Frequently Asked Questions

The minimum age for scuba diving certification is usually 10 years old. Some programs offer introductory courses for children as young as 8 in controlled environments.

The certification process typically takes a few days. It involves a combination of theory classes, confined water (pool) training, and open water dives to ensure you understand the fundamentals of scuba diving. If you are in a rush the PADI Scuba Diver course is 2 days and will allow you to dive up to 12m with a qualified PADI professional. Most people go for PADI Open Water which is 3 days and allows you to dive to a max depth of 18m with your buddy.

Certain medical conditions, such as heart or respiratory issues, may pose risks for scuba diving. You are required to sign a health declaration before you dive, if you have any of the identified medical conditions you will need to be signed off as fit to dive by a qualified medical professional.

Individuals with a history of ear or sinus issues should consult with a diving physician before starting a scuba diving course. In some cases, equalization techniques can be learned to mitigate potential ear discomfort during dives.

Feeling anxious underwater is not uncommon, especially for new divers. Training programs include exercises to help manage anxiety, and instructors provide support. If anxiety persists, it's crucial to communicate openly with your instructor to ensure a positive learning experience.

Divers with visual impairments can use prescription masks, or some may opt for contact lenses. However, it's essential to discuss vision concerns with your instructor.

While a basic level of fitness is recommended, scuba diving can be enjoyed by people of various fitness levels. It's important to inform your instructor of any physical limitations to ensure a tailored experience.

The water temperature at all dive sites in the area range between 27°C and 30°C (84F - 86F). Most of the time you can wear board shorts and a rash vest. We offer short 3mm wetsuits and long wetsuits on request.

While swimming skills are beneficial, you don't need to be an expert swimmer. However, you should be comfortable in the water, be able to swim 200m and tread water for 10mins without the aid of a floatation device.

Basic scuba gear includes a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), and a wetsuit. While many dive centers provide rental equipment, divers often choose to purchase their own for comfort and familiarity.

Yes, we offer many sites suitable for beginners with calm waters, mild currents, and clear visibility. These sites provide a safe and enjoyable experience for those new to scuba diving.

Basic open water certification allows you to dive up to 60 feet (18 meters). Further training and certifications are required for deeper dives.

Diving instructors provide guidance on marine life encounters, and incidents involving sharks are exceedingly rare. Many divers find that observing marine life enhances the overall diving experience.

Yes, your certification is recognized globally. However, it's advisable to start with familiar dive sites and conditions before exploring more challenging environments. Advanced certifications may be required for specific dive types.

Scuba diving is generally safe when practiced with proper training and adherence to safety protocols. Certification courses cover safety measures, and dive centers prioritize equipment maintenance, thorough briefings, and emergency response training.

PADI Scuba Diver - Is a 2 day certification course. On completion you will be able to dive to 12m accompanied by an Instructor or Divemaster. You can 'Top-up' the Scuba diver certification to Open water by completing an additional 1 day of training and completing 2 more open water dives. PADI Open Water - is a 3 day certification course. On completion you will be able to dive to a max depth of 18m accompanied by your dive buddy.

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and SSI (Scuba Schools International) are both reputable certification agencies. The choice between them often depends on personal preference and local availability, as both certifications are widely recognized globally.


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