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CMAS DIVE CENTER / ATUS  5 STAR ITC MASTER DIVE ACADEMY # SW. 005

CMAS - Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques

 

DIVE TRAINING COURSES FROM CMAS 1 STAR DIVER UP TO CMAS 4 STAR DIVER

 

CMAS /  ATUS DIVE TRAINING CENTER


To promote rapid and safe learning, our CMAS Dive Center has certified CMAS / ATUS Instructors fluent in English, French, German and Thai as well a classroom and convenient nearby swimming-pool at Chalong Bay Marina in Rawai.


Prices include: Transfers from Patong, Karon, Kata and Rawai beaches only (Pick-up from other beaches: 600 Baht/person or a minimum of 1,200 Baht/Roundtrip/day), days dive trips, breakfast an lunch during day dive trips, drinking water, 2-3 dives per day depending of the day dive trips, supervision by a CMAS Instructor, educational material and full equipment.

Prices do not include: ATUS / CMAS certification fees are not included, beer and softdrink during day dive trips.

 

Dive training courses with a CMAS / ATUS Certification


CMAS Basic Diver (2 days: 2 dives): 7,900 Baht.
CMAS Basic Diver (2 days: 3 dives): 8,400 Baht.


CMAS NITROX Diver (1 day - 2 dives): 6,900 Baht.
CMAS NITROX Diver (1 day - 3 dives): 7,700 Baht.


CMAS 1* Diver / Formula Bronze (3 Days: 5 dives): 14,600 Baht.
CMAS 1* Diver / Formula Silver (4 Days: 5 dives): 18,900 Baht.
CMAS 1* Diver / Formula Gold (5 Days: 6 dives): 23,900 Baht.


CMAS 2* Diver / Formula Bronze (4 Days: 7 dives): 18,400 Baht.
CMAS 2* Diver / Formula Silver (4 Days: 9 dives): 20,900 Baht.
CMAS 2* Diver / Formula Gold (5 Days: 10 dives): 26,200 Baht.


CMAS 3* Diver / Formula Bronze (4 Days - 6 dives test only): 18,900 Baht.
CMAS 3* Diver / Formula Silver (5 Days - 8 dives): 22,900 Baht.
CMAS 3* Diver / Formula Gold (6 Days - 10 dives): 27,900 Baht.


CMAS 4* Diver "Short training" or Internship" (2 weeks or 3 month internship training): 31,900 Baht.

 

CMAS / ATUS certification fees.

- ATUS & CMAS Card: 1,200 Baht.
- CMAS NITROX Card: 1,500 Baht.

 

 

CMAS - CONFEDERATION MONDIALE DES ACTIVITES SUBAQUATIQUES

 

INTRODUCTION

The system of CMAS International Diver Certificates exists to allow divers who have been trained in accordance with the standards of CMAS to have their qualification recognized in countries throughout the world which are part of the CMAS family of divers.

 

CMAS International Diver Certificates can be obtained in two ways:

1/-  A diver who holds a diving qualification awarded by a National Federation which is a member of the CMAS Technical Committee, and whose qualifications have been recognized by the Technical Committee, can obtain the CMAS International Diver Certificate which is recognized as equivalent to the national certificate held.
1/- Note - In some countries the CMAS International Certificate will be awarded in place of a national certificate.
2/- A diver who has been trained by a diving school or centre which is recognized directly by CMAS will be awarded the CMAS International Diver Certificate appropriate to the standard reached.

 

AIMS OF THE CMAS INTERNATIONAL - DIVER CERTIFICATES SYSTEM

1/- It is intended that, no matter where in the world a diver receives training, he or she will be able to visit other areas and be accepted as a diver with competence and experience equal to that indicated by the qualification held.
2/- The CMAS International Diver Certificates are evidence that the holder has received training up to the minimum level defined for each grade of certificate.
3/- Divers should then be allowed to participate in diving activities to the extent that a holder of the equivalent national certificate would be.
4/- It is not the aim of the system that the holder of a CMAS International Diver Certificate should be given the equivalent national certificate.
5/- However, divers should be accepted for training to the next higher level.
6/- The principles governing the CMAS International Instructor Certificates are precisely the same.

 

DEFINITIONS OF CMAS DIVER AND INSTRUCTOR GRADES

The system consists of four levels of diver qualification and three levels of instructor qualification.
In all cases, increased competence and experience is indicated by an increasing number of stars in the description and the emblem.

 

 

CMAS ONE STAR DIVER

CMAS & Star Diver

A - DEFINITION OF A CMAS 1 STAR DIVER

A diver who is competent in the safe and correct use of all appropriate open water scuba diving equipment in a sheltered water training area and is ready to gain open water diving experience in the company of an experienced diver.

 

B - ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A CMAS 1 STAR DIVER

- Must be at least 14 years old.

