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PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world’s largest recreational diving membership organisation. The membership includes dive businesses, resort facilities, academic institutions, instructor trainers, dive educators, divers, snorkellers and other watersports enthusiasts. Professional PADI Members (dive centres, resorts, educational facilities, instructors, assistant instructors and divemasters) teach the vast majority of the world’s recreational divers, issuing more than 800,000 certifications each year. PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service.

PADI Courses

Bubblemaker Skin Diver Discover Scuba Diving Experience Scuba Diver
Open Water Diver Adventure Diver Advanced Open Water Diver Rescue Diver
Divemaster Emergency First Response Master Scuba Diver

 

Boat Diver AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Deep Diver Digital Underwater Photography
Diver Propulsion Vehicle Drift Diver Enriched Air Diver Equipment Specialist
Drift Diver Enriched Air Diver Equipment Specialist Emergency Oxygen Provider
AWARE Fish ID Multilevel Diver Underwater Naturalist Night Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy Project AWARE Specialist Search and Recovery Diver SMB Diver
Underwater Navigator Underwater Photography Underwater Videography Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aid

Bubblemaker

A great way to introduce children to scuba diving! From 8 years old and onwards children are able to experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Instructor. The Bubblemaker program is available as either a pool or open water experience (In swimming pool like conditions) to a maximum depth of 2 metres. Bubblemakers can continue the adventure to complete AquaMissions during the Seal Team program. Those who are 10-14 years old can take the Junior PADI Open Water Diver course.

Prerequisites

  • Be 8 years of age or older
  • Complete Bubblemaker medical statement

Duration

  • Half day

What you get

  • Upon completion of the experience participants will receive the Bubblemaker certificate

Skin Diver

The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get - and keep - your fins wet. While snorkelling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkellers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal. The course provides basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management and safe skin diving practices. In water training includes various techniques for donning and adjusting equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

Prerequisites

  • Be 8 years of age or older
  • Be comfortable in the water

Duration

  • 1 Day

What you get

  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Skin Diver Certification Card and Wall Certificate

Discover Scuba Diving Experience

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 diving 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. Once you are comfortable we will take you out for your first dive on the Navula Barrier Reef.

Prerequisites

  • Be 10 years of age or older
  • Complete the PADI Discover Scuba Diving affirmation of risk and medical history screen

Duration

  • ½ Day

What you get

  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Discover Scuba Diving Completion Certificate

Scuba Diver

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. 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. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver. The PADI Scuba Diver qualification will enable you to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision.
  • Continue your dive training and complete the PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses.

Prerequisites

  • Be 10 years of age or older
  • Complete the Divers Medical Questionnaire

Duration

  • 1 - 2 Days

What you get

  • The full PADI Open Water Diver Crewpack (Manual, Logbook, RDP)
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Scuba Diver Certification Card and Wall Certificate

Open Water Diver

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches student divers the foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision. The PADI Open Water Diver qualification will enable you to:

  • Dive with a buddy independent of supervision while applying the knowledge and skills you learn in this course, within the limits of your training and experience.
  • Obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services.
  • Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives when properly equipped and when accompanied by a buddy in conditions with which you have training and/or experience.
  • Continue your dive training with a specialty dive (Adventure Dive), in the PADI Adventures in Diving program or in PADI Specialty Diver courses.

Prerequisites

  • Be 10 years of age or older
  • Complete the Divers Medical Questionnaire

What you get

  • The full PADI Open Water Diver Crewpack (Manual, Logbook, RDP)
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Open Water Diver Certification Card and Wall Certificate

Adventure Diver

The 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. Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about drift diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three 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. You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Choose any three of the following Adventure Dives: Adventure Dives available to students 10 years of age and older:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photography

Additional Adventure Dives available to students 12 years of age and older:

  • Deep Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wreck Diver

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be 10 years of age or older
  • Complete the Divers Medical Questionnaire

Duration

  • 1 - 2 Days

What you get

  • The PADI Adventures in Diving manual and Dive Planning Slate
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive an Adventure Diver Certification Card and Wall Certificate

N.B. There is a surcharge applicable to the following elective dives; Photography, Videography, DPV and Night.

