Dive Leader Training

Dive Leader training covers the responsibilities and safety of leading other divers. Practical lessons will give you the confidence to deal with emergency situations.

As a Dive Leader you can plan and lead a range of dives including those requiring detailed dive, air and decompression planning.

Dive Leaders can dive to a depth which is initially limited to 35m but which can subsequently be extended progressively to a maximum of 50m.

Dive Leaders are eligible to progress to Open Water Instructor.

The Dive Leader course consists of:

  • 12 Classroom lessons – including oxygen administration
  • Theory assessment
  • 2 Dry practical lessons
  • 7 Open water lessons
  • 20 dives or 600 minutes underwater time

Open water diving experience has to cover at least five of the following:

  • Planned decompression dive
  • Navigation dive
  • Low (1.5-3m) visibility dive
  • Night dive
  • Wreck dive
  • Drift dive
  • Wall dive