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A diver who can dive in a wider range of open water conditions and has the skills to provide Basic Life Support. A Sports Diver can participate in dives requiring mandatory decompression stops to a depth not exceeding 35m.

Shown below are the critierias required to obtain the grade of Sports Diver

Sports Diver

To ensure that student receive experience in a range of conditions, the Open Water dives must include four conditions from the following, appropriate to the local conditions in which they will subsequently be diving.

Shore Dive

Dive using a Breathing Gas >21% O2

Dive using a Shot Line


Low Visibility Dive

Drift Dive

Small Boat Dive

Large Boat Dive

Wall Dive

Dive in Protective Clothing

Minimum of five dives / 150 min confirmed since qualifying as Ocean Diver




ST1 - Classroom Lesson - Sports Diving


ST2 - Classroom Lesson - Diver Rescue


SS1 - Sheltered Water Lesson - Rescue Skills


S01 - Open Water Lesson - Diver Rescue


ST3 - Classroom Lesson - Equipment & Techniques


ST4 - Classroom Lesson - Deeper Diving


SO2 - Open Water Lesson - Use of SMB (Surface Marker Buoy)


SO3 - Open Water Lesson - Simulated Decompression Dive


ST5 - Classroom Lesson - Breathing Gas Planning and Systems


SO4 - Open Water Lesson - Compass Navigation / DSMB   

                                         Deployment


ST6 - Classroom Lesson - Going Diving


S05 - Open Water Lesson - Dive Leading / Basic Skills Review


Theory Assessment


SP1 - Dry Practical Lesson - Assisstant Dive Manager