CMAS** scuba diver

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CMAS two-star scuba diver (also known as CMAS ** diver, or just CMAS **) is a diving certification for recreational scuba diving issued by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS).

It enables divers to undertake dives to a maximum depth of 20 meters, accompanied by other CMAS** divers, with no dive leader.[1]


Equivalent certifications[edit]

The Confédération mondiale des activités subaquatiques (world underwater federation) was created in 1959 to bring consistency between different national diving certification systems.

As a result, the CMAS two-star diver certification is usually delivered as an equivalence to a national two-star diver certification delivered through a federation affiliated to the CMAS Technical Committee.[2][3][4]

CMAS two-star diver national equivalent certifications
Country Affiliated federation Equivalent certification
 France FFESSM Level-2 diver ("plongeur niveau 2")
FSGT Level-2 diver ("plongeur niveau 2")
 Belgium FEBRAS (LIFRAS and NELOS) Level-2 diver
 Spain FEDAS Level-2 diver

Course details[edit]


  1. ^ "Two Star Diver Training Programme". Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  2. ^ "Federations affiliated to the CMAS Technical Committee". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 27 October 2012.[verification needed]
  3. ^ "Welcome to CMAS Instructors South Africa". CMAS Instructors South Africa. Retrieved 28 October 2012.[verification needed]
  4. ^ "ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS". Scuba Educators International. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.[verification needed]