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Try Scuba Diving

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If you are short on time or you just want to check out what all the fuss is about then this is the option for you. When you try diving for the first time, you discover the excitement and mystery & the freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of flying underwater and only a diver knows that feeling. Discover Scuba Diving & feel it for yourself. Or become an astronaut. What’s involved? After meeting with your instructor, who will go over the fundamentals of scuba diving to enjoy your dive safely, you’ll enter the water ready for your scuba adventure. We’ll practise the initial skills in shallow water and then get ready for your first open water dive under the supervision of your Instructor. To a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet, this experience will be the first step in your new hobby that might just change your life. What do […]

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Scuba Review – Refresh

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Had a long time on the surface and don’t have full confidence? Take a scuba review, and you will have more confidence than you had on your last dive. Scuba review is also used to upgrade junior open water diver to open water diver.   What’s involved? A small theory session to bring back what you once learned. Skill practise and and finishing it to a dive. Scuba Review is also used for upgrading junior level certifications. Additional fees required for receiving a new card, will be paid directly to PADI.   How long will it take? Half a day.   What do I need to start? To be at least junior open water diver. Piratas provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.   Am I fit to dive? Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require […]

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Open Water Diver – Get certified!

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The PADI Open Water Course is your ticket to exciting adventures in the underwater world and lasts for a lifetime. The 3- 4 day Open Water Course includes 4 dives, and confined water practise sessions, you will also receive a book to read. The course is your first step on the diving certification ladder. This Open Water license enables you to dive to a depth not to exceed 18 meters, in conditions not to exceed your training, with a buddy, who is also a certified diver, at 100% of all diving destinations throughout the world!   What’s involved? The PADI Open Water course is divided into modules and consist of five academic sessions – video and lecture, shallow water sessions – a midst the beauty of the islands’ sheltered beaches, and then four open water dives in the ocean.   What do I need to start? Be at least 10 […]

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Advanced Open Water Course – Gain experience!

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Whether you’re newly qualified or have hundreds of dives logged, the Advanced course and Specialty Diving courses give you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement. What makes your pulse race? What ignites your imagination? Advanced Diver training offers something for everyone. This in-water, performance based course includes two “core” dives: a deep and underwater navigation dive, and three different “elective” dives that may include: wreck diving, underwater photography, computer diving, night diving, drift, waves & current diving, etc.   What’s involved? We all know that the place you learn new skills in is in the water. After covering the material with your instructor, you are ready for the fun part of this course – the diving. The course is run in a relaxed manner with the Instructor who offers help, encouragement and expert advice to guide you through the various tasks that […]

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Emergency First Response

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First off before setting out on the Rescue Diver Course you do need to be medically trained. If you have medical training already it needs to be valid within the last 2 years & you need to bring proof of your certification with you. Red cross works fine. Otherwise we can offer you the Emergency First Response Course.   What’s involved? The Emergency First Response (EFR) program can show you how to respond if someone needs help. The Emergency First Response – Primary Care course provides extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as offering optional Secondary Care and Emergency Oxygen sections. Practical applications allow you to build and polish your skills. The chances are that you will probably never need to use the skills that you learn on this course, however, should the need arise to use the skills in providing emergency medical attention, you will have […]

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Rescue Course – Help Others

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Rescue training takes you beyond the purely recreational level by expanding your knowledge and skills to assist other divers, handle problems and emergencies, and prevent those problems, leaving you with a sense of security as a diver that cannot be obtained in any other way. Rescue certification is a prerequisite for all dive professional level training. The course makes the serious subject of accident management enjoyable and rewarding. Until now, the emphasis of your training has been you and your dive buddy; the rescue training teaches you to make diving more safe and enjoyable for others.   What’s involved? During this course, you’ll learn how to foresee, prevent and manage potential diving accidents; from assisting a tired diver to handling possible emergency scenarios, you’ll practise applying the knowledge and skills that can make the difference in the unlikely event that problems do arise. 10 skill exercises and 2 real-life a-like […]

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Divemaster – Going Pro

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If you’ve thought about making diving your life or maybe just reducing the cost of your vacations then becoming a Divemaster is the first step. At Piratas we treat our leadership level courses with the seriousness they deserve, while still maintaining the personal touch you just don’t get elsewhere. You’ll find that there’s no more rewarding experience than following the Piratas staff through their work and becoming a part of our team.   UNLIMTED DIVE What’s involved? You will work closely with your instructors to expand your diving skills and knowledge to a professional level, following them as they lead other courses. Then, in the most fulfilling part of the course, you’ll learn and practice supervising diving activities and assisting with student training. You will also experience first-hand the day to day job of a PADI Divemaster. You will start your course for the first week passively assisting our Divemasters […]

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Specialties – getting closer

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PADI offers a significant amount of specialties that you can specialize in. Be it adrenaline or history you seek during wreck dives, longer bottom times with Nitrox or the love of photography. These courses give you deeper knowledge about the subject and also brings you more experience, granting you more confidence. Each of these have different requirements and different amount of dives. We in Piratas offer you at least the following specialties: Nitrox Specialty Learn now what is sure to be the future of scuba with Enriched Air diving. If you increase the amount of oxygen in your tank & thereby decrease the amount of nitrogen then you will be able to increase the length of time you can stay at your maximum depth leaving the opportunity to explore more. An essential dive certification for all serious divers.   Deep Specialty The last step before crossing the limit between recreational and technical […]

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SPECIALTY NITROX

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If you increase the amount of oxygen in your tank & thereby decrease the amount of nitrogen then you will be able to increase the length of time you can stay at your maximum depth leaving the opportunity to explore more. An essential dive certification for all serious divers. What’s involved? Enriched Air Nitrox dive panning requires a few more planning steps than diving on air, & you will have to use several tables to plan decompression & oxygen exposure. Most divers don’t find these steps too complicated, but the process has more potential for error & less tolerance for error if you make one. Remember always plan your dive & dive your plan as is the golden rule! NitroxWhat do I need to start? You must be an Open Water Diver. We provide all equipment, boat trips, & manuals, etc., for the duration of the course. Am I fit […]

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ADVANCED COURSE

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Whether you’re newly qualified or have hundreds of dives logged, the Advanced course and Specialty Diving courses give you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement. What makes your pulse race? What ignites your imagination? Advanced Diver training offers something for everyone. This in-water, performance based course includes two “core” dives: a deep and underwater navigation dive, and three different “elective” dives that may include: boat diving, underwater photography, computer diving, night diving, drift, waves & current diving, etc. What’s involved? We all know that the place you learn new skills in is in the water. After covering the material with your instructor, you are ready for the fun part of this course – the diving. The course is run in a relaxed manner with the Instructor who offers help, encouragement and expert advice to guide you through the various tasks that will […]

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Master Scuba Diver – Black belt

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Do you wish to improve your scuba well beyond the Rescue Diver course, but you have no yearning to become a Divemaster? Do you have many specialized interests in scuba diving where you wish you knew more, like Photography, Deep diving or Wreck diving? Then the Master Scuba diver might be just your thing. This is a program for experienced divers who want to further their skills even more (and get the card to prove it!) without taking the professional path towards Divemaster and Instructor. It is also the program for divers who DO want to become professionals, but want to gain some much appreciated specialized skills first. To be qualified to be a black belt you need to do is take five different PADI Specialty Courses and the Rescue course – once you have gained those five certifications, your Instructor will help you fill in an application to send […]