|What makes CMAS?|
CMAS is made up of three "committees": Technical, Sports and Scientific. National federations can apply for membership of any or all three. Each committee membership carries a vote at the General Assembly, regardless of size, so Luxembourg or Monaco have the same voting power as Russia or Germany.
The Technical Committee covers subjects such as certificate equivalence, school recognition, training standards and standardisation of signals. The Sports Committee is concerned with the organisation and running of competitions such as spearfishing, underwater hockey, fin swimming and target shooting.
The Scientific Committee brings together diving scientists from all member-countries to exchange information and expertise, and to seek ways of coordinating the work of scientific divers.
The Officers and Executive Bureau are elected at the General Assembly, held about every two years. The member-federations present cast a vote for each committee to which they belong.