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PADI diving courses

PADI Open WaterPADI Advanced Open WaterPADI Rescue Diver

Why do a PADI OpenWater?

What will I gain from the course?

Text and Materials for use while on the course

Prerequisites

Course Objectives

What will I need?

How long does it take?

How am I assessed?

What will I do on the course?

In the class

In the Pool/Restricted waters

In open water

Why do a PADI Advanced Open Water course?

What will I gain from the course?

Text and Materials for use while on the course

Prerequisites

Course Objectives

What will I need?

How long does it take?

How am I assessed?

What will I do on the course?

In the class

In the Pool/Restricted waters

In open water

Why do a PADI Rescue Diver Course?

What will I gain from the course?

Text and Materials for use while on the course

Prerequisites

Course Objectives

What will I need?

How long does it take?

How am I assessed?

What will I do on the course?

In the class

In open water

PADI Open Water Course

Why do a PADI Open Water course?

PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) sanctioned facilities, offer you the highest standards of professionalism and diving safety. PADI is the largest dive training institution in the world. You can embark on this popular diving course and be certified to dive in over 180 countries. This course is your passport to reefs, coral cays, lagoons, wrecks, and an undersea world you've only ever dreamed of exploring.

What will I gain from the course?

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of SCUBA diving (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) and will provide students with the necessary entry-level knowledge and skills to scuba dive. The emphasis is on skill development in confined water situations and practical application of acquired skills for further open water training. When you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to dive without being accompanied by an instructor. You will also be able to buy or rent scuba equipment.

Text and Materials/ for use while on the course

PADI Open Water Dive Manual with Dive Tables - supplied at the first class meeting.
PADI Open Water Dive Video – used in class.
PADI Dive Log - supplied at the first class meeting.
N.B. on some courses, some of the above may be included in the price. Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet for details.

Prerequisites

You must be able to swim 200 metres; you will be required to demonstrate this.

Contact us if you are under 18.

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to complete the following: (N.B. the course will include – but is not limited to the following objectives)
  • Explain why buoyancy control, both at the surface and under water, is one of the most important skills a diver can master
  • Explain why pressure changes occur in water, how those pressure changes affect the diver, and how to over come the negative effects of increasing pressure
  • State the purposes of the various pieces of equipment used in scuba diving
  • Explain the effects of the underwater environment on the movement and physiology of divers
  • Use dive tables to safely plan a dive and determine residual nitrogen
  • Demonstrate the correct procedure for assembling and disassembling the scuba unit and auxiliary equipment
  • Demonstrate the donning of all equipment
  • Demonstrate the correct procedures for equipment utilization under water and at the surface
  • Demonstrate equipment maintenance prior to and following dives in salt and fresh water
  • Provide useful support to a dive buddy
  • Plan a dive and safely complete it
  • Swim effectively with the use of fins
  • Identify conditions at the beach that may affect your dive
  • Demonstrate use of all diving gear, and the ability for 'self-rescue'
  • Navigate at the surface and underwater by use of compass and landmarks
  • Successful completion of these objectives will lead to PADI Open Water Diver Certification

What will I need?

All you will need is suitable clothing for travelling to/from the place of study or dive site, swimwear and a towel. Depending on the country/location of where you choose to do your dive course, you may need additional items. Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet.

How long does it take?

On average the course takes 4 to 5 days (on a full time basis). Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet for actual duration.

How am I assessed?

You are quizzed on lecture material (knowledge reviews), evaluated on your confined water skill demonstrations, you must attend classes, and you must participate, and there is a final cumulative written exam.

What will I do on the course?

The course consists of 3 types of activities: classroom sessions, restricted water dives (or pool dives), and open water dives. Students will also be expected to do some out of class studying.

In the class

There will be knowledge development sessions, in the form of lectures, class participation and discussion. Students must successfully complete each section (module) before attempting the next module; there are 5 in total. There will be a final written exam. Most questions are either multiple choice or true/false.

In the Pool/Restricted waters

You will complete your skills development sessions, which will include (but is not limited to): neutral buoyancy, mask clearing, regulator removal / replacement, Gear assembly/disassembly and storage, equalization, no mask breathing, cramp removal tired diver tow, no mask swim, alternate air source, stationary free flow regulator breathing, BC inflate oral, removal and replacement of the scuba unit (u/w), removal and replacement of weight belt (u/w), removal and replacement of scuba unit (surface), removal and replacement of weight belt (surface), air depletion exercise.

In open water

You will complete 4 dives in open water and demonstrate; dive planning, practice, and evaluation.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Why do a PADI Advanced Open Water course?

PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) sanctioned facilities, offer you tehe higst standards of professionalism and diving safety. PADI is the largest dive training institution in the world. This is a short, exciting course designed to give the Open Water diver a broader understanding of diving in the open water environment.

What will I gain from the course?

This course provides advanced training, expanding the student's open water diving capabilities. The emphasis is on open water skill development in underwater navigation, night diving (where applicable), search and recovery diving and deep diving. When you have successfully completed the course, you should be more confident, more relaxed, more aware, and more able to enjoy the underwater world.

Text and Materials/that you will have access to while on the course

PADI Advanced Open Water Dive Manual with Dive Tables - supplied at the first class meeting. This course provides advanced training, expanding the student's open water diving capabilities. The emphasis is on open water skill development in underwater navigation, night diving (where applicable), search and recovery diving and deep diving. When you have successfully completed the course, you should be more confident, more relaxed, more aware, and more able to enjoy the underwater world.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of an approved Open Water Scuba Diving Course.
Completed logbook detailing your open water dives.
NB. Previous dives must be signed and stamped to be considered as valid. Also, if your last dive is some time ago (usually more than 6 months) you will be required to do a Refresher Dive.
Contact us if you are under 18.

