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Advanced level courses

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Duration: 3 days (including 1 day diving prior to starting the 2-day course)
When you have achieved a minimum of 5 'Adventure Dives', in your own time, you are eligible to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. You can complete these dives either separately or at different times, in different locations or all together over 2 full days accompanied by a Certified Instructor. When booking the full Advanced Course with us, all 5 dives are taken over a 2-day period. This is a great choice if you're looking to increase your capabilities and gain more experience in different underwater activities.
To certify as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you must take part in the Deep dive and Navigation dive. You can choose 3 of the remaining Adventure dives with your instructor from the following:

  • Boat
  • Drift
  • Fish Identification
  • Multilevel and Computer
  • Night
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck
  • Enriched Air Nitrox

The dives will be from the boat or shore and we do ask all guests to complete a day's diving prior to starting this course. This is included in the cost and is to check weights, buoyancy and equipment. Adventure Dives give you a taste of the various specialty courses on offer and can even count as the first dive of that relevant specialty, taking you that little bit closer to becoming a Specialty diver!

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 12

 

  • PADI Adventure Diver

Duration: 1 - 1½ days
After your Open Water course, why not start a PADI Adventure Diver course and complete some 'Adventure Dives'? With these dives you're over halfway there to completing your PADI Advanced Open Water certification. You can also take part in just 1 or 2 Adventure Dives if you prefer and these will also count towards the Advanced certification.
Have you always wanted to try wreck diving? How about underwater photography? Here's your opportunity, because you can sample 3 dives of your choice out of a long list of possibilities, that way you get...

  • a taste of what you like and what you feel more comfortable with in the water
  • the chance to improve your underwater skills
  • which means that you get more confidence and enjoyment from your diving

To become a certified PADI Adventure Diver you will need to have achieved 3 Adventure Dives with a PADI certified Instructor. These can be completed in as little as 1 day. We do ask that you complete 1 day's recreational diving before taking this course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment. Adventure Dives give you a taste of the various specialty courses on offer and can even count as the first dive of that relevant specialty, taking you that little bit closer to becoming a Specialty diver!

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 15 (10 for PADI Junior Adventure Diver)

 

  • PADI Rescue Diver

Duration: 3 days
This course is a very important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as well as increasing your confidence. As with all PADI courses, it is 'performance' based and involves knowledge development and 5 rescue training sessions (in pool, confined or open water, from shore or boat) plus 4 open water rescue scenarios. During these, you will cover:

  • The psychology of rescue
  • Preparation for emergencies
  • Accident management
  • Responding to diver emergencies
  • Self-rescue
  • Tired diver
  • Panicked diver
  • Response from shore or boat with both a responsive and unresponsive diver
  • Distressed diver underwater
  • Missing diver
  • Surfacing the unresponsive diver
  • Response at surface and exit

 

  • First aid for pressure related injuries and oxygen administration

Before starting module 2 of the Rescue Diver course, it is necessary that you have completed an Emergency First Response course within 24 months, or an equivalent 'accepted' certification including primary care (CPR) and secondary care (First Aid) within 24 months.
We do also ask all guests to complete a day's diving prior to starting the Rescue Course, to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 12

 

  • Emergency First Response


Duration: 1 day

Emergency First Response gives you the skills you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you're a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response helps you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations. This comprehensive program contains 2 core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response - Primary Care and Emergency First Response - Secondary Care. Together, these courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing optional (yet recommended) Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen sections.

 

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider

Duration: 1 day
The Oxygen Provider course is designed to give you the necessary basic training to administer oxygen to victims of diving accidents. When combined with the Rescue Diver and Emergency First Response courses it provides the best preparation on how to react correctly to any diving related accident. Examples of course topics include:

  • Anatomy and physiology review
  • Signs and symptoms of near-drowning
  • Decompression sickness and arterial gas embolism
  • Benefits of oxygen
  • Dive accident statistics
  • Oxygen equipment assembly and familiarization
  • Use and dis assembly
  • Treatment of simulated injured divers - breathing and non-breathing, conscious and unconscious

Course Prerequisites

  • No diver level necessary
  • PADI: Minimum age 10
  • DAN: No minimum age

  • PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

Duration: 1 day
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is 1 day's training providing recreational divers with the knowledge needed to plan and execute recreational Nitrox dives. It consists of knowledge development, 2 practical application sessions and 2 optional Enriched Air training dives, taken from the boat or shore depending on which resort you are visiting. We do ask that you complete 1 day's recreational diving before taking this course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.
By diving with enriched air rather than standard air you can extend your no-decompression limits. This means more time underwater. For example, if you dive to 15 meters/50 feet on air, your no-decompression limit is 80 minutes. But, diving on EANx36 gets you 220 minutes of no-decompression time - an increase of 140 minutes.
The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty certification emphasizes the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving.

Course Prerequisites

  • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum age: 15

  • PADI Specialty Courses

Duration: 1-2 days
The purpose of a PADI Specialty Course is to familiarize you with the techniques, knowledge, planning, organization, potential hazards and safety skills for various special interest areas of diving. The Specialty Course is a safe and supervised introduction to that area. We do ask that you complete 1 day's recreational diving before taking a specialty course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.

Choices can be from the following:

 

  • Boat Diver
  • Cavern Diver
  • Coral Reef Conservation
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Draeger Semi Closed Rebreather
  • Drift Diver
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Fish Identification
  • Multilevel and Computer Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE
  • Search & Recovery
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Wreck Diver

Course Prerequisites

  • Dependent on course

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver

 

The PADI Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest non-professional diver rating in the PADI program and shows superior achievement and experience. To reach this level you must complete all levels of diver training including Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response and 5 PADI Specialty courses as well as a minimum of 50 logged dives. The choice of courses includes Specialties with none and up to 4 training dives. Some can already be started during the Adventures in Diving program, which can make this additional certification an inexpensive choice. Achieve recognition as a 'black belt' in recreational scuba diving.

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  • Add: Sunny Days El Palacio - Hurghada - Red sea - Egypt
  • Tel: (002) 01008552921 - (002) 01066675841

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