Introduction to SCUBATLON
SCUBATLON is a project created by divers for divers purposed to preserve and restore coral reefs. To this end, we take the following actions: we established competitions for demonstration of buoyancy skills "SCUBATLON Open Cup", we have developed a special perfect buoyancy course "SCUBATLON SCUBA MASTER", and we attract volunteers who feel confident underwater in our project for coral reef restoration.
SCUBATLON is developed in these areas:
1. Improving the skills of diving. The first skill is buoyancy control. Course SCUBATLON SCUBA MASTER learns to control your body under the water. Correctly chosen equipment and its configuration make enjoyable, safe dive and underwater dwellers remain unharmed.
2. Studying of the underwater world program. For a long time, diving assumed only as entertainment hobby. SCUBA NATURALIST course offers an educational program based on the study of the underwater world, its dwellers, and features of its development. Now people during the diving can feel themselves not like just a bystander. They become a participant of the underwater world through the understanding of how the undersea world develops and how we could affect this process.
The course consists of two stages.
The first stage is theoretical – telling about the ecosystem of the underwater world. We run it in the Coral Reef Science Center.
The second stage involves the practical study of the underwater world. Classes are held in the open water of different seas. After the end of the second phase, diver received the SCUBA NATURALIST certificate.
Usually, it is quite difficult to determine the actual qualifications of the diver. The number of cards and records in the logbook does not declare the level of skills. However, the first tracking of the competition course shows the real state of the art. This competition hold among divers in the mastery of their body under the water. And it’s just a good excuse to get together to practice or participate in an exciting contest because not all of us live on the warm coast and could provide regular dives.
Complementing each other, these three areas enable to raise diving skills to a higher level, and make it safer not only for divers, but also for the environment. At the same time, by making an element of competition, SCUBATLON makes the diving as an urban sport and active recreation.
Scubatlon Open Cup
The SCUBATLON Open Cup is a challenge for divers in mastering their bodies while underwater. The determination of the actual qualification of the diver could be a pretty difficult task. The number of certification cards and logbook entries does not completely indicate the training level. The Scubatlon challenge clearly demonstrates the diver’s skills.
The competitions are held as follows: the underwater track of a system of obstacles is set up. Competitors must pass the route and score the minimum amount of penalty points. Each participant is given a certain time to pass the route. There is a point penalty if the participant exceeds the time limit.
As a rule, two tracks are installed and two divers take part in each swim.
There are two referees also underwater and the Chief referee and an assistant are on the swimming poolside.
Competitions are held in several stages in the pool and open water.
Who can take part in SCUBATLON challenge
Any person who has a diving certificate of the initial level and above (Open water, One star * …) of any generally accepted scuba diver training organization.
Age — full 12 years
For successful preparation for the competition, we would recommend taking a SCUBATLON SCUBA MASTER training course.
Contact us to schedule a competition