Niveau 3 (N3)

From €720

10 dives Niveau 3 FFESSM Standard or Premium

The ultimate rank of autonomy in leisure diving!  The FFESSM Niveau 3 will allow you to develop all the necessary skills for the planning and smooth unfolding of your dives.

You’ll be welcomed in a familiar and relaxed atmosphere, by a team of serious professionals who put an accent on leisure and pleasure!

What you can do after certification:

  • PA40, PA60 and PE60. (Autonomous and Guided competences in French Code du Sport)
  • 40m autonomously without a Director of Diving
  • 60m autonomously with Director of Diving


  • To want to do it.
  • 18 years old
  • Niveau 2 or equivalent.
  • Valid FFESSM license
  • RIFA Plongée (possible to do this during the course)
  • Medical certificate.

Competences you’ll acquire:

The Niveau 3 will train you to plan and execute dives to 60 metres, to anticipate incidents that might happen and to do all of this safely.  The end goal is for you to organise a dive completely independently.  Candidates have a period of 15 months to acquire all the necessary competences:

  • Autonomy.
  • Navigation.
  • Descents and Ascents including compulsory deco.
  • Helping a distressed diver.
  • Mastering breathing whilst diving.
  • Mastering buoyancy.
  • Understanding the equipment.
  • Theoretical knowledge.
  • Understanding and respect of the environment.

The course includes:

  • Adapted and personalised training.
  • Course conducted by a high level professional, DESJEPS and Regional FFESSM Instructor.
  • 10 training dives.
  • Theory teaching.
  • Continuous assessment (no final exam).
  • A good atmosphere!

The course does not include:

  • Accommodation and meals.
  • Sun cream or shower gel.
  • Equipment hire (50% off for a diver doing a course).
  • License.

Additional options:

  • Nitrox course.
  • Buy your equipment with a 20% reduction on the entire Aqualung range.
  • Private training.
  • Doppler test* (O’Dive).
  • Supplementary training dives
  • Warm up dives.
  • FFESSM license.
  • Certification RIFAP.

What’s different with Aqualonde?

  • No lifting, your gear is systematically transported with our chariots between the centre and the 10 metres distance towards the boat.
  • Access to an innovative extra: a dive analysed by a Dopper* ultrasound (not invasive, no needle) “O’Dive” that for the first time globally allows a diver to adapt his diving by taking account of gas microbubbles detected in the veins after the dive.  This gives you real physiological data (not just theoretical) about your decompression thanks to a French startup “O’Dive”.
  • Access to the most beautiful and prestigious dive sites of the Meditterranean.  The “Grec”, “Donator”, “Hellcat”, “Ville de Grasse”: the only paddle steamer wreck still intact or even a submarine decorated with “The order of freedom”.  Not forgetting the pinnacles or the famous “Gabinière drop off”, one the richest marine life sites in the heart of the “Port Cros” national park.  There is something for all tastes, enormous schools of barracuda, from turtles to sunfish via monkfish and groupers and red gorgonians!
  • The closest dive centre to the Golden Islands from the mainland.
  • Many hotels and restaurants nearby, for all budgets.  La Londe Les Maures is at the heart of the Côte d’Azur, between Hyères and St Tropez, in one of the most preserved areas due to the “Port Cros” National Park and the summer residence of the President of the Republic : “Fort Bregançon”.  We’re located on the port, with a big car park, a departure point for the ferries to the Golden Islands and all public transport connections.  There are many other activities available for all of the family while you’re making bubbles!  Find all of our recommendations here. 
  • Did you like the equipment you used?  We offer it for sale at competitive prices.

* Assuming we have the equipment available

Organisation and booking

RDV at 8.30am in front of the dive centre at La Londe les Maures

When you book please choose the course and the date you want for the first lesson.  We’ll agree the date of the other lesson after your first (if you want all dates immediately please specify when booking).


  • €720.  FFESSM Niveau 3 Standard.
  • €850.  FFESSM Niveau 3 Premium.

Double certification PADI Rescue Diver with worldwide and federal recognition + at least one individual lesson.

Niveau 3

  • Personalised training
  • 10 dives
  • Theory
  • A Doppler measurement
  • Insurance
  • FFESSM certification
  • PADI Certification
  • Rescue Open Water PADI
  • 1 Individual session

Niveau 3

  • Personalised training
  • 10 dives
  • Theory
  • A Doppler measurement
  • Insurance
  • FFESSM certification
  • PADI Certification
  • Rescue Open Water PADI
  • 1 Individual session

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