An elementary diver is fully pool trained but inexperienced in open water.
When diving in open water an elementary diver must be accompanied by
a minimum of dive leader or above.
OPEN WATER DIVER
An open water diver has additional practical experience. Must be
accompanied by a dive leader or above.
A club diver is a qualified open water diver and may dive with others
certified as club divers or above. A club diver is not considered to have
sufficient experience to take elementary or open water divers on open
A Dive Leader is someone who has had additional experience in both practical
theory and has proven their ability to lead divers underwater.
A dive leader may dive with any certified grade of diver.
A Dive Supervisor is an experienced and responsible diver, with a proven
ability to organise and lead club expeditions.
A Dive Master is a diver who has, through nationally conducted
examinations, proved to have gained a higher than average level of
knowledge and ability. Is able to organisedivers to achieve major tasks
and projects under water.