Diving Level 1


Dates, Prices and Booking


Target Group and Prerequisites

This course is suitable for individuals who want to learn to dive and have no previous experience. In addition, safe swimming (minimum swim level 3) is a prerequisite for participation in this course.

Contents and Goals

The Level 1 diving course offers the possibility to get initial experience handling flippers, the diving mask, and snorkel – known as the ABC equipment. In addition to the basic practical training with ABC equipment during the first period of the semester, participation in the comprehensive theoretical classes is mandatory.

Based on this, there is the possibility to book the DTG training from the second period on. The theory and practical components are taught in accordance with the guidelines of the Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher VDST. Active participation in the indoor training and the theory component optimally prepare you for all the exams required for the VDST basic diving license. All exercises successfully completed with ABC equipment and DTG as well as the theory exam can be recognized as advance performance for the initial open water diving certification CMAS*. The necessary open water dives needed in order to advance from the VDST basic diving license to CMAS* are not covered within this course. However, there are numerous possiblities to do so, which we will announce during the course. The VDST exams and brevets that build on the basic diving license, such as the CMAS*, are recognized worldwide.


There is an introductory event before each course on the day of the first theory lecture. Currently, this event, as well as a part of the theory units, is conducted online via ZOOM. Some theory units take place in person. The Zoom link for the kick-off event is included in the course registration confirmation. Participation in the kick-off event is obligatory for all registered course participants of the practice. Candidates on the waiting list will have a chance to move up if they were present at the introductory event. They will receive the zoom link by e-mail. All participants who are admitted after the introductory event will receive the Zoom link for the other theory sessions. All further dates and basic information about the course can be found in the info sheet Diving. Other participation requirements are safe swimming ability and a minimum age of 16 years. Those under sixteen are not eligible to participate in University Sports activities.

Borrowing of ABC Equipment

If you do not have your own ABC equipment as a participant of the university sports course Diving Level 1, you can borrow equipment consisting of mask, snorkel, and fins for the period of the course. The ABC equipment will be given at the first practice session of the respective period by the representative for diving, on presentation of the booking confirmation "Deposit loan ABC equipment". The equipment remains in the possession of the borrower for the respective period. The deposit for the loan is 50 euros.


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