Standards of Underwater Environment


The CMAS professional training standards for the Scientific Diver (SD) and the Advanced Scientific Diver (ASD) provide scientific divers with guidance on safe practice under varying experimental and environmental conditions. This is based on the  „Code of practice for scientific diving“ of the UNESCO.

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The non-professional CMAS Scientific Specialty Courses (SSC) combines the expertise of marine and freshwater scientists, underwater geologists and archaeologists, diving officers, administrators, legislators, individual divers, from different parts of the world scientific diving community. Therefore we revised the SSC Version 2000/01 with the colleagues in the Scientific Committee (SC) mentioned below, who helped to produce this new standards, and acknowledges the help and advice given by many other people through letters or oral comments.

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