Dive Leader

Take responsibility for others!

The Dive Leader is the highest level as a scuba diver and the “stepping stone” to becoming an instructor.

Training content

This training level i.a.c. Dive Leader authorizes you to dive with beginners. As a Dive Leader, you therefore already have a high level of responsibility and are a link between the instructor and diving students.

Theoretical training

  • Repetition/deepening of all theoretical content from the i.a.c. Master Diver including the theoretical content of the specialties, navigation, dive group management, deep diving, advanced first aid and stress & rescue
  • Diving regulations, e.g. limits of diving licenses, insurance for divers, liability
  • Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver skills or equivalent
  • Diving equipment
  • Diving physics
  • Diving medicine
  • Diving practice:
  • Diving and the environment

Practical training

with ABC equipment

  • 60 seconds of time diving with a constant change of position (of about ten meters)
  • 45-meter distance diving without or 40 meters with neoprene jacket and pants
  • Ten meter deep diving in open water
  • 60 minutes of time snorkeling covering a distance of at least 1,500 meters, including 15 minutes each in the breast, side and back position and with a fin
  • 150 meters of snorkeling to a scuba diver lying at a depth of 7.5 meters, recovery of the scuba diver to the surface and 150 meters of transport to the surface, 50 meters each with different transport handles
  • Attaching a line with a bowline to an object lying at a depth of five meters

with SCUBA equipment

  • 5 dives between 10 and 40 meters deep in salt water and 20 to 30 meters deep in fresh water


By completing the i.a.c. Dive Leader you not only take on a high degree of responsibility for yourself, but also for other divers under water. You are the contact person for diving beginners and at the same time a role model. The next step towards professional diving as an i.a.c. Dive Leader Pro is not far away.


At the start of the course:

On completion:

Here you become a Dive Leader