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Dive leader course in the spring 2021

With start 1st of March, we're offering a Dive leader (dykarledare) theoretical course in English for scientific divers.

Course description

The theoretical course and final exam will be held digitally in Google Classroom. The mandatory emergency scenario drill is included in the course and will be held as a physical meeting at Kristineberg Marine Research Station, regulations permitting.

Course starts 1st of March and the on-line exam will take place on the 19th of April. The mandatory emergency scenario is a full day and will be held on the 23rd of April at Kristineberg Marine Research Station. Estimated time for completing the theoretical part of the course is 40 hours.

NOTE! In order to be certified as dive leader (DykL) the student also has to complete practical dive supervision of ten dives under supervision of a certified dive leader, whereof two dives must be deeper than 20 meters. The practical dive supervision is NOT part of the course, and can be conducted at the participants own workplace or, if suitable, at YRGO or Kristineberg Marine Research Station.

The supervised dives must be logged, signed by the supervisor and sent to the course leader before the application for certification can be processed.

The course is given by Gothenburg University in collaboration with YRGO Occupational Diving School, Higher Education Gothenburg.

Entry requirements for course participation

  1. Being a scientist/student/technician in an aquatic science discipline or working with similar assignments.
  2. Holding a S30 or ESD or equivalent professional dive certificate OR have the corresponding theoretical knowledge (this must be proved by passing the theoretical S30 exam before the course start).
  3. Show certificate of CPR-course no older than 3 years.

Application

Apply by email to ellen.schagerstrom@bioenv.gu.se before 25th Feb. The application should include personal info, employment and affiliation, Dive CV (certificate and approximate number of dives) and invoice details. Registration is binding and the course must be paid in full before the exam.

Course fee

12 890 SEK (exkl moms).

The fee includes certification costs, online teaching material and emergency scenario day.

Food is not included for the emergency scenario day, but can be bought at Kristineberg Marine Research Station restaurant. There are also microwaves for heating a lunchbox.

For further information, please contact course leader Ellen Schagerström at ellen.schagerstrom@bioenv.gu.se.