Advanced Open Water Diver

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. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving. You will complete 5 adventure dives during this course. The Underwater Navigation Dive and the Deep Dive are the core dives and then you will get a choice of three elective dives. At Scuba Bula there are 13 elective dives for you to choose from. Your instructor will help you choose which dives are best for you. The choices open to you are;

  • AWARE-Fish Identification Dive
  • Boat Dive
  • Digital Underwater Photography Dive
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive
  • Underwater Naturalist Dive
  • Underwater Photography Dive
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Multilevel and Computer Dive
  • Night Dive
  • Search and Recovery Dive
  • Underwater Videography Dive
  • Wreck Dive

What you will learn in this program will vary depending upon the elective dives you choose but will include:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive Planner™ (eRDPML™)

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Complete the Divers Medical Questionnaire

Duration

  • 2-3 Days

What you get

  • The PADI Adventures in Diving manual and Dive Planning Slate
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive an Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Card and Wall Certificate

N.B. There is a surcharge applicable to the following elective dives; Photography, Videography, DPV and Night.

Rescue Diver Course

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding your knowledge and experience. As a Rescue Diver you will learn to look beyond yourself to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor). Rescue Diver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills that you already learnt during your PADI Open Water Diver course. By its nature, the course is demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content and approach. “Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. What you learn during this course includes:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation
  • Have a current (within the last 24 months) First Aid and CPR qualification (see EFR Course)
  • Be 12 years of age or older
  • Complete the Divers Medical Questionnaire

Duration

  • 4-5 Days

What you get

  • The PADI Rescue Diver manual and Accident Management Workslate
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a Rescue Diver Certification Card and Wall Certificate

Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in a career in Scuba Diving? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. The PADI Divemaster course expands the problem solving skills developed by the PADI Rescue Diver program, and extends it from accident management and prevention scenarios to supervisory situations with student divers and certified divers. At the Divemaster level, problem solving emphasises looking for many possible solutions under the circumstances and choosing the best of several. Divemaster problem solving may include more than safety-related issues, and include handling customer service, business and operational challenges. The course also addresses attitudes and judgment. Attitudes are emotional influences that shape individual choices ranging from professional behaviour, role modelling, personal health and following safe diving practices, to very basic values, such as honesty. Judgment applies attitudes, experience, theoretical knowledge, deduction and intuition to problem solving and making decisions based on variables, sometimes under circumstances that aren’t “black or white”. 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 organise 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.

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkelling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty
  • Earn the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified Divemaster
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
    • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
    • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course

Prerequisites

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • Be an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Duration

  • Scuba Bula only offers the Internship program with a duration of 1-3 months depending upon the candidate
  • You will have more than 100 dives when you leave

What you get

  • The PADI Divemaster Manual
  • The PADI Divemaster Slates
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • The Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • The eRDPml
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive an Divemaster Certification Card and Wall Certificate (These are both sent from PADI)
  • N.B. You will be required to pay your own Divemaster fees directly to PADI

Emergency First Response

First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specialises in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers.

What you learn

  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

Prerequisites

  • There is no minimum age requirement for this course

Duration

  • 1 Day

What you get

  • The EFR Manual
  • Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive an EFR Certification Card and Wall Certificate

Master Scuba Diver

Sharpen your skills with the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced. More than a pipe dream? Absolutely! Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and training that sets you apart.

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.

Prerequisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 12 years old
  • Minimum of five PADI Specialty Diver courses
  • Minimum of 50 logged dives

PADI Specialty Courses

Boat Diver

At some point it is inevitable that you will end up diving from a boat, whether it’s a week long liveaboard or a short trip on a RIB to avoid a lengthy surface swim. This course will teach you how to do it all.

What you learn

  • How to plan
  • Organise and avoid the problems and hazards of boat diving
  • Boat diving etiquette
  • Nautical terminology
  • Specific and local boat diving laws
  • An overview of emergency/safety equipment needed on dive boats

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

AWARE Coral Reef Conservation

The AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course describes how coral reefs function and why they are so important. It also reviews why many reefs are in serious trouble and what individuals can do to prevent further decline. The AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course teaches divers, snorkellers and non-divers about the vital role coral reefs play in the marine environment and how these ecosystems are currently threatened. The course familiarises you with the current state of the world's coral reefs and explains how you can help protect the living reef from further decline.

Prerequisites

  • None

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • No Dives

Deep Diver

Some of the world's top dive sites lie in deeper water. From wrecks to reefs, at some point you will be making dives to between 30 and 40 metres, so why not do it safely? The Deep Diver course aims to increase your personal safety while deep diving, therefore making dives more enjoyable.

