Anyone aged 10 or older (there are options for ages 8 to 10 as well), with a reasonable level of physical fitness comfortable in the water & has a spirit for adventure.
There is no upper age limit on learning scuba dive. Certain conditions may preclude those of any age from diving, temporarily or permanently, especially, conditions associated with lung functions. As long as you maintain relatively good physical & mental conditioning, it's never too late to learn scuba diving. Many divers continue in their 70's & 80's.
No, it's probably easier than you imagine, especially if you're already comfortable in the water. PADI's entry-level course consists of Pool Diving, Knowledge Development & Open Water Dives. The course is performanced based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge & skills.
PADI courses are performance based, which means that you earn your certification when you demonstrate that you've mastered the required skills & knowledge. Because some learn faster than some others, course duration varies. The PADI Open Water Diver course can be completed in as little as three days.
You must be atleast 10 years old to receive a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. 10 to 11 years old Junior Open Water Divers must dive with a certified parent, guardian or PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet. 12 to 14 years olds must dive with a certified adult. At the age of 15, the junior certification upgrades to a regular Open Water Diver Certification.
No. Generally speaking, anyone in good average health & atleast 10 years old can participate. You will, however, complete a medical questionnaire indicating a reason to be cautious about diving, you'll need to check with a physician to make sure that you can dive.
No. You need to be a reasonably proficient swimmer & comfortable in the water. You must be able to swim a distance of 200 meters, without a time or specific stroke requirment. You'll also perform a 10 minute tread / float during a swim test before or during the course.
Absolutely! The PADI Discover Scuba experience that lets you to try scuba in a swimming pool, allowing you to make a shallow scuba dive supervised by a PADI professional. This usually takes a few hours.
If you need equipment, We can help you select quality equipment that fits properly & works within your budget. Most of the scuba equipment is very durable, so you won't have to replace it very often.
We offer internship programs to allow divers of all levels to work towards undertaking the Dive Master internship programs which gives you the opportunity to work alongside with our international & highly experienced team, while you undertake the course.
During all the dive trainings, each student diver, certified assistant & instructor must have:
Fins, Masks & Snorkels.
Compressed Gas Cylinders & Valve.
Buoyancy Control Device (BCD) & low pressured inflator.
Regulator & alternate Air source.
Submersible Pressure Gauge.
Weight system & Weights.
Adequate Exposure Protection appropriate for local diving conditions.
Atleast one Audible Emergency Surface signaling device (i.e. Whistle, Air Horn, etc,.).
During all Open Water training dives, trainees must also have a Timing Device, Compass, Knife / Diver's tool & Two Surface Signaling Device - one audible (i.e. Whistle, Air Horn, etc,.).