This program contains all the necessary subjects required to obtain the certification of:
certified with ISO 24801-2, equivalent to CMAS 2 star diver and RSTC Rescue Diver.
It has been drafted based on the EUF/ISO, CMAS and RSTC standards guidelines.
Once you do the theory and practices in the sea, and pass the evaluation,
you will sign the COURSE DECLARATION FORM
and your instructor will certify you as a PTRD 2 Star Diver (or PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver with a little more training), which accredits you to:
- Diving with a 1 Star Diver in shallow water that does not require decompression.
- dive within the following parameters, unless you have received additional training or are accompanied by a dive leader:
- up to a maximum recommended depth of 40 meters with another diver of your same or higher level;
- using only air as respiratory gas or with NITROX-40 if you decide to become certified PTRD 2 Star Nitrox Diver;
- to make dives that require mandatory decompression stops in the water with a dive leader or higher (although you receive sufficient information to be able to make them, we recommend that these are directed by a certified expert diver);
- participate in nightly diving activities;
- for diving in environments where it is possible to ascend directly and vertically to the surface. (Aquatic plants are not considered an obstruction to ascent);
- for diving only when adequate surface support is available;
- dive in conditions that are equal to or better than the conditions in which you were trained.
If you are unable to successfully complete any of the sections, discuss with your instructor the options available, whether it is certification of a lower degree or the possibility of completing your course at another centre.
Keep in mind that you will need additional training if you are going to dive to places whose conditions are very different from those of your training. For example, if you have done your course in a quiet area of the Caribbean in short 1mm suits, and then you are going to dive in cold water with strong currents using 7mm or dry suits, you should train in this type of situation.
A PTRD 2 Star Diver must be prepared for dives of greater difficulty than a PTRD 1 Star Diver and with total autonomy: you must have the ability to plan, organize and control the dive with the greatest margin of safety.
A PTRD 2 Star Diver is required to be cautious enough to avoid complications and have the ability to respond quickly and effectively to incidents, so you will learn the steps to take to prevent some incidents and the reactions you should take to try to resolve them.
Record all the dives that you make in your logbook, it is also mandatory in various countries, such as Spain. In this way, you will be able to prove your experience in different environments and diving situations to be able to opt for higher courses. Click on the DIVING LOGBOOK image to download a printable copy.
Please note that internationally, each country can have its own diving regulation, and set restrictions of any kind. Stay informed before diving.
PTRD, in compliance with the most restrictive legislation, requires the participants of its courses the following requirements prior to its start:
- Medical Declarationl or Medical certificate indicating “suitable for diving”, which you will have to renew every 2 years.
- Successfully completed and certified as a PTRD 1 Star Diver or equivalent and 20 logged dives
- Demonstrate good aquatic skills such as: maintain good buoyancy, be able to swim 25 meters underwater without fins, hold your breath for at least 1 minute.
- Photocopy of valid ID or passport.
- Parental authorization for children under 18 years of age.
- Minimum age 15 years (For younger ages we have other programs).
- Fill in the student’s sheet and information about the risks.
- PTRD strongly recommends two-star divers to take the DAN O2 First Aid and BLS courses.
Your PTRD instructor (which must be at least PTRD 2 Star Instructor) must inform you beforehand of their school’s own requirements, the price of your course, the conditions of completion and completion of the course, as well as having at your disposal the documentation of your obligatory Civil Liability and Accident insurance.
In addition to all the administrative documentation, you will need specific equipment for the activity, which includes scuba cylinders, weights, bcd, regulator, suit, fins, mask, snorkel… and which is normally provided by the school, or you must be informed beforehand if not. It is recommended that you attend the course with your own diving equipment or, at least, with your deco buoy, spool and diving goggles.
Course Procedures: You may have already made a specialty dive or dive deeper than your degree allowed, but keep in mind that this does not normally exempt you from doing any of the parts, since, during the course, in addition to diving, we perform control exercises, handling equipment, control instruments and accessories and the training is integrated, which means that each exercise is related to the rest as a whole, to make you go from not being a diver at all, to being one.
The logical order of completion of the course includes studying the theory beforehand and then doing the practice. The instructor can make some changes in the programming, and repeat some practice, but always complying with the PTRD Standards.
You can study the theory online or download the manual and the decompression tables:
PTRD DECO TABLES
PTRD 2 STAR DIVER student manual
The theory content is:
lesson 1: CONTROL INSTRUMENTS AND AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
lesson 2: EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT
lesson 3: DIVING-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS
lesson 4: RESCUE PROCEDURES FOR A DIVER
lesson 5: DIVING PSYCHOLOGY
lesson 6: USE OF DIVE TABLES AND COMPUTERS
lesson 7: GAS MANAGEMENT
lesson 8: DIVE PLANNING
lesson 9: DEEP DIVING
lesson 10: BOAT DIVING
Lesson 11: UNDERWATER NAVIGATION
Lesson 12: NIGHT DIVING
Lesson 13: DIVING WITH LIMITED VISIBILITY
Lesson 14: FRESHWATER DIVING
Lesson 15: SEA DIVING
Lesson 16: DIVING IN ALTITUDE
Lesson 17: DIVING WITH NITROX
Lesson 18: COMPUTER-ASSISTED DIVING
Lesson 19: CONTINUING EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL CAREER IN DIVING
Exam: online or presential