About Dive Certifications

Open Water Diving Certification
Open Water Diver is an entry-level full diver certification for scuba diving. The Open Water Diving Certification consist of a combination of knowledge development (theory), confined water dives (practical training) and open water dives (experience). We offer additional diver safety techniques to new divers to ensure Safety First moto. Our Open Water Diving Certificate offers you the benefits of being able to dive safely and enjoy the ocean as a recreational diver. Following this certification you may wish to advance your training and capabilities by taking the Advanced Open Water Certification.
The “Open Water Diver” certification name is used by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Scuba Schools International (SSI), the National Academy of Scuba Educators (NASE) Worldwide, and the Sub-Aqua Association (SAA), which is recognised by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) as a CMAS 1-star certification. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) entry-level course is called Scuba Diver. The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) calls its equivalent qualification ‘Ocean Diver’.
Advanced Open Water Certification
Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) is a scuba diving certification level provided by several diver training agencies, such as Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), and Scuba Schools International (SSI). The equivalent course offered by National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) is the Advanced Scuba Diver. The certification level is roughly equivalent to the CMAS * Diver qualification and the British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) Ocean Diver qualification, although some differences occur. For example, BSAC Ocean Divers are trained in the use of Nitrox and basic rescue skills for recreational diving.
Rescue Diver Certification
Rescue Diver is a scuba diving certification level provided by several diver training agencies, such as PADI, SSI, SDI,and NAUI, which emphasises emergency response and diver rescue. The certification level is loosely equivalent the CMAS ** Diver qualification and the organizations have a BSAC Rescue Specialist. Most minimum age requirement of 15 to undertake the Rescue Diver course, although PADI does permit certification of “Junior” Rescue Divers.
Rescue Diver is a scuba diving certification level provided by several diver training agencies, such as PADI, SSI, SDI, and NAUI, which emphasises emergency response and diver rescue. The certification level is loosely equivalent the CMAS ** Diver qualification and the BSAC Rescue Specialist. Most organizations have a minimum age requirement of 15 to undertake the Rescue Diver course, although PADI does permit certification of “Junior” Rescue Divers.’
Master Scuba Diver Certification
Master Scuba Diver (MSD) is a scuba diving certification or recognition level offered by several North American diver training agencies, such as the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), Scuba Diving International (SDI), and Scuba Schools International (SSI). Other agencies (e.g., The International Association of Nitrox and Technical Divers) offer similar programs under other names, such as “Elite Diver”. Each of these (and other) agencies touts their program at this level as the penultimate, non-leadership program. Most organizations have a minimum age requirement of 15 to undertake the Master Scuba Diver course, although some organizations do permit certification of “Junior” Master Scuba Divers.
Professional Diving Certification – Divemaster Certification
Divemasters, in theory, have the ability to work in holiday destinations in many parts of the world. They may work in diving resorts, private yachts, cruise ships and dive centres – anywhere where there is a demand for diving, however, it is rare for Divemasters to be paid for their efforts, usually they work for tips, the experience, and/or discounts on equipment purchases. Many Divemasters also work in retail dive facilities and assist the instructor with training and supervision.
The role of a Divemaster can be varied, but will predominantly encompass the following roles:Organizing, conducting and supervising recreational diving activities (but not training), both shore and boat based. Assisting instructors in conducting training programs and activities for certified divers. Generally supervising non-training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives. Assessing the hazards of a dive site and informing the divers of the hazards, briefing divers on the layout and points of interest of a dive site, suggesting routes for a dive at a specific site for autonomous divers,
checking divers into and out of the water from a boat or shore entry point, leading a group of divers in the water as a tour guide. Within the limits of some agencies, Divemasters may: act as instructional assistants to instructors.supervise participants in experience programs for uncertified divers.
Divemaster Training
During Divemaster training, candidates learn dive leadership skills through classroom, independent study and practical training exercises. Some Divemaster programs require an internship program too.They complete water skills and stamina exercises, training exercises that stretch their ability to organize and solve problems and help others to improve their abilities. Candidates put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or a series of practical training exercises. Some programs will include the candidate assisting in actual diving programs with real diving students. Other programs can be run as role playing and involve other Divemaster candidates, rather than real students. Divemasters can develop to Divemaster level through two different methods. Either through progressing along the recreational levels of diving, or through Divemaster internships that fast-track the candidate to Divemaster level by having them become involved in the training facility where they are training.
Prerequisites for divemaster training
PADI and SDI Divemaster candidates must have reached the following minimum requirements prior to their Divemaster training
Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
Rescue Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
First Aid & CPR training (preferably with automated external defibrillator (AED) training)
40 logged dives
Submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
NASE requires Divemaster candidates to also have demonstrated competency in physics, physiology, skills and environment, dive planning and equipment prior to entering a program.
PADI Divemaster candidates must have completed 60 logged dives prior to certification as PADI Divemaster.
NAUI
Divemaster is a NAUI leadership-level certification between Assistant Instructor and Instructor, in contrast to agencies such as PADI that rate Divemaster as the lowest level of leadership qualification.A NAUI Divemaster may organize and conduct dives for certified divers and is qualified to assist active-status NAUI Instructors on diver training courses.
NAUI provides a core of leadership-level skills and knowledge in the NAUI Master Scuba Diver and NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver courses, which are necessary prerequisites for all NAUI leadership programs. Divemaster candidates who offer equivalent certification must still pass the NAUI Master Scuba Diver written examination. Divemaster candidates must either hold a NAUI Assistant Instructor qualification, or have a minimum of 60 logged open water dives demonstrating varied environment, depth and activities, as well as water skills equal to those expected of an Assistant Instructor.
Holding a NAUI Divemaster certificate is one of three ways in which the diver certification requirements for a NAUI Instructor Training Course may be met.
teach and certifying skin divers and snorkellers conduct scuba review programs for certified divers.
Professional Diving Certification – Dive Instructor Certificate
A Diving Instructor is a person who trains underwater divers. This includes free-divers, recreational divers including the subcategory technical divers, and professional divers which includes military, commercial, public safety and scientific divers. Depending on the jurisdiction, there will generally be specific published codes of practice and guidelines for training, competence and registration of diving instructors, as they have a duty of care to their clients, and operate in an environment with intrinsic hazards which may be unfamiliar to the inexperienced divers. Recreational diving instructors are usually registered members of one or more recreational diver certification agencies PADI, NAUI, SSI. Military diving instructors are generally members of the armed force for which they train personnel. Commercial diving instructors may be required to register with national government appointed organisations, but there may be other requirements in some parts of the world.

