PADI Open Water Course :
Do you want to try the word class diving gems independently? If yes, then this is the course for you. We prepare you to explore the magnificent marine ecosystems across the world. It’s a different experience altogether when you get to explore all by yourself, the dazzling reefs, schools of tropical fish, crabs, turtles, lobsters and streaks of surreal sunshine. We have dive sites ideal for wall, cave, night and wreck diving.
Dive sites where we train you are perfect for learning since it is shallow(6 to 10m ) with water temperature approximately around 28 degree Celsius. Get set for diving through the coral gardens in warm clear waters drifting along the deep walls covered with sponges and other macro life. Rejuvenate your soul by taking plunge in the fantastic wonders of spectacular underwater world.
- 4 Classroom sessions
- 2 pool sessions
- Open Water Dives
- 4 Open Water Dives
PADI Open Water :
This is the best part of this course, we adorn you with an internationally recognized certification that will let you dive independently anywhere in the world. So now you will have the underwater driver’s license to go and explore the mysterious underwater world of the best dive sites across the world from Coral Sea in Australia to Sipadan Islands in Malaysia. You pack your wet suit and explore those pristine and remote dive sites with your well earned underwater driver’s license. It is all about the style these days and you get to own it when you own this certification.
What happens in this course?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). You develop the skills by actually diving with a PADI Instructor at our PADI Dive Center or Resort. You learn the fundamental skills needed for diving. During the course, you read, watch videos, take quizzes, and demonstrate mastery of basic scuba diving skills. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of 3 main portions: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives. The underwater world holds some of life’s most incredible experiences, but essentially this course will allow you to become a certified diver.
What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?
To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.
What else is required to complete the course?
You’ll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor. You learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you’ve trained in.
What Scuba gear will you use?
You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.
How old does one need to be to dive?
Anyone over 10 years of age. Having said that, we grant an exception for a few 8 and 9 year olds provided they meet a certain criteria as laid down by our professional divers.
Is there any maximum age limit?
While you must be at least 10 years of age to be a certified diver, you can never be too old to attempt it.
Is it a difficult sport to learn?
No, it isn’t. If you’re comfortable in the water and can swim it will be a walk in the park. However, if you aren’t any of those two things, our instructors will make sure you comfortable to a level where you can enjoy it as well.
Is it dangerous?
No, it isn’t. Whenever injuries do occur though, it is only because careful attention wasn’t paid during training or the instructor wasn’t certified.
Why do my ears hurt when I dive down?
This usually happens when the water pressure on your eardrums aren’t equal. While training with us you will learn techniques to correct this phenomenon which may help you when you are on your next flight too.
I wear contacts, will that be a problem?
Not at all. Make sure your face mask is fastened correctly so that water doesn’t fill up in them and you will be fine.
What should a diver never do before diving?
Never drink and dive, never eat a big meal before you dive and never lie about any medical condition you may have to your dive instructor before you dive.
What does PADI stand for?
Professional Association of Diving Instructors.
Know more at http://www.padi.com.
What does the acronym SCUBA stand for?
Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.
Can health conditions prevent me from diving?
While anyone who is reasonably fit and in good health can scuba dive, there are some who cannot. For example pregnant women should not dive, while people with a history of lung disease or injury must consult their physician before diving.
Do I need to book in advance and if so, how far?
If you don’t want to be at the receiving end of a fully booked diving schedule, it is advisable to book in advance.
What do I need to carry with me when I come?
A bathing suit, towel, toiletries, T-shirts, shorts, and sunscreen lotion.
Is it necessary to be a good swimmer to do this course?
yes, it is essential that you know how to swim to be eligible for this course
Am I allowed to dive with breasts implants or while I’m on my monthly cycle?
Yes, it is okay. While diving abroad however or in other local waters, it may be wise to check with the concerned party before you dive in.
Can I scuba dive while pregnant?
No, it is not.
How long do I need to wait before I can sit on a flight after diving course?
A minimum of 24 hours of rest is required by experts and beginners respectively before they can board their flights.
Can group bookings avail discounts?
Yes, they can.
Should we tip the staff or is it included in the package?
That is left completely up to your discretion. Gratuity is never frowned upon though.
How many people can the boat accommodate?
Minimum 3 & maximum of 20
Does a diving instructor accompany everyone on the trip?
Yes, as we take safety very seriously.
How deep will I be scuba diving?
Approximately 12 meters