What are the internship dates?
Yours because at Aquadomia there is no calendar it is you who fix your dates, all the year even in winter!
I am alone: can I enroll in mini Group training on the dates of my choice?
Yes of course since we have quasimment all year students of the different levels, certainly in any small committee, but it allows you by being alone to benefit from the Mini group rate!
What is the water temperature in Marseille?
From 12 degrees in the middle of winter to 25 in the middle of summer, knowing that at any time even summer the Mistral can cause the water to fall to 16 degrees. Your combinations are adapted to these temperatures.
Who can practice?
In principle, it is not necessary to be athletic or good swimmer to jump into the water. It is enough to have more than 10 years, to be healthy, not to be pregnant and to put a minimum in physical condition. A medical certificate is required to undergo training.
Illnesses or deficiencies that do not have an impact on the surface can have serious consequences in the underwater environment. It is therefore essential to consult a doctor before your internship. This visit will also check the compatibility with this activity of a prescribed treatment. Sedatives, sleeping pills and major analgesics are incompatible with diving.
Children can practice scuba diving from the age of 10 years to acquire a first level Junior Open Water PADI, with suitable equipment, in a suitable environment. Beyond the motivation of the parents, it is the desire of the children that must prevail.
1. PADI (professional Association of Diving instructor Professional) or SDI (Scuba diving International) Program
This is without question the most important teaching system in the world. Whatever the place in the world you will go (apart from France and Belgium) your level is recognized. The pedagogical principle is based on very precise and detailed standards that allow you to start your training in one place and finish it in another without it being difficult for the instructors who frame you. The PADI or SDI diplomas become indispensable when you travel in certain parts of the world (Pacific outside French Polynesia, a large part of the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean...).
2. CMAS Programme (World Confederation of Underwater Activities)
It is an international federation that brings together the national federations of more than 90 countries. The CMAS levels are recognized by the French Federation. The progression is based on technical skills and the search for independence.
3. Program ANMP CEDIP
French Association which includes professional French diving instructors (holders of a State patent for sports educators). The training courses are also oriented towards the acquisition of technical skills close enough to the FFESSM content.
4. FFESSM Program
It is the teaching system that is most practiced in France (more than 130 000 licensees). The progression is based on technical skills and the search for independence. They are in the close spirit of the CMAS formations.
Most of the accidents are not due to illnesses that remain ignored but to dangerous practices on the part of divers who sometimes overrate their physical conditions. Here are some tips for your discovery of the great funds to take place safely:
• Even if you are in excellent physical condition, make an appointment with your doctor before any stay or diving course.
• Before departure, always plan a small fitness.
• Before the session, familiarize yourself with the aquatic environment (swim, look underwater...) to reduce apprehension. Be sure to be motivated by the activity and not to do so under the pressure of your entourage. From the surface, always follow the safety rules explained as you go through your monitor.
• It is essential to wear a combination that will fill a double function of thermal insulation (you can be a victim of cooling even in very hot water) and protection against fauna, flora or sharp formations such as Coral reefs. Choose a complete equipment, suitable (mask, strap...) and in which you feel comfortable. Under water, breathe normally, without trying to save your air.
• Pressure is a fundamental criterion in the practice of this sport. The diver feels its effect especially on the eardrums; It is necessary to take into account the equalization times of the pressures as well as the descent and the ascent. To do this, remember to blow gently while pinchinging your nose frequently before an annoyance appears during the descent, and observe the decompression bearings during the ascent. Attention! Stop diving in a 24-hour interval before flying (and even 36h for repeat dives or great depths) or take a ride in the mountains. Not complying with this delay can be dangerous.
• To prevent possible inflammation of the ear canal, limit the use of cotton swabs or rinses to clean the ears. If you have an ear infection, consult a doctor who will prescribe an appropriate treatment. Divers who are particularly prone to these disorders must strictly observe the preventive measures recommended by their doctor.
• In the event of a diving accident, it is important to follow the instructions of the monitor who knows the local conditions and the actions to be carried out.
• During the practice of snorkelling (swimming with mask, fins and snorkel), do not forget to wear a T-shirt and sunscreen. Limit the distances and remove your tuba from the mouth from time to time to ventilate. Avoid repeating and unattended apneas; Finally, you can spare yourself moments of rest between two dives.
• When travelling, do not wait for your return to consult a doctor if there is a problem. If you have any questions or doubts about your health, the doctor in your support company is at your disposal to listen and help you. He can give you useful advice, contact your attending physician and arrange a consultation on the spot.
What are the paperwork?
The law requires:
– A non-contraindicated medical certificate to scuba diving issued by your family doctor for a first level, and if possible by a federal doctor or a sports doctor or a hyperbaric doctor for the following levels.
-a written permission from the parents or the legal guardian.