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Glossary

DISCOVERY PACKAGE

A 3 initiation dive package in 0-6 meters for beginners from 8 years of age.  Should lessons be included with the 3 dives the third can take place in 0-12 meters for the FFESSM license.

PN1:  Level 1 Diver (PE2 or PA1)

As of 14 years of age (12 with certain conditions) at the end of this course the PN1 is supervised by a diving guide in 0-20 meter zone (PE2 is a guided diver 20 meters).

An addition qualification can be validated permitting autonomous scuba diving in 0-12 meter (PA1: Scuba Diver 12 meters).

PA20: Scuba Diver 20 meters (PA2)

At least 18 years of age at the end of the course, the PA20 can dive in the 0-20 meter zone

PN2:  Level 2 Diver (PE3 + PA2)

At least 16 years of age at the end of the course, the PN2 can scuba dive in the 0-20 meter zone and dive with a guide in the 20-40 meter zone.

PE40:  Scuba Diver with Guide 40 meters (PE3)

At least 16 years of age at the end of the course, the PE40 can dive with a guide in the 20-40 meter zone.

PA40: Scuba Diver 40 meters (PA3)

At least 18 years of age at the end of the course the PA40 can dive alone in the 0-40 meter zone.

PN3: Level 3 Diver (PE4 + PA4)

At least 18 years of age at the end of the course, the PN3 can dive alone to a maximum depth of 60 meters.

PN4:  Dive Guide

At least 18 years of age, the PN4 or GP can dive and guide divers of all other levels in all depth zones within their own limits with a maximum depth of 60 meters.

This level must be obtained to become a 1st degree instructor.