CMAS Diving Course with Mako Mako, Skippers Course SAMSA_Legislation, Diving_Laws


To supply a framework for the training of Novice Divers enabling them to obtain the One Star Sport Diver qualification.


  • Must be at least 14 years old.
  • Must submit a medical certificate clearing the holder as fit to participate in the sport of underwater diving before participating in any practical training. A medical practitioner using the CMAS-ISA Sport Diving Medical Examination Form must have carried out the medical examination. The certificate must not be older than 3 months where an individual is attending a CMAS-ISA course for the first time, and not older than 12 months when the One Star certificate or any other subsequent certificate is finally issued.
  • Must pass the theory examination as set by a panel of Instructors, or as set by CMAS-ISA. A pass mark of 65% is compulsory.
  • Must pass the prescribed practical tests.
  • Must log at least 5 scuba dives in open water and have these verified by at least an in-date Two Star Instructor.
  • The dives are to be of at least 15 minutes duration and to a depth not exceeding 18m.


Parts 3, 4 & 5 must be completed within 1 year of writing the theory examination. Failing which, parts 3 and 4 must be re-done. The above-mentioned prerequisites are the minimum required for the CMAS-ISA One Star Diver Certificate