What you learn

  • How to effectively plan deeper dives
  • How to use specialist equipment required for deep diving
  • How to handle emergency situations that may occur at depth

Prerequisites

  • PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 15 years or older

Duration

  • 2 Days
  • 4 Dives

Digital Underwater Photography

The PADI Digital Underwater Photography course is a two-part (Level One and Level Two) introduction to digital underwater photography centered around today’s point-and-shoot digital cameras. The course helps you develop the knowledge, skills and practical techniques necessary to obtain excellent photographs with a digital camera, even on their first photo dive.

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 1 or 2 Dives

Diver Propulsion Vehicle

This course is designed to introduce divers to the skills and excitement of using diver propulsion vehicles. Using a DPV will enable you to have a chance to visit different dive locations, encounter different marine life, and explore farther.

What you learn

  • The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of diving with a underwater propulsion vehicle
  • Equipment considerations including but not limited to battery care, maintenance and precautions
  • Proper procedures for: determining a turnaround point, vehicle failure, runaway motor, descents and ascents and avoiding propeller entanglements
  • Techniques to avoid harming fragile aquatic life
  • Techniques for entering and exiting the water with a DPV

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 12 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Drift Diver

This course is designed to be an introduction to drift diving and to help you develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for drift diving.

What you learn

  • The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of drift diving
  • The specialist equipment require for drift diving
  • Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication
  • Site selection and overview of aquatic currents – causes and effects
  • Techniques for staying close to a buddy or together as a group

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 12 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Enriched Air Diver

Mother Nature provided us with air to breathe, she never said that it was the best gas for diving! As nitrox is readily available around the world, why not use the best gas there is? With higher percentages of oxygen in your breathing mix, you will significantly increase the bottom time that you are used to. If you just wish to increase your personal safety margin; using nitrox within conventional air tables will reduce the risk of decompression illness.

What you learn

  • How to analyse the contents of your cylinder
  • How to calculate the best mix for your upcoming dive
  • How to track your nitrogen and oxygen exposure
  • How to avoid problems associated with nitrox diving

Prerequisites

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 15 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • No Dives

Equipment Specialist

This is the ideal course for those divers who wish to learn the proper procedure for basic maintenance of their equipment. During the course you will also be able to familiarise yourself with new styles of diving equipment. Please note that this is not a servicing course.

What you learn

  • The theory, principles, and operation of diving equipment
  • Routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures, and equipment storage
  • Common problems with equipment and recommended professional maintenance procedures (may include a demonstration of repair procedures)
  • Simple suggestions for comfortable equipment configurations and an introduction to new equipment (optional trying of new or unfamiliar equipment in confined water may be included)

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • No Dives

Emergency Oxygen Provider

Being properly trained to administer oxygen is one of the most valuable skills a diver can possess. In fact, in many countries it is a legal requirement to be certified as an oxygen administrator in order to be able to give anyone oxygen.

What you learn

  • Recognise diving illnesses treatable by emergency oxygen
  • Properly setup equipment
  • Administer emergency oxygen

Prerequisites

  • None

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • No Dives

AWARE Fish ID

This course is designed to introduce you to the most common families and species of fish found in temperate and tropical waters. Divers learn basic fish identification and scientific surveying techniques. Through an overview of Project AWARE and other preservation and research efforts, such as the REEF Fish Survey Project, you will also learn the importance of personal involvement in aquatic environment conservation. This course covers the knowledge and techniques for identifying fish common to the local area.

What you learn

  • The Project AWARE philosophy about protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems
  • Fish family groupings and common characteristics of fish species found in the local area
  • Fish surveying techniques and strategies for collecting valid data
  • The planning, organisation, and procedures for identifying fish families and species while diving

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Multilevel Diver

Fed up with short time limits imposed by dive tables? Do you use a computer? If the answer to either of these questions is yes then this is the course for you. The Wheel and eRDPml are the only versions of dive tables in the world to permit multilevel diving. This course will dramatically increase the bottom time of your dives and is the only way to back-up computer based diving.

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 12 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Underwater Naturalist

If you want to understand more about the animals and plants you encounter underwater and learn how their form and behaviour is dictated by the environment, this is the course for you!

