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Open Water Diver Courses

BUBBLEMAKER

The PADI Bubblemaker program allows children aged 8 to 9 to experience scuba diving in water 2 meters deep. This is the most exciting activity for children.

Under the supervision of a PADI Dive Instructor, your children can play in shallow water, breathe with scuba and blow bubbles. As an option, you may have an Underwater Photographer take souvenir photos.

Minimum Age: 8 years old

  • Maximum Depth: 2 meters
  • Time Required: 3 to 4 hours

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

PADI Discover Scuba Diving is the world’s most popular introductory dive program. This program consists of three parts – Knowledge Development, Confined Water Training and Open Water Dive. To participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, you must be at least 10 years old.

During Knowledge Development (about 30 minutes), you are given a briefing on basic scuba diving principles and techniques. During the Confined Water Training (conducted in the swimming pool), you learn basic scuba skills such as breathing from a regulator. After 30 to 40 minutes in the pool, you are taken to your first Open Water Dive in front  of the Resort. The maximum depth for this dive is 12 meters, but the initial depth is only 3 to 5 meters.

During your 40-minute dive, you’ll discover that marine life is unlike any you’ve seen before in aquariums. They are more colorful and some are naturally curious and may even come close to you.

Minimum Age: 10 years old

  • Maximum Depth: 12 meters
  • Time Required: 3 to 4 hours

From the time you sign up and participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. You can discuss how to continue your dive education. Take the next step and earn the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification.

PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course can be done in 3 days, but if you don’t have enough time, you can complete the pre-entry level PADI Scuba Diver course in 1-1/2 days now and upgrade in the future. This course consists of three parts– Knowledge Development Sessions, Confined Water Training and Open Water Dives.

The PADI Scuba Diver certification qualifies you to:

  • Plan and dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters accompanied by a Dive Professional.
  • Obtain tank air fills or purchase your own scuba equipment.
  • Continue your dive education to earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification.

To participate in the PADI Scuba Diver course, you must be at least 10 years old.

Note: Participants who are 10 to 14 years of age will receive the PADI Junior Scuba Diver certification.

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular recreational diver course and can be completed comfortably in just 3 days. This course consists of three parts– Knowledge Development Sessions, Confined Water Training and Open Water Dives, with the first 2 dives having a maximum depth of 12 meters and the last 2 dives with a maximum depth of 18 meters.

The PADI Open Water Diver certification qualifies you to:

  • Plan and dive independent of supervision with another certified Open Water Diver or higher.
  • Obtain tank air fills or purchase your own scuba equipment.
  • Continue your dive education to earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Specialty Diver certifications such as Enriched Air Nitrox Diver or Underwater Navigator

To participate in the PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be at least 10 years old.

Note: Participants who are 10 to 14 years of age will receive the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Divers aged 10 to 11 are allowed to dive to only 12 meters maximum depth.


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course can be completed in as little as 2 days. This course consists of 2 Core Dives (Deep and Underwater Navigation) and 3 Elective Dives such as underwater photography, night or wreck dive. By completing 5 Adventure Dives, you gain more knowledge of such diving activities, as well as more experience while diving under the supervision of a PADI Dive Instructor.

Upon completion, you earn the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, which qualifies you to continue your dive education by earning the PADI Rescue Diver or Specialty Diver certifications such as Deep Diver or Enriched Air Nitrox Diver.

To participate in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, you must:

  • Be at least 12 years old.
  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver or hold a qualifying certification from another agency.

Note: Participants who are 12 to 14 years of age will receive the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification, and are allowed to dive to a maximum of only 21 meters, while divers aged 15 and up can go to 30 meters during this course.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Rewarding and fun is what best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

 

Minimum age: 12 years old

 

Be certified as a PADI advanced open water diver or a similar certification of the same level from another organization. This is defined as proof of certification beyond entry level diver with at least two certifications total.  You must have proof of at least 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation. Before certification you must have undergone and certified in  CPR training within the past twenty-four months. The PADI EFR or PADI EFR/Care for Children course is recommended.


PADI Divemaster Course

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Minimum age: 18 years old

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent.
  • Be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Have logged a minimum of 40 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divemaster.
  • Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.