NAUI Scuba Diver and Advanced Scuba Diver
PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver / AOWD Plus
Royal Navy Ships Diver
SAA Open Water Diver
SSI Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver

   
Sports Diver

CMAS Two Star
NASDS Rescue Diver
NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver
PADI Rescue Diver
SAA Club Diver
SSAC Third Class Diver / Sports Diver
SSI Advanced Open Water Diver with 'Stress and Rescue' Specialty

   
Dive Leader

NASDS Dive Supervisor
NAUI Dive Master
PADI Dive Master
SAA Dive Leader
SSAC Second Class Diver / Master Diver
SSI Dive Control Specialist

   
Advanced

CMAS Three Star Diver
SAA Dive Supervisor

So what training can you do, what are the benefits and how much is it going to cost you?

Here are some of the courses we run, and the really great thing is that the only cost is for your course literature. BSAC Training is free! That's pretty good value for money which ever way you look at it.

Club Diver/Ocean Diver

Ocean Diver

This course provides you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. Learning to dive is all about learning to use your equipment properly and safely. The Ocean Diver training course concentrates on preparing you for this in the safety of a swimming pool or sheltered water and then introducing you to open water in a controlled and safe manner. This also gives you the opportunity to practice safety skills in the company of a qualified instructor or experienced diver.

Sports Diver

Sports Diver

In Sports Diver training, the emphasis is on building a sound foundation of open water diving skills and experience through a series of structured practical lessons. Once you have gained this open water experience with a qualified instructor, you are ready to take part in dives with other Sports Divers or those of higher grades.

Dive Leader

Dive Leader

Dive Leader training concentrates on the responsibilities and safety aspects of leading other divers on an open water dive. Practical lessons in rescue management and rescue skills will give you the confidence and ability to deal with those unforeseen emergencies. Leading a dive will develop your enjoyment, confidence and experience as a diver.

Advanced

Advanced Diver

The Advanced Diver course further develops your knowledge and skills. You will gain experience in planning and organizing dives at different sites and under different circumstances. Additional experience will be gained in using small boats, chartwork. navigation and many other related skills. The BSAC consider this grade a fully trained diver.

Oxygen Administration

Oxygen Administration

Entry requirement - Club/Ocean Diver

The value of oxygen in the first aid treatment of decompression sickness is well established. An A to Z course on equipment and techniques.
The aim of this one day course is to teach the administration of Oxygen as a means of increasing the effectiveness of the first aid treatment of diving accidents. The course requires no prior knowledge of oxygen equipment but up to date knowledge of diving related disorders and their symptoms is necessary. This is a mandatory course for the BSAC Advanced Diver qualification.

Boat Handlingboat handling

Designed to give you an insight into the safe handling of small boats. Seamanship, tides and the weather. Boat handling is one of the most popular courses for divers.
This course is designed to give members with little or no previous experience an insight into the safe use of small power boats, the equipment they should carry and a knowledge of seamanship, tides and weather which govern their safe use.
A course syllabus is recognized training for the BSAC Diver Cox'n Certificate. This is one of the optional courses for BSAC Advanced Diver qualification.

compressor

compressor

A one day course designed to instruct members in the safe and correct procedures for operating a high pressure air compressor; for filling cylinders from a compressor or from an air storage bank; and for good compressor management.

Nitrox Diver

nitrox
Entry requirement - Club/Ocean Diver + 20 dives

Understand the subject of Enriched Air Nitrox diving. This comprehensive course covers the safety aspects of using Nitrox, mixing and analysis and the management and organization of dives using Nitrox.
A one day course of classroom studies to teach Sports Diver how to use Nitrox 32 and 36 mixes for no-stop dives. Students are taught how to use the BSAC Nitrox Decompression Tables, and how to analyze gas mixes. Success in the assessments qualifies the member as a BSAC Nitrox Diver. The comprehensive student pack supplies candidates with the Nitrox Diver Workbook and Nitrox Decompression Tables; and if they pass the assessments, all certification

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