Courses from Aqua Diving School

Just Get Wet!

paypal-secureYou can dip below the surface for underwater adventure or explore the deepest, most picturesque regions imaginable.

The possibilities are endless. As you immerse yourself in a peaceful underwater oasis.

Whether you’re looking to polish your skills or become a padi professional, PADI takes you where you want to go. With PADI, you enjoy the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service.

Discover Scuba Diving

diver training isle of wightHave a go….. experience the feeling of breathing underwater and being free. If you want to know how it feels to dive then this small taster course is for you, a little theory but nothing too heavy and then straight to it. Interested in learning to Scuba Dive and about the adventure of Scuba Diving and the true sensation of weightlessness? Then you’ll love this.

The 1½ hour sessions start with a briefing and a little theory from a professionally trained instructor and then it’s into the shallow end to put on the Scuba equipment and take your first breaths underwater. You will be introduced to the basic concepts of Scuba and at your instructor’s discretion you will be invited into the deep end of the pool .

Course Pre-requisites
Suitable for anybody with little swimming ability and in reasonable health.
Minimum age – 10 Years old.
Maximum age – You’re never too old!

How are the sessions run?
Maximum group size is 6 for PADI Discover Scuba Diving Larger groups can be accommodated upon request, however, groups of more than 10 will be split into two and will use scuba in the shallow end for half the session and snorkel or swim in the deep end for the other half.

What it will cost and what you’ll need
£35 per person on scheduled sessions.

What’s included?
All equipment and fun is supplied, all you need to bring is swimming costume, an old T shirt to wear in the pool and a towel
Personal and group sessions arranged by appointment.

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Bubblemakers

For all the youngsters 8+. After a safety check and briefing you will enter a sheltered swimming pool with your diving kit on and start to explore your surroundings. Your first diving experience is filled with fun and excitement, not forgetting the feeling and experience you are left with. Breathe underwater………. cool.

Bubble Makers Statement

Duration 2 hours. Cost £25.00

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Scuba Diving Course

3 theory sessions, 3 confined water dives and 2 open water dives to become a quailfied scuba diver and is the first stage to becoming a certified diver. Qualifies from the age 10+ to dive under supervision.

Cost £215.00

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PADI Open Water Course

diving iowLearn to scuba dive PADI, the world’s leading scuba diver training & education provider. If you want to learn to scuba dive, take a PADI Open Water Diver course, the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world. Within days, you can be enjoying the underwater world.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. This exciting course is a qualification for life to a depth of 18 metres and is recognised all over the world. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional.

The first 3 days consist of a mixture of pool and theory, this called the Referral where you will be given hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of scuba diving. The last 2 days are spent completing the 4 qualifying dives at a suitable open water-training site.

Course Pre-requisites
Be medically fit to dive
Able to swim 200 metres
Able to float or tread water for 10 minutes unaided
Pre-study course manual and fill in review sections before start of the course

Minimum age – 15 years old and over, 10 to 14 year olds can become Junior Open Water Divers.

How is the course run?
Split days or weekends
4 Consecutive evenings and 2 Open Water days

What can I do after this course?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course
  • A Wide selection of PADI specialties
  • What it will cost and what you’ll need

Course Fee: £385 (including  manual)

What’s included?
Life time certification and fee
Use of all SCUBA equipment (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator)

What’s not included?
Transport to dive sites
Dive site fees, typically start at £16 per day at Vobster Quay,
Basic equipment for open water dives: mask, snorkel, fins and boots (gloves from October to May)

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Open Water Referral Course

The PADI Open Water Referral course is designed for students holidaying abroad, and covers the 3-day pool and theory elements of the 5-day. Having completed the Open Water Referral course, you can then complete the four qualifying dives at a suitable PADI Dive Centre abroad or in the UK.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. The exciting 3 day referral course leads on to the full Open Water course when completed and is a qualification for life to a depth of 18 metres and is recognised all over the world. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional.

You must complete the dives within 12 months. If you are unable to complete when away, please contact Aqua Diving School upon your return

Course Pre-requisites
Be medically fit to dive,
Able to swim 200 metres
Able to float or tread water for 10 minutes unaided
Pre-study course manual and fill in review sections before course start

Minimum age – 15 years old and over, 10 to 14 year olds can qualify for Junior Open Water Diver

What can I do after this course?
Upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Advanced Open Water course
A wide selection of PADI Specialities

What it will cost and what you’ll need
Course Fee: £225.00 (Excluding crewpack & manual)

What’s included?
Use of full scuba equipment, including basic kit

PADI Open Water Diver upgrade
You can complete the 4 open water dives at a later date and still receive your PADI Open Water certification.

