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Recreational Courses

Here you will find a description of the recreational courses we offer, from Open Water Diver to Rescue Diver. We always try to adapt the layout of the courses according to our students wishes in whatever way we can. Before signing up for a course, please check that you are fit to dive by downloading and filling in the PADI Medical statement. If you answer YES to any question, you will need a doctor’s confirmation that you are fit to dive. Please bring the Medical Statement & any doctor’s confirmation along with you when starting your course.

 

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

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. This has led to a new phrase: to get your PADI ! 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 course takes 4 days to complete for most students, but if all theory is done in advance via e-learning it is possible to complete the course in 3 days if you are willing to put in the effort! For students who want to take their time, we can take it at your pace, just discuss your requirements with us and we will do all we can to accommodate you.

What you will learn:

  • Knowledge Development (online, or home study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving;
  • 5 Confined Water Dives to learn scuba skills;
  • Phil_teaching_Jesse_Andre4 Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

Course pre-requisites:

  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws)
  • Be able to swim

Price:

  • 380 € (with Open Water Manual and theory in a classroom setting)
  • 400 € (theory online). When purchased directly by student €100 is deducted from final total payable to Arraia Divers.
  • Price includes all course materials, equipment, and certification costs.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

Short on time, but still want to become a certified diver? Scuba diver is the perfect course for those who do not have the time to complete an entire Open Water Diver course. The content of the course is about half the complete open water course and includes:

  • Three theory chapters for self-study, a DVD to watch and a discussion session  with your instructorTamarah_Rowena_Alex
  • Three confined water training sessions
  • Two dives in the sea
  • Complete scuba diving equipment
  • Worldwide recognized PADI certification which entitles you to take part in dives under the direct supervision of a dive professional (any organisation) up to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet all over the world.

 The scuba diver course takes just two days to complete, easy to accommodate within most holiday schedules.

Course pre-requisites:

  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws)
  • Be able to swim

Price:

  • 250 € (with Open Water Manual and theory in a classroom setting)
  • Price includes all course materials, equipment, and certification costs.

PADI Upgrade Scuba Diver to Open Water Course

Ready to take the next step and go deeper? Want to dive without a dive professional watching on? If you have two days to spare, come and do the upgrade. Essentially you do the remainder of the open water course which consists of:

  • Two theory chapters for self-study, a DVD to watch , and a discussion session with your instructor
  • Two confined water training sessions
  • Two dives in the sea
  • Complete scuba diving equipment
  • Worldwide recognized PADI certification which entitles you to take part in dives up to a maximum depth of 18 meters / 60 feet all over the world.

 The upgrade from scuba diver takes just two days to complete, easy to accommodate within most holiday schedules.

Course pre-requisites:

  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws)
  • Be able to swim
  • Already hold a PADI scuba diver certification (or equivalent from another organisation)

Price:

  • 210 € (with Open Water Manual and theory in a classroom setting)
  • If you have the manual and log book from the scuba diver course the price is reduced to €200
  • Price includes all course materials, equipment, and certification costs.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

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. Its 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.  An additional benefit is that you will be qualified to dive to 30 meters / 100 feet and be able to go on even more adventurous dives and see much much more!

What you will learn:

  • Practical aspects of deep diving
  • night_dive_Vincent_JulienPhysiological effects of deeper scuba diving
  • More ways to use your underwater compass
  • How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time
  • And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose.
  • Take your choice from:  digital under water imaging, fish identification, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist and wreck diving.

Course Layout:

  • 2/3 days – Five open water dives including knowledge review assessment – Navigation and Deep required (no final examination required)

Course pre-requisites:

  • 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Have a PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent

Price:

  • 295 €, (Price includes all course materials, equipment, and certification costs)
  • 310 € (theory online). When purchased directly by student €100 is deducted from final total payable to Arraia Divers.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Challenging and rewarding best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and teaches how to manage them if they occur. The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say its the best course they have ever taken. Your focus will start to turn, from yourself and your needs to the safety and needs of your diving companions.

What you will learn:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Course Layout:

  • 3 days including knowledge development, skill development and open water sessions

Prerequisites:

Price:

  • 320 € including equipment and course materials.
  • 340 € (theory online). When purchased directly by student €100 is deducted from final total payable to Arraia Divers.


The PADI rescue diver is a prerequisite to the highest recreational diver qualification: Master Scuba Diver (MSD).  It is also the prerequisite to starting your Divemaster qualification and becoming a PADI professional.

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