 

C - COURSE CONTENT OF THE CMAS 1 STAR DIVER

Knowledge of the CMAS 1 Star Diver

Must have a basic understanding of:
- Pressure/volume relationships and their effect on the diver and his equipment.
- What the body needs to sustain life and the complications caused by being underwater.
- The purpose, functions, and features of sports diving equipment to be used in the course, and its correct use.
- The rules of safe diving, self help, and elementary rescue procedures.
- The techniques of no-decompression diving.

Skills
- Be competent in the preparation, care, and use of sports diving equipment, adjustment of buoyancy, maintenance of water-free air ways.
- Be able to control movement in all directions and to swim using fins efficiently and economically, and be able safely to enter and leave the water.
- Be able to perform self-rescue techniques and basic buddy rescue techniques.
- Be able to act as a member of a diving group under supervision, and demonstrate the required discipline.
Motion from the ATUS General Assembly: the CMAS one star diver (must) have a minimum of 5 open water dives.

 

D - ASSESSMENT OF THE CMAS 1 STAR DIVER

In the ‘continuous assessment’ system during the course, and the certificate required standard.
The above knowledge and skills will be assessed at various points will only be awarded if the diver is judged to have reached the


In order to achieve the level of CMAS One Star Diver the students should demonstrate in the course of the program that they have the ability to carry out the following in sheltered water:
- Enter the water by jumping or diving and swim free style at least 100 meters, without the use of equipment.
- Prepare and fit diving equipment including cylinder, regulator, life jacket/B.C., mask, fins, weight belt, snorkel, diving suit appropriate to the conditions envisaged, and other accessories.
- Demonstrate techniques for entering and leaving the water under different conditions; jetty, diving boat, small boat, beach.
- Demonstrate techniques for leaving the surface and making a descent, and for making a controlled ascent to the surface.
- Demonstrate techniques for maintaining position and self-support at the surface, with and without use of mask and regulator.
- Refit mask underwater, and remove and replace regulator mouthpiece.
- Demonstrate familiarity with alternate air sources and/or shared breathing techniques, and their use in an emergency, together with the associated safety signals.
- Demonstrate techniques for controlling buoyancy underwater, and for providing positive buoyancy at the surface.

 

A test, using oral or written techniques, can be used to establish that the diver’s standard of knowledge matches that outlined in ‘Knowledge’ above.
The assessment will be made in accordance with the rules of CMAS.

 

 

CMAS TWO STAR DIVER

CMAS 2 Star Diver

A - DEFINITION OF A CMAS 2 STAR DIVER

A diver who has gained some open water diving experience and is considered ready to take part in dives partnered by a diver of at least the same or higher grade. The two star diver does not have sufficient experience to lead one star divers on open water dives.

 

B - ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A CMAS 2 STAR DIVER

- Must be at least 15 years old.
- Since obtaining CMAS 1 Star Diver Certificate the diver should have carried out at least 20 dives, of which at least 10 should have been in the 10-30 meters range.

 

C - COURSE CONTENT OF THE CMAS 2 STAR DIVER

Knowledge of the CMAS 2 Star Diver

Must have a basic understanding of:
- Diving physics and physiology, the causes and effects of diving-related illnesses and disorders.
- Basic first aid, resuscitation techniques.
- The problems associated with diving to greater depths, calculation of air requirements, and correct use of decompression tables.
- The selection of dive sites and the principles of dive planning.

Skills
- Be competent in the use of mask, fins, and snorkel.
- Be able to swim on the surface wearing full diving equipment but using a snorkel.
- Be fully familiar with use of the diving equipment at medium depths.
- Be competent in self-rescue and buddy rescue techniques from depths in the l0-30 meters range.
- Be familiar with the use of buoyancy adjustment equipment.
- Be competent in the use of decompression tables for single and consecutive dives.

 

D - ASSESSMENT OF THE CMAS 2 STAR DIVER

- In the "continuous assessment" system the above knowledge and skills will be assessed at various points during the course, and the certificate will only be awarded if the diver is judged to have reached the required standard.
- A diver who has gained some open water diving experience and is considered ready to take part in dives partnered by a diver of at least the same or a higher grade. The two star diver may dive with a One Star Diver in sheltered shallow water as required by standard.

