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PADI Scuba Diver Course Details

Course Duration - 2 to 3 Days

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                                    6 hrs.

  • Watch first 3 Modules of Open Water Diver Course Video

  • Read first 3 Modules of Open Water Diver Manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews

Note: Manual and Video are also available on CD-ROM and DVD

Knowledge Development                                                                                 2 hrs.

  • Review the 3 Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor

  • Attend Knowledge Development Presentations (if applicable)

  • Complete 3 Quizzes and Review them with your Instructor

Confined Water or Pool Training                                                               3 - 5 hrs.

  • Complete Confined Water Training Modules 1 - 3

  • Complete 10 minute Float

Open Water Training                                                                                     4 - 5 hrs.

  • Conduct 2 Open Water Training Dives

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over two days. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 12:00 ---- watch video

  • 12:00 - 15:00 ---- confined water training dives

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

  • Second Day

  • 09:30 - 11:00 ---- review knowledge reviews and do quizzes

  • 11:00 - 15.00 ---- open water dives

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver Course, an individual must:

  • Be able to swim

  • Be at least 10 years old

  • If applicable, submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the medical clearance cannot be the applicant.

Note: a person under 15 years of age will be certified as a Junior PADI Scuba Diver

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.PADI Open Water Diver Course Details

Course Duration - 4 to 5 Days

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                             8 - 10 hrs.

  • Watch the 5 Modules of Open Water Diver Course Video

  • Read the 5 Modules of Open Water Diver Manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews

Note: Manual and Video are also available on CD-ROM and DVD

Knowledge Development                                                                                 4 hrs.

  • Review the 5 Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor

  • Complete 4 Quizzes and Review them with your Instructor 

  • Attend Knowledge Development Presentations (if applicable)

  • Complete Final Exam

Confined Water  or Pool Training                                                              6 - 8 hrs.

  • Complete Confined Water Training Modules 1 - 5

  • Complete 10 minute Float

  • Complete 200 meter Swim

Open Water Training                                                                                  8 - 10 hrs.

  • Conduct 4 Open Water Training Dives

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over four days. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 12:00 ---- watch video

  • 12:00 - 15:00 ---- confined water training dives

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

  • Second Day

  • 09:30 - 11:00 ---- watch video

  • 11:00 - 14.00 ---- confined water training dives

  • 14:00 - 15.00 ---- review knowledge reviews and do quizzes

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

  • Third Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- open water dives 1 & 2

  • 14:00 - 15.00 ---- review knowledge reviews and do quizzes

  • In your own time - read manual and prepare for exam

  • Fourth Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- open water dives 3 & 4

  • 16:00 - 18.00 ---- final exam

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver Course, an individual must:

  • Be able to swim

  • Be at least 10 years old

  • If applicable, submit, to the instructor, medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the medical clearance cannot be the applicant.

Note: a person under 15 years of age will be certified as a Junior Open Water Diver

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PADI Adventure Diver Course Details

Course Duration - 1 to 2 Days

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                               2 - 3 hrs.

  • Watch the Adventures in Diving Video

  • Read the appropriate 3 chapters in the Adventures in Diving Manual and answer the 3 corresponding Knowledge Reviews

Note: Manual and Video are also available on CD-ROM

Knowledge Development                                                                                 1 hrs.

  • Review the 3 Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor

  • Attend the Dive Briefings conducted by your Instructor

  • Attend Knowledge Development Presentations (if applicable)

Open Water Training                                                                                     5 - 8 hrs.

  • Conduct 3 Adventure Dives

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over 2 days. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- 1 dive (optional*) and 1 Adventure Dive

  • 14:00 - 15:00 ---- watch video

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

* This optional dive to "get back into it", is not included in the price of the course! You can also use the optional dive to complete a PADI Specialty Course.

  • Second Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- 2 Adventure Dives

  • 14.00 - 15.00 ---- review knowledge reviews

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in a PADI Adventure Diver Course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating. "Equivalency" is defined as proof of an entry-level scuba certification with a minimum of four open water training dives.

  • Be at least 10 years of age to participate in the following Adventure Dives: AWARE - Fish Identification, Boat Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Underwater Photography

  • Be 12 years of age or older to participate in all Adventure Dives

Note: a person under 15 years of age will be certified as a Junior Adventure Diver

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Details

Course Duration - 2 to 3 Days

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                               3 - 4 hrs.

  • Watch the Adventures in Diving Video

  • Read the appropriate 5 chapters in the Adventures in Diving Manual and answer the 5 corresponding Knowledge Reviews

Note: Manual and Video are also available on CD-ROM

Knowledge Development                                                                            1 - 2 hrs.

  • Review the 5 Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor

  • Attend the Dive Briefings conducted by your Instructor

  • Attend Knowledge Development Presentations (if applicable)

Open Water Training                                                                                  9 - 12 hrs.

  • Conduct 5 Adventure Dives

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over 3 days. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- 1 dive (optional*) and 1 Adventure Dive

  • 14:00 - 15:00 ---- watch video

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

* This optional dive to "get back into it", is not included in the price of the course! You can also use the optional dive to complete a PADI Specialty Course.

  • Second Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- 2 Adventure Dives

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

  • Third Day

  • 09:30 - 14:00 ---- 2 Adventure Dives

  • 14:00 - 15:00 ---- review knowledge reviews

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating. "Equivalency" is defined as proof of an entry-level scuba certification with a minimum of four open water training dives.

