President(2020) : Javier Cuadrado (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Schedule: Tuesday 20h00 - 22h00
Places/Clubs : Supaéro swimming pool + week-end at the sea
Scuba diving at ISAE Supaéro
In a Paris engineering school, you could have dive into the Seine and do the 10 hour-drive of bus for the annual trip ... Us, we have the sunny Costa Brava available every week to start the dive or pass its levels!
The training sessions take place on Tuesday evening at 8pm at the Supaéro swimming pool. Their duration is about 1h30. Our instructor, Arnaud Baudouin, a federal trainer, trains level 1 and 2 in the pool and also initiators, who can then in turn train beginners and thus increase the number of divers and introduce the sport to a greater number. In this niche, divers who already have their level can come to swim, and are even encouraged. At the beginning of the school year, we also organized baptisms during the first sessions to discover the diving and encourage registration. For the theoretical tests of level 1, Arnaud makes them pass either the Tuesday evening, or a day of the week agreed in advance. It also provides theoretical training and the theoretical test for level 2. The training in monitoring takes place some Tuesday evening before training, and includes a first aid training for diving.
Since the resumption of the season in March 2017, the club has been very active. Indeed, 5 weekends in the Mediterranean (Banyuls-sur-Mer in France) could be organized but another was canceled due to weather. At these, 15 level N1 validated. There are still levels 1 who have passed the theoretical N1 and had training in the pool during mandatory sports sessions or Tuesday nights but still have to do a weekend at sea to validate it. As president, I continued the dynamic set up in recent years. The cohesion is very good, the sessions take place over many varied exercises (PMT, apnea, equipment, night diving) in the pool and at sea. The outings are frequent in good weather, with 6 Week-ends at sea done in March in October, and highly appreciated by divers. The integration of students coming from compulsory sports during the year is now common and well-honed, with 7 students having joined us along the way this year. Moreover, although a wide diversity of nationalities is present within the club, this does not affect the cohesion. Foreign students constitute, in fact at the beginning of the year, the majority of the group.
In order to interest already graduated divers, we allow them to take part in the trainings and thus help our instructor. This initiative has proved to be a success, as this year 4 students will be trained in monitoring, and each week activities are supervised by "elders".
Implemented last year, the RIFAP training is a first aid certificate with a supplement adapted to diving. This patent offers a full 5h of first aid training (more than desirable competence) and allows students to move a little more towards autonomy at sea. It was not implemented this year for lack of interest from the divers but it will be next year to allow the training to monitorat. The future WE will now be accessible to people who are not already invested but who already have a level of diving this year, under the conditions of registration to the AS and dues to the club but no attendance. These divers will NOT be reimbursed but still benefit from the special rates offered by our instructor to the students of ISAE-SUPAERO. This was discussed with the instructor and P. Strifele and will include cheaper packages for weekends, the cost per person depending on the size of the group (<5, between 5 and 10, or> 10 students ) while reserving the grants to the members who support the club. Finally, in terms of additional activities, diving sessions for Georges Sand College students, in partnership with OSE, have been organized since last year (2016). They took place on Thursday afternoons, supervised by Arnaud our instructor, and by 3 members of the club. This partnership leads to an outing of some involved members and college students, at the expense of OSE. They are so many every week to get involved in the 2017 calendar year this project, which continues to have the success of last year and which we intend to continue in the future.
Since March 2015, the restart of the season, the club has been very active. Indeed, 3 weekends in the Mediterranean (1 in Colera in Spain and 2 in Banyuls-sur-Mer in France) could be organized. During these, 15 level 1 validated, 11 divers have continued their training level 2, 2 divers have validated their level 2 and 1 Level 3 is being validated. There are still levels 1 who have passed the theoretical N1 and had training in the pool during mandatory sports sessions or Tuesday nights but still have to do a weekend at sea to validate it.