Sport Diver Award

Course Overview

The Sport Diver Award is our core diver training qualification training divers to a standard suitable for diving to a maximum of 30m and in conditions found in Scottish and UK waters.

The Sport Diver Award is taught within Branches of ScotSAC by qualified Instructors and includes elements of theory, confined water training (normally pool) and open water training (sea).

The award is internationally recognised and permits diving to a maximum depth of 30m.

Having completed this training programme satisfactorily, with a minimum of 10 hours underwater, the award will be completed and the trainee shall then be recognised as a Sport Diver. The depth limit for Sport Diver is 30m. The award is effective the date of the BDO signature.



  • Be a current member of the Scottish Sub Aqua Club
  • Have a submitted a valid Medical Declaration
  • Have completed the ScotSAC Branch Diver Award
  • The minimum age for this training 14 years


Course Dates

Training for this award is conducted in Branches - contact your Branch Diving Officer for further information.