FAQ 2017-08-23T14:49:04+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

For what courses will I need a medical certificate, signed by a doctor? 2017-08-30T11:11:44+00:00

For most recreational PADI courses you will just need to complete the medical questionnaire. However for all Professional Level Courses and all Technical Courses, you will need to bring a signed medical from a doctor, stating that you are “fit to dive”.

Can my diving license expire? 2017-08-30T11:17:06+00:00

No, but if you do not dive for a period of time (12 months), we would advise you to do a refresher – just for your own safety.

How deep can I go after completing my course? 2017-08-24T12:16:35+00:00

As an Open Water Diver you will be certified to 18m. But by doing the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you will be certified to 30m. The maximum depth for recreational diving is 40m. We also run courses to 90m……..

Do I need my own equipment? 2017-08-30T11:19:06+00:00

Certainly not initially, we will provide all of the equipment for you during your course. However, as a new diver, we do advise you to buy at least your own mask and fins in store for maximum comfort and personal fit. You will then find, that the more you dive, the more equipment you will look to own.

How long does the E-learning take to complete? 2017-08-24T12:16:51+00:00

It really does depend on you, but for the Open Water Diver Course, from 6 hours or so!

Should I finish my eLearning before I come to the dive center? 2017-08-24T12:16:59+00:00

Ideally, yes. You should bring your certificate of completion to your first session.

Can I do the course over 2 weekends? 2017-08-24T12:18:14+00:00


How long does an Open Water Diver Course take to complete? 2017-08-23T15:05:53+00:00

If you choose to do the eLearning it will take 2 days of practical after you have finished studying. Or if you chose the Manual option it will usually take 4 days. But all course are performance based, so it depends on personal progress.

What are the PADI eLearning fees for? 2017-08-24T12:17:06+00:00

The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI course that you have signed up for. eLearning fees are paid directly to PADI.

How many pool session and open water training dives are in the Open Water Diver course? 2017-09-03T15:59:32+00:00

There are 5 pool sessions and 4 Open Water dives in the Open Water course.

What age can I start? 2017-08-24T12:18:03+00:00

You can do the open water diver course from 10 years old, but there are courses for 8 years and above.

Why do a PADI Open Water Diver Course? 2017-08-24T12:17:19+00:00

PADI certified divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. All certifications are for a life time and international.

What’s the difference between eLearning and Manual option? 2017-08-24T12:17:23+00:00

eLearning: is PADI’s online way to study and for many people are the way to go. You can get started immediately and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere. Both online and offline versions are available for many courses.

Manual: PADI’s manual option is more for people that have time to go to theory classes. If you prefer a more interactive learning experience with an instructor, this is for you. You’ll be covering all the required theory work in a couple of days. You’ll also receive a book to complete all of your knowledge reviews.

Do I need to be a good swimmer? 2017-08-24T12:17:15+00:00

You don’t need to be an Olympic swimmer. However you will need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim 200m and float for 10 min.

What’s the difference between a Discover Scuba Dive program and an Open Water Diver Course? 2017-08-24T12:17:55+00:00

Discover Scuba Diving- If you want to try scuba diving, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. It is not a certification course.

Open Water Diver Course– Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course. Once qualified, you will have a valid diving license, that can be used anywhere in the world, for life.

Is PADI Internationally recognised? 2017-08-24T12:17:28+00:00

Yes. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted.

Do I need to bring anything? 2017-08-23T14:25:54+00:00

Yes. You need to bring some from of ID (You national ID, Passport, Emirates ID etc.) Also please bring your logbook and your Diving Certifications.

Is there something to eat and drink on the boat? 2017-08-24T12:17:39+00:00

Yes! We provide, water and fresh fruit on board. For lunch you can contact the Front desk so they can prepare an order which is made by the Miramar Hotel.