CMAS** scuba diver

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CMAS two-star scuba diver (also known as CMAS P2 diver[citation needed], CMAS** diver, or just CMAS**) is a diving certification for recreational scuba diving issued by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS).

It indicates that the diver has been assessed as competent to plan and undertake dives to a maximum depth of 30 metres, or with some additional experience, 40 meters, accompanied by another diver with a recognised equivalent or higher certification, with no requirement for a 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
  • Club Diver (with 10 additional dives)
  • Dive Leader [5]

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. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. 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]
  5. ^ "Cross Over". Sub-Aqua Association. Retrieved 18 January 2020.