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PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Take the first plunge with the PADI Scuba Diver Course in only 1 - 3 days.

People who have never experienced diving can try it out with Mermaid Diving Club Discover Scuba Course. This half day course consists of three parts. First, we conduct a short lecture on the boat, discussing equipment and how to dive safely. Second, we build your confidence through a practice session in shallow water. Finally, we take our new divers to explore the amazing flora and fauna of the meditterranean.

It's that easy! Have a blast blowing bubbles for the first time with Mermaid Diving Club!

- 1 Day
First day includes theory and skills training and one dive for pleasure (2 dives)

- 2 Days
Includes theory and skills training and three dives for pleasure (4 dives)

- 3 Days
Includes theory and skills training and five dives for pleasure (6 dives)

PADI Open Water Diver Course 4 days

Open the door to the world of inner space with the PADI Open Water Course.

This is the first step to qualify as a diver. You will learn to dive under the control of an Instructor following the PADI modular education system, which includes theory lectures by the comprehensive diver-training manual. Then you will take practical diving lessons in the sea on our dive boat. Our friendly, patient, qualified instructors love to teach new divers how to enjoy diving, and how to be a safe and confident diver. Your confined water sessions will focus on teaching you the skills you have already discussed during the lesson, including how to clear your mask of water, equalize your ears and other basics, and then the fun begins. Once you have obtained proficiency in the basic skills you will do four open water dives with your instructor, gradually learning to enjoy the feeling of weightlessness, control your buoyancy and look at loads of cool fish. After graduate from the course as a qualified Open Water Diver allowing you to dive worldwide confidently and safely and feel freedom to explore underwater the locations of your choice, rent and buy dive gear, and of course continue your education and experience as a diver.
 


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course 2 days

Short on theory and long on fun, the PADI Advanced Open Water Course will open new diving horizons to all

Two days in duration, Advanced Open Water is the next level in the PADI system and focuses on exposing you to specialized diving activities not covered in the Open Water Course, and is a fun and interesting way to gain further underwater experience while learning about those diving activities that interest you most. Whatever your goal, be it identifying marine life, recovering lost objects or simply gaining a higher level of confidence underwater, the Advanced course has something for you.

Five skills are required for certification, of which two, deep (30 Metres) and navigation are mandated. The remaining three skills are elective. Choose from underwater naturalist, search and recovery, boat dive, underwater photographer, night dive, peak performance buoyancy and multilevel diver. No matter what you choose, you will be continuing your diving education while having fun as the Mermaid Diving boat ferries you in comfort to appropriate dive sites for each dive.

Open Water Diver certification is a prerequisite for Advanced Open Water Diver Certification.


PADI Rescue Diver Course 3 days

PADI Rescue Divers have proven their ability to care for both themselves and others in a variety of diving situations.

This course provides additional skills to perform dive rescues and deal with diving emergencies and will also develop your potential as a dive leader. It is the first step in assisting another diver and is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership training.

Ever wondered what to do if your buddy has trouble equalizing? How to provide oxygen to an injured diver? Even how to recover an unconscious diver who has been separated from the group? The focus is on problem recognition and prevention. The PADI Rescue Diver Course will teach you all these things and many more, leaving you with a sense of security as a diver that cannot be obtained in any other way.
In 3 days of training, the course will take you through many possible situations, from the most basic (assisting a tired diver or one who has panicked at the surface) to the most complex (recovering an unconscious diver from the bottom and providing rescue breathing and care while towing them to the boat or shore). The course culminates in a complete scenario where you are the diver in charge of an entire rescue operation.
The Rescue Course will serve you well even if you are never presented with an occasion to use the skills you've been taught. It is a must for increased confidence and proficiency in the water. At Mermaid Diving Club we will also heighten your awareness of possible injury from local marine life and teach you the appropriate care for other uncomfortable situations.

Prior to certification you will need proof of CPR training or complete the Medic First Aid course

PADI Emergency First Response Course 1 day

For divers and non-divers alike, the PADI  Emergency First Response course can be a lifesaver.

This course covers CPR and First aid training to teach you to respond with the appropriate kind of care for a wide range of diving and non diving medical emergencies like an exhaustive list of medical situations including heat exhaustion, controlling bleeding, and responding to a choking victim, covering signs and symptoms of each emergency.

The course is held in the classroom and no practical diving is involved and it is simple to follow without sacrificing thoroughness, and the final exam presents you with a number of scenarios with which to test your knowledge, so that you'll be certain of it should you ever need it.

PADI Dive Speciality Courses 1 or 2 days each

Specialties are our specialty! We take great pride in our instructors who all have the necessary ratings to teach the full spectrum of PADI specialty courses.

Focus on the underwater activities that interest you most. Specialty certifications expose you to many new exciting skills and environments. Choose from Night Diver, Search & Recovery Diver, Underwater Navigator, DeepDiver, Underwater Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat Dive, Underwater Photographer or Multi Level Diver.

