Rules &
Regulations

Required rules and regulations to get CDWS services

Diving Center Equipment Inventory

01 October 2020

This excel sheet includes the following: 

  • Equipment Inventory for compressors 
  • Equipment Inventory for tanks
  • Equipment Inventory for O2 tanks
  • Equipment Inventory (maintenance) for Regulators 
  • Equipment Inventory (maintenance) for BCD
  • Others: (Suits, Diving Masks & Snorkels, Diving Fins, Led Weights, Weight Belts, Life Jackets, and extra equipment inventory) 

Conditions of Adding "Kite surfing" to Safari Boat

03 July 2019

Conditions of adding Kite surfing as an activity to CDWS members' safari boat

Example of an Information Sheet for Snorkel Medical Screening

08 March 2019

Example of an Information Sheet for Snorkel Medical Screening

Example of a Medical and Responsibility Declaration Snorkel

08 March 2019

Example of a Medical and Responsibility Declaration Snorkel

Technical Diving Hosted by Recreational Diving Operation

23 January 2019

The rules and regulations in case of occasional technical diving
activities done by clients, tec clubs or schools and hosted by a recreational diving
operation (safari boat/dive center)

Recreational Technical Diving Centres Requirements and Standards

14 May 2018

This certification scheme specifies minimum requirements to certify the conformity of the services of technical diving service providers. Technical diving centres are legitimate MOT licensed diving centres that provide the following in addition to the regular recreational scuba services and has successfully obtained a Recreational Technical Diving Service Provider Certification (RTDSPC) from CDWS: 1. Teach technical diving courses. 2. Organize guided technical dives. 3. Blend and/or sell diving gas mixes such as: Nitrox, Trimix, Heliox and O2 for diving. Recreational Technical diving service providers must apply for a (RTDSPC) from CDWS and should comply with the technical training agency standards and the following requirements. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

The CDWS Policy for SOLO Diving

12 May 2010

To be allowed to dive solo; a diver has to successfully pass a solo diving training course and earn such a certification from a recognized training agency. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

Tanks Hydro-static and Visual Testing Centers Requirements

19 April 2010

Updated: 19 August 2010 To meet internationally recognised standards, the cylinder testing requirements for centres set out by the CDWS committee are detailed in this PDF document. FOR FULL INFORMATION DOWNLOAD THE PDF

The CDWS Diving Ratios

12 May 2009

For the diving activities: CDWS is implementing the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC) standards www.wrstc.com for recreational diving. For more information please download the PDF

The CDWS Depth Limitations

11 May 2009

For full information on maximum depths for recreational activities and for different activities please download the PDF