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Diving Courses

Below there is some briefing information about most of the Scuba Diving Certifications that we offer at our Dive Center. All our certifications are PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors). The most recognized Scuba Diving Agency around the world. If you would like some more information about any of our courses or would like to make a reservation please contact us. For rates please refer to the COURSES RATES page under the Scuba Diving category.

OPEN WATER DIVER

This certification is the first level on scuba diving once you complete this you are a certified scuba diver. We offer different options for this level, you can do the E-learning program, you can do all theory and confined water sessions back at home and then complete the 4 Open Water Dives here, this is called the Referral program or you can simply do the course from scratch with us starting in our classroom, learning and understanding scuba diving. For more information please contact us.

ADVANCED OPEN WATER

Take a next level in scuba diving; what’s it like to dive to 30 meters/100 feet? How can you shoot good pictures under water? Is night diving as scary as it sounds? Find out with the PADI Adventures in Diving course. For more information please contact us.

REFRESH

Are you a certified diver, but haven’t dove for more than 2 years since your last dive? Refresh you memory and skills about scuba diving. For more information please contact us.

SPECIALTIES

Become a Nitrox Diver and/or another specialist like Wreck Diver or Deep Diver. We have many specialties to choose from. If you want to see the Aruban dive sites and also expand you diving skills this is how to do it. You love wreck diving? Or maybe you would like to know more about the under water marine life…, or you tried a drift dive in your PADI advanced open water course and want to specialize yourself in that….? With the PADI Specialty Diver Programs you can chart your dive experience with some great dives.

Achieving PADI Specialty ratings takes from as little as one day to a full weekend. Below is an overview of the specialty certifications we offer. Get five specialty ratings and you’re on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

Here is some information about common specialties often taught in our Dive Center:

Deep Diving

We offer a combination of the above two mentioned specialties. Add some depth to your diving adventures… As a general rule divers tend to be adventurous people and deep diving, for example to visit a wreck, can certainly be called adventurous. This course expands your diving knowledge about deep diving limits, deep diving equipment, deep diving techniques, nitrogen narcosis, decompression sickness, and other topics.

Multilevel

Multilevel Diving is a technique for extending your bottom time beyond the no decompression limit of the RDP. You accomplish this by ascending to shallower levels during the dive. In this specialty your diving knowledge will be expanded with topics as no decompression limits, The wheel and dive computers, multilevel dive equipment, multilevel dive hazards and other topics.

Wreck

image001Also these two specialties offer good opportunities to combine.
Wrecks fascinate many divers. What is inside them, what sank them and what did they look like before they went down. Explore wrecks and get a glimpse of the unknown. You’ll learn topics as wreck diving law, hazards to avoid, how to research wrecks and the basics of wreck penetration.

Boat

image002The boat specialty increases your knowledge on topics about boat terminology, types of boats, safety/emergency equipment for boat diving, boat diving preparation, boat diving procedures and other topics.

Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox)

It’s a matter of time! With Enriched Air you can safely extend your no decompression time. Especially in the 15 meters/50 feet to 30 meters/100 feet range enriched air can significantly lengthen your no decompression time for a single depth dive. As you’ll learn, enriched air extends dive time by replacing some of the nitrogen in air with oxygen, so you absorb less nitrogen during the dive. The higher oxygen brings with it new concerns that you don’t have using air within recreational diving limits. The benefits of having less nitrogen in the breathing gas means:

  • More bottom time than air at any depth;
  • Or safer margin for the same bottom time;
  • Or less surface interval between dives;
  • Or any combination of the above;
  • and less narcosis than air at any depth.

Night Diving

See the underwater world in a whole new light… At first it seems a little scary perhaps, but as your eyes adjust to the dark you relax, recognizing the familiar paths and trees. It’s the same place you’ve seen many times during the day, yet somehow different. This course expands your knowledge about night diving equipment, evaluating dive conditions at night, using and maintaining dive lights, night navigation, aquatic life and other topics.

Underwater Navigation

Head your diving in the right direction… Mastering under water navigation has many tangible benefits that apply to every dive you make. This specialty unlocks the mysteries of under water navigation, you’ll learn about environmental clues that help you navigate, how to use a compass for precision, patterns that aid navigation, navigational instruments and other topics.