PADI Underwater Naturalist Program (1 day- 2 dives)

Aside from just becoming certified to dive, why not learn exactly what it is you are seeing down there. The PADI Underwater Naturalist Course teaches you how to identify local marine life and examine the interrelationship between living things and their environment. Learn how to interact with aquatic life in a safe and responsible manner. This course includes scuba gear, and two UW Naturalist boat dives with an instructor.

Deep Diver Specialty Course (2 days- 4 dives)

This course covers the proper planning, procedures and techniques needed to safely conduct deep dives. Review the Recreational Dive Planner (dive tables), learn to make proper safety stops and discuss emergency decompression procedures, buoyancy considerations, nitrogen narcosis, and more. This course includes scuba gear and four deep boat dives to 30 metres with an instructor.

 

PADI Night Diver Specialty Course (2 days- 3 dives)

Night diving allows divers to witness the many interesting and exciting nocturnal marine creatures that remain hidden during the day. You're likely to see shrimps, octopus, sleeping fish, starfish and beautiful corals. This course teaches the student how to night dive properly and safely, stressing navigation, dive light maintenance and usage, special signals and more. The course includes scuba gear, use of a dive light, and three night dives with an instructor.

Underwater Navigator (1 day - 2 dives)

This Specialty teaches you how to navigate your way underneath the surface without using too much effort and oxygen. PADI Underwater Navigator course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of navigating underwater. You will learn about distance estimation, natural navigation (without a compass), and compass navigation. You will develop the ability to perform important skills, including relocating a submerged object or position from the surface, underwater map making and application, and practice several navigation patterns
The course consists of 2 open water dives in which you will be taught to use your navigation equipment and the environment for navigating.

Peak Performance Buoyancy (1 day - 2 dives)

The goal of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy training is to enhance the student's buoyancy control abilities through knowledge development and skills practice. You will learn how to control your buoyancy in order to minimize the efforts and oxygen usage needed for underwater movement. And you can do a no reference descent and stop motionless a few metre from the bottom without finning or sculling with your hands. You will do positioning and distributing weight for comfort and desired body position, buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, streamlining and visualization. The course consists of 2 open water dives.

Search & Recovery (1 day - 2 dives)

The PADI Search and Recovery Course will teach you the basics of lost and found and how to apply the correct search technique to find the lost object. The course covers the basics of search patterns and emphasizes underwater navigation techniques. The buddy system is crucial to successful searching and lifting of objects and this course explains and provides you with practical exercises to hone your skills The course consists of 2 open water dives.

Multi Level Diver (1 day - 2 dives)

The purpose of the PADI Multi Level Diver Speciality course is to enable the student to plan, organise and make safe multi level no-decompression dives with the PADI Wheel or Dive computers (generally used more than tables), and to ensure that you know the most up to date recommendations for flying after diving, omitted decompression and the SAFE diver program. The course will improve your diving abilities, and provide you with additional diving supervision and experience. Maximise your bottom time on all dives, while staying within your no-deco limits, and get the most out of your diving! The course consists of 2 open water dives.

Underwater Photographer (1 day - 2 dives)

Underwater photography is the perfect way to bring back memories of your underwater experiences. Best of all, you can then share those experiences with both your diving and non-diving friends and family. Underwater photographers naturally develop a better knowledge of underwater life than most divers and tend to become more observant with practice. Underwater photography is an ideal companion for the vacationing diver; the lace coral enthusiast or any diver who wishes to preserve or describe what is seen underwater. If you love telling people about what diving is all about, then this is for you! The course consists of 2 open water dives.

Boat Diver (1 day - 2 dives)

The course is designed to teach you how to safely and enjoyably dive from a boat. Boat diving also provides opportunities to dive in areas that could not be reached otherwise. At this course you will be able to develop your knowledge of dive boats -- proper boat diving etiquette, personal conduct, basic dive boat terminology, local boat diving laws and/or ordinances, your ability to perform important boat diving skills -- boat diving entries/exits, use of emergency/safety equipment and, in some situations, basic boat skills and enable you to plan, organize and conduct safe dives from a boat.

PADI Dive Master Course 10-14 days

The Divemaster course is the first step towards that job you always dreamed of.

This course is the first step towards a professional career in recreational diving. It will develop your leadership capabilities, expand your theoretical knowledge and train you to organise and supervise recreational diving activities. This rating denotes you as a person who has a high level of personal diving skill, instructor level knowledge of diving theory, have significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities and able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers.


The course covers three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:
" Watermanship skills assessment, stamina, and general diving skills
" Knowledge development in diving physics, diving physiology, diving skills and environment, supervising students in training, dive management and control, dive planning, emergency assistance planing and mapping a local open water site.
" Practical Application This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual PADI programs.

As a PADI Divemaster you'll be able to:
" Act as certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors.
" Supervise participants in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers.
" Generally supervise both training and no training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
" Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
" Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers.
" Enroll in PADI Instructor level training
These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide.
 

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