PADI diving courses

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Discover Scuba Diving

Try diving with a Discovery Dive. Recommended for those with no previous experience who don't have the time to complete the Open Water Diver course. Your instructor will take you through the basics of scuba diving before taking you to shallow water to practise some skills. And once you're comfortable with these, you'll swim down to explore the reef! The whole experience takes three to four hours. And on completion you'll receive a certificate which will count towards your Open Water Diver training.

What next? Open Water Diver.

Open Water Diver

One of the first scuba diving certifications, once you've completed the Open Water course you'll be qualified to dive to a depth of 18 metres. The course can be completed over three to four days and includes classroom work, skills practice in shallow water and four dives.

What next? Fun dives, Adventure dives, Advanced Open Water Diver.

Adventure Dives

Adventure dives will develop your ability as a diver and qualify you in new areas of diving. We offer: deep diving; wreck diving; night diving; peak performance buoyancy; multilevel and computer diving; naturalist and fish identification.

What next? Fun dives, Advanced Open Water Diver.

Advanced Open Water Diver

A step up from Open Water Diver, the Advanced Open Water course involves five adventure dives. These must include deep diving and navigation diving plus three more of your choice (see adventure dives above). The course can be completed in two or three days.

What next? Fun dives, further Adventure dives, Rescue Diver.

Rescue Diver

Integrating first aid and secondary care training with search and rescue techniques, the Rescue Diver course will prepare you to prevent diving accidents and deal with emergency situations. At the end of the course you will be a more confident and able diver, prepared to give a hand in the unlikely event of an accident.

What next? Fun dives, further Adventure dives, Divemaster.


This is the first PADI professional qualification. As a Divemaster trainee, you'll refine your diving skills and rescue techniques to a professional level and build on your leadership and organisational skills. Certification allows you to assist instructors in teaching PADI courses and work as a professional guide for other fun divers. The course involves an intership of between four and eight weeks, where you'll work alongside the Matahari dive staff to learn the ropes!

What next? Instructor Development Course (ask for details).

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