PADI Dive Courses

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PADI Dive Courses

for beginners
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?

If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to – after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is.

The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun, but getting a different perspective of the colorful reef and fish is a big part of it 🙂

Plus, you can get credit! If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward the PADI SCUBA DIVER or OPEN WATER DIVER certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional

You will learn –

What wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.

What it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there.

Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

The Learning Materials You Need

Just your willingness and undivided attention 🙂

The 1st module of the PADI Open Water DVD and the 1st chapter of the PADI Open Water manual (provided by dive center)

Prerequisites

To take Discover Scuba Diving on the Canary Islands, you must be –

At least 12 years old.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the program!)

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll want to check out: SCUBA DIVER and OPEN WATER DIVER certification courses.

Duration

The DSD takes approx. half a day to a day. It consists of 1 theory session, 1 confined water session with 1 dive attached to it. The maximum depth allowed is 12m.

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PADI Scuba Diver Course

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you.

This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five confined water sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification.

Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that’s your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to –

Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet.

Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision.

Continue their dive training and complete the PADI Open Water Diver certification.

The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who’s thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult.

Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you’re up for more.

What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you’ll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get!

During the course you’ll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as: Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater; staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques; diving environments and aquatic life you’re likely to encounter; preventing common problems underwater and an introduction to boat diving procedures.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures.

For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump into the Atlantic for a Confined Water session to practice these skills with your instructor.

Once you’re a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures. The PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pack. (Included in the course price!)

The Prerequisites for This Course

To take this course, you must be – 15 years old (or 12 years for Junior Scuba Diver certification).

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!)

Duration The PADI Scuba Diver Course takes 2 to 3 days (depending on the amount of students and your performance). It consists of 3 Theory sessions, 3 confined water sessions and 2 Open Water dives. The maximum depth allowed is 12m.

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PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get Certified! Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Get your PADI scuba certification.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is… well, just about all of it, because learning to dive is incredible! You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget), and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver.

During the course, you’ll make five Confined Water Session (in the Atlantic), and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

What You Learn

How much fun scuba diving is Scuba diving equipment considerations for your local diving environment. How to plan, and execute actual dives and how to prevent and manage problems.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.

Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. You’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the Atlantic for a Confined Water Session to practice these skills with your instructor.

Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

The PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pack. (Included in the course price!)

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must –

Be 12 years or older.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45 – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!)

Duration

The Open Water Course takes 4 to 5 days (depending on the number of students and your performance). It consists of a small swim test, 5 theory sessions, 5 confined water sessions and 4 Open Water dives. The maximum depth allowed is 18m (only on dive 3 and 4).

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Advanced & Rescue Diver

further your diving education
PADI Adventure Diver & Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.

They’re what the PADI Advanced Open Water course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course.

This course helps you to increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to: Underwater Navigation & Deep Diving (up to 30 metres), and a sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice.

The Fun Part

Your choice and getting the best dive sites in the north of Lanzarote!

One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from different types of Adventure Dives to complete your course.

You can try your hand at night diving, peak performance buoyancy, drift diving, wreck diving (supplement), naturalist dive, fish identification as well as boat diving (supplement), and underwater photography (supplement).

Get credit! Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

You can even integrate the PADI Nitrox course (supplement), into your PADI Advanced Course.

What You Learn

The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver Course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include:

Practical aspects of deep diving; physiological effects of deeper scuba diving; more ways to use your underwater compass; how to navigate using kick-cycles; visual landmarks and time; how to better use your dive computer and Recreational Dive Planner and much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual covers more than 16 types of specialty diving. You’ll use it as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures. The PADI Adventures in Diving Crew Pack (included in the course price!)

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be: A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).

15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver). Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!).

Duration

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course takes 2 to 3 days and consists of 5 dives. The Adventure Diver Course takes between 1 and 1 and a half days and consists of 3 dives.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

‘Challenging’ and ‘rewarding’ best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

What You Learn

Self rescue. Recognising and managing stress in other divers.

Emergency management and equipment.

Rescuing panicked divers.

Rescuing unresponsive divers.

The Learning Materials You Need

The PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor.

Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and techniques will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation. PADI Rescue Diver Crew Pack (included in the course price!)

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must be – 15 years or older.

Have a PADI Advanced Open Water certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organisation).

Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (We recommend you enroll in a Medic First Aid course or PADI EFR course before you come to Lanzarote).

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 24 months (if not older than 45) – otherwise within the last 12 months).

Hold a valid dive insurance (the dive insurance is included for the duration of the dive course!)

Duration

The Rescue Diver Course takes 3 day or 6 half days. We are happy to schedule the course so that you can still do a guided dive, or enjoy the beauty of the island in the morning!

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PADI Divemaster Course

become a PADI Pro
PADI Divemaster Course

Looking for the first step in working in scuba as a career?

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organise and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba.

You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be – 18 years old.

A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).

A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation).

An EFR (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months.

Have at least 20 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification (at Northdiving Lanzarote we believe that you should have at least 50 logged dives to start the course and we will make sure that you’ll have around 100 logged dives for certification).

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Hold a valid dive insurance.

Duration

We strongly believe that the more you see, the more dives you do and the longer your training, the better you will be as a Divemaster once you are certified.

This is why we offer the Divemaster Course at Northdiving Lanzarote as an internship. It can be done in 4 weeks (depending on your previous dive experience).

We also offer the option of ‘Training for Help’, and in this case the course will take longer. Just contact us through info@northdiving-lanzarote.com and we will be happy to give you more information on the course options.

You can find out the prices here

PADI Courses include dive equipment, manual and dive insurance for the duration of the course.

All dive students need a “FIT TO DIVE” statement from a physician!

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