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

2 Star Advanced Diving Certificate


To supply a framework for the training of One Star Divers enabling them to obtain the 2 Star Advanced Diver qualification. The Two Star diver is a diver who has gained some open water diving experience and is considered ready to take part in dives partnered by a diver of at least the same or a higher grade. The Two Star diver does not have sufficient experience to lead One Star divers on open water dives.


  • Must be at least 15 years old.
  • Prior to participating in any practical training, the student must submit a medical certificate clearing the holder fit to participate in the sport of underwater diving. A medical practitioner, using the CMAS-ISA Sport Diver medical examination form, must have carried out the medical examination not more than 12 months previously.
  • The candidate must hold a CMAS-ISA One Star Diver certificate or approved equivalent certificate
  • The candidate must have logged at least 15 scuba dives to enrol on the course.
  • Must pass the theory evaluation as set by a panel of Instructors or by CMAS-ISA. A pass mark of 65% is compulsory.
  • Must pass the prescribed practical evaluations.
  • The qualifying/practical dives are to be supervised by at least a qualified Two Star Advanced diver
  • The dives should be of duration not less than 15 minutes and to a depth of not less than 10m. All of the following types of qualifying dives must be included: Night dive, Boat dive, Freshwater dive, Seawater dive, Low visibility dive and a 30m dive. At least 5 dives must be to a depth exceeding 18m. A decompression chamber dive does not qualify.


Parts 5, 6 & 7 must be completed within 1 year of writing the theory exam. Failing which parts 5 and 6 must be re-done. Dives exceeding 18m will only be taken as part of the qualifying prerequisites once the student has enrolled on the course. The above-mentioned prerequisites are the minimum required for the CMAS Two Star Advanced Diver Certificate.