Diving Courses

 

As you are here on this page, you are likely to be interested in doing a scuba diving course and this can be an entry-level course (for non-certified scuba divers) or to continue your education. The Maldives is the perfect location for both – most dive centres will offer PADI courses or SSI courses. Both are worldwide accepted and also the two biggest scuba training agencies in the world.

I won't go into detail between the differences in those agencies, or which one is better! The quality of the course is mostly dependant on the instructor, the dive centre, the time and effort you put in yourself. As I'm a PADI Instructor, I will mention and explain the PADI Courses as I am more familiar with them.

 

 PADI Open Water Diver Course

 

openwater 250Get 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.

"If someone says “I’m a PADI Diver,” this means they’ve completed the PADI® Open Water Diver course. PADI Open Water is the most-recognized scuba certification in the world, and more than 900,000 divers choose PADI each year"

 

What You Learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

• Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
• Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
• Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

Prerequisites
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

• 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws

 

Start Now
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Advanced Diver Course Online, you can start right now. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills.The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.

*This course fee only covers your online training, assessments and certification card. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees via your PADI Dive Center.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

 

advanced 250Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI 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. 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’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

•Underwater navigation
•Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
•A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

What You Learn
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but 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 PlannerTM (eRDPTM)
•And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose

Prerequisites
To take this course, you must be:

A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver) Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.)

 

Start Now
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Advanced Diver Course Online, you can start right now. The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills.

*This course fee only covers your online training, assessments and certification card. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees via your PADI Dive Center.

 PADI Rescue Diver Course

 

rescue 250Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI 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 PADI Rescue Diver Course is the next step in the PADI system of Certification after completing the PADI Advanced Open Water Course. The Rescue Course is viewed by many as the most satisfying course they ever complete, as not only does it increase your rescue skills but enhances your general awareness of the whole safety aspects of diving! 

What You Learn
The knowledge and skills you get in the Rescue Diver course

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

Prerequisites
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be:

•12 years or older
•Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification 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). Rescue Diver Online The PADI Rescue Diver course is the newest addition to the PADI eLearning® family.

 

Start Now
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Rescue diver Course Online, you can start right now.

*This course fee only covers your online training, assessments and certification card. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees via your PADI Dive Center.

 PADI Divemaster Course

 

divemaster 250Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Divemaster.

When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

PADI Divemaster Course
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. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn
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.

Prerequisites
To take this course, you must be:

•18 years old
•A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
•A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
•An Emergency First Response 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
•Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

 

Start Now
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI eLearning and the PADI Divemaster Course Online, you can start right now. Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster.

*This course fee only covers your online training, assessments and certification card. Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees via your PADI Dive Center.