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to complete the following: (N.B. the course will include – but is not limited to the following objectives)
  • Demonstrate all required beginning scuba diving skills
  • Determine the average number of kick cycles required to cover an underwater distance of approximately 30 metres
  • Identify and describe how various topographical features of the dive site may be used as an aid to navigation or orientation while underwater
  • Using natural references and measurement of distance; navigate to a predetermined location and return to within 15 metres of the exit
  • Explain several - pre-dive safety, communications and underwater procedures used for night diving
  • Demonstrate correct dive planning and execution of no-decompression repetitive dives
  • Demonstrate the proper procedure for making a safety stop on a descent line, at depth for 3 - 5 minutes
  • Describe and demonstrate the procedure for rigging and lifting a submerged object to the surface.
  • Demonstrate controlling buoyancy by hovering at a constant depth in mid-water
  • Demonstrate controlling buoyancy during ascent by ascending from a depth of at least 9 metres at a rate of approximately 18 metres per minute without swimming
  • Demonstrate an ability to dive safely to depths of up to 30 metres
  • Practice safely ascending from a depth of at least 30 feet while breathing from an octopus regulator attachment

What will I need?

You will need your completed logbook detailing your open water dives. You will also need suitable clothing for travelling to/from the place of study or dive site, swimwear and a towel. Depending on the country/location of where you choose to do your dive course, you may need additional items. Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet.

How long does it take?

On average the course takes 3 days (on a full time basis). Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet for actual duration.

How am I assessed?

You are quizzed on lecture material (knowledge reviews), evaluated on your underwater skills/exercises and you must attend classes. There is also a final written exam.

What will I do on the course?

The course consists of 2 types of activities: classroom sessions and open water dives. Students will also be expected to do some out of class studying.

In the class

There will be knowledge development sessions, in the form of lectures, class participation and discussion.  There will be text assignments and supplementary reading. There will be a final written exam. Most questions are either multiple choice or true/false.

Open Water dives

Dive planning, practice and evaluation.

You will complete your skills development sessions, which will include (but is not limited to): developing natural navigational skills, concepts of limited visibility, search and recovery techniques, practising deep diving and decompression, boat or shore diving techniques and peak buoyancy skills.

In Open Water

You will complete 5 dives in open water. The lists below are not exhaustive, but include some of the more popular choices. The dives you actually do may differ depending on the location of your course. You will have to do 2 ‘core’ dives and 3 ‘Adventure’ dives.

Core Dives:

  1. Deep Dive
  2. Underwater Navigation
  3. Night Dive

Adventure Dives:

  1. Multilevel Dive
  2. Drift Dive
  3. Boat Dive
  4. Wreck dive
  5. Underwater Naturalist
  6. Peak Performance Buoyancy
  7. Search and Recovery
  8. Underwater Photography

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Why do a PADI Rescue Diver course?

PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) sanctioned facilities, offer you the highest standards of professionalism and diving safety. PADI is the largest dive training institution in the world. The PADI Rescue Diver course is unique in that it not only develops a new level of confidence and ability in your own dive skills, but also demonstrates how to recognise and respond to other diving emergencies.

What will I gain from the course?

This course provides a thorough grounding in current rescue and diving accident management procedures. A qualified Rescue Diver is a very competent, self-reliant diver who is also able to care for others in an emergency. The course itself is both enjoyable and rewarding.

Text and Materials/that you will have access to while on the course

PADI Rescue Diver Manual - supplied at the first class meeting.
PADI Rescue Diver Video – This may be used in class.
N.B. on some courses, some of the above may be included in the price. Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet for details.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of an approved Open Water Scuba Diving Course.
Successful completion of an approved Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving Course.
Completed logbook detailing your logged open water dives (NB you need 20 dives).
MFA or equivalent CPR training within last 24 months.
NB. Previous dives must be signed and stamped to be considered as valid. Also, if your last dive is some time ago (usually more than 6 months) you will be required to do a Refresher Dive.
Contact us if you are under 18.

Course Objectives

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to complete the following: (N.B. the course will include – but is not limited to the following objectives)
  • Demonstrate self-rescue
  • Know how to recognise diver stress
  • Be able to deal with emergency management and equipment considerations
  • Be competent at both swimming and non-swimming assists
  • Know how to deal with panicked diver response
  • Be aware of potential underwater problems
  • Know what to do regards missing diver procedures
  • Know how to surface an unconscious diver
  • Know how to implement in-water artificial respiration
  • Have experienced dive accident scenarios
  • Will understand first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • Practised exits

What will I need?

You will need your completed logbook detailing all your open water dives to date, and proof of your completed MFA or CPR course. You will also need suitable clothing for travelling to/from the place of study or dive site, swimwear and a towel. Depending on the country/location of where you choose to do your dive course, you may need additional items. Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet.

How long does it take?

On average the course takes 3 days (on a full time basis). Please refer to your specific tour fact sheet for actual duration.

How am I assessed?

You are quizzed on lecture material (knowledge reviews), evaluated on your underwater skills/exercises and you must attend classes. There is also a final written exam.

What will I do on the course?

The course consists of 2 types of activities: classroom sessions and open water exercises/activities. Students will also be expected to do some out of class studying.

In the class

There will be knowledge development sessions, in the form of lectures, class participation and discussion. There will be text assignments and supplementary reading. There will be a final written exam. Most questions are either multiple choice or true/false.

In Open Water

You will complete all of the above, listed in ‘Course Objectives’.

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