What you learn

  • The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of diving in different aquatic environments
  • A basic overview of major aquatic life groupings (kingdoms and phyla)
  • Factual information that dispels myths of potentially dangerous aquatic life
  • An overview of basic aquatic life interactions and associations
  • Responsible human interactions with aquatic life
  • Diving technique used to help preserve bottom dwelling aquatic life and minimise aquatic life disturbance

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Night Diver

Visiting a favourite, familiar dive site at night can be like visiting a whole new dive site. You may feel a little bit anxious about going underwater in the dark - no worries, that's natural and for some, even a bit of the fun. But, as you explore applying the techniques you'll learn, you'll find curiosity and excitement replacing hesitation and anxiety.

What you learn

  • Proper use of dive lights
  • Underwater signals at night
  • Buddy-system techniques
  • Night time navigation

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 12 years or older

Duration

  • 3 Evenings
  • 3 Dives

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Ask any dive professional what skill separates the upper and lower echelons of dive proficiency, and you'll almost always get the same answer: buoyancy control. Few skills can do as much for you as peak performance buoyancy. It's a skill that reaches into every dive, no matter where or what you're doing. It saves you air, it saves you energy and it makes your diving more fun. It helps you avoid damage to the environment, and it distinguishes you as a skilful diver.

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Project AWARE Specialist

The Project AWARE Specialty program is designed to familiarise divers and non-divers with the plight of worldwide aquatic ecosystems. It also describes what individuals can do to help protect aquatic resources. The program is a non-diving course that only contains classroom presentations. This course covers information about aquatic ecosystem degradation along with conservation measures to protect aquatic resources.

What you learn

  • The Project AWARE philosophy about protecting worldwide aquatic ecosystems
  • The importance of and interdependent nature of worldwide aquatic ecosystems
  • Pertinent issues concerning the environmental status of worldwide aquatic ecosystems, including: fisheries concerns, coastal zone management and marine pollution
  • The status of specific, critically degraded marine environments
  • Suggestions and information about specific actions that may help to conserve worldwide aquatic ecosystems

Prerequisites

  • None

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • No Dives

Search and Recovery Diver

At one time anything that vanished into the depths was considered irretrievably gone. Not any more! You could be the one to save the day by retrieving lost dive gear from the boat or even raising a trapped anchor.

What you learn

  • How to select and use search patterns appropriate to the environment
  • How to use specialist equipment required for search and recovery diving
  • How to tie appropriate knots
  • How to safely raise objects using various lifting devices

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 12 years or older

Duration

  • 2 Day
  • 4 Dives

SMB Diver

This course covers the knowledge and techniques required for the safe use of Surface Marker Buoys and delayed Surface Marker Buoys.

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Underwater Navigation

Never get lost again! Being able to navigate efficiently underwater will not only make your dives more pleasurable but also safer.

What you learn

  • The planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of underwater navigation
  • Methods of estimating distances underwater
  • Natural navigation techniques
  • Using underwater patterns
  • Dive site relocation techniques
  • Compass navigation techniques

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 2 Days
  • 3 Dives

Underwater Photography

Whether snorkelling, exploring reefs, under ice, at altitude, or on wrecks, if there's something worth seeing, there's something worth photographing. This makes underwater photography a pursuit that mixes well with your other diving activities, and one that permits you to share the underwater world with non-divers. Camera hire is included in the cost of the course but not film development costs.

What you learn

  • Principles of photography
  • Composition
  • Flash photography
  • Camera handling techniques and preparation
  • Care and maintenance of photographic equipment

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Dives

Underwater Videography

One of the fastest growing underwater hobbies, underwater video offers you immediate reward, a way to remember and share diving, and imaging that perhaps best shows non-divers what diving is all about. And with rapidly evolving technology, today's video cameras provide higher quality and more features in a smaller package than ever before - ideal for underwater application.

What you learn

  • How to select, maintain, care for and handle underwater video equipment
  • How to handle exposure, focus and maintain colour
  • How to adhere to safe diving practices whilst using video equipment

Prerequisites

  • PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • 10 years or older

Duration

  • 2 Days
  • 3 Dives

Hazardous Marine Life Injuries First Aid

The underwater world contains many hazardous marine creatures. This course will teach you how to identify them and treat any injuries they may cause.

Prerequisites

  • None

Duration

  • 1 Day
  • No Dives
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