What it will cost and what you’ll need
Upgrade fee: £175

What’s included?
Life time certification
Use of all scuba equipment (suit, weights, cylinders, BCD and regulator)

What’s not included?
Transport to dive dives
Dive site fees, typically start at £16 per day at Vobster Quay,

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Adventure Diver

Wreck, photography, multi-level, deep and night, to name but a few, count towards your Advanced Open Water certification. Become an Adventure Diver and progress that little further and have fun doing it!!!

Cost £165.00

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PADI Advanced Open Water Course

ScubaDivingPADI Advanced Open Water is your second course and allows you to experience the real adventure of Scuba Diving with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. You will expand on your diving knowledge and skills by trying some of diving’s most rewarding and exciting speciality areas such as the 2 core dives in Deep diving and Navigation diving.

With your instructor you then pick 3 additional elective dive areas that interest you, such as Wreck diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy diving, Dry Suit diving, Boat diving and Night diving to name just a few.

You will upgrade your depth rating with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course to 30 metres (21 metres for Juniors) and gain access to some of the world’s best wrecks and reefs.

Course Pre-requisites
PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver or a qualifying certification from another organization
Be medically fit to dive
Pre-study course manual and fill in review sections before course start

Minimum age – 12 years (12 to 14 year olds will be certified as Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

How is the course run?
2 days on a weekend or mid-week

What it will cost and what you’ll need
Course Fee: £275.00 (includes manual &certification)

What’s included?
Full dive kit (Cylinders, weights, harness, regs)
Life time certification & fee

What’s not included?
Transport to dive sites
Dive site fees, typically start at £16 per day at Vobster Quay,
Basic equipment for open water dives: mask, snorkel, fins and boots (gloves from October to May)

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Rescue Diver

“Challenging and rewarding” best describes the PADI Resue Diver course.
EFR course required.

With the PADI Rescue Diver course – Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. You will learn about self-rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, surface and underwater distressed diver response. You will also learn how to deal with missing divers and how to surface an unconscious diver

Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

Course prerequisite
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver
An appropriate certification in First Aid or EFR, within the previous 24 months (EFR course can be integrated with in course structure)
Be medically fit to dive
Pre-study course manual and fill in review sections before course start

Minimum age – 12 years (12 to 14 year olds will be certified as PADI Junior Rescue Diver)

How is the course run?
3 Day course
Day 1 and 2 are theory and pool lessons
Day 3 open water skills

What can I do after this course?

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver
  • PADI Dive Master
    A wide range of PADI Specialties

What it will cost and what you’ll need
Course Fee: £375 (excluding manuals)

Not included
Transport to dive sites
Dive site fees, typically start at £15 per day at Vobster Quay,
Basic equipment for open water dives, mask, snorkel, fins and boots (gloves from October to May)

PADI Emergency First Response Course

This is a stand alone course which can be run at any time, however if you don’t have a First aid for divers or EFR for the Rescue Divers course you can add this to it by combining the two. Though suited for divers, this course is equally applicable to those who are around divers. A must for any professional diver.
What it will cost and what you’ll need

Upgrade fee £75.00

What’s included?
Certification 24 months.
Course equipment use.

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Emergency First Response Primary Care

This course is the pre-requisite for the Rescue Diver and a requirement for all Divemasters and Instructors.

The course covers basic first aid, CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) and looks at injury assessment, illness assessment, bandaging, dislocations and fractures. The course meets the requirements for HSE Appointed Persons at Work and must be updated every 2 years.

EFR Refreshers are the same as the above, but at a reduced price.

Prerequisite qualifying courses
None

Minimum age – None

What it will cost and what you’ll need
Course Fee: £110.00
Refresher Fee: £85.00
Course manual: £9.00

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PADI Dive Master

diving isle of wightTake the first step in your dive career and become a Professional PADI Divemaster.

PADI Divemaster training develops your diving theory and skills to instructor level and hones your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

The PADI Divemaster qualification is gained by completing a series of classroom, pool and open water lessons with the candidates role-playing to meet the course requirements

As a qualified PADI Divemaster you will be able to work in the dive industry as a certified assistant, as a dive guide anywhere in the world and conduct and teach a variety of PADI programs.

