Course explanations

Bubblemakers for Kids

The bubble maker course is designed for children between the ages of  8-11 who want to try diving. This is a non-certification course, and includes a pool session to a maximum depth of 2 meters. There are no skills involved in this course, just breathing, swimming  and “blowing bubbles.”

Discover SCUBA

The discover scuba program is designed for adults who want to give diving a go. This course is conducted in confined water to a maximum depth of 2-3 meters. The course involves no skills or theory, but is a trial dive for people who are not sure whether they will enjoy it or not.

Discover SCUBA Diving

The discover scuba program is the first step in discovering the beauty of the  underwater world. This course is divided up into three sections, which are classroom, confined water training and a dive in the ocean.  The theory section  includes a short video and lecture, followed by a short quiz. This teaches you the basic knowledge needed to ensure safety and enjoyment of your first open water dive. The confined water training is done in the swimming pool and  teaches you basic skills involved in diving.  The last section is the actual dive, which is to a maximum depth of twelve meters and is done together with an open water instructor.

SCUBA Diver

Scuba diver course is the first step The PADI towards certification.  This course takes approximately 2 days to complete and includes three classroom sessions, three confined water training sessions and two open water dives.  The dives are to a maximum depth of twelve meters and you will receive a certification card  which allows you to dive together with a professional divemaster or instructor worldwide to a maximum depth of twelve meters.

Open Water Diver

The PADI open water diving program generally takes three- four days to complete, and includes theory, confined water training and four open water dives. The open water course is divided into five modules, each of which has one classroom session and one confined water training session.  The course teaches you the knowledge and skills needed to ensure both safety and enjoyment while diving. Upon completion of this course, the diver will be given a certification card which enables him/her to dive worldwide to a maximum depth of 18 meters.

Advanced Open Water

The advanced open water diver course can be done immediately upon completion of the open water diving course.  This course includes minimal theory, five dives and a lot of fun! It is mandatory to do the two core dives, which are the deep and the navigation dives. The three elective dives are of your chose, and may be things such as: wreck, boat, night, search and recovery, naturalist or drift dives.

Rescue Diver Course

The rescue diving course teaches you various techniques on how to deal with diving emergencies. It includes panicked diver, missing divers, tired divers, search patterns and egresses.  This course also teaches you how to be both mentally and physically prepared for handling diving emergencies and how to prevent them from happening.

Medic first Aid

The medic first aid course takes approximately one day to complete. This course is for both divers and non-divers.  It includes basic knowledge of first aid and CPR.   

Rescue and MFA

The rescue and medic first aid course cobines the two above mentioned courses and takes between 3-4 days to complete.

Dive Master

The divemaster course is the first step in becoming a professional diver.  In this course you will learn more detailed  diving theory, including things such as physics, physiology,  equipment,  and the recreational dive planner.  The course involves a lot of diving, and teaches you how to take care of students and how to guide groups of divers in both a safe and enjoyable fashion.

Assistant Instructor

The assistant instructor course involves hands on teaching experience with students of all levels. You will be taught how to teach courses under the supervision of an open water instructor.

Instructor Development (IDC)

The instructor development course takes approximately 8 days. This course teaches you how to teach students both skills and theory. It includes teaching formats, skill development,  a peak performance buoyancy check,  and several classroom sessions. After the IDC is complete, most students go on to do the istructor examination (IE) which takes about two days. This involves diving theory examinations, oral examinations, rescue evaluation and standars and procedures. After you have completed the IE you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Instructor.

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