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RAID OPEN WATER DIVER

 

Includes Nitrox & Buoyancy Specialty - an extra bonus!

 

As a certified diver you will savour every moment of weightless exhilaration, where you will meet other adventurers who share your quest for unending excitement, meet new people, learn about the aquatic world and have a great time.

While at home or in the office, you can log-on at any time and read your scuba manuals, complete your ‘open book’ quizzes and exam before attending your pool and sea training with your instructor.

This is why starting your course with e-training is fun, interactive and easy to navigate, plus your instructor can monitor your progress on-line too! Then during your course you will enjoy your dive lectures and in water training more, as you will have a very good idea of scuba diving before you start your practical!

BENEFITS OF THIS PROGRAMME

The heart of any diving course is buoyancy control which is covered both in the academics and the practical training to ensure that you have the correct trim and skills to be a safe and controlled diver. The depth limitation certifies you to 20m / 66ft. Your Buoyancy Speciality and Nitrox is included.

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This highly sort after and quality controlled course is designed to train you, with no diving experience, in the safe use and technology of basic air and Nitrox diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 20 metres/66 feet. NOTE: Persons new to diving - this Level provides you with a worldwide recognised certification to be able to dive Open Circuit Air and Nitrox in a safe and concise way and earning you two certifications in one course!

PREREQUISITES

  • To be able to swim comfortably
  • To be a minimum of 15 years old
  • Complete on-line Level 1 academics quick quiz and exam

COURSE CONTENT

  • On-line e-learning academic presentations
  • Class room theory
  • Confined (pool) & open water sessions


You will be required to complete a written quick quiz with your instructor prior to the commencement of any in water training.

IN WATER TRAINING

Your initial training will be in a low-stress environment (pool) for the basic skills. Your instructor will demonstrate each skill for you to practice and master. At the start of the course you will be asked to perform a 10 minute float without any aid and a 200 metre/660 feet swim, with no time limit - just to determine you have basic swimming skills.

On mastery of the various confined water skills you will then move into the open water for your four qualifying dives. Here you will test your new abilities and explore the underwater world, with your instructor guiding you.

CERTIFICATION

To be Level 1 Open Water Nitrox Certified, you must confirm to have mastered all the in water skills and be signed off on-line, by you and your instructor, then certification is completed by Meridian Dive.

 

RAID ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

 

Inludes Nitrox & Buoyancy Specialty - an extra bonus!

 

This course is fun and exciting and perfects your buoyancy control and equipment configuration to a much higher degree than any other programme. To do this you will be required to go back to confirmed water (pool) where you concentrate on buoyancy control and trim, together whilst adjusting your equipment configuration, introducing you to new skills such as use of deploy buoys, torches, slates and compass.

While at home or in the office, you can log-on at any time and read your scuba manuals, complete your ‘open book’ quizzes and exam before attending your pool and sea training with your instructor.

This is why starting your course with e-training is fun, interactive and easy to navigate, plus your instructor can monitor your progress on-line too! Then during your course you will enjoy your dive lectures and in water training more, as you will have a very good idea of your scuba diving skills before you start your practical!

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

This highly sort after and quality controlled course is designed to train people with diving experience in the safe use and technology of basic air and Nitrox diving with no decompression, to a maximum depth of 30 metres/99 feet.

PREREQUISITES

  • To be a minimum of 15 years old.
  • Completed and passed Advanced Level 2 academic section Quick Quiz and Exam.
  • Have a minimum of 4 hours logged in water time (confined and open water) whilst using open circuit equipment.
  • Have an Open Water Level 1 certification or equivalent certification from a recognised training agency.
  • Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the appointed Dive Centre for approval prior to any in water training.

COURSE CONTENT

  • On-line e-learning academic presentations, quizzes, exam and practical skills as detailed.
  • Confined and open water sessions as detailed, totalling a minimum of 4 hours logged underwater on open circuit of which 3 hours are in an open water environment.

IN WATER TRAINING

  • Waterman ship skills review
  • Buoyancy
  • Navigation
  • Rescue

OPEN WATER - SIX QUALIFYING SKILLS

  • Diver Buoyancy Control
  • Search and Discovery
  • Environment
  • Self Rescue
  • Night or Low Visibility
  • Deep Limited 30 metres/99 Feet

CERTIFICATION

To be certified, you must have completed a minimum of 4 hours logged underwater training time.

 

For more information click HERE to view the Raid site.

 

PADI Open Water Diver


Get 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. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

 

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!

     

    If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

    Prerequisites: 
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must  be 10 years or older. The Fun Part The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

    The Scuba Gear You Use In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water Check with your local dive shop about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area. The Learning Materials You Need PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM. PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

     

    PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


    Exploration, 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
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    The Fun Part: Your Choice
One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, , diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

     

    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)
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    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 (eRDP)
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose
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    THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE

     

    You use all the basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear. Check with your local dive shop about gear rentals and packages offered with this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop.

    The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving.You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Navgation Adventure Dive with your PADI Instructor. To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort.

     

     
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