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