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SCUBA DIVING COURSES

 

 

∇ -RECREATIONAL DIVING

∇ -PROFESSIONAL DIVING

∇ -TECHNICAL DIVING

∇ -EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

 

 

RECREATIONAL DIVING

 

MAXIMUM DEPTHS

OPEN WATER DIVERS 18m/60ft

FROM ADVANCED TILL DM 30m/100ft

DEEP DIVERS 40m/130ft

ENRICHED AIR DIVERS according to the % of oxygen

TECHNICAL DIVERS according to the certificate/the mix

FOR JUNIOR DIVERS 10-11 YEARS 12m/40ft

                                  12-14 YEARS 21m/70ft

 

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: None J

Requirements: 1 Day

                        1 confined water (pool),

                        1 openwater at a maximum depth of 12m /40ft

                         video and introduction to scuba diving and equipment

Let’s try it! It can’t be so difficult…

…and that’s how every diver falls in love with scuba.

 

!IMPORTANT!

This is not a scuba diving certification, is a scuba experiance.

 

SCUBA DIVER

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: None J

Requirements: 2 Days,

                               confined water,

                               2 openwaters with a maximum depth of 12m /40ft

                               3 videos of the Open Water course and Quizzes

The Scuba Diver is a subset of the Open Water Diver course. This certificate allows a diver to go at a maximum depth of 12m /40ft with a professional diver (Divemaster, Instructor) within the recreational diving limits. It is a valid opportunity for junior divers that find sometimes the Open Water program a big learning and prefere to split the course in two but getting already a certification, or for divers that prefer stay shallow to practice before going deeper.

 

OPEN WATER DIVER

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: None J

Requirements: 4 Days,

                               confined water,

                               2 openwaters with a maximum depth of 12m/40ft  

                               2 open water dives at a max. depth of 18m/60ft

                               5 chapters video Quizzes and final Exam

This scuba certification allows a diver with a buddy of the same or higher level to dive at a maximum depth of 18m/60ft within the recreational limits of the Recreational Dive Planner.

 

ADVENTURE DIVER

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 2 Days,

                               3 openwaters

                               knowledge development

This scuba certification is a subset of the Advanced Open Water Diver. It may allows a diver to a greater depth than 18m/60ft within the recreational limits if one of the dive will be the deep dive. In both courses the nice is that the diver is more in water than in the classroom like in the Open Water, and allows flexibility to what is the interest of the student. To be more precise, Adventure and Advanced are introductive dives of the Specialty Diver Program. That means it is possible according to the environnement and the instructor to choose some of the activities (like: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift, Search and Recovery, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Night Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Deep Diver, Underwater Navigator).

 

ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 3 Days,

                                 1 Deep Dive

                                 1 Underwater Navigation Dive

                                 3 open water dives flexible

                                 5 knowledge developments

This scuba certification allows a diver with a buddy of the same or higher level to dive at a maximum depth of 30m/100ft within the recreational limits of the Recreational Dive Planner.

 

RESCUE DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Adventure Diver with Underwater Navigation

                               Adventure Dive.

                               EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24  

                               months.

Requirements: 4-5 Days,

                               open water dives , 10 exercises/2 scenarios

                               knowledge developments and exam

This course is focused on self and other divers safety. The diver learn which are the possible things might could go wrong, recognise them and how to handle them. However the real idea is to learn how to avoid them with anticipation and communication. The student learns as well how to organize a search and all the steps for rescuing the victim and the different logistical possibilities to get the diver as soon as possible at the hospital or the chamber (emergency plan). This course make a lot of sence once a diver is enough self confident scuba diving and is able to handle his own issues and start to get interested in otherpeople safety. May a good idea that at least one of the divers of a “scuba family” get sensibilized about the rescue procedures.

 

MASTER SCUBA DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver

                               Rescue Diver

                               5 Specialties or Tec courses.

Requirements: None J

This certification card represent the highest level of preparation of a recreational diver. To get this card is not necessari a course but five specialties that the diver may choose.

 

 

SPECIALTIES

 

ENRICHED AIR DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Day,

                                 no dives are required

Avoid some nitrogen while scuba diving is nice and safe, that’s why this specialty really make sence. Absorbing less nitrogen allows divers longer in water and for them who like dive up to 4 times a day reduce the risk of overloading, however it might become dangerous because of the oxygen toxicity underpressure and your instructor is gonna take care of explain how to avoid any risk and analize your mix.

