1 Competencies of a Supervised Diver
A student who is competent in the safe and correct technique in the use of basic scuba diving equipment in
a sheltered water and open water training area with a maximum depth of 12-metres; visibility greater than 5-
meters; current less than 0.5-knots; wind-force less than 0.5 on the Beaufort-scale and is ready to gain diving
experience in appropriate open water condition under direct supervision of a dive leader (assistant instructor).
If accompanied by a scuba instructor, a scuba diver at level 1 – “Supervised Diver” may gain progressive
experience beyond these parameters and develop competency in managing more challenging diving conditions designed to lead to higher qualifications.
Where further instruction is required this can only be provided by a suitably qualified scuba instructor. Where only further experience is required, this may be supervised by a dive leader.
2 Course classifications (Type & Level)
The PTRD Introduction to diving course is considered as a resort diving course and provides a short and
easy way to introduce people with underwater world and receive their first PTRD diving certificate.
3 Aims & Objectives of course
3.1 To introduce non-divers to the underwater world and providing them with:
Basic skills to safely enter and exit the water,
Basic skills to safely use basic underwater breathing apparatus (Scuba),
Fin swimming techniques and diving procedures under the direct supervision of a Diving Instructor.
3.2 To familiarize candidates with the self-rescue skills, techniques and problem solving for this level of
4 Entry requirements
The service provider shall ensure that the client fulfils the following prerequisites to take part in the training course envisaged.
4.1 Student’s minimum age: 15 years (Documented parental or legal guardian consent shall be obtained when the applicant is a minor.)
4.2 Certification level: None
4.3 Be able to swim free style at least 50-metres, without the use of equipment.
4.4 Candidates must be able to declare medical fitness to dive, as set out in National standards for the
country in which they are attending the course.
Documented evidence shall be obtained that the student has been medically screened as suitable for recreational diving by means of an appropriate questionnaire or medical examination. In any case of doubt, or at the scuba instructor’s discretion, students shall be referred to proper medical resources. If the student is not examined by a physician the student shall be obliged to confirm by signature that he or she has understood written information given by the scuba instructor on diseases and physical conditions which may pose diving related risks.
Students shall be advised of the importance of appropriate regular medical examinations.