Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee

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Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee
Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee logo.png
Abbreviation FIAS
Formation 1972
Type NGO
Headquarters Milan
Location
  • Viale Andrea Doria, 8 20124 Milano Lombardy
Region served
Italy
National President
Bruno Galli
Affiliations CMAS
EUF
Confederazione Italiana delle Attività Subacquee (CIAS)
Website www.fias.it
Formerly called
ENAL-FIAS

The Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee (FIAS) (Italian Underwater Activities Federation) is an Italian non-profit diver training organization. It is member of:

  • CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques)
  • EUF (European Underwater Federation)
  • CIAS (Confederazione Italiana delle Attività Subacquee).

It counts in Italy 130 distinct federated clubs (34 sezioni territoriali and 96 circoli).

History[edit]

It was founded as ENAL-FIAS in 1968, then changed in FIAS in 1972.[1]

Activities[edit]

Courses and diver certifications[edit]

FIAS offers internationally recognized (CMAS) diver certifications.[2]

Most relevant courses[edit]

  • Base - 20m, air (CMAS *)
  • ARA - 30m, air (CMAS **)
  • ARA Estensione - 40m, air, decompression diving (CMAS ***)
  • Nitrox - Nitrox diving
  • IAA 1 - 50m, air
  • IAA 2 - 60m, air
  • Trimix 62 - 62m, normoxic Trimix

EUF Certification[edit]

The FIAS obtained CEN certification from the EUF certification body in 2005 for the following scuba diver grades:

  • Base certified to EN 14153-2/ISO 24801-2
  • Diving Guide certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3
  • Trainee Instructor certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3
  • Federal Instructor certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3[3][4]

Other activities[edit]

It works alongside Italian Civil Protection and actively supports environment research and protection projects like the MAC project for the coastal environmental monitoring.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) History, structure and philosophy of FIAS
  2. ^ (Italian) FIAS dive courses
  3. ^ "CEN EUF Certification". http://www.fias.it/certificazione-cen-euf. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "EUF Certified Training Systems/Training Organisations". EUF Certification International. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 

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