frequent questions

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you to you Gary and the Team for coaching Edward through his course. Our drive home last Sunday was quite something. He was so pumped up. .Thanks again. You made a young lad really feel he had achieved something !”

Do I need to be a strong swimmer

You should be reasonably comfortable in the water. By this we mean in your swimming costume you should be able to swim six lengths and be able to tread water for ten minutes

What type of person dives

People like yourself from age 8 to 80. If you enjoy sunshine, crystal clear water, you have a love of nature and adventure or if you would just like to do a little bit more than sit on the beach during your holiday.

How long does the course last and when do I pay

Courses start weekly and are scheduled to be as flexible as possible. You pay an initial deposit and the balance no more than five weeks after the course starts. You can pay by Credit or Debit card also.

What equipment do I need

You do not need buy equipment as this is supplied during the course and when you go diving, after a while you may wish to buy a few personal items such as a mask, fins and a wetsuit.

What if I have a problem with the course

If you have any problems during the course and you are willing to work to overcome them, then our instructors will work with you at no extra cost to yourself.

Where will I dive

Where would you like to dive. We can arrange for you to dive nearly anywhere in the world, or you can dive with us on one of our instructor led holidays to our associate resorts in the Red Sea. Everything is organised for you from the moment you leave the departure airport until you return home. Also you can dive in England at Stoney Cove, a famous inland dive site near Leicester, where you can dive on a wreck or explore the cockpit of a plane.

How deep will I go and how long will I dive

An average dive lasts for about 45 minutes but it depends on where you are and how deep you wish to go, The Scuba diver certification maximum depth is 12m, Open water diver maximum depth 18m and the maximum depth for divers with deep diver training is 40m.

Is learning to dive difficult?

No, it's probably easier than you imagine -- especially if you're already comfortable in the water. PADI's entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill.

How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?

PADI courses are performance based, which means that you earn your certification when you demonstrate that you've mastered the required skills and knowledge. Because some learn faster than others, course duration varies. For example, the PADI Open Water Diver course can be split into five or six sessions over as little as three days to a much as seven or eight weeks.

How old do I have to be to become a certified diver?

You must be at least ten years old to receive a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. Ten and 11 year old Junior Open Water Divers must dive with a certified parent, guardian or PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. 12 to 14 year olds must dive with a certified adult. At age 15, the Junior certification upgrades to a regular Open Water Diver certification.

Is scuba diving expensive?

No. Like any hobby or recreation, you can invest however much you want, depending upon your interest level. Because most dive centers and resorts rent equipment, you can invest in equipment over time, renting what you don't have. There's probably good diving not far from where you live, so travel costs can be flexible enough to accommodate even the tightest budget. Most people find the costs of scuba diving similar to the cost associated with snow skiing or mountain biking.

What's in a scuba tank? Oxygen?

Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. The air in a scuba tank is like the air you're breathing but is also filtered to remove impurities.

I want to learn about PADI; what is PADI?

PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, the largest scuba certification organization in the world. PADI develops scuba programs and diver training products, monitors scuba training conducted by more than 100,000 PADI Professionals worldwide, maintains diver certification records and issues your diver certification credentials. In addition, PADI maintains various support services for PADI Dive Centers and Resorts. Since its inception in 1966 PADI has grown to have members in more than 175 countries and territories and international service offices in nine countries. Approximately seven out of ten North American divers are certified by PADI, and approximately 55 percent of all divers worldwide are certified by PADI.

Scuba Diving is not a sport, it’s a lifestyle.