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Introductory courses

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

Mini Diver
This course is addressed to childrens up to 12 year age for approaching them to diving. There is no certification card, but a diploma for all childrens.

Snorkeling diver
This course is addressed to anybody who simply wants to observe sea life from the surface, using snorkeling equipment.

Skin diver
This course is a useful passage to scuba courses for divers aimed to improve aquatic skills. 

Introductory SCUBA
This course consists in a minimal scuba course, followed by a first dive experience.

Entry level courses

ENTRY LEVEL COURSES

Scuba diver
This course enables to dive up to 12 metres under the direct supervision of a certified assistant. After certification the student can complete the IDEA open water diver course and obtain this certification also.

Open water diver 
This course enables to dive up to 18 metres, with a buddy of same or higher certification. The diving conditions must be the same as for training. In different surroundings he must be accompanied by an instructor or divemaster as long as he gets experience.
Minimum age 15 years old for Open Water Diver certification. Student students aged 12 to 14 will be certified Junior Diver, this certification must be converted into Open Water Diver certification at 15 year age, after a new open water exam.

Advanced courses

ADVANCED COURSES

Advanced open water diver 
This course is based on theory and practise and introduce to the most important specialties. The IDEA advanced OWD can dive,with a buddy of same or higher certification, in situations similar to those of the course. The maximum depth allowed is 30 meters.

Advanced open water diver plus
This certification may be given to a IDEA Advanced OWD, certified in Dive Medic, Rescue Diver and Deep Diver also, with at least 50 certified dives. Because this is an exclusive specialty qualification, all student's certifications must have been issued by IDEA or WDA. This certification is a validation of an existing qualification, so not only the instructor can require it, but also the student can apply for obtain the Advanced Open Water Plus certification card. 

Specialty courses

SPECIALTY COURSES

IDEA specialty courses are designed for practical purposes with the same conditions as experimented in the courses, always together with a buddy of same or higher certification. Not-diver certifications enable to effect activities as designed in the courses only.

Specialties opened to not diver also: Dive Medic & Oxygen Provider (first aid, CPR and oxygen use in diving accidents), Dive safety assistant, Equipment specialist.
Basic specialties: Marine biology, Digital photosub, Videosub, Boat diving, Nitrox Diver Dry Suit.
Advanced specialties: Advanced Search and Recovery, Current Water Diver, Deep Diver, Limited Visibility Diver, Night Diver, Rescue Diver, Search & Recovery, Wreck Diver and other courses.

Star system

STAR SYSTEM

1 star diver
After at least two 25 meters dives experience with a IDEA instructor, it is possible for an Open Water Diver to get this certification, that extends the range of granted dives up to 25 mts, with a buddy of same or higher certification.

2 stars diver
This certification is given to an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent certification, who has made with a IDEA instructor at least two dives, the first at 35 meters and the second at 40 meters. The certified diver is enabled to make dives up to 35 meters with a buddy of same or higher certification and up to 40 meters supervised by a divemaster or instructor.  

Professional courses

PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Divemaster
This course admits students certified by IDEA Advanced OWD, Dive Medic & Oxygen provider, Rescue Diver and Deep Diver, or similar certifications given by a recognised training organizations. Training is theoretical and practical, to increase knowledge and understanding of the underwater environment. Students are also taught various techniques to manage and control dives.

Assistant instructor
In this course a Divemaster will be trained in methodologhy and teaching metods. Upon successful completion of the training, the candidate will be able to teach the introductory courses and to assist an instructor, teaching parts of the OWD course, under direct supervision.

Instructor
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