Supervised Diver

This program contains all the necessary contents required to obtain the qualification of:

certified with ISO 24801-1, equivalent to CMAS Touristic Diver and RSTC Supervised Diver.

It has been written based on the guidelines of the EUF / ISO, CMAS, and RSTC standards.

Once you complete the theory and practices in the pool and sea and pass the evaluation, your instructor will certify the level of PTRD Supervised Diver, which accredits you to:

  • – Dive up to -12 mt without decompression and with the need for supervision of an adult Dive Leader,
  • – In places with conditions similar to where you have trained without the need for additional training,
  • – During the day, – In places where the vertical and direct surface ascent is possible,
  • – With proper attention on the surface (people who can assist divers), – Using air.

If you could not successfully complete any of the sections of the course, check with your instructor for available options, such as the possibility of finishing your course at another center.

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 with short 1mm suits, and then you will dive in cold waters with strong currents using 7mm or dry suits, you will have to train in this type of situation.

Register all the dives you make in your diving diary or diving logbook, it is also mandatory in various countries, such as Spain. In this way, you can prove your experience in different environments and diving situations and to be able to opt for higher courses.

Keep in mind that at the international level, each country can have its own diving regulations, and establish restrictions of any kind. Stay informed before diving.

PTRD, in compliance with the most restrictive legislation, requires the participants of its courses the following prerequisites to its start:

  • English-Medical Declaration or Medical certificate “suitable for diving”, which you will have to renew every 2 years: ask to your instructor what you need.
  • Photocopy of your valid ID card 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.

If you can’t successfully complete any of the training sections, check with your instructor for the options available, either the certification of a lower degree or the possibility to finish your course at another center.

Keep in mind that you’ll need extra training if you’re diving to places whose conditions are very different from your training. For example, if you’ve done your course in a quiet part of the Caribbean in short suits of 1mm, and then you’re going to dive in cold water with strong currents wearing 7mm or dry suits, you’ll need to train in such situations.

 

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 participants of their courses the following prerequisites to start:

Your PTRD instructor (which must be at least PTRD 1 Star Instructor) must inform you in advance of your school’s own requirements, course price, course completion, and completion conditions, as well as have at your disposal the documentation of your mandatory Civil Liability and Accident insurance.

In addition to all administrative documentation, you will need specific equipment for the activity, which includes diving Tank, weight, BCD, regulator, suit, fins, mask,… that is usually provided to you by the school, or you should be informed in advance otherwise.

Course procedures: You may have already done some dives in a pool or sea, but keep in mind that this normally does not exempt you from making any of the parts, since, during the course, in addition to diving, we perform control and management exercises of the Equipment and training is integrated, which means that each exercise relates to the rest as a whole to make you a certified diver.

The logical order of completion of the course includes studying the theory previously, then performing the practices in a swimming pool or confined waters, and finally going to the sea (open water). The instructor can make some changes to the schedule, and repeat some pool practice after the open water, 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 SUPERVISED DIVER student manual:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The theory content is:

lesson 1: LIGHT OR BASIC EQUIPMENT

lesson 2: DIVING EQUIPMENT (SCUBA)

lesson 3: DIVING PHYSICS

lesson 4: MEDICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO DIVING

lesson 5: USE OF DIVING TABLES AND COMPUTERS

lesson 6: DIVE PLANNING

lesson 7: DIVING ENVIRONMENT

Lesson 8: CONTINOUS TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DIVING CAREER

Exam: YOUR INSTRUCTOR WILL CHECK YOUR KNOLEDGES BEFORE AND DURING THE DIVES

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