PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)
Requisites: Ability to swim and float unassisted in the ocean, reasonable physical health, PADI Medical Statement and min. 10 years old.
A small introduction with one open water dive in the sea.
The entrance course for people with little time to spare, three open water dives and two theory sessions. This course can be later completed with one dive to the level of Open Water Diver within one year. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to dive under the direct supervision of an instructor with a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.
Open Water Diver
Consisting of five open water dives and two theory sessions. PADI Open Water Divers are qualified to dive by their own responsibilities to a depth of 18 meters/60 feet. Minimum age is ten, kids between 10 and 14 receive a Junior Open Water certification.
Advanced Open Water Diver
The course for seasoned divers consisting of a deep, wreck, night, navigation and a digital photo dive. Some dives might be replaced by buoyancy, search and recovery. Minimum age is 14.
Wrack or Deep Diver
Three open water dives. To dive to 12 m.
1 Star Diver
Five open water dives
Five open water dives. To dive to 40m.
Five open water dives. To dive in autonomy to 20 m.
2 Star Diver
Ten open water dives
3 Star Diver GOLD or PA 40
For GOLD, min. 65 open water dives, therefore at least 10 30-40m dives
For PA 40 m, to dive in autonomy to 40 m.