Drift

Drift diving will give you a whole new perspective. Don’t fight against the current but join it… Drift diving can give you a real adrenaline pump. At some drift dive sites the current rips you along far faster than you could swim. Some divers compare drift diving in clear water to hang-gliding or horizontal sky diving. In this course you get to develop your knowledge in types of drift diving, drift diving equipment, drift dive techniques and procedures, drift diving hazards and other topics.

Underwater Photography

Exploring reefs, under ice, at altitude, or on wrecks… if there’s something worth seeing, there’s something worth photographing. This makes underwater photography a pursuit that mixes well with your other diving activities, and one that permits you to share the underwater world with non divers. Topics as how to handle the sun light, depths, color ranges and use of flashlight will be handled. Also you’ll learn all you have to know about your photo equipment.

Underwater Naturalist

image003It is a crowded world down there, but you see not even half of it mostly. In this specialty you will learn more about the marine life, where to find them and how to recognize them. The main thing is knowing where and how to look! The more you practice this, the more interesting your dives will become. You will also learn something about the interaction between all marine life.

RESCUE DIVER

The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level. You’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

image004With the Rescue course you discover a life time of serious fun. You can start this course after completing the advanced diver course. You will learn about emergency prevention, intervention and management.

The skills you learn in the PADI Rescue Diver program gives you the ability to conquer emergency situations, challenge others to be more safe and control a crisis, hopefully before it even occurs.
Emergency management and prevention, or knowing what to look for and how to react, is a necessary skill for divers. Learn to recognize subtle and bland warning signs which can go undetected and turn every day dives into emergency situations. Take the Rescue Diver challenge today.

image005With S.E.Aruba Fly ‘n Dive we attach great importance to learning from practice. Therefore, rescue divers preferably need to stay at least two weeks to join us in the day to day diving practices (min. 5 days). The course program is divided into knowledge development and open water training. The knowledge development part develops the principles and information you need for preventing and handling dive emergencies, with topics including self rescue, diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management, equipment problems, and rescue and assistance procedures for both conscious and unconscious victims on the surface and underwater. During the open water training, you’ll apply the knowledge you’ve learned as you develop rescue skills. As you master rescue techniques, you’ll learn to adapt what you practice to suit the situation.

Most certified Rescue divers look back on their rescue training as one of the most challenging, sometimes demanding, and therefore most rewarding programs they’ve taken. The subject is serious, but the training is fun.

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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE (EFR)

The EFR (Emergency First Response) course teaches you the skills you need to get in action when an emergency arises. You will be able to help people in a medical emergency.
There is one variable you can control when you’re on the scene of any medical emergency: You.

Often, life versus death or complete recovery versus long-term disability lies with a layperson first responder providing care between the emergency’s onset and the arrival of professional medical personnel. If you are there, you can provide that care. As a layperson, you can’t guarantee that a patient will live or fully recover but you can feel confident that given the circumstances, everything that could be done has been done.

image006With the Emergency First Response Course you’ll learn to apply first response care following the same priorities used by medical professionals. In the course you’ll learn skills like: rescue breathing, serious bleeding management, shock management, spinal injury management, bandaging, splinting for dislocations and fractures, and more. The course takes one day. This course is obligatory in order to become a rescue diver.

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MASTER SCUBA DIVER

Signing up for the Master Scuba Diver course will make you stand a side of the crowd. It is the highest non-professional level a diver can reach besides going pro. Become the Black belt in diving, with experience in a wide variety of specialty diving.
Master Scuba Diver is the highest rating you can get in non-professional recreational diving. Being a Master Scuba Diver shows that you know what diving is about and you have developed the skills to be a real diver. To become a Master Scuba Diver you need to have your Rescue Diver rating. With this course you get five specialties which you can choose yourself. After successfully completing these five specialties you will be certified as Master Scuba Diver. If you already have some specialties you only have to take the extra amount of specialties until you reach 5.

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Imagine a job where you actually look forward to to go to work in the morning. You can lead a life others fantasize about. Sailing into incredible sunsets could be the rule, not the exception, especially if you work in a tropical dive destination.
Turn the Ocean into your office and make the reef your screensaver. Work now becomes an adventure in itself and people are paying YOU to do what you like to do most, DIVE.

There’s a sense of pride sharing something you are passionate about. While experiencing new cultures and lifestyles, you’ll be surrounded by people who are always happy. When you take people diving all day – everyone’s happy. It’s not all fun and games in paradise, but the rewards are well worth the effort.

 

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