CMAS** scuba diver

CMAS two-star scuba diver (also known as CMAS ** diver, or just CMAS **) is a diving certification for recreational scuba diving issued by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS).

It enables divers to undertake dives to a maximum depth of 20 meters, accompanied by other CMAS** divers, with no dive leader.[1]


Equivalent certifications

The Confédération mondiale des activités subaquatiques (world underwater federation) was created in 1959 to bring consistency between different national diving certification systems.

As a result, the CMAS two-star diver certification is usually delivered as an equivalence to a national two-star diver certification delivered through a federation affiliated to the CMAS Technical Committee.[2][3][4]

CMAS two-star diver national equivalent certifications
Country Affiliated federation Equivalent certification
 France FFESSM Level-2 diver ("plongeur niveau 2")
FSGT Level-2 diver ("plongeur niveau 2")
 Belgium FEBRAS (LIFRAS and NELOS) Level-2 diver
 Spain FEDAS Level-2 diver

Course details


  1. "Two Star Diver Training Programme". Retrieved 2019-08-23.
  2. "Federations affiliated to the CMAS Technical Committee". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  3. "Welcome to CMAS Instructors South Africa". CMAS Instructors South Africa. Retrieved 28 October 2012.
  4. "ORGANIZATIONAL STANDARDS". Scuba Educators International. Archived from the original on 20 February 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012.

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