PADI COURSES



Bubble Maker (8yrs+)

Bubble Maker (8 yrs+)

What a great way to introduce children to scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet of water. Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend!

Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don't have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres/ 6 feet. Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included) Also available as a confined open water experience (2 metres/ 6 feet max. depth)

Kids get a chance to : Experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of PADI Instructors Take their first breath underwater Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children.

The PADI Bubblemaker program is for children age 8 and above. No pre-training required


Discover Scuba Diving (10yrs+)

Discover Scuba Diving (10 yrs+)

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

You will learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step

Discover Scuba Diving is for anybody aged 10 and above. No pre-training required

Scuba Diver (10 yrs+)

Scuba Diver (10 yrs+)

This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification.

This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course.

During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:
- Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.

- Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.

- Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.

- Preventing common problems underwater.

- An introduction to boat diving.

The PADI Scuba Diver program is for anybody aged 15 years and above (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification). No pre-training required

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

You will learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step

Discover Scuba Diving is for anybody aged 10 and above. No pre-training required

Adventure Diver

Adventure Diver

he PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. It's a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba diving skills and gain more confidence.

You can sample three adventure dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever. Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the 1st dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course.

By completing two more adventure dives after this including deep and navigation, you're an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

To become an Adventure Diver, you need to have a (jr) PADI Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) and be min. 15 years old (10 for a Junior qualification)

Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

This course is designed so you can go straight into it after the Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

You'll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:
- Underwater navigation
- Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres)
- A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

To become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you need to hold a PADI Open Water Diver certificate (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and be min. 15 years old (12 for Jr certification)

Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver

"Challenging" and "rewarding" best describe the Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you've already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it's the best course they've ever taken.

To enroll in the Rescue Diver course, you must:


- Be 15 years or older
- Have an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or from another organization)
- Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

Master Scuba Diver

Master Scuba Diver

being a PADI Master Scuba Diver is a rating that puts you in a class of distinction enabling you to writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that will set you apart.

As a PADI Master Scuba Diver, you have reached the highest level of recreational diving in the PADI system (non pro level)

To become a Master Scuba Diver, you must:


- Be 15 years or older
- Have an PADI Rescue Diver certification (or from another organization)
- minimum of 50 logged dives

Dive Master

Dive Master

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.

You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises. As you progress through your Divemaster course, you'll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence.

Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you'll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the the acquatic realm.
To become a Dive Master, you must:


- Be 18 years or older
- Have certifications upto PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalents from another organization)
- Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
- Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification

SPECIALTY COURSES

Deep Diver

Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There's something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That's why the PADI Deep Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Wreck Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.

What You Learn:
- Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet
- Deep scuba diving equipment considerations
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under supervision

Wreck Diver

Wreck Diver

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they're intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

Many shipwrecks are often found in deeper water. That's why the PADI Wreck Diver course is a natural companion to the PADI Deep Diver course. Sometimes you can take these two specialties concurrently.

What You Learn:
- Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards
- How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks
- Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
- Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks
- Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives supervision

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who've mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally.

What You Learn:
- How to trim your scuba gear so you're perfectly balanced in the water
- Nuances in determining weight so you're not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
- How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water
- How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position

Under Water Navigator

Under Water Navigator

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone's buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they're having a great time – until it's time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

What You Learn:
- Navigation patterns
- Natural navigation (without a compass)
- Compass navigation
- How to "mark" or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface
- Underwater map making
- How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder
- Dive site relocation
- How to estimate distance underwater

Drift Diver

Drift Diver

Drift Diving is nearly effortless and relaxing. You simply glide along and enjoy the rush of flying underwater while the current does the work.

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you'll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by "going with the flow," staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

What You Learn:
- Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving
- An introduction to drift diving equipment -- floats, lines, reels
- Buoyancy-control, navigation and communication for drift diving
- Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
- Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group

Enriched Air Nitrox

Enriched Air Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

What You Learn:
- Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
- Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations
- Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what's in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

UW digital photography

UW digital photography

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.

What You Learn:
- How to choose the right underwater camera system for you
- The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly
- The three primary principles for good underwater photos

Search & Recovery diver

Search & Recovery diver

Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It's fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you'll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you'll know how to search for and recover it.

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost "treasure"? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

What You Learn:
- Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems
- How to locate large and small objects using search patterns
- How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods
- Limited visibility search techniques

Boat Diver

Boat Diver

Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It's fun to know what you're doing.

Whether you've never made a boat dive or you've logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

What You Learn:
Learn the tips, tricks and ways to to scuba dive from a boat
- Dive from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards : how they differ from place to place gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area
- Safely enter and exit the water :
sometimes it's better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the boat
sometimes you just take off your fins and weights and walk up the ladder
- Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas
- Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives.
- Locate basic boat safety equipment

Cavern Diver

Cavern Diver

Can you see the light? If you dive within the light zone of a cave–the area near the cave entrance where natural light is always visible–you're in the cavern zone.

What You Learn:
- Cavern navigation and line protocols
- Planning, organization, techniques, problems and hazards of cavern diving
- Special equipment use, such as lights, guidelines, reels and redundant breathing systems
- Air sharing, disorientation, silting, line problems and other emergency procedures specific to cavern diving
- Silt prevention, buoyancy control, air management and emergency procedures
- Depth and distant limits for cavern diving

DAN COURSES

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise possible dive-related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.

Course participants will learn to be familiar with the signs and symptoms of major diving injuries including near drowning and decompression illnesses (arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness). Course participants must demonstrate proper deployment, assembly, disassembly, and use of all components of the DAN Oxygen Unit. This includes use of the demand inhalator valve / mask, constant flow (delivering oxygen up to 25 lpm), non-rebreather mask and oronasal resuscitation mask with supplemental oxygen inlet.


