The policy of the CMAS is to open the door of the underwater world to our children so that they open out there in full safety. The discovery of this world must contribute to the safeguarding of our environment. Children's diving is not integrated into the adults' programme. Its development and contents stand alone. CMAS suggest that the age limits should be between 8 and 14 years. Children over 14 should join the federal programme for adults.
Length: This endorsement can be gained either during a 1 week course in the sea or by joining a club in either a natural or artificial environment for 1 year.
The award is at the discretion of the instructor. All knowledge acquired in the artificial environment need to be adaptive to the natural environment. This adaptation must be run by an instructor.
Location: The dive site should have good visibility, be sheltered, with adequate means of entry to and exit from the water. It must also have the flora and fauna for the planned activity.
The cost of the course is 11500 rubles. The price includes: theory in the classroom, theoretical exam, confined water dives, rent of personal equipment, certification.