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Looking to be CMAS Certified

Discussion in 'CMAS AMERICAS' started by LACounty4806, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. LACounty4806

    LACounty4806 Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Los Angeles
    What do I have to do to get on board? I respect the confederation and would like to get it ramped up here in the US. A little info would be great. Thanks.
  2. CMAS One

    CMAS One Scuba Media & Publications

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Clearwater, FL
    The first thing to do would be to visit the CMAS AMERICAS website and then send us a copy of your certification, diving CV and contact information. We will be running programs in your area to bring folks on board in the near future.

    Frank J. Toal Jr., President
  3. eric_alo

    eric_alo Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Burlington, ON
    Hi Frank,

    I have a question on CMAS C-Card numbering. I made a google search and it says:

    XXX = Olympic acronym of the country of the federation or CDC
    Y = F for Federation
    O for CDC
    00 = Code number given by C.M.A.S.
    ZZ = Level of the card ( P1, P2, P3, P4, I1, I2, I3 )
    99 = Year of issuance in two positions
    888888 = Sequential number in 6 position mandatory yo initialise to 000001 ean year on January 1st

    My Card has: PHI-FO1-P2-M40-10-000013

    I don't get the M40.
  4. eric_alo

    eric_alo Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Burlington, ON
    Hi Frank,

    Are Federations empowered to have an option to slightly modify the course?
    I mean here in the Philippines, they have split the 2 Star into 2 Star Advance Openwater and 2 Star Rescue Diver.

    I haven't seen the 2 Star Rescue though but I will be taking it by next week.

    Thank you.
  5. MAZ1

    MAZ1 New

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    I am one dive short of my French Federation level 2 certification and wonder if I can do my missing (the 40 meter dive- have done all else including the rescue portions of the cert.) dive at a US CMAS center. I'll be in Puerto Rico next month and believe there are some CMAS centers there.

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