Scuba diving opens up a world of possibilities to choose from and to different people it means different things –
- An awesome way to unwind, blowing bubbles underwater, cut off from the outside world.
- Floating around lazily watching breathtakingly colourful corals and fishes
- Filled with awe and mystery swimming through sunken ships, planes and ancient cities
- The adrenaline rush from swimming with the big guys like the Whales, Manta Rays and Sharks
- Or spending time searching coral crevices and sifting sand for the small stuff like cleaner shrimps, ghost pipefish and sea horses
- And the list goes on…
So you see, your scuba diving journey can take any path you so desire. Try as many things as you want or lock on to one thing and become a master of that. And it all starts with the first step, the PADI Open Water Course. It is the first level course where you can dive independently without assistance of any dive professional after you get certified. It is the course where you learn the foundation skills in diving that form the basis of all your future endeavours in diving.
So, it’s not trivial course, because a good foundation means that you have a solid start to build upon as you progress and grow as a diver. Wrong habits and education at this level not only opens you up to risk each time you dive, but also limits your growth as a diver and takes a lot of relearning and correction to get back on the right track. A good instructor understands this and takes the time and makes that extra effort required for the student to pick up the right skills. But this is generally not possible in big commercial dive operations that focus on revenue and numbers, where instructors are forced to cut corners to meet the revenue targets of the dive operation. So they may be cheap to attract big numbers, but not the right match for you, if you want to take your time and learn properly. And this the why I teach independently and with small batches of 2-4 students at a time.
How Does it Work?
- Eligible?: You are over 10 years old, can swim 200 meters and medically fit to dive. See the medical form.
- Sign Up: Fill out the paperwork
- Diving Theory Sessions: We go through PADI Videos and discuss various topics related to scuba diving, ending with a multi choice exam
- Skills Practice Sessions: We jump in shallow water and practice various scuba diving skills
- Ocean Dives: We now apply those awesome scuba skills and apply the dive theory you learnt!
The entire course generally takes 4 – 5 days and has the following structure –
- Five theory segments as per the PADI study materials.
- Five skill practice sessions (Confined Water), though this is the minimum, we may do more if needed.
- Four Ocean dives (Open Water), again this is the minimum, we may do more if needed.
The day is usually structured like this –
- Day One & Two: Theory sessions and skills practice sessions.
- Day Three & Four: Skills practice and Ocean dives.
Since I always structure the course around your needs as a student, the actual schedule may differ.
To inquire about the course / book it, contact me 🙂
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