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by Pool Builders on 08-23-2008 in Articles

If you wish to learn to Scuba dive, a whole new world will open out and life will become doubly exciting! The most popular lessons that beginners take up are padi courses. The padi Open Water, which combines theory with practice, it takes 3-4 days and qualifies you to dive up to 18m.
Have you ever thought about learning to scuba dive, but just were not sure? Now is your chance. There's no time like the present by enrolling on one of the many padi courses you will be able to explore the underwater world like never before. Who can become a diver? What does it take to get certified? Why learn to dive? Hopefully, I can answer some of these questions and gently persuade you to embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world's largest recreational diving membership organisation. Professional PADI Members teach the vast majority of the world's recreational divers, issuing over 900,000 certifications each year. padi courses make underwater exploration and adventure accessible to the public while maintaining the highest industry standards for dive training, safety and customer service. PADI serves more than 4300 dive centres and resorts in more than 175 countries and territories.
The PADI System of learn to scuba dive education is based on state of the art instructional system design theory, and progressive training that introduces skills, safety related information and local environmental knowledge to students in stages. padi courses are student-centred and provide for maximum practice and application. Students learn the basics through independent study and then are guided through additional development by their instructors. The goal is to get students in the water as soon as possible and provide them with the instruction necessary to gain confidence in their diving abilities.
The most popular of the plethora of padi courses available is the Open Water Diver Course. It is the first full certifying course in the PADI "learn to scuba dive" education system. During one of padi courses you will learn all the skills needed to dive confidently to a maximum depth of 18 metres, independently of a dive professional, padi courses are run by our highly qualified instructors and is divided into 3 areas:
* Academic Training (classroom and independent study)
* Confined Water Training (swimming pool sessions)
* Open Water Training (lake or coastal sessions)
The confined water training can be done in the UK or wherever your home town is situated, but how much more enjoyable to train in warm waters with the sun on your back and a holiday vibe! Also we find that to complete the padi courses in one hit is beneficial and easier on the memory!
Pre-requisites
No diving experience necessary
Minimum age: 15 (12 for Junior Divers)
Able to swim 200 meters non-stop any style
Able to tread water for 10 minutes
Price Includes
Academic Materials (Excluding Video/DVD)
All equipment hire
Air fills
PADI certification fee
There are many other scuba skills you can learn, such as underwater photography, deep diving, wreck diving, cave diving, ice diving, and spear fishing. Two thirds of the earth is underwater. It is an exciting world of marine life, caves, and shipwrecks just waiting for you to discover the beauty.
To find out more about padi courses across The Red Sea, Lanzarote and South Africa visit http://www.activediving.co.uk and quote: ART

Author: Dean Thomas (16/08/08)

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