Start Diving

Getting started with diving

The way to a diving licence for children and adults

What makes diving so special

The Diving Licences & Badges

Introduction programmes GDL Pool Diver - Bubblemaker Try Scuba NAUI Skin Diver
Supervised Diver GDL Basic Diver
(DTSA Basic)
- PADI Scuba Diver SSI Scuba Diver NAUI Passport Diver
Beginner/Autonomous Diver GDL * Sports Diver
(DTSA *)
CMAS * Diver PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) SSI Open Water Diver (OWD) NAUI Scuba Dover
Advanced Diver PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) SSI Advanced Adventurer NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver (ASD)
Rescue Diver GDL ** Advanced Sports Diver
(DTSA **)
Training level of the previous level (e.g. CMAS*, SSI OWD etc.)
and additionally: GDL Navigation Diver or similar + GDL Dive Group Leader or similar + GDL CPR + at least 25 dives, including at least 10 at a depth of 15-25 metres
CMAS ** Diver PADI Rescue Diver (RD) SSI Advanced Open Water Diver NAUI Master Scuba Diver
Guide GDL *** Dive Leader
(DTSA ***)
Training level of the previous level (e.g. CMAS**, Rescue Diver etc.)
and additionally: GDL Safety & Rescue Diver or similar + GDL Night Diver or similar or GDL Self Rescue Diver or similar + min. 65 dives, thereof min. 10 at 30-40 metres depth
Recommended: GDL Dry Suit Diver, GDL Seawater Drift Diver, GDL Wreck Diver, GDL Ice Diver and GDL Cavern Diver.
CMAS *** Diver PADI Divemaster (DM) Dive Guide with Speciality "Science of Diving", SSI Divemaster NAUI Divemaster (DM)
Dive Instructor GDL * Instructor CMAS * Dive Instructor PADI Open Water Instructor (OWI) SSI Open Water Instructor (OWI) NAUI Instructor 

Questions and answers about the sport of diving

What is the diving medical examination?

From what age can one learn to dive?

Where can I do the diving licence?

How long does the training take?

How do the individual training levels differ?

What do you learn in the training?

How do the individual training organisations differ?

What does a diving licence cost?

What certificates do I need?

What equipment do I need to dive?

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