- Aim of the training programme
1.1 This training programme aims at providing interested persons with an introductory SCUBA diving experience, to a maximum depth of twelve (12) meters under the direct supervision of a PTRD Instructor, whilst using air as a breathing gas, in a safe manner.
2.1 The PTRD Intro Scuba Diving Training Programme is classified as an entry-level sport diver training programme that is commonly referred to as a “resort course”.
- Competencies of a certified PTRD Intro Scuba Diving Diver
4.1 A PTRD Intro Scuba Diving Diver shall be trained such that when assessed by a PTRD Instructor, he shall be deemed to have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to participate in an open water Intro SCUBA Diving.
4.2 A PTRD Intro Scuba DivingDiver may only dive under the direct supervision of a PTRD Instructor and is not qualified to procure air, equipment, or any other diving services.
- Prerequisites for participation in the training programme
5.1 In order to gain access to the PTRD One Star Diver Training Programme, the participant shall:
5.1.1 Be at least fourteen (15) years of age; there is no upper limit. Parental or legal guardian signature is required on the appropriate form(s) when the applicant is a minor.
5.1.2 Effectively demonstrate his basic watermanship ability by performing, to a PTRD Instructor, the prescribed physical conditioning and watermanship evaluation of the PTRD Country Partner or PDC;
5.1.3 Complete the medical history/statement form required by the PTRD Country Partner or PDC prior to participating in any in-water activities.
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.
NOTE In some countries and training organizations a medical examination is mandatory.
5.1.4 Sign the appropriate form(s) as required by the PTRD Country Partner or PDC acknowledging and assuming the risks of SCUBA diving prior to participating in any in-water activities.