Bulgaria

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Country: Bulgaria
Scientific diving is regulate by: Law
ESDP member: Negotiations started in autumn 2009 in order to obtain full membership in ESDP.
Officialy designated expert(s) and authority (if implemented) responsible for scientific diving in country: Bulgarian National Association of Underwater Activity and Institute of Oceanology / BAS

Homepage:http://www.bnaua.org & http://www.io-bas.bg

Contact person (s): Iliya Krastev

Director of School of Scientific Diving

P.O.Box 152

Parvi mai 40 str.

Institute of Oceanology

9000 Varna

Bulgaria

e-mail: krastev_(at)_io-bas.bg


National certification organisation / authority for scientific diving: Institute of Oceanology

P.O.Box 152

Parvi mai 40 str.

9000 Varna

www.io-bas.bg

National gouvernmental agency providing the legal background for scientific diving: none
National licence for scientific diving: None but CMAS Scientific Diver is accepted for scientific diving
National regulations: None
ESD/AESD issuing authority respectively authority providing national equivalence list to ESD/AESD: None
Level of acceptance of scientific diving licences (i.e. ESD/AESD certificates) of other European countries: Equivalents to CMAS Scientific Diver standards are accepted
Additional remarks: Although there are no governmental regulations, scientific divers have been used in Institute of Oceanology as an instrument in various scientific experiments and underwater investigations scince 1969.
Last modified according to national contributions on x by (y): 16.02.2011 (I. Krastev)