The PTRD Advanced Skills Training Programme is designed to cultivate the essential skills required for sound diving practice, irrespective of level or environment. It performs a three-fold function: It provides the recreational diver, who does not desire further diver training, with an opportunity to advance his/her basic diving skills, thereby developing more comfort, confidence, and competence in the water. It provides the diver with aspirations of more advanced diver training with the tools that will contribute to a greater likelihood of success. It provides non- PTRD trained divers with a gateway to PTRD training.
Prerequisites for participation in the training programme
-In order to gain access to the Advanced Skills Training Programme, the participant shall:
-Be at least fourteen(14) years of age; there is no upper limit;
-Hold a PTRD 1 Star Diver or equivalent certification;
-Effectively demonstrate his basic waterman ship ability by performing, to a PTRD Instructor, the prescribed physical conditioning and waterman ship evaluation of the PTRD General standards.