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BSAC JAPAN

BSAC JAPAN

About BSAC

Formed in Britain in 1953, the BSAC is the world’s most traditional and prestigious diving club with a history of more than 50 years.

About BSAC In 1953, a scuba diving club was established in London by gentlemen with a love for the sea. Although the club was established right after scuba diving equipment became commercially available, it attracted many enthusiasts who shared longing and interest for the sea. The club was named “the British Sub-Aqua Club,” a name with the word “British” in it. The principle of the club was to “promote underwater exploration, scientific and sports activities, while ensuring safety for such activities.” The Duke of Edinburgh, who had sympathy with the principle, acted as the club’s first President. Subsequently, the Prince of Wales took over the presidency from his father, which made the BSAC known as a club with strong connection to the British Royal Family. The BSAC established a safety-sensitive diver training system, transforming itself into a worldwide club with headquarters in Britain and branches in more than 86 countries, and in areas such as the Mediterranean, the Iberian Peninsula, the Red Sea, Africa, the Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific region. The Prince of Wales has been engaged in the club as President Emeritus, committing himself to environmental preservation activities.

The BSAC is not simply a diver training institution, but a global-scale diving club with tradition and prestige. In 1987, BSAC Japan was established. Observing the principle developed when the BSAC was established in Britain, BSAC Japan supports a wide variety of underwater activities, such as diving training.

To whom it may concern

To whom it may concern

Information

As of April 2006,BSAC JAPAN has changed the names of its NOVICE ? and NOVICE ? courses to Ocean Diver and Ocean Diver Plus,respectively. In conjunction with this,the design of the C-card has also been renewed.
You will be receiving customers with a new-design C-card at your diving center.Please be sure to provide them with the appropriate diving training.The content of the training for each level is as follows.
If you have any questions,Please do not hesitate to contact BSAC JAPAN

BSAC JAPAN

4F,Sun Bldg, 13-1 Kanda Konya-chou, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0035, Japan
Tel: +81 3-5297-5656
Fax: +81 3-5297-5657
Mail
http://bsac.co.jp (in Japanese only)
http://bsac.com

BSAC JAPAN Chairman
Shunichi Hosokawa

BSAC HQ

About Courses

OCEAN DIVER

Scope of activity permitted by qualification

A BSAC JAPAN-qualified Ocean Diver can perform open-water dives to a maximum depth of 18m in a sea area as calm as the training site,partnered by a diver of the same or higher grade within the non-decompressed diving time.

Skill Training Items

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Entries and exits appropriate in each
environment
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Checking weight while at the surface
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Swimming at the surface while regulating
BCD buoyancy
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Descending safely along rope or topography
while underwater
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Clearing water-filled mask while securing
neutral buoyancy
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Surfacing with diving buddy using an octopus
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Emergency swimming ascents performed
safely from depth of about 5 m
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Hovering while securing neutral buoyancy by
oral inflation
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Removing mask completely and putting it on
again while underwater
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Underwater direct compass navigation with
diving buddy using compass
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Removing diving equipment and putting it on
again on the surface

OCEAN DIVER PLUS (Optional)

Ocean Diver Plus Course enables divers who have completed the Ocean Diver Course to acquire knowledge about navigation, develop their ability to enjoy safer dives and enrich their experience, while expanding their diving pleasure.
In addition to navigation, the Course aims mainly at familiarizing students with the oceanic environment and marine life, and at providing a variety of enjoyable diving experiences using a camera and VCR.

Scope of activity permitted by qualification

A BSAC JAPAN-qualified Ocean Diver Plus can dive to a maximum depth of 20 m in a sea area as calm as the training site.

Conditions for Open Water Dives

Two or more sessions of open-water dive training on different themes are provided under indirect supervision by an Open Water Instructor or a higher-qualified Instructor.
For this dive training, themes can be selected from the list below.

Navigation 1 (natural) and Navigation 2 (compass) are required for Sports Diver Course completion.
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Optional dives
  • Navigation 1 (natural)
  • Navigation 2 (compass)
  • Fish watching
  • Underwater photography
  • Underwater videography
  • Dry suit diving
  • Boat diving

SPORTS DIVER

Objectives

The Sports Diver Course offers a variety of programs that enable divers who have completed the Ocean Diver Plus Course to enrich the diving experience and skill they have developed in the previous Course, by adding new environments and styles and expanding knowledge and experience. The Course comprises three sessions of dive training, designed to enable the students to practice diving for true pleasure.Following Course completion, the divers can try a wide variety of theme dives.

Scope of activity permitted by qualification

A BSAC JAPAN-qualified Sports Diver can dive to a maximum depth of 30 m in a sea area as calm as the training site.

Conditions for Open Water Dives

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Open water dives are practiced in 5 sessions.
  • (For those who have completed "OCEAN
    DIVER PLUS", only 3 sessions are
    required.)
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Required dive
  • Deep diving
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Optional dives
  • Navigation 1 (natural)
  • Navigation 2 (compass)
  • Boat diving
  • Night diving Search & recovery diving
  • Low-visibility diving
  • Fish watching
  • Underwater photography
  • Underwater videography
  • Underwater scooter diving

DIVE LEADER

Objectives

The Dive Leader Courses are designed for divers who have completed the Sports Diver Courses. The course focuses on practicing the leadership skills of the diving team leader and to develop one’s knowledge and skills in rescue and managing any emergency situations. Divers will be taught with any potential risk in diving and the knowledge to cope with the situation effectively. Moreover, training will be given on diving accident prevention and incident management skills. As the leader of the diving team, Dive Leaders are expected to design and manage a safe diving plan.

Skill Training Items

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Open water dives are practiced in 6 sessions.
  • Rescue training x 4 sessions
  • Leadership training x 1 session
  • Leadership training evaluation x 1 session
Acquisition of knowledge concerning precaution to diving accidents.

DIVE DIRECTOR(ADVANCED DIVER)

Objectives

The Dive Director (Advanced Diver) Courses are offered to divers who have completed the Dive Leader Courses; aiming at becoming a professional diver equipped with the essential knowledge, skills and experiences concerning diving. After completing the course, Dive Directors (Advanced Divers) are entitled to engage professionally in diving upon the ability to plan and conduct safe diving in various dive sites under different situations.

Dive Directors (Advanced Divers) are entitled to assistant the Instructor in various situations like Ocean Diver Courses, Ocean Diver Plus Courses and Sports Diver Course etc.; consequently, Dive Directors (Advanced Divers) are required to master the diving conditions in various environments and become a good leader after communicating with a big number of divers. Dive Directors (Advanced Divers) are also entitled to organize Fun Dive within the guidelines of BSAC JAPAN.

Scope of activity permitted by qualification

A BSAC JAPAN-qualified Dive Director (Advanced Diver) can dive to a maximum depth of 40m in a sea area as calm as the training site.

Skill Training Items

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Open water dives are practiced in 20 sessions and SDC are required.
  • Leadership training x 10 sessions
  • (Dive Marshal) Guide training x 4 sessions
  • (Dive Marshal) Guide training evaluation x 1 session
  • Introductory Diver Internship x 5 sessions

Skill Development Courses (SDC)

Deep diving
Equipment care
Life saver
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First-aid
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CPR + AED
  • Required Diving Experience
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50 dives or above