How do I learn to Scuba dive?
The first step towards exploring the underwater world is to enroll yourself in a PADI Open water diver course. This course spans over 4 days and allows you to dive to a depth of 18 meters/ 60 feet.
Do I have to be a good swimmer to scuba dive?
Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this by having you:
Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.
How fit do I have to be to scuba dive?
As long as you're reasonably fit and have no major medical conditions you should be able to dive. Please go through the MEDICAL STATEMENT before you register for diving. If the answer to any of the questions is a YES then you should get the written consent from your physician.
What gear will I need to dive?
Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving! When you begin to dive the minimum you'll want to own is a Mask, Snorkel and Fins as these have a personal fit. We do provide rental gear and also have a stock of the best equipment for sale.
Do women have any special concern while diving?
Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.
What about Sharks?!
When you’re lucky, you get to see a shark. Although incidents with sharks occur, they are very rare and, with respect to diving, primarily involve spear fishing or feeding sharks, both of which trigger feeding behavior. Most of the time, if you see a shark it’s just passing through and a rare sight to enjoy.
How deep can I go?
With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is shallower than 12 metres/40 feet, where the water’s warmer and the colors are brighter.
Still have questions?
Feel free to contact us for any concerns or questions that you have and we will be more than happy to help you.