BSAC Snorkel Lifesaver / Advanced Snorkel Lifesaver

Oxford Snorkelling team can now offer both the BSAC snorkel lifesaver award and the advanced snorkel life saver award.

Course overview for snorkel lifesaver award

The Snorkel Lifesaver Award is obtained by passing an examination which comprises two sections - a dry theoretical and practical test and a wet practical test.

In summary, the candidates will be required to:

  • Answer questions on respiration, circulation, lifesaving and relevant first aid/Basic Life Support
  • Demonstrate Rescue Breaths and Chest Compression
  • Demonstrate the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrest
  • Demonstrate the action for vomit, and the recovery position
  • Perform a rope throwing rescue
  • Perform a buoyant aid rescue and tow
  • Perform a 25m rescue and tow of a snorkeller, with RB in the water
  • Support an unconscious casualty at the surface

Entry Level

Current member of the BSAC. 
Minimum qualification of Snorkel Diver or Ocean Diver.
Snorkel Divers who wish to take this Award will require additional training for the theory knowledge and Basic Life Support skills not included in their previous training

There will be a £10 fee for this skills development course.

Course overview for advanced snorkel lifesaver award

The Advanced Snorkel lifesaver Award is obtained by passing an examination which comprises a short question and answer theory test and a wet practical test. In summary the candidates will be required to:

  • Answer questions on relevant first aid, exhaustion and hypothermia
  • Carry out a rope throw rescue
  • Carry out a buoyant aid rescue and tow
  • Carry out a 100m rescue and tow (including RBs) of a snorkel diver.

Entry Level

Current member of the BSAC.
Minimum qualification of Advanced Snorkel Diver or Sports Diver.
Previous attendance at the BSAC Practical Rescue Management and First Aid for Divers SDCs is strongly recommended.

There will be a £10 fee for this skills development course.

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