 

DEEP DIVER

Minimum Age: 15

Prerequisites: Adventure Diver (4 OW) Advanced Diver (3 OW)                              

Requirements: 3 Days,

                                 2 open water dives at a maximum depth of                                                        

                                 30m/100 ft and 2 at a max. of 40m/130ft

                                 Knowledge development

This course introduce divers to the absolute recreational depth limit and teach an introduction to handel faster gas consumption and emergency decompression due to unproper handling of the no-decompression limit because of the narcosis and the shorter time limits due to the depth.

If you may plan to jump in the technical diving world you will need this course as prerequisite for deep decompression diving.

 

NIGHT DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 3 Days,

                                 3 open water dives

                                 knowledge development

The underwater world change atmosphere during the darkness hours. The fish go sleep protecting in the reef as well as the turtles, crabs, lobsters and many other creatures come out. Morray eals look for some snack sas well as reef sharks and vegetals behave different compared to daylight hours. It’s facinating!

 

WRECK DIVER

Minimum Age: 15

Prerequisites: Adventure Diver

Requirements: 3 Days,

                                 4 open water dives

                                 Knowledge development

Divers who love wrecks should deffinetly do this specialty! It learns how to plan a wreck dive and all the issues may are in a wreck dive especially if planning to explore it inside where may navigation skills will be needed.

 

PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Day,

                               2 open water dives

                               knowledge development

This is what every diver of every experience level can do. The perfecto buoyancy control, even in the best divers of the world, may always improve and get more controlled. The beautyful thing of this course is that the instructor may adapt the difficulty of the skills to the level of the diver. Remember: Breathing control and buoyancy avoid most of the inwater issues.

 

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Day and a half.

                               2 open water dives

                               knowledge development and photoshop workshop

With the creation of GoPros the poor reef got even more smashed due to unexperienced, bad buoyant divers who decide to pretend be an uderwater videographer. Some places in the world already decided to bann cameras but we think is better to teach the proper use and behaviour to conserve the reef and diver safety.

!IMPORTANT!

If one of our professional will notice that one of our divers is breaking corals, damaging sealife or putting the group in danger because of taking pictures we reserve the right to push him to do this course if he wants to jump back in with his camera.

 

AWARE FISH IDENTIFICATION

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Day,

                               2 open water dives

                                 knowledge development and identification in the  

                                 books.

Divers have a real passion for the underwater world but as on land there are animals who may behave in a particular way and is nice to know why. This course learn how to look at a fish underwater and mark some infos that will help you later to identify it.

 

UNDERWATER NATURALIST

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Day,

                               2 open water dives

                                 knowledge development and identification

Similar to the Fish ID, but oriented on the vegetal life as well as corals who are actually animals. The perfect course to learn a bit about the wet ecosysthem between animals, vegetals and bactirias.

 

SIDEMOUNT DIVER

Minimum Age: 15

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 2 Day,

                               3 open water dives

                                 knowledge development and intro to the equipment

                                 setup.

Really cool specialty that allowes recreational divers to get introduced to this technical configuration which has origin in cave diving. The rec. Diver for the first time will have to handle 2 sources of gas and will learn how to use them properly as well as taking care of the no-limit time due to more gas avaliable.

 

EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

Minimum Age: None J

Prerequisites: None J

Requirements: 1 Day,

This course is perfect to be combined with EFR and Rescue. It learns the diver how to maintain, prepare and use a oxygen unit in case of diving and non-diving emergencies.

 

DRIFT DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Day,

                               2 open water dives

                                 knowledge development

When drift diving (like in Cozumel at the Wall) the dive logistig has to be modified. The diver has to make sure to have a place where to come out (ifa long the coast) or organize the pick up with the boat, as well as in water the group of buddy teams has to be organized to avoid loosing members in the current. It is a really useful course that sensibilize the diver in different world locations where simple go and turn back dives are not possible.

 

UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 2 Days,

                               3 open water dives

                                 knowledge development

Not many divers like the compass but for the ones who like it or plan some indipendent buddy team diving or that are from central Europe where the lakes most of the time give a maximum visibility of couple of meeters is a good idea to have at least a basic knowledge in how to use a compass and orientate the dive directions.

 

SEARCH AND RECOVERY DIVER

Minimum Age: 12

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver+ Underwater Navigator or

                               Advanced Open Water Diver

Requirements: 2 Days,

                               4 open water dives

                                 knowledge development

For the navigation freaks this specialty is fun. Learn how to adapt search patterns to the topography and recover tiny and big objects without and with the help of a lift bag dotated of a valve to control the ascent.

