Logo DL1The WOSD course 'Supervised Diver' is perfect for people who want to learn to dive but do not want to explore the underwater world independently. He or she wants to be able to learn the basis of scuba diving so that, for instance, on holiday, he or she can enjoy the beauty of the underwater world, under the supervision of an experienced Dive Leader.

Because the 'Supervised Diver' dives continuously under supervision of a professional, the required level of dive knowledge is relatively low. Especially the theory section is much less. This is because during supervised dives, the Dive Leader ensures that the 'Supervised Diver' remains within the limits of safe diving.

The WOSD 'Supervised Diver' course consists of the following sections:

Theoretical Knowledge:
In this part of the course, the trainee will learn how dive equipment functions and what the minimum requirements are. In addition, he or she will learn the effects of an underwater environment on the body. Safety aspects, both on the water front and underwater are also covered in detail.

Foto DL1Practical Skills:
In this part of the course, the trainee will, together with a WOSD Instructor, dive in a swimming pool or confined water to learn how to use dive equipment and how to behave in an underwater environment.

Open Water Skills:
In this part of the course, the trainee will not actually learn anything new, but will demonstrate that he or she can put all the acquired knowledge and skills into practice. Together with a WOSD instructor in an open water environment, the trainee will repeat the skills that were learnt during the 'Practical Skills' section. The trainee will experience the freedom and weightlessness of the breath-taking underwater world.

Pre-requisites:
• Minimum 12 years of age;
• Competent swimmer;
• Medical Statement;
• Signed Certificate of Understanding.

Authorized to:
• Carry out non-decompression dives with Scuba equipment;
• Dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres;
• May only dive under the direct supervision of a 'Dive Leader' or higher;
• A Dive Leader may accompany a maximum of 4 'Supervised Divers'.

Recognition:
This WOSD course is ISO 24801-1 certified. This means that this WOSD course meets the highest international standards for quality and safety.

For those certified as 'Supervised Diver', there is a special WOSD “upgrade” course so that they can become 'Autonomous Diver'.