PADI referral - A PADI referral allows you to complete most of your scuba training at home – then, finish your certification dives anywhere in the world.
With an open water referral, you’ll complete some or all of the two phases (knowledge development and confined water) before leaving home. You can finish the final part of your scuba course, the open water dives, aka ‘check out dives’, anywhere in the world.
To put it another way, instead of spending 4-5 days of your holiday studying and practicing skills in a pool, you’ll arrive with the majority of your open water course done. The final portion of the course typically takes a day and a half to complete. Once certified, you can spend the rest of your time exploring with your dive buddy and gaining additional dive experience.
PADI Open Water Diver - PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.
Take this course if you want to : Explore the other 70 percent of our planet / Support ocean protection / See things you've never seen before / Learn from a scuba diving expert / Carry the world's most recognized scuba certification.
Learn how to : Be a confident and skilled diver / Assemble and use scuba gear / Manage your buoyancy / Respectfully approach marine life / Handle common problems.
PADI eLearning - PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours
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Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price : The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
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Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.
About this PADI Open Water Referral - Theory and confined water skills
Available : Everyday (weather permitting)
Arranging time needed : 1 day
Starting point : All around the island
How many days : 4-7 app
Prerequisites : 10 years or older / Able to swim / Medically fit for diving (medical requirments)
Maximum depth trained : 18m/60ft
Restrictions : Do not touch corals please. Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver. No flash photography of ancient paintings. Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals.
Basic price includes : Theory and confined water skills / All gears / Gov tax / Read the full content
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Optional : Additional mask, Fins, Snorkel, Shorty, BCD, Regulator, Computer, Compass, Depth Gauge, Tank and weight, Under Water Torch (including batteries), Under Water Camera & Go Pro Under Water Video include cutting can be provided with additional fees. A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.
You may bring : Good luck / Hat and sun glass / Sun cream