Yes. You must be able to swim 200 metres non stop and also be able to swim or float for at least 10 minutes.
All our dive courses are on offer year round. Core courses are scheduled on our Dive Calendar along with Special events. Courses not listed can be requested and run as needed. We pride ourselves on being flexible enough to fit any schedule.
When taking Learning to SCUBA dive you must complete your PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course in full before the first weekend. This includes the RDP Quiz and Exam required for certification.
This is the same for PADI Rescue Diver and Professional PADI courses.
Very similar in their description, both using “master”. One is a professional level diving leadership course called the Divemaster course while the other is a recreational diver rating or sometime referred to as a reward called the Master Scuba Diver rating.
Both have similar prerequisites but neither precedes the other.
There are prerequisites for the PADI Divemaster course which is the first level of Diving Leadership and a professional education. You must have completed Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water and PADI Rescue Diver courses along with having 40 logged dives.
Candidates learn and develop the special skills required of a Divemaster during the course.
We recommend 12 years and older but 10 and 11 year olds may take the PADI Open Water Diver course. There is no maximum age but divers over the age of 45 must meet extra criteria. Important aspects to do with age include cardiovascular health and physical ability.