Annual Diving Member Certification

As a member of Sheffield Scuba, to keep everyone safe, all Diving members must complete the Annual Diving Member Certification (note: this was previously called Rules of the Road). To complete the annual certification, you must do the following and respond in writing via email to the Membership Secretary and Diving Officer:

  1. Read and understand the Risk Assessments on this page

  2. Read the BSAC Diving Officer and Diving Member Responsibilities page here.

  3. Confim you are medically fit to dive, and that you have a valid medical form that is true at this point, i.e. your status has not changed? Note Self-Certification is valid for 1 year only. Please read the BSAC guidance here.

  4. Ensure you log your dive details, per the dive management sheets DOWNLOAD HERE and send to the DO after

  5. Ensure you have read and understood the COVID-19 guidance below during the COVID-19 pandemic

  6. Follow the requirements for Diving Plans as mentioned below to help everyone have a safe and successful dive:

  • For Ocean and Sports Divers, the Diving Officer (DO) will need full detailed plans agreed in advance. 

  • Dive Leaders, Advanced Divers, and Instructors, the DO will need a high-level plan of what will be undertaken, as the DO will delegate responsibility and Dive Management to those individuals with high levels of training and experience.

  • The caveat is when divers are going on a diving holiday with guided diving, where plans are not really possible till just before diving – in this case, a general summary of expected diving will suffice in advance of the trip.

COVID-19 Guidance

UPDATE 11th April 2021: Whilst the COVID-19 situation continues, additional rules and guidance must be followed. Please ensure you follow the extra steps above, applicable to all club members until further notice. This guidance is available HERE.

Risk Assessments

There are a number of risk assessments that you must read and respond in writing via email to the Membership Secretary and Diving Officer that you understand and acknowledge the risks and mitigations. If you have any questions, please contact the Diving Officer to discuss:

What I need to do if I am going Diving?

In order that Sheffield Scuba and its members adhere to BSAC policy to maintain safe and fun diving as specified here: BSAC Diving Officer and Diving Member Responsibilities, please ensure that you follow the steps in document here in advance of going diving.