PADI Dive Courses of Sherwood Bay Resort Aqua Sports

 

The Bubblemaker Program 

Introduces scuba as an activity that allows kids to experience the underwater world. Under close supervision, participants swim around in shallow confined water in their scuba gear. The Bubblemaker program appears much the same as Discover Scuba Dive but in pool or confined open water condition. 

This program is open to 8 year olds and above. 

Maximum depth is 2 meters/6 feet.

 

Discover Scuba 

Introduces potential divers to breathing under water with minimal explanation. New divers begin using scuba equipment and experience a shallow dive, in pool or confined open water in pool-like conditions under supervision. Discover Scuba allows you to complete confined water dive 1 from the open water course as part of the experience and earn credit towards this next course. 

Open to 10 year olds and above. 

Maximum depth is 6 meters/20 feet 

 

Discover Scuba Dive 

This experience quickly moves divers into the open water environment. After mastering the “basic instruction” and “skill development” sessions in confined water, participants can dive at the local dive sites. Discover Scuba Diving also links directly to the Open Water Dive Course. Those who have completed the Discover Scuba Diving experience earn credit towards Confined Water Dive 1 and Open Water Dive 1 which are essential to the next course

Open to 10 year olds and above. 

Maximum depth is 12 meters/40 feet 

 

Scuba Dive Course 

Is a sub-course within the Open Water Dive Course that teaches student divers the foundation knowledge and skills they need to dive safely under the supervision of a certified PADI professional. Minimum age 15 years old by the end of the course to qualify. 

Minimum Open Water Training 2 sessions over 1 day.

Maximum depth is 12 meters/40 feet 

 

 Open Water Dive Course 

Teaches student divers the foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive with a buddy or independently while applying the knowledge and skills they learn in this course. The Open Water Dive Course consists of 3 sections. Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives. Minimum age 15 years old by the end of the course to qualify. 

Minimum Open Water Training 4 sessions over 3 days.

Maximum depth is 18 meters/60 feet  

 

Junior Scuba Dive Course / Junior Open Water Dive Course 

The Junior Scuba Diver or Junior Open Water Diver is qualified to dive only when accompanied by a certified diver who is of legal age. This teaches student divers the foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive, under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. Junior Scuba Dive Course / Junior Open Water Dive Course consist of 3 sections. Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Dives 

Minimum age 10 years old and above.

Maximum depth is 12 meters/40 feet 

 

Adventure in Diving Course 

Is based on the premise that diving is a means to explore other interests. This program allows student divers to customize their training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities in diving. A diver needs to complete 3 Adventure Dives from the “Specialties” ( please see the “specialties” list below ). Minimum age of 15 years old to participate in all Adventure Dives. 

Minimum Open Water Training : 3 sessions over 1 day.

Maximum depth is 30 meters/100 feet 

Specialties List: Altitude, Aware Identification, Boat, Drift, Enriched Air, Multilevel, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer, Deep, Wreck, Search and Recovery Dive 

 

Advanced Open Water Diver Course 

diver needs to complete Underwater Navigation and Deep Dive and 3 other Adventure Dives decided on between the diver and instructor. Participants should be over 15 years of age for all Adventure Dives. 

Minimum Open Water Training : 5 sessions over 2 days.

Maximum depth is 30meters/100feet. 

 

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) Courses 

Teach you how to deal with both life threatening and non-life threatening medical emergencies. CPR and First Aid are good skills for anyone who is involved in adventure sports and also a pre-requisite for the PADI Rescue Diver. This unique course structure allows flexible learning on your own time and practical, hands-on training with a qualified instructor.  

No age limit. 

Minimum of 1 full day. 

 

Rescue Diver Course 

Teaches a flexible, conceptual approach to performing rescues as environmental factors dictate what rescue technique may be most effective. Student divers learn to first think about the options available for handling an emergency, then to act using the best method for the situation. You will hear that the PADI Rescue Diver course is one of the most challenging and rewarding courses you can complete as a diver.  

Minimum age 15 years old to participate in this course.

Minimum Open Water Training : 5 sessions over 2 days 

 

Dive Master Course 

Expands the problem solving skills developed in the PADI Rescue Diver program, and extends from accident management and prevention scenarios to supervisory situations with student divers and certified divers. At the Dive Master level, problem solving emphasizes looking for as many solutions as possible under the circumstances and choosing the best way to recover. Dive Master problem solving includes more than safety-related issues, it also includes handing customer service, business and operational challenges. This course will lead the candidates individually toward their personal goals as dive professionals. 

Minimum age 18 years old by the start of PADI Dive Master training.

Minimum Training 3 weeks.