What does the course involve?
The course is very flexible and can be
spread over as long or as short a period
as you like. Ideally it is conducted over
two week ends (though it doesn't have
to be on successive weekends) and one day in the classroom. The classroom session are usually held at your own home at a convenient time, usually one day over the weekend or we can also conduct this session on a weekday if that uis easier for you. During this session we will go through the
knowledge reviews from your crewpack.
These are simple reviews of what you know
and are not tests. At the end of each
section we will review your answers
and provide additional classroom training
as required. After completing knowledge reviews and watching a few DVD's of the skills etc. the next step is to go to the pool and start the fun part - diving. In the pool we learn and practice the basic skills required before we can go diving. All groups are kept
small, usually a maximum of 4 people, ensuring personal attention at all
It is also very important to stress at this point that not only are our groups kept small, usually no more than 4 in a group, but that we use half of a very large 33m long pool. This is very important to know, as learning to dive involves much more than simply kneeling on the bottom of a small pool in a large group and doing a few exercises. It is vital that you have time and room to swim around and practice the most important skill in diving - good buoyancy control. You can't do that in a small or crowded pool
After completion of the theory and pool it's off to the lake! The second week end will involve a trip to the lake on Saturday and Sunday where we can practice the skills you have learned and have an enjoyable dive at the same time !
Once this is completed you will qaulified as a PADI Open Water and you will be able to dive at any dive resort in the world!!
If you would like to find out more about us and our staff, particularly our experience and passion for diving have a look here.