The CMAS certification system
A CMAS certificate is internationally recognized. The certificate is graded
using stars - the number of stars tell how far you have come in your
In order to start training for a CMAS certificate, you have to be at least 14 years old, be
able to swim and of good health.
Initially you have to pass a minor
physical checkout and later, after having passed an oral exam as well as some
proficiency-tests in the water, you have earned your CMAS certificate. Now you
can start training for your CMAS
You have to be at least 15 years old before starting the education for a CMAS
certificate. Here you will be
taught to dive in open waters and how to look maintain the safety of yourself
as well as that of your buddy.
After passing a written test, you will start training In open waters, leading
up to a proficiency test, which will earn you your certificate.
Having earned your CMAS
, you will be able
to attend, among other, special DSF-courses in:
leadership in diving, handling compressors, etc. etc.
A CMAS certificate is given to a
diver, who knows how to take care of himself and his buddy.
The age requirement is now 16 years and you must have had at least 15 dives to a depth of 10 to 30 meters, five of which must have been to a depth of more than 15 meters.
The course dwelves deeper into the theory of diving as well as the areas of equipment-knowledge, the planning and organizing of dives, the handling of small boats and how to handle emergencies.
The training is oriented towards the single student with the help of instructors and leads up to a theoretical test followed by proficiency-tests in open waters.
Having achieved your certificate, you can continue with the education for becoming a CMAS instructor.
The CMAS certificate is the highest within the CMAS education-system. You are believed to have sufficient knowledge and ability to lead other scuba-divers at all stages during dives in open waters.
Updated 99-10-21 at 18:06