 

BOAT DIVER

Minimum Age: 10

Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

Requirements: 1 Days,

                               2 open water dives

                                 knowledge development

If you dive a lot from a boat is nice to get some knowledge of how to call properly the different areas and the procedures , rules of the good sailor behaviour.

 

CAVERN DIVER

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver

Requirements: 2 Days,

                               4 open water dives

                                 knowledge development

This course may be perfect for this reagion. Cenotes diving is really famous here along the coast and an experience every diver may do at least once. If after this experience the diver mind blows, well, may is the moment to go for this course that introduct you deeper in what is cavern diving.

 

!IMPORTANT!

Due to the very complexed topography of he mexican caves and to the missing of standards and performance requirements in this course to be able to cover the technical cave course preparation and level of other organizations, we offer the possibility to make an intro to tech (to get used with technical equipment) and organize a freelance TDI or IANTD instructor to teach: CAVERN, INTRO TO CAVE, FULL CAVE.

These are technical diving courses due to penetration in overhead environnement!!!

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DIVING

 

DIVEMASTER

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver

Requirements: 1 Month (the longer the better J)

The diver who understand that scuba should be a daily activity may jump into the professional world. The Divemaster is the dive guide but his work is not only jump in and show some stuff to the divers. The Divemaster is a very important part of the team. He may help instructors with big groups of divers assisting them, or may refresh in confined water a certified diver who hasn’t dived for a long period. Remember that the Instructor is the serious one, the divers will feel more confident talking about their afraidness and problems to the cool guide. The DM in training will learn all what is about a dive centre, and how everything is organized. He will understand how every single team member is important to make scuba diving safe and fun.                              

 

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: Divemaster

Requirements: 5 Days,

This rate may be included in an Instructor Development Course.

If a Divemaster with experience really loves diving activities with kids than may make sence to do his AI rate before join an IDC.

This rate allows a professional to conduct kids diving programs as Bubblemaker and Seal Team, and give a better idea of the dry assisting of an instructor during courses.

 

 

TECHNICAL DIVING

 

INTRO TO TECH

2 Days, getting introduced to the technical standard configuration on twin set (double tanks on the back), dry and in-water practice of trim and propulsion, to make sure the diver get confident with the modified fins movement and buoyancy control. Technical diving is a tipe of diving that requires a lot of precision.

 

 

TEC DEEP (TEC 40/TEC 45/TEC 50)

Deep diving needs precision and control because of the needed decompression stops on the way back making impossible a direct surfacing like in the case of recreational times limit.

 

TEC 40

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver,

                             Enriched Air Diver,

                               Deep Diver

Requirements: 3 Days,

                               trim/propulsion practice, 1 confined water,

                               3 openwaters,

                               decompression theory.

With this course you don’t get deeper than the recreational Deep Diver Specialist (40m / 130 ft) but you will anyway love it. It will open the door of the technical diving world. You will learn how to plan a dive and the decompression you will need using tables and

 

TEC 45

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: TEC 40

Requirements: 3 Days,

                               1 confined water,

                               3 openwaters,

                               decompression theory.

Now that as TEC 40 you started getting used to deco and procedures why avoid go a little bit deeper. Just keep in mind that the partial pressure of nitrogen and oxygen will increase, and this could get stronger narcosis to deal with.

 

TEC 50

Minimum Age: 18

Prerequisites: TEC 45

Requirements: 3 Days,

                               1 confined water,

                               3 openwaters,

                               decompression theory.

This course represent the limit of scuba diving on air as bottom gas. Due to the pression of deeper dives the air becomes a dangerous gas.

As every limit situation, it requires full control and precision in every procedure. At this depths is important to master the skills and have good communication with the back-up-brain (your buddy).

 

!IMPORTANT!

For technical diving a medical statement is required!

As we are a technical and recreational diving facility that do it for passion for scuba diving and love for the underwater world we desire to create good divers, concious of the procedures for their safety and for the environnement. That is why we reserve the ability to adapt the teaching and the practice to the student needs.

 

 

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

 

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.

AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR)

The defibrillator starts to be avaliable in many public places around the world. You will learn how to use properly an AED.

CARE FOR CHILDREN

This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills adapted to infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s usually integrated in the primary care and secondary care course.

EFR REFRESH

It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date.