What are the general requirements to become a diver?
Like for many sports, you need to be in good health. As diving is an extreme sport, the FFESSM requires a medical certificate form in the required FFESSM format the doctor each year stating that you have no health issues with regard to diving.
Do I need a health insurance for diving?
We recommend checking with your health insurance provider if diving-related treatments are covered. This especially counts for hyperbaric chamber treatment and rescue transport from remote locations (e.g. when being on a dive cruise out in the ocean).
I have a PADI OW/AWO - can I join the club?
Yes, you can, however you are limited by the French CMAS system and the equivalent of your level.
I have a PADI / SSI diving licence but want to continue in CMAS - Is this possible?
Yes. To continue in CMAS with the next higher diving level, you first have to do a passarell of your PADI / SSI licence to the equivalent CMAS one. Which is done by a shortened form of the exam/practical test. A small fee has to be paid for it. See the prices HERE
What are the prerogatives for each CMAS level?
|With Dive Instructor||With DP on site||Without DP|
|N1 - CMAS*||20 m||-||-|
|N2 - CMAS **||40 m||20 m||-|
|N3 - CMAS*** (and higher)||60 m||60 m||40 m|
How much does it cost to buy diving equipment for the N1 school?
The club provides to you: regulator, tank and BCD. So you have to buy mask, snorkel, fins, gloves, shoes, (socks), weights, weight belt and a dive suit. For the lake it is recommend to go for 7 mm full dive suit and a 5 mm shorty on top. Depending on where you buy it, this can cost around 500 Euros.