Start your Scuba Diving journey here :
All you need to know about learning to Scuba Dive
How to start Scuba Diving
We will teach you the basics, during which you will:
• Learn about scuba equipment and how easy it is to use
• Become familiar with some basic safety information and skills
• Take your first breaths underwater and discover how amazing it is to become part of the underwater world
• Explore an amazing array of coral and sea life, while quite possibly having the best time of your life
Try scuba diving in half a day, no experience required. One of the best experiences of your life - You will love it!
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme introduces people to scuba diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment.
Further to this, should you then decide you would like to take the Open Water Diver Course, you will be pleased to know that your Discover Scuba Diving experience may be credited towards the course.
Open Water Course with Octopus World Dahab
The PADI Open Water Course is the entry level for scuba diving. The course normally takes between 3 to 5 days to complete. Upon completion of the course, you will hold an internationally recognised PADI Open Water licence. This licence will enable you to scuba dive wherever you go in the world.
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water certification.
What do I need to take the Course?
- To be at least 15 years old (under 15 – can take the Junior course)
- 3 to 5 days to take the course
- To be able to swim and float
- To have read the PADI Open Water Manual, watched the DVD and completed the Knowledge Reviews
Materials supplied with the Course
- PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pack together with DVD and Manual
- Recreational Dive Planner (enabling you to plan your dives)
- A PADI log book including a training record
- PADI Certification
- Use of all equipment necessary for the dive course i.e. Wetsuit, Weights, Cylinder, BCD, Regulator
What the Course consists of :
A Theory Section
- 5 Video Sessions
- 5 Knowledge Reviews
- 4 Quizes
- Final Examination
A Practical Section
- A swimming test 200m or snorkelling 300m
- 5 Confined Water Dives (max 5m) to learn Diving Skills
- 4 Open Water Dives :
- First 2 Dives to 12m max
- 2 more dives at 18m max
On every day of your course you will enjoy a training session and a fun dive experiencing the Treasures of the Red Sea.
Some pictures of students learning to Dive with us at Octopus World in Dahab.
Most of all we want to provide you with an amazing, safe experience, so come and explore our Red Sea Treasures !
Octopus World Dahab Diving and Accommodation Packages
Book One of our Packages to include a Scuba Diving Course plus Accommodation -
|Accommodation and Packages||Price|
|"Beginners" Open Water Course & 7 Nights accommodation B&B||365 €|
|"Beginners Plus" Open Water and Advanced Open Water + 7 Nights accommodation B&B||540 €|
|"Red Sea Experience" 10 Guided Dives + 7 Nights Accommodation B&B||330 €|
Frequently Asked Questions about Learning to Dive
Do I have to be in good physical shape to learn to Dive?
You don`t have to be an Olympic Athlete to Scuba Dive, but you do need to be in good general shape. If walking a mile or swimming 400m is too much for you, then you will need to get into better shape before learning to dive. Scuba diving is not strenuous in itself, but we always advise all divers and prospective divers to maintain a good level of physical fitness.
I have Asthma - does that mean I can`t Dive?
It depends on the nature of the Asthma. If you are in any doubt, the best advice is to contact a diving doctor, who will perform a series of routine checks and ask you questions which could determine your fitness for diving.
I tried Scuba Diving a couple of years ago - does that mean I can skip part of the course?
If you`ve completed a Discover Scuba Diving experience during the past year, you may be eligible for a "course credit". Contact your instructor for that course and ask for your "referral form". This is a form documenting what you have done so far (and where and when you complete it). If you continue your diving education within one year, then you can save re-doing the parts of the course you`ve already completed.
If I learn to dive in Dahab, can I dive at home also?
Essentially, yes. Your training qualifies you to dive in conditions equal or better than the ones you trained in. Obviously, if you are learning to dive in Dahab, and then going to back to colder waters, you will need to conduct a local orientation dive (or Discover Local Diving) with a PADI Professional, once you`re back home.
I wear contact lenses - Is this a problem?
Not at all - in this case you have the option of closing your eyes during mask removal (one of the core exercises of the course), or not wearing your contact lenses at all, in which case you could choose an optically corrected mask. Plenty of divers dive with contact lenses with no additional problems
Can I begin my course at home and save time while I`m on holiday?
Yes: You can complete the pool dives and knowledge development before you travel at your local PADI diving centre, and complete the open water session with us. We offer the Open Water Referral activity purely for that purpose. Ask your local PADI centre for more details. You can find lists of centres in different countries from the PADI web site. The other option one has is to enroll in the PADI eLearning scheme.
Why is a PADI Course the best option for me? What about BSAC or CMAS?
PADI is the most recognised diver training agency world-wide. That means that wherever you go to dive, your PADI certificate will be valid. Although other training agencies such as BSAC and CMAS offer good programmes of learning to dive and continuing education, we feel that you should receive the most recognised certificate possible.
Is it true that I`ll spend a lot of time studying Diving Theory before we go in the water?
No - we emphasise practical exercises and fun during the Learn to Dive process. Although the course does include theory modules, they are easy, quick and fun - and don`t take up much of the course time.
I don`t have enough time to do a PADI Open Water Course, but I want to get certified. How can you help me?
We offer the Discover Scuba Diving option and the PADI Scuba Diver course, which takes 2 and 3 days respectively. Alternatively, you could look to do part of the course before you leave home, and then complete the course with our referral option.