In order to achieve the level of CMAS Two Star Diver the students should demonstrate in the course of the program that they have the ability to carry out the following under diving conditions:
- Demonstrate competence in the use of mask, fins, and snorkel, by swimming 800 meters, with a snorkel dive to 5m depth for a horizontal distance of 10m.
- Be able to swim on the surface wearing full diving equipment but using a snorkel, at least 500 meters, and swim on the back or side for 100 meters without using snorkel or regulator.
- Demonstrate full familiarity with the equipment while diving in the l0-30 meters range, replacing mask and regulator mouthpiece.
- Demonstrate self-rescue and buddy rescue techniques from depths in the l0-30 meters range, followed by surface tow of victim.
- Demonstrate ability to assist a diving partner who is "out of air" through use of alternate air source or buddy-breathing techniques, including a safe return to the surface.
- Demonstrate use and control of buoyancy adjustment equipment without use of emergency air supply.
- Demonstrate use of decompression tables for single and consecutive dives.
- Be able to act as a member of a diving team, both while submerged, and during the surface preparation for the dive.

 

A test, using oral or written techniques, can be used to establish that the diver's standard of knowledge matches that outlined in "Knowledge" above.
The assessment will be made in accordance with the rules of CMAS.

 

 

CMAS THREE STAR DIVER


A - DEFINITION OF A CMAS 3 STAR DIVER

A CMAS Three Star Diver is a fully trained, experienced, and responsible diver who is considered competent to lead other divers of any grade in open water dives.

 

B - ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR A CMAS 3 STAR DIVER

- Must be at least 16 years old.
- Since obtaining the two star diver certificate the diver should have carried out at least 40 dives in the l0-30 meters range, of which 20 should be in the 30 + meters range.

 

C - COURSE CONTENT OF THE CMAS 3 STAR DIVER

Knowledge

Must have a comprehensive understanding of:
- Diving physics and physiology, the causes and effects of diving-related illnesses and disorders and their treatment.
- Diving first aid, resuscitation techniques.
- The problems associated with diving beyond 30 meters, calculation of air requirements and correct use of decompression tables.
- The selection of dive sites, the principles of dive planning, and the selection and assessment of divers.
- The principles and practices of underwater navigation.
- The basic principles of seamanship and small boat handling.
- Hazards due to flora and fauna or resulting from local and weather conditions.
- The legal responsibilities of divers.

Skills
- Be fully competent and familiar with sports diving equipment, and its use at all depths.
- Be competent in the organization of diving activities for groups both from the shore and from boats.
- Be competent in self-rescue and buddy rescue techniques from depths in the 10-30 meters range, and the care and treatment of victims.

 

D - ASSESSMENT OF THE CMAS 3 STAR DIVER

In the "continuous assessment" system the above knowledge and skills will be assessed at various points during the course, and the certificate will only be awarded if the diver is judged to have reached the required standard.
In order to achieve the level of CMAS Three Star Diver, the students should demonstrate in the course of the program that they have the ability to carry out the following under diving conditions:
- Demonstrate competence in the use of mask, fins, and snorkel, by swimming 1500 meters, followed by a 10 meters surface dive to recover an object.
- Demonstrate fitness and ability to support self and/or victim following fast surface swim of 100 meters and 20 second surface dive, a surface period of 10 seconds maximum followed by a further snorkel dive to 3m to recover a mannequin of 1.5 kg apparent weight, to be towed on the surface for 50m.
- Wearing full equipment, swim on the surface 1000 meters using snorkel.
- Demonstrate self-rescue and buddy rescue techniques from depths in the 10-30 meters range, followed by surface tow of victim.
- Demonstrate ability to navigate underwater with and without use of compass over a distance of 50 meters.
- Demonstrate ability to handle ropes and tie knots underwater.
- Be able to participate in the normal running of a dive boat.
- Be able to lead a group underwater, maintaining control, following a dive plan and route, and returning safely to the surface from any depth range.
- Demontrate the ability to use charts and tide tables in the selection and location of dive sites.

 

A test, using oral or written techniques, should be used to establish the diver’s standard of knowledge.
The assessment will be made in accordance with the rules of CMAS.

 

 

CMAS FOUR STAR DIVER

 

A - DEFINITION OF THE CMAS 4 STAR DIVER

A CMAS Four Star Diver is three star diver who has attained a higher than average level of knowledge and ability supported by broad experience. He will be competent to use divers and diving to achieve major tasks or project objectives.

 

B - ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CMAS 4 STAR DIVER

- Must have held a 3 Star Diver Certificate for at least 2 years.
- Must have been a member of his Federation for at least 5 years.
- Must have carried out at least 100 dives, under varying conditions, since obtaining 3 Star Diver Certificates.

 

C - COURSE CONTENT OF THE CMAS 4 STAR DIVER

It is not considered that this level will be reached following a course of fixed content, but rather as the result of experience acquired over an extended period and incorporating a broad range of conditions and requirements.

 

D - ASSESSMENT OF THE CMAS 4 STAR DIVER

The diver must be able to prove his capabilities in organizing diving expeditions and other diving activities with a particular stress on safety and emergency procedures, and by proving his competence in a given specialized area or in a scientific discipline.

 

The assessment will be made in accordance with the rules of CMAS.

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