Course Pre-requisites
PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organisation.
PADI diver’s medical signed by a physician within the last 12 months. To work in the UK you will need an HSE divers medical
Minimum 20 logged dives – (60 for certification)
EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) within 24 months.
Proof of experience in night, deep and navigation diving.
Pre-study course manuals and fill in review sections before course start.
Be ready to take the 8 exams on the first day of the course.
Have good personal diving and buoyancy skills
Be able to swim 400 metres and float for 15 minutes both unaided. Snorkel 800 metres and tow a diver for 100 metres, all within time limits

Minimum age – 18 years

How is this course run?
4 consecutive days.
Or over split weekends

What it will cost, and what you’ll need
Course fee: £425

What’s not included?
PADI Divemaster certification and membership fees, payable to PADI
You will need your own full set of diving equipment including cylinder.
Divemaster manual
Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
Knowledge Workbook
RDP- eRDPML
Divemaster Slates
Transport to dive sites
Dive site fees, typically start at £15 per day at Vobster Quay.
Note – The Divemaster Crewpak comes in a PADI briefcase and includes the Divemaster manual, the Encyclopaedia and Knowledge Workbook, Divemaster slates, and Instructor outlines for Divemaster Conducted Programs – Cost £110.00

General notes on all PADI Professional Courses
Professional courses have strict pre-requisite and qualifying criteria – some information is included here, but you will need to check out the detail on the PADI website.
This course requires that you have a full in-date (within 12 months) diving medical before starting the course, and if you wish to work in the UK you will also need an HSE medical, in-date (24 months) CPR and First Aid qualification (Emergency First Response), and all your log books and qualifications.
You will need your own set of scuba equipment
Manual and training materials are required
All professional courses have membership fees, and some also have exam fees payable to PADI direct.

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Your Next Adventure!

Whether you’ve just received your Open Water Diver certification or have hundreds of logged dives, the PADI Specialty Diver program, which culminates in the prestigious Master Scuba Diver Rating, takes your diving to a whole new level.

Here’s just a snapshot of the numerous PADI specialty Certifications. Five specialty ratings will put you well on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

Enriched Air Diver-
Enrich your dive and extend your bottom time.

Deep Diver-
Reaching new levels opens a world of life forms that don’t exist at shallower levels.

Underwater Photographer-
You’re not just taking pictures- you’re taking all your exiting adventures home with you.

Wreck Diver-
The water gives up it’s secrets as you explore where the past and present meet for a moment.

Night Diver-
Darkness falls and the most amazing creatures venture out. Why not be one of them.

There are many more specialty corses to do, why not drop me an email and tell me what you want to do, I’m sure there will be one thats right up your street!!

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PADI solo/self reliant diver course now running.

The purpose of the self reliant/solo padi diver course is to recognise and accept the roll of the buddy system and it’s contributions to diver safety while identifying and developing self-reliance and independance while diving.

There are two reasons for an experienced diver to take the self reliant diver course.

1. To develop the skills of planning and carrying out dives without a partner when preferred or necessary.
2, To sharpen skills of diving self-reliance, making the diver a stronger diving partner in a dive pair or team.

This course covers when diving alone may be applicable, and the need to compensate for those situations, including dive planning,life support system readiness, adaptive training,equipment and responsibility. This course is an introduction into self-reliant diving that helps divers develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary to rely on themselves first, whether or not they are diving with a partner, including:

1 The value and application of the buddy system,
2 Motivation and philosophy for diving without a partner,
3 Potential risks of diving alone, and how to manage those risks,
4 The value of equipment redundancy and what back up equipment is needed,
5 Dive planning and gas management,

Costs for the course is £160 which includes pony bottle and gauge hire for redundant air supply and certification . Dive entry fees to site are not included.
Please note 2 partipants are required to run a course
Other diver agencies with equivelant diver grades can enrol in course

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Side mounted diving, the way forward!

New side mounted courses running at aqua diving school. Originating from cave diving and now coming into the mainstream recreational diving arena.
Dive easier, become neutrally buoyant easier, streamline and get in and out of the water without being weighted down with cylinders.
So easy it’s amazing we haven’t been doing it for years. Please contact aqua diving school for more information or come into the shop to check out the new Hollis SMS100 side mount kit and ask all the questions you need too.

Learn with Aqua Diving School with a PADI qualified side mount diving instructor !