Open Water Diving Certification

Open Water Diver is the entry-level full diver certification for scuba diving. The Open Water Diver course consist of a combination of knowledge development (theory), confined water dives (pool training), open water dives (Ocean & freshwater training) training new scuba divers to the depth of 60′.

The “Open Water Diver” certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI.

Advanced Open Water Certification

Advanced Open Water Diver course is the next progression from Open water diver,  it is an experience course that introduces several different specialty dives to new divers.

The Advanced Open water certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI.

Nitrox Diver

Nitrox divers course trains divers in the theory of diving Enriched Air or Nitrox.  It is the most sought after certifications, as it allow us as divers to remain under water longer down times.

The Nitrox Diver certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI

Deep Diver

Deep Diver course trains divers in the understanding and planning of diving to the maximum depths of recreational sport Scuba diving of 130′

The Deep Diver certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI

Rescue Diver Certification

Rescue Divers course is the first step towards becoming a professional Diver.  The course trains a divers in self rescue and rescue techniques of other divers, along with medical techniques for Scuba Diving accidents and injuries.

The Rescue Diver certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI.

Master Scuba Diver Certification

Master Scuba Diver (MSD) course is the highest non professional Scuba Divers certification a diver can achieve.  Master Scuba Diver course Hones the skills of the Scuba diver and obtains the knowledge and proficiency in 5 specialties.

Master Scuba Diver certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI.

Professional Diving Certification

Divemaster

Divemaster is the first level of professional divers.  Dive masters assist instructors with teaching of scuba diving students is, also divemasters work on dive boats and resorts leading dives and assisting dives on holiday.

Divemaster certifications we offer are in both NAUI and PADI

Professional Scuba Diving Instructor

Professional Scuba Diving Instructor is the person who trains scuba divers.  Instructors can work in shops, on boats, resorts, cruise liner, and just about any where you can stick you head in the water, you can find a job.

Professional Scuba Diving Instructor certification we offer is in NAUI



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