  • Be at least 10 years of age to participate in the following Adventure Dives: AWARE - Fish Identification, Boat Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Underwater Photography

  • Be 12 years of age or older to participate in all Adventure Dives

Note: a person under 15 years of age will be certified as a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver

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PADI Rescue Diver Course Details

Course Duration - 3 to 4 Days

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                             8 - 10 hrs.

  • Watch the Rescue Diver Course Video

  • Read the Rescue Diver Manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews

Knowledge Development                                                                            3 - 4 hrs.

  • Review the Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor

  • Attend the Knowledge Development Presentations (if applicable)

  • Complete the Rescue Diver Exam

Confined Water or Pool Training

  • Optional

Open Water Training                                                                                10 - 15 hrs.

  • Participate in the 11 Open Water Training Sessions

  • Conduct the 2 Rescue Diver Training Scenarios

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over 3 days. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 10:30 ---- watch video

  • 10:30 - 14:00 ---- open water training

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

  • Second Day

  • 09:30 - 10:30 ---- watch video

  • 10:30 - 14:00 ---- open water training

  • 16.00 - 18.00 ---- review knowledge reviews

  • In your own time - read manual and answer knowledge reviews

  • Third Day

  • 09:30 - 11:00 ---- review knowledge reviews

  • 11.00 - 14.00 ---- open water training and rescue scenarios

  • 14.00 - 15.00 ---- rescue diver exam

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in a PADI Rescue Diver Course, an individual must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have an equivalent rating. "Equivalency" is defined as proof of certification beyond entry level (at least two certifications total), and proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.

  • Be 12 years of age or older

Note: to be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver, the student diver must have successfully completed a sanctioned course in CPR within the past 24 months. The PADI Emergency First Response Course is highly recommended and can be used to meet this requirement.

Note: a person under 15 years of age will be certified as a Junior Rescue Diver.

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PADI Emergency First Response Course Details

Course Duration - 1 Day

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                               2 - 4 hrs.

  • Read the Independent Study part of the EFR Participant Manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews

  • Watch the EFR Video

Knowledge Development                                                                                   1 hr.

  • Review the Knowledge Reviews with your Instructor

Skill Development                                                                                               4 hrs.

  • Attend Skill Development Sessions

  • Complete Scenario Practice

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over 1 day. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 10:30 ---- read manual & answer knowledge reviews

  • 10:30 - 13:00 ---- review knowledge reviews and watch video

  • 14:00 - 18:00 ---- skill development and practice

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Course Prerequisites

  • There are no prerequisites to enroll in a PADI Emergency First Response Course

Note: a refresher is highly recommended every two years

Note: to enroll in the First Aid Course (the secondary care part of the EFR Course), you need to have completed the CPR Course (the primary care part of the EFR Course) or a CPR Course from another qualified CPR training organization within the past 24 months.

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DAN Oxygen First Aid Course Details

Course Duration - 1/2 Day

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                                       1 hr.

  • Watch the Oxygen First Aid Course Video

  • Read the Oxygen First Aid Course Manual (optional)

Knowledge Development                                                                                   1 hr.

  • Attend the Knowledge Development Presentation

  • Complete the Oxygen First Aid Exam

Skill Development                                                                                               3 hrs.

  • Complete the 7 Practical Excercises

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over 1/2 day. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 10:00 ---- watch video

  • 10:00 - 10:30 ---- knowledge development presentation

  • 10:30 - 13:30 ---- practical excercises

  • 13:30 - 14:00 ---- Oxygen First Aid exam

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in the DAN Oxygen First Aid Course, the candidate must:

  • Be 12 years of age

  • Have succesfully completed Medic First Aid and CPR Training within the last 24 months (DAN highly recommends this, Hurricane Divers requieres it)

Note: there are two specific Oxygen First Aid Courses:

  • DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries. This course is designed for certified divers and people otherwise involved with diving.

  • DAN Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies. This course is designed for pool owners, boat crews, snorkel guides and other people otherwise involved with watersports other than scuba diving.

Note: retraining is highly recommended every two years, for both courses.

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DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Details

Course Duration - 1/2 Day

Course Contents                                                                                  Time Needed approximately!

Preparation / Self Study                                                                                       1 hr.

  • Watch the First Aid for HMLI Course Video

  • Read the First Aid for HMLI  Manual (optional)

Knowledge Development                                                                                   1 hr.

  • Attend the Knowledge Development Presentation

  • Complete the HMLI Exam

Skill Development                                                                                         2 - 3 hrs.

  • Complete the 8 practical excercises

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Example Schedule

Without preparation and over 1/2 day. When you book with enough time in advance, we can get you the materials to prepare for the course. We are flexible and will adjust a schedule when appropriate. We will spend all the time with you, that is needed to complete a course.

  • First Day

  • 09:30 - 10:00 ---- watch video

  • 10:00 - 10:30 ---- knowledge development presentation

  • 10:30 - 13:00 ---- practical excercises

  • 13:00 - 13:30 ---- First Aid for HMLI exam

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Course Prerequisites

To enroll in the DAN First Aid for HMLI Course, it is highly recommended that the candidate:

  • Has succesfully completed Medic First Aid and CPR Training within the last 24 months (DAN highly recommends this, Hurricane Divers requieres it).

Note: retraining is highly recommended every two years.

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