Advanced Oxygen 1st Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

Advanced Oxygen 1st Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries

This course is an advanced level course and provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course. It is designed to train DAN Oxygen Providers to use a positive pressure valve (as the MTV100) and/or a bag-valve-mask (BVM).

At the end of this programme, participants will be able to: List the instructions for providing oxygen to non-breathing injured scuba divers.
State the ideal concentrations of oxygen and the factors that can influence them.
Inspect the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
Outline the circumstances for using the MTV and/or the Bag Valve Mask.
List the directions for ventilations with the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
List the potential problems associated with the use of the MTV and /or Bag Valve Mask.
List the considerations for effective ventilations with the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Describe the characteristics of an effective ventilation using the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask
Explain the steps to follow for cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Perform a scene safety assessment.
List the steps in performing a scene safety assessment.
Assess the Airway, Breathing and Circulation (ABCs) of an injured diver.
Demonstrate a caring attitude towards a diver who becomes ill or injured.
Establish and maintain the Airway and Breathing (perform Rescue Breathing) for an injured diver.
Disassemble and reassemble the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask.
Demonstrate the correct technique for testing the MTV and/or the Bag Valve Mask prior to using it.
Use the MTV and/or Bag Valve Mask to resuscitate non-breathing divers (during training this will be done on a mannequin)
Use the MTV to provide oxygen to breathing divers


Medical Oxygen Rebreather

Medical Oxygen Rebreather

The DAN Medical Oxygen Rebreather (MO2R) Training Module is an additional training module for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course within the past 12 months. It trains DAN Oxygen Providers to recognise diving injuries where a MO2R System will be an effective method of providing emergency oxygen first aid and how to assemble and provide emergency oxygen first aid using a MO2R. The MO2R System will benefit a responsive and breathing injured diver where there is substantial distance to the nearest medical facility or delay to the next level of emergency response. A MO2R is designed to provide high concentrations of emergency oxygen for up to eight hours.

The objective of the MO2R Training Module is to train and educate DAN Oxygen Providers in the techniques of using a MO2R System as first aid for a suspected dive injury. Certified MO2R Providers will be able to: Determine when it is appropriate to deploy the MO2R unit; Set up the system; and Use the system with a DAN Oxygen Unit to provide oxygen first aid to a conscious, breathing, injured diver.


O2 1st Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

O2 1st Aid for Aquatic Emergencies

This course represents training designed to educate the public to recognize possible aquatic related injuries and to provide emergency oxygen first aid while activating the local emergency medical services (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest medical facility.

The objective of this course is to train and educate the public in the techniques of using oxygen, as first aid for a suspected submersion incident (near drowning).

This course is not designed to train divers in the use of oxygen. Divers should participate in a DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving course.


Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.

The DAN Basic Life Support provider ("DAN BLS Provider") programme is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to adult victims. BLS consists out of several First Aid techniques that support (or might restore) life. At the end of the course the DAN BLS provider will be able to recognise an emergency, activate the EMS and provide early BLS, while waiting for an AED or Advanced Life support to arrive at the scene of the accident. Early Access to the EMS and early BLS are 2 of the 4 links in the chain of survival.


Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for Scuba Diving

This course represents entry-level training designed to educate the general diving (and qualified non-diving) public to better recognise the warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest and administer first aid using Basic Life Support techniques and an Automated External Defibrillator while activating the local emergency medical services, (EMS) and / or arranging for evacuation to the nearest appropriate medical facility.

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:
- Recognise the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
- Provide Basic Life Support while setting up the automated external defibrillator.
- Provide basic life support with an AED.
- Care for and maintain an AED.



On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers

This course, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, is an advanced-level program that provides additional training for those individuals who have successfully completed the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries course (or equivalent*) within the past two years (24 months). It was designed to
- Refresh the knowledge of the warning signs of a dive emergency
- Identify when it is appropriate to conduct an on-site neurological assessment
- Conduct an on-site neurological assessment

At the end of this program, DAN On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, participants will be able to:
- Understand and identify common warning signs of decompression illness.
- Take a dive history to determine when it is appropriate to conduct a complete on-Site Neurological Assessment.
- Use an On-Site Neurological Assessment Slate to conduct a complete On-Site Neurological Assessment.


DEMP - DFR

Diving Emergency Management Provider course (DEMP)
Diving First Responder (DFR)

DAN offers several dive-specific first aid training programs. Because these courses are often taught independently, there is repetitive information and skills. the Diving Emergency Management Provider and the Diving First Responder Course allows DAN Instructors to offer an integrated course that allows divers to learn the information and skills in DAN Training Programs, at a significant savings of time, but without sacrificing any skills.

While the Diving Emergency Management Provider course combines the Oxygen, AED and HMLI course, the DAN Diving First Responder course also includes the skills and knowledge from the Advanced Oxygen Provider course.


Basic Life Support

Basic Life Support

The Basic Life Support course, represents entry-level training designed to educate persons in providing Basic Life Support techniques to adult victims with life threatening injuries, while activating the local medical services.

The DAN Basic Life Support provider ("DAN BLS Provider") programme is designed to teach the knowledge and skills needed to provide Basic Life Support (BLS) to adult victims. BLS consists out of several First Aid techniques that support (or might restore) life. At the end of the course the DAN BLS provider will be able to recognise an emergency, activate the EMS and provide early BLS, while waiting for an AED or Advanced Life support to arrive at the scene of the accident. Early Access to the EMS and early BLS are 2 of the 4 links in the chain of survival.