May 28, 2016

PADI Courses

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THE WAY THE WORLD LEARNS TO DIVE

At Scylllis Divers we offer many different PADI course and packages for all levels of divers, we make every course a first class experience, our aim is a personal service from start of your diving course to the end.

If you don’t have diving certification and you would like to experience diving we recommend the PADI discover scuba diving (DSD). The program takes around 3 hours. You’re going to learn the basic diving skills and experience underwater world.  This first dive might be credited to your PADI open water diver certification and you can continue your diving education. The price of DSD will be deducted from a cost of the open water course.

PADI Open Water course – The PADI Open Water course is the most popular entry level Scuba Diver certification in the world.  From age 10 for Junior Open Water and age 15 PADI Open Water.   No prior experience required. Time required 3 to 5 days.

PADI Scuba Review  If you have not dived for a while, we recommend you take our Scuba Review. Time required Half day for Skill review or whole day for skill and one shore dive.

All course fees include equipment required and manuals, we have no hidden charges like other operators. We recommend PADI eLearning  or PADI OPEN WATER DIVER TOUCH  PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere.

Continuing Your Scuba Diving Education with a PADI Advanced Course

Open Water divers looking to enhance their skills should consider the PADI Advanced Open Water course. The PADI Advanced Open Water course is the most common certificate carried by recreational Scuba Divers and recognised in every dive shop worldwide.

For those with previous diving certification and experience the options are endless;

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

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PADI Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What will you learn?

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

The PADI Open Water certification will authorise you to dive to 18m in Open Water.

You will be welcomed in almost every recognised diving location with your PADI OWC card.

PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. It takes only 10 – 12 hours to finish all theory plus final exam at home. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.

PADI eLearning  or PADI OPEN WATER DIVER TOUCH lets you:

  • Learn by watching, listening, reading and interacting with a dynamic instructional program.
  • Access the material for one year, plus gain unlimited access to an online version of the course manual.
  • Contact us at Scyllis Divers by email or Skype anytime you have a question about what you’re learning.
  • Get in the water quickly – applying what you’ve learned – when you meet with your PADI Instructor.

At Scyllis Divers we repeat the basics and focus on your water skills plus the 4 Open Water Dives.

Prospective eLearning itinerary:

Start today with eLearning.

  • Day 1  Meet us and finalize paper work and any questions you may from the eLearning. Assemble your equipment and head to the water for Confined Water Training 1 and 2
  • Day 2  Confined Water Training 3 and 4. Open Water Dive 1 and 2
  • Day 3  Confined Water Training 5. Open Water Dive 3 and 4
  • Day 4  1 FUN DIVE FOR FREE if you book additional fun dives with Scyllis Divers.

Congratulations, you are a diver. When you finished your Open Water course there will be 2 options. Either you go to do the PADI Advanced Open Water Course or do some Fun Dives with special price for our ex-student.

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PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you   ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Following on from your Open Water Course with the Advanced Open Water Course, it will open up a whole new world of underwater adventures.In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba specialty dives to try.

FISH IDENTIFICATION, DEEP DIVE ,DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, DIVER PROPULSION VEHICLE (DPV), DRIFT DIVE, MULTILEVEL AND COMPUTER DIVE, NIGHT DIVE, PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY, SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVE, UNDERWATER NATURALIST, UNDERWATER NAVIGATION, WRECK DIVE, plus a lot more. You will do five different dives all under the expert guidance of your PADI Instructor.

Out of the five dives there will be one deep dive to 30 meters and one Navigation dive. The three remaining dives can be made up from any of the other listed dives in the Adventure in diving program. However here at Scyllis Divers we recommend that you try the Scyllis Divers DPV class for dive number three.

You can start learning online with PADI eLearning and even get credit for your dives toward the related PADI Specialty Diver course.

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PADI Adventure Diver 

Try the PADI Adventure Diver course, a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or night diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask our instructors if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with our Instructor.

What will you learn?

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE – Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

ReActivate Your Certification

Haven’t been Diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics.

PADI Specialty Diver Courses

If you already know what type of specialty diving interests you – underwater photography, wreck diving, deep diving etc. – then sign up for that PADI Specialty Diver course. Specialty diver courses teach you the right way to  have special dive adventures, so you don’t have to learn on your own. Who wants to night dive for the first time without a PADI Instructor by your side? You may even get credit for dives toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification and you can start the Digital Underwater Photographer and Enriched Air Diver courses online – now.

  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Deep Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Navigator
  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Drift Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Videographer

PADI Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver.

The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Being more confident in the water is what every diver desires and the PADI Rescue Diver course will help you get there. It also teaches you to be a better buddy. During the course, you learn how to spot potential problems and quickly deal with them before they become big issues. You’ll be ready to rescue someone in an emergency, but you’ll also have the skills and awareness to prevent problems. For many, earning a PADI Rescue Diver certification is the start of a career in diving.

                  

 

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE – EFR

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Scyllis Divers Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

What will you learn?

  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
  • Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
  • First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.
  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.

PADI DIVE MASTER

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.