Серебряный Дельфин (10-12)

SILVER Dolphin (10-12)

SILVER Dolphin (10-12)

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.

SILVER award

Safety standards

  • Depth of 10 metres maximum
  • The diving will be held on the bottom rather than in full water
  • Water entry adapted to the level of the pupils.

Theoretical lessons

  • He knows how to describe his dive: in respect to his/her progression, in respect to areas of interest
  • He is able to identify several subaquatic animals and several algae
  • He knows how to use in the water descriptive plates of flora and fauna
  • He knows these supplementary signs: Everything is O.K. on the surface It is not normal on the surface, I'm out of breath Move closer to me, Stop
  • He understands and knows when to use these signs.

Practical experience

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 pupil must be competent in the sea, that is: recognise different diving sites (mass of fallen rocks, overhangs, herbuim, and rocks), recognise the direction of the sun and light, knows if he descends, if he ascends, or if he stable at the depth, can position himself in relation to the surface (near, far, see the boat, water ripples or waves), can position himself in relationship to the other divers
  • The pupil must be able to replace his mask under the water: be able to take off his mask, be able to breath without a mask, exhale via the nose without a mask, open the eyes without a mask, be able to replace the mask correctly and clear it of water
  • The pupil must be able to rejoin the surface in all unusual or exceptional circumstances: know how to ask for air, be able to regain the surface using the breathing apparatus of the instructor, recognise the distance to the surface, know how to and why to check the surface before surfacing, be able to swim towards the surface without a mask
  • The pupil must be able to return to the starting point: know how to swim on the surface for a short distance, fully equipped with the regulator in the mouth, know how to keep a straight line while swimming equipped with the regulator, know how to direct himself towards the boat.

The cost of the course is 28500 rubles. The price includes: theory in the classroom, theoretical exam, confined water dives and examination dives in open water at Lake Baikal, rent of personal equipment, certification.