CMAS Europe

CMAS Europe


Abbreviation CMAS EU
Formation June 25, 2005 (2005-06-25) at Brussels
Legal status Association internationale sans but lucrative, incorporated in Belgium
Purpose Promotion and defence of CMAS within the European Union
Headquarters Office of FEBRAS-BEFOS
(Belgian National Diving Federation)
  • Rue Jules Broeren 38 B1070 Brussels Belgium.
Region served
CMAS National Federations based in Europe
Official language
French & English
Kevin O'Shaughnessy[1]
Main organ
Board of Directors.
Affiliations EUF

CMAS Europe (CMAS EU) is an organisation created expressly to represent the interests of Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) within the European Union and in other parts of Europe by European national diving federations affiliated to CMAS.

Purpose and organisation

Its purpose is to promote, support, develop and as necessary, defend the following interests of CMAS within the European Union and in other parts of Europe - the CMAS International Diver Training Certification System, underwater sports represented by CMAS, the actions of the CMAS Scientific Committee concerning the protection of both the marine environment and underwater cultural heritage, and all other events relevant to CMAS’ aims. It is incorporated as an Association internationale sans but lucrative in Belgium. Its operation is overseen by a board of directors.[2][3]

It holds special membership status within the European Underwater Federation (EUF).[4]


The following organisations (in alphabetical order by name of country) are the CMAS National Federations which founded CMAS EU on 25 June 2005:[5]

  • Austria - Tauchsportverband Österreichs (TSVÖ)
  • Belgium - Fédération Royale Belge De Recherches et d'Activites Sous-Marines and Belgische Federatie voor Onderwateronderzoek in-sport (FEBRAS-BEFOS)
  • Cyprus - Cyprus Federation of Underwater Activities (AUFC)
  • Czech Republic - Svaz Potápěčů České Republiky (SPČR)
  • Denmark - Dansk Sportdykker Forbund (DSF)
  • Estonia - All Eesti Veeliit (EAVSL)
  • Finland - Ry Sukelajaliito (SR)
  • France - Fédération Française d'Études et de Sports Sous-Marins (FFESSM)
  • Germany - Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher eV (VDST)
  • Great Britain - Sub-Aqua Association (SAA)
  • Great Britain - British Underwater Sports Association (BUSA)
  • Greece - Hellenic Federation for Underwater Activities (HFUA)
  • Hungary - Magyar Buva Szakszövetség (MBSZ)
  • Ireland - Comhairle Fo-Thuinn (CFT)
  • Italy - Federazione Italiana Pesca Sportiva has Attivita subacquee (FIPSAS)
  • Latvia - CMAS Baltic (CB)
  • Lithuania - Lietuvos Povandeninio Sporto Federcija (LUSF)
  • Luxembourg - Fédération Luxembourgeoise des Activités et Sports Subaquatiques (FLASSA)
  • Malta - Federation of Underwater Activities Malta (FUAM)
  • Netherlands - Nederlandse Onderwatersport Bond (NOB)
  • Poland - Komisja Dzialalnosci Podwodnej - Polskie Towarzystwo Turystyczno-Krajoznawcze (KDP-PTTK)
  • Poland - Polski Zwiarek Pletwonurkowania (PZP)
  • Portugal - Federação Portuguesa de Actividades Subaquaticas (FPAS)
  • Slovakia - Zväz Potãpacov Slovenska (SPA)
  • Slovenia - Slovenska Potapljaska Zveza (SPZ)
  • Spain - Federación Española de Actividades Subacuáticas (FEDAS)
  • Sweden - Svenska Sportdykarförbundet (SSDF)

Its members are classified as follows: Real Members are those organisations based in a European country member with European Union membership while Joining Members are those organisations based in a European country not having European Union membership.[6]


  1. "General Assembly of CMAS Europe 2013". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  2. "CMAS EUROPE aisbl, ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION" (PDF). CMAS EU. p. 3. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  3. "CMAS EUROPE aisbl" (PDF). Service Public Fédéral Justice. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  4. "Structure". European Underwater Federation. Retrieved 27 January 2013.
  5. "Historique". 2010. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2015.
  6. "CMAS EUROPE aisbl, ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION" (PDF). CMAS EU. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 27 January 2013.

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