You have enjoyed your first dive and you wish to discover diving both for the theory and the exploration. You will want to go for the Diving Level 1 module.

As a Level 1 diver you can dive :

  • in all seas and lakes in the world.
  • in a dive group of 4
  • down to 20m with a Level 4 supervisor

You will also learn theoretical bases of the activity: equipement, Archimedes, physiology, submarine fauna & flora, etc …

This training, accessible after the first dive, requires 5 dives with your instructor teaching you how to pass a series of exercises allowing you to successfully validate this first level!

Once validated, you will receive the precious sesame: an international card, a true “diving license”, valid for life, allowing you to justify your level in all the diving clubs of the world.


We will also provide you with a “dive log” on which you can record each of your dives. You will be able to remember each of these moments but also to justify to the other clubs of your experience of diver.

Passing your Level 1 is your diver’s birth!

The whole team of Nature Essentielle will be delighted to welcome you aboard our boat, INDEPENDANCE, to train you and make sure you achieve this first level of diving.

Departing from Mandelieu la Napoule, we will head to la baie de Cannes, the Lerins islands, or the calanques de l’Esterel that only sailers can reach…

Wishing to remain a moderate size structure, although the authorized capacity is 22 adults, we prefer to limit to a dozen.

Schedule & Meeting point

  • Duration: 5 dives (2 ½ days to schedule with our team)
  • schedule: 9H – 12H or 13H-16H
  • meeting point: Mandelieu la Napoule – Résidence carré marine (108 Route de la Pinéa)

Practical infos

Medical condition :

Before the start of the training, you must provide a medical certificate of non-contraindication to the practice of scuba diving.

It must be provided by:

  • Level 1
    • Between 12 and 14 yo : sports general practionner / hyperbaric / federal
    • 14yo+ : general practionner
  • Level 2
    • sports general practionner / hyperbaric / federal
  • Niveau 3
    • sports general practionner / hyperbaric / federal

 Compulsory equipment :

  • Swimsuit / solar cream
  • Towel
  • Flip Flop
  • Lycra protections for young children
  • Good mood !


  •  Snacking on board : included

Available departures

We will constitute small groups on board, so call our staff quickly to book your slot. May through october

We are sorry, there are no cabins available at this cruise at the moment



  • Level 1 => 390€ / person - 5 training dives
  • Level 2 => 700€ / person - 10 training dives
  • Level 3 => 700€ / person - 5 training dives



  • Diving site transfers by boat
  • Equipment
  • Supervision
  • ANMP / CMAS diver card
  • Diving book
  • Cetificate fares

Options :

  • Additional training dive 70€/dive