PADI Dive Courses

PADI Dive Courses

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Pre-requisites – None
Minimum age – 10 years old
This is a great introduction to diving; some basic theory will be covered followed by the mastery of some practical skills designed to keep you safe and comfortable in the water. You will then go on an open water dive to a maximum depth of 12m. If you wish to continue to your Open Water Course, this session can be credited towards it.

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Pre-requisites – None
Minimum age – 10 years old (Note: 10-14 yr old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver certification)
With this qualification you will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 18m with another open water diver. The course includes 5 theory sessions including quizzes and final exam, 5 confined water skills sessions and 4 open water dives.

PADI Scuba Review

Pre-requisites – Certified as a PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver
Minimum age – 10 years old
This is a great opportunity to re-fresh your skills, perhaps you want to re-acquaint yourself with diving or plan to do some diving whilst on holiday? Whatever the reason this course allows you to practice your skills enabling you to once again feel safe and comfortable in the water. The course includes knowledge reviews and some fundamental skills practice in confined water, an optional open water dive is also possible.

PADI Adventure Diver

Pre-requisites – PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
Minimum age – 10 years old (see below for minimum ages on specific dives)
This course allows you to experience different types of diving whilst enhancing your diving skills and building your confidence underwater. It includes 3 dives of your choosing and a knowledge review for each dive which can be done in your own time.

Adventure Dives available for those that are 10 years and older:
• Altitude Diver
• Fish Identification
• Boat Diver
• Digital Underwater Photography
• Dry Suit Diver
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Underwater Naturalist
• Underwater Navigator

Additional Adventure Dives available for those that are 12 years and older:
• Deep Diver
• Drift Diver
• Multilevel Diver
• Night Diver
• Search and Recovery Diver
• Underwater Videography
• Wreck Diver
• Enriched Air Nitrox
• Shark Conservation

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Pre-requisites – PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
Minimum age – 12 years old

This course is a great opportunity to log different types of dives whilst under the supervision of an Instructor. It consists of 5 dives with a knowledge review for each which can be done in your own time. 2 of the dives are compulsory – Deep Diver & Underwater Navigation and the other 3 dives can be chosen from the following options:

• Altitude Diver
• Fish Identification
• Boat Diver
• Digital Underwater Photography
• Dry Suit Diver
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Underwater Naturalist
• Drift Diver
• Multilevel Diver
• Night Diver
• Search and Recovery Diver
• Underwater Videography
• Wreck Diver
• Enriched Air Nitrox
• Shark Conservation

PADI Rescue Diver

Pre-requisites – PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent & completed a sanctioned CPR & First Aid Course within the last 2 years.
Minimum age – 12 years old

This course builds on what you have learnt previously by focussing on both the prevention and management of problems should they occur when diving. It includes 10 rescue exercises and 2 open water rescue scenarios, 5 knowledge reviews with quizzes and a final exam.

PADI Divemaster

Pre-requisites – PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, 40 logged dives to start the course, 60 logged dives to be certified at the end of the course. Current medical certificate (within 12 months) and a valid CPR & First Aid certification within 2 years.
Minimum age – 18 years old

Want to live what you love? Then the PADI Divemaster course could be for you, this is the first professional qualification level in PADI. Once qualified you can work anywhere in the world leading certified divers and assisting an instructor with courses. On this course you will develop your theoretical knowledge by completing assessments and a final exam, further your practical skills so they are demonstration quality and practice leading dives with certified divers as well as assisting on courses.

PADI Specialities

PADI Speciality courses provide the perfect opportunity to learn more about specific types of diving that interest you the most, choose from the following:

Course

Minimum age

Pre-requisites

Open water training

Deep Diver

15

Adventure Diver

4 open water dives

Digital Underwater Photographer

10

(Junior) Open Water Diver

1 or 2 open water dives

Enriched Air Diver

12

(Junior) Open Water Diver

2 open water dives (optional)

Peak Performance Buoyancy

10

(Junior) Open Water Diver

2 open water dives

Underwater Naturalist

10

(Junior) Open Water Diver

2 open water dives

Wreck Diver

15

Adventure Diver

4 open water dives

AWARE Shark Conservation Diver

12

(Junior) Open Water Diver

2 open water shark dives

 

PADI Emergency First Response

Pre-requisites – None
Minimum age – None

This is an emergency first aid course open to everyone whether they are divers or not and takes around 8 hours to complete. It will provide you with the appropriate training and give you the confidence to carry it out in an emergency situation. It includes the requirements for first aid in the workplace and is recognised by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive) as a “designated person” status.



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