Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee

The Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee (FIAS) (Italian Underwater Activities Federation) is an Italian non-profit diver training organization. It is member of:

  • CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques)
  • EUF (European Underwater Federation)
  • CIAS (Confederazione Italiana delle Attività Subacquee).
Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee
AbbreviationFIAS
Formation1972
TypeNGO
HeadquartersMilan
Location
  • Viale Andrea Doria, 8 20124 Milano Lombardy
Region served
Italy
National President
Bruno Galli
AffiliationsCMAS
EUF
Confederazione Italiana delle Attività Subacquee (CIAS)
Websitewww.fias.it
Formerly called
ENAL-FIAS

It counts in Italy 130 distinct federated clubs (34 sezioni territoriali and 96 circoli).

History

It was founded as ENAL-FIAS in 1968, then changed in FIAS in 1972.[1]

Activities

Courses and diver certifications

FIAS offers internationally recognized (CMAS) diver certifications.[2]

Most relevant courses

  • Base - 20m, air (CMAS *)
  • ARA - 30m, air (CMAS **)
  • ARA Estensione - 40m, air, decompression diving (CMAS ***)
  • Nitrox - Nitrox diving
  • IAA 1 - 50m, air
  • IAA 2 - 60m, air
  • Trimix 62 - 62m, normoxic Trimix

EUF Certification

The FIAS obtained CEN certification from the EUF certification body in 2005 for the following scuba diver grades:[3]

  • Base certified to EN 14153-2/ISO 24801-2
  • Diving Guide certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3
  • Trainee Instructor certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3
  • Federal Instructor certified to EN 14153-3/ISO 24801-3

The EUF register number is EUF CB 2005004.[4]

Other activities

It works alongside Italian Civil Protection and actively supports environment research and protection projects like the MAC project for the coastal environmental monitoring.

See also

References

  1. "La Struttura" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee. 13 May 2007. Archived from the original on 1 October 2011.
  2. "Brevetti Federali" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee. 26 November 2007. Archived from the original on 16 December 2008.
  3. "CEN EUF Certification" (in Italian). Federazione Italiana Attività Subacquee. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
  4. "EUF Certified Training Systems/Training Organisations". EUF Certification International. Archived from the original on 10 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.
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