We both are PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and so we are allowed to teach all the PADI courses to Divemaster. We also are EFR and CFC Instructor (Emergency First Response and Care for Children), so we are allowed to teach EFR and CFC courses.
Here you find a short overview of the PADI courses offered:
Discover Scuba Diving
For most people the adventure of Scuba diving starts with a Discover Scuba Diving program. We also call it an introductiondive/trydive. You get the possibility to try Scuba diving, before you really do a course. Always a good start.
There is also a possibility to do the Scuba Diver course. With this certificate you can not dive independent, but always under the guidance of an (assistant) instructor or Divemaster. This course is the first half of the Open Water Diver course. It allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters, and it is a course very suitable for people with little time. You will get a certificate, and with this certificate you can take the next step to Open Water Diver, for example in your next holiday.
Open Water Diver
The Open Water Diver course teaches you to be an independent diver. We teach you to go Scuba diving, to a maximum depth of 18 meters, of course always together with a buddy. The Open Water Diver course (OWD) is the most given and best known course PADI has. There are different ways to follow and finish the course.
Junior Open Water Diver
For youngsters in the age from 10 to 14 years, there is a possibility to follow the Junior Open Water Diver course. These are the exact some course as the Scuba Diver Course, Open Water Diver Course, Advanced Open Water Diver Course and the Rescue Course. There are only some different limits and requirements.
Advanced Open Water Diver
After the Open Water Diver course, you can go on for your Advanced Open Water Diver Diver (AOWD). You really learn a lot in this course and the course is set to your wishes. The course contains 5 dives, of which 2 required (deep diving and underwater navigation). You can also, separately from the other dives, make all of the dives required for the AOWD. This is called: Adventure Dives.
EFR (Emergency First Response) and CFC (Care For Children)
The EFR course is the only non-dive related course. This course is for everyone. It is a course that teaches you primary and secondary care. Also the CFC course is for everyone, and you do not dive. It is like the EFR course, but than specially made for emergency situations where children are involved.
After the AOWD course can you go on for Rescue Diver. Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
After your Rescue Diver you can also become Divemaster. Divemaster is the first step of the professional level of PADI. In this course you will go into the diving theory and skills and prepares yourself to become an instructor. With this certificate you will be able to assist during courses and independently guide dives.
We are also allowed to give the next Specialities:
- Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB)
- Deep diver
- Night diver
- DUP (Digital Underwater Photographer)
- Project Aware
- AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Speciality
- Care for Children w/AED
In the following image you will find the ‘PADI Continue your Education’ learn-way. From starter to Course Director. We like to inform you about all possibilities in our dive centre.