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Frequently Asked Questions

Here we've tried to answer some of your most frequently asked questions. We hope this page helps you to find the answers... Alternatively, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Do I need to be able to Swim before taking a Scuba course?

Yes.  You must be able to swim 200 metres non stop and also be able to swim or float for at least 10 minutes.

How often do dive courses run?

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 do I need to comlete my eLearning course?

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.

What is the difference between Divemaster and Master Scuba Diver?

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.

do I need special skills to take the Divemaster course?

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.

Is there an age limit for SCUBA diving?

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.