PADI Continuing Education
One of the many delights of scuba diving is that you never stop learning or becoming a better diver, and PADI offer a really wide variety of training programmes to meet your every underwater need.
If you want to broaden your diving experience, or maybe follow a special underwater fascination, or you’re ready to make the step up to PADI Pro – however you want to develop as a diver, we can help you do it.
As always our principle of personal and professional dive training applies, no matter what the level!
Please note that PADI eLearning is now available to give you more time diving with us (and much less in the classroom!) on your Advanced, Rescue or Divemaster course.
PADI Scuba Review
PADI recommend this “divers tune-up” after more than 6 months of no diving. We will refresh your basic dive theory, check and refine your SCUBA skills, and then do a shallow fun dive with you too.
After you’ve done this you’re really ready for your next Padi course, or to enjoy further scuba dives with us!
- Age; 12+
- SCUBA Diver and above
- Half day – 1 dive
PADI Adventure and Advanced Open Water Diver
The next level of PADI training is designed to expand your experience of scuba diving, introducing you to new and diverse areas beyond Open Water Diver.
You make a deep dive and an underwater navigation dive, plus 3 other specialized dive activities such as night diving, peak performance buoyancy, underwater naturalist, digital underwater photography, multilevel diving or search and recovery. You do 5 scuba dives in total, usually over 2 to 3 days, and get to see some of our great dive sites.
There are further options:- If you want to learn more, then any of the Adventure dives can be credited towards the particular Speciality Diver Course, and now the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality training can also be completed as part of the Advanced Open Water Diver course, at a reasonable surcharge.
- Age; 12+
- PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent
- 2+ days – 5 dives
PADI Emergency First Response
A one-day course, conducted at the dive shop, covering basic first aid techniques and including cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. Involving Padi training videos, personal teaching presentations and hands-on practical techniques.
It is required training for the Rescue Diver course, but just as important for non-divers to learn as well.
- Age; 14+
- No certification required
- 1 day – classroom only
PADI Rescue Diver
A more serious (but definitely still fun!) dive course for Advanced Open Water Divers, or equivalent rating. Self-rescue techniques, dive equipment issues, surface and U/W problems, emergency management, actual rescue scenarios and more, are covered in theory lessons at the dive centre and a minimum of 5 in-water training sessions over at least 3 days. On the last day we like to make the training from our boat on a diving trip to one of the top dive sites.
This certification will help you to care for a dive buddy with a variety of possible problems, in addition to becoming a more able, self-sufficient and confident scuba diver yourself.
- Age; 14+
- Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent
- 3+ days – 5 training sessions/dives
PADI Divemaster in Thailand
The first level in the PADI professional programme will teach you how to care for certified divers on dive trips, conduct SCUBA Reviews and assist an instructor with PADI courses.
This should take a minimum of 4 weeks (including as many dives as it takes) as there’s lots to do!
In-depth dive theory which we continue to teach personally at the diving school, lots of in-water work with our PADI Instructors and Divemasters – practical training sessions and assisting our professionals, but also learning what it really means to work for a dive centre; from filling tanks and maintaining dive equipment, to caring for divers and students over the day, meeting with customers, and helping to run the dive shop.
- Age; 18+
- Rescue Diver with 40+ logged dives
- 4+ weeks – 20+ dives