CONTENT OF FEDERAL TRAINING: FFESSM/CMAS
The FFESSM/CMAS training courses are divided into two parts:
- Training (PE) or supervised divers: At the end of their training, they will evolve in exploration under the supervision of an instructor.
- The divers (PA) or autonomous divers: At the end of their training, they will be able to evolve in autonomous with other autonomous divers under the responsibility of a diving director without the presence of a supervisor in immersion until the limit of their prerogatives.
For any training, when you register, we will subscribe or renew your license (civil liability), before the beginning of the training. These dives are carried out within the framework of a secure organization, set up by a Director of Diving (DP), according to the rules defined by the Code of Sport (CdS). For all FFESSM/CMAS training courses, with the exception of PE12, a medical certificate stating that there are no contraindications to the practice of scuba diving and a valid license (less than one year old) are required.
The different trainings
PE12 : Supervised Diver 12m
You are a beginner, or you have done one or more first dives, you want to do some dives during your stay, without committing to a training course, from 12 years old the PE12 allows you to do supervised exploration dives, progressively evolving in the 0 to 12m zone without a license and medical certificate. Two technical dives with some exercises in the 0 to 6 m zone and then an exploration dive at 12 m will be enough to obtain the PE12 certification.
PE20 : Supervised Diver 20m – or Diver Level 1
- You are PE12, you wish to extend your skills to become PE20, you have only 3 technical dives and a theory course to do.
- You have done one or more first dives, the PE20 is obtained after a minimum of 5 technical dives by progressively evolving from 0 to 20m accompanied by a theoretical course. The PE20 will allow you to make exploratory dives under the supervision of an instructor. The PE20 or level 1 is accessible from 14 years old, (12 years old if exemption).
PA20 : Autonomous Diver 20m
You have a PE20 (Level 1) or equivalent, you are at least 18 years old, you wish to extend your skills in order to evolve in autonomy up to 20 m, the PA20 training consists of a minimum of 8 technical dives and 3 theoretical sessions. The PA20 diver is able to organize his dive in autonomy with his team members while respecting the instructions of the dive director.
He/she is able to identify an abnormal situation and to adopt an adapted behavior to remedy it efficiently, to be able to assist in case of necessity a diver in difficulty. To have air management and orientation skills. He must also adopt an eco-responsible attitude, he evolves in the respect of the underwater environment and with the knowledge of the medium.
PE40 : Supervised Diver 40m
You have the PE20 and/or PA20 or equivalent, you are 16 years old and more, you wish to deepen your skills and prerogatives in order to evolve beyond 20 M up to 40 M supervised by an instructor. The PE40 certification is obtained after 3 technical dives accompanied by 1 theoretical course.
Diver Level 2
The Level 2 diver is a diver holding the PA20 and the PE40. He has the skills to dive autonomously in the 0 to 20m zone and to dive with a supervisor up to 40m. The level 2 is accessible from 16 years old (authorization of a legal guardian for the minors). The prerogatives of autonomy (PA20) can be exercised only from 18 years. The N2 certification is obtained in 10 technical dives, as well as 3 theoretical courses.
PA40 : Autonomous Diver 40m
You have Level 2 or equivalent, you are at least 18 years old, you wish to extend your skills in order to evolve in autonomy to 40 m. The PA40 course consists of a minimum of 8 technical dives and 3 theory sessions. The PA40 diver is able to organize his dive in autonomy with his team members while respecting the instructions of the diving director.
He is able to identify an abnormal situation and to adopt an adapted behavior to remedy it effectively, to be able to assist in case of necessity a diver in difficulty. To have air management and orientation skills. He must also adopt an eco-responsible attitude, he evolves in the respect of the underwater environment and with the knowledge of the environment.
Diver Level 3 (PA60) + RIFAP
Unfortunately, the club does not have sufficient means to validate the adaptation to depth, so we are unable to offer this training.
A follow-up of a PA40 is possible. It will be enough for you to validate the “adaptation to depth” in another club in order to acquire a complete autonomy in the 40m to 60m zone.
The young divers courses are intended for minors under 14 years old. Scuba diving can only be practiced from 8 years old.
Prerequisite to follow the courses :
- The prior written authorization of the minor’s legal guardian
- The child’s FFESSM license
- A certificate of absence of contraindication to diving.
- The Bronze Diver from 8 to 14 years old:
The Bronze Diver is an initiation level to the evolution of diving with a scuba in the 0-6 m space. The young diver discovers the equipment ” vest, tank, regulator “. He actively participates in the use of his equipment. He understands and applies the instructor’s instructions allowing him to evolve in safety during descent, at the bottom and during ascent. He/she knows how to ventilate on the regulator and how to deal with water entering the mask without apprehension.
- The Silver Diver from 8 to 14 years:
The silver diver is a level of improvement in the evolution of diving with a scuba in the space 0-6m. It allows the student to progressively integrate mixed groups (with teenagers or adults N1 and above). The student becomes more and more autonomous in the implementation and use of his equipment. He learns different techniques that allow him to get into the water and to dive. He/she manages his/her balance during immersion. He empties his mask without stress. He/she is familiar with procedures in case of an incident (air shortage, loss of the group).
- The Golden Diver:
The Golden Diver opens the doors to scuba diving in the 0-12m (10-12 years) and 0-20m (12-14 years). The young diver is thus able to carry out exploration dives within a guided group, taking charge of the equipment and the evolution. The expected skills correspond to those of level 1, including the specific skills required to evolve in safety.