The Areas of Competence for EUF
The adventurous nature of our sport and its associated evolving technologies means it is constantly developing and techniques are under continuous review, with agreed changes made as and when they are appropriate. With the enormous breadth and depth of its member organisation's expertise as its background the European Underwater Federation claims unique competency in all aspects of sport diving and recreational diver training, and would wish to be consulted and involved in all matters pertaining to our sport.
This would specifically include the following:
- Regulation of the conduct of recreational diving, in swimming pools, inland waters, rivers and the sea.
- Regulation of the conduct of related competitive activities, in swimming pools, inland waters, rivers and the sea.
- Regulation of access by recreational divers to swimming pools, inland waters, rivers and the sea.
- Regulation of the training of recreational divers, in swimming pools, inland waters, rivers and the sea.
- Regulation of the specification, transport, use, maintenance and inspection of diving equipment, including high pressure breathing gas compression, mixing, transport and storage systems (compressors and cylinders).
- Regulation affecting the treatment of injuries associated with such activities.
- Regulation affecting the teaching of recreational diving.
The EUF does not claim competency in fields outside recreational, cultural and sporting activities, where specialist skills and equipment are used such as in construction, production, testing or demolition work, or in military operations.
- Regulation covering professionals using sport diving techniques, such as archaeologists, scientists, journalists, photographers, recreational diving instructors, etc.