Already Qualified

Have you a qualification from another organisation?? Well if so you are very welcome!. We recognise most international diving grades and offer equivalence to our own grades. What does this mean for you? Well it means that if you have a recognised qualification you will not have to go through all the training again, there will be a few lectures and possibly a little water work to be done but nothing too scary!

We offer set equivalences to the following grades Free of Charge

Supervised Diver: May operate as if certified to Trainee Diver ( CMAS *)
Autonomous Diver: May operate as if certified to Club Diver (CMAS ** )
Dive Leader: May operate as if certified to Leading Diver (CMAS***)

The following are the list of federations that we currently offer equivalence to. If your federation is not listed, please contact us and we will be happy to look into your current qualifications and assess if we can offer equivalence.

British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Diver at site

BSAC Grade Our Equivalent
Advanced Diver Autonomous Diver
Dive Leader Autonomous Diver
First Class Diver Dive Leader *
Ocean Diver Supervised Diver
Practical Rescue Management Autonomous Diver
Sport Diver Autonomous Diver

Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)

PADI  Grade Our Equivalent
Advanced Open Water Diver Supervised Diver
Dive Master Dive Leader *
Open Water Diver Supervised Diver


National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI)

NAUI  Grade Our Equivalent
Advanced Open Water Diver Supervised Diver
Dive Master Dive Leader *
Open Water Diver Supervised Diver

 Sub Aqua Association (SAA)

 

SAA Grade Our Equivalent
Club Diver Autonomous Diver
Dive Leader Autonomous Diver
Dive Master Dive Leader*
Dive Supervisor Dive Leader*
Elementary Diver Supervised Diver

International Training (SDI/TDI/ERDI)

 

 Grade Our Equivalent
Advanced Scuba Diver Autonomous Diver
Boat diver Autonomous Diver
Dive Master Autonomous Diver
Master Scuba Diver Dive Leader*
Open Water Scuba Diver Autonomous Diver
Scuba Rescue Diver Autonomous Diver

International Association of Nitrox & Technical Divers (IANTD)

 

BSAC IANTD Grade Our Equivalent
All Grades Autonomous Diver

Scuba Schools International (SSI)

 

SSI Grade Our Equivalent
Passport Supervised Diver
Open Water Diver Supervised Diver
Diver Stress & Rescue Autonomous Diver
Advanced Open Water Autonomous Diver

* Some additional knowledge sessions may be required

[important]Instructors: If you are an instructor with another organisation and you would like to join us we would be delighted to welcome you. The instructor equivalences are not listed here however please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your grade equivalence.[/important]

 FAQ’s

What depths am I covered to dive to?

You are covered to dive to the depths that your CFT grade allows.  If you have a qualification from another recognised dive training organisation we will cover you to dive to the depth, (not exceeding 50 meters) allowed by that organisation for this qualification with a suitably qualified Buddy.

 

Am I covered if I dive Trimix or Rebreathers?

Yes once you are certified by a recognised rebreather training organisation and are registered with CFT you are covered to a maximum depth of 50 meters as set by the medical commission.

Stage Decompression

Stage decompression diving should not be practised unless the diver has completed CFT’s Extended Range Nitrox course or a recognised equivalent.
If stage decompression is planned it must be carried out using recognised decompression computer and / or decompression software.

The diver must have a bail-out plan and carry with him an adequate bail out supply of gas to enable him to cope with any foreseeable emergency situation that may arise.
This type of diving should be carried out in accordance with Extended Range Nitrox guidelines