EN 14153-3 / ISO 24801-3
This Standard specifies the competencies that a scuba diver has to have achieved in order for a service provider to award the scuba diver certification indicating that he has met or exceeded scuba diver level 3 "Dive Leader" and specifies assessment of these competencies.
Competencies of a recreational scuba diver at level 3 "Dive Leader"
Scuba divers at level 3 "Dive Leader" shall be trained to have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to plan, organise and conduct their dives and lead other recreational scuba divers in open water.
Scuba divers at level 3 "Dive Leader" are qualified to
- conduct any specialised recreational scuba diving activities for which they have received appropriate training,
- plan and execute emergency procedures appropriate for the diving environment and activities.
If diving and environmental conditions are significantly different from those previously experienced, a scuba diver at level 3 "Dive Leader" requires an appropriate orientation with regard to local environmental conditions.
In order to lead scuba divers on dives which have more demanding operational parameters a scuba diver at level 3 "Dive Leader" shall have appropriate specialised training and experience.