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Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver.

The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time, especially in the beautiful surroundings off Mozambique and South Africa.  It can take a little getting used to because as a general rule as we're not really designed to be there. But after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the PADI 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!    

What you learn..... You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and it is easy to move around down there while wearing all the scuba equipment. The Scuba Gear You Use..... ​All the equipment you will need is included in your Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket (which also carries your scuba tank), a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.

SCUBA REVIEW

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The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them while scuba diving. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they've ever taken for scuba diving and they learn how to rescue people.
What you learn.....    
Self rescue    
Recognizing and managing stress in other divers    
Emergency management and equipment    
Rescuing panicked divers    
Rescuing unresponsive divers​

​To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:    
Be 12 years or older    
Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)    
Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (Ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses)

RESCUE DIVER

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

​One reason you’ll love the advanced open water diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 13 different types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving*, drift diving, peak performance buoyancy and so much more. You’ll hone your skills to become and an advanced open water diver by completing five adventure dives. 2 of these have to be the Deep and Navigation adventure dives, then the other 3 are your choice...                                                          
What You Learn.....
The knowledge and skills you get in the PADI advanced open water diver course vary due to your interests and the adventures you have. However all courses introduce you to and include:
Practical aspects of deep diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet)
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/or electronic recreational dive planner (ERDPML). 


Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:      

  •   PADI Boat Diver       
  •   PADI Digital Underwater Photography (with additional material cost)       
  •   PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy       
  •   PADI Underwater Naturalist       
  •   PADI Underwater Navigator       
  •   Project AWARE Fish ID​


Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:       

  •   PADI Deep Diver       
  •   PADI Drift Diver       
  •   PADI Multilevel Diver       
  •   PADI Night Diver      ​ 
  • ​  PADI Search and Recovery Diver      ​​ 
  •   PADI Wreck Diver*                                                                                                                                                            ​


Additional Adventure Dive available to scuba divers 15 years old and older:                                                                    ​ 

  • ​  PADI Sidemount (with additional material cost)

ADVANCED DIVER

ADVENTURE DIVER

Get Certified! Take the PADI open water diver course today!

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. PADI’s open water diver materials cover what you need to know about 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 in the pool (or pool-like environment) 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.
What you learn.....
The PADI open water diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development (online, home study or wherever you are) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
5 confined water dives (most of the time fitted in to 1 or 2 sessions) to learn the basic scuba diving skills you will need throughout your course and future diving adventures                                                                                   ​
And 4 open water dives at local dive sites, (under direct supervision of your PADI instructor at all times)  to review your skills and explore all the new wonders the ocean has to offer.

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The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who’s thought that doing a diving course would take too long or be too difficult.    
What you learn.....​
​You learn to dive!  All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool (which 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! This certification not only helps you learn to dive, but allows for ample dive experience and  and is a good warm-up for the PADI Open Water Diver course if that’s your ultimate goal.              
​As a PADI Scuba Diver you are qualified to:
Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres/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 PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as the Project AWARE Specialty


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DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about wreck diving*? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Get credit! Each adventure dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning, need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy adventure dive.

Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Then how about the Project AWARE fish identification dive?

With the adventurer diver course you get to pick 3, so have a look at the list below and see where you what your next adventure to take you.... 


Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 10 years old and older:     

  • PADI Boat Diver     
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography (with additional material cost)     
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy     
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist     
  • PADI Underwater Navigator     
  • Project AWARE Fish ID ​


Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers 12 years old and older:     

  • PADI Deep Diver     
  • PADI Drift Diver     
  • PADI Multilevel Diver     
  • PADI Night Diver      ​
  • PADI Search and Recovery Diver      ​ ​
  • PADI Wreck Diver*                                                                                                                                                            


Additional Adventure Dive available to scuba divers 15 years old and older:                                                                    ​

  • PADI Sidemount (with additional material cost)
Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills, improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready to enjoy some great diving this holiday.
What you learn.....
You go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training. Then, practice fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area.            
​You review:   ​
Basic knowledge Safe diving practices    
Dive planning fundamentals    
Problem management    
Breathing air at depth    
​Recreational diving and dive tables 

​Emergency First Response courses encompass adult, child and infant CPR and first aid skills, and incorporate Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) training and emergency oxygen use. Emergency First Response courses are flexible in design to accommodate scheduling and training needs. They can be taught together or alone in any combination.The Emergency First Response courses build lay rescuer confidence to provide care when faced with a medical emergency. Participants learn and practice the same patient care techniques and principles used by medical professionals, but at a lay person level. And the best news about this course.... There are no age restrictions and you don't have to be a certified diver to take it.