Is BSAC the same as PADI?

Is BSAC the same as PADI?

They are many differences between the two but the main difference is that BSAC is a British training agency most made up of volunteers whereas PADI is an international training agency (available in 186 countries) whose instructors are either full or part-time professionals.

Does PADI recognize BSAC?

Both BSAC and PADI qualifications are recognised internationally.

Do diver certifications expire?

No, your certification will not expire. As an PADI Open Water Diver, your certification is good for life. If you do not actively participate in scuba for an extended period of time, however, it’s a good idea to refresh your skills through the PADI ReActivate class.

What is a diver technician?

Diver Medical Technicians (DMTs) are generally divers who are trained in advanced first aid and work in the onshore and offshore occupational diving industry.

How many clubs does BSAC have?

It is a diver training organization that operates through its associated network of around 1,100 local, independent diving clubs and around 400 diving schools worldwide.

How fast can you get scuba certified?

The number of dives needed to complete the course means it can take anywhere between six weeks and six months to attain the certification.

What is DMT course?

DMT or Diploma In Medical Transcription is a diploma level course. It is an allied health profession dealing with the process of reproduce voice-recorded medical reports that are dictated by physicians, nurses and other healthcare practitioners. These program can take around 1-year (2-semester) to complete.

How deep can a sports diver go?

Sports Diver allows you to extend your maximum depth to 35 metres, conduct planned decompression stop dives, and also covers more in depth rescue procedures.

Is raid Recognised?

RAID training standards are compliant with ISO Recreational Diving Standards and is accepted by The UK Health and Safety Executive as an approved provider. They also offer Nationally Accredited training in Australia.

What does BSAC stand for?


Acronym Definition
BSAC British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
BSAC British South Africa Company (founded by Cecil John Rhodes for the colonisation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia)
BSAC Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center
BSAC Bachelor of Science in Accountancy (various schools)

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