You do not need any prior diving experience to take an entry level course, however you should be reasonably fit, be able to swim & tread water. Please find a copy of the PADI medical Statement (click here) that details medical conditions that may preclude you from scuba diving. If in doubt take the medical form to a Hyperbaric Doctor in your area to check your condition before clearing you medically fit to dive.
On your first morning of your course usually 08:30hrs you will meet our Dive Staff who will issue you with your dive equipment locker together with registration and course documentation and orientate you to the Dive Center and our facilities. After which your PADI Instructor will then guide you through the course timetable and inform you on a daily basis of the modules and skills you will be doing that day.
Establishes the principles and basic information all divers need to have fun and dive safely. The course is divided into segments that you’ll complete primarily on your own time studying the required manual and by viewing the PADI Open Water Diver DVD. Each section of the manual has a knowledge review to be completed, that will be reviewed by your Instructor and elaboration provided if necessary. There are 4 x 10 question quizzes and a final exam of 50 questions that cover the entire course. A pass mark of 75% on the final exam is required for successful completion of the course.
Confined water is defined as a body of water with pool like conditions. Here the fun begins. All of the 5 Confined Water training is made at the Lighthouse Reef that has perfect conditions for you to take your first breaths underwater and get a glimpse of the tantalizing marine life that awaits you. Under your Instructors guidance and supervision you will apply dive principles and learn & practice dive procedures and skills necessary to dive competently & safely. Confined water sessions are performance based, which means that your Instructor will lead you through each skill until you have mastered it and ready to go to the next one.
You will complete your training as an entry level diver by showing mastery of all the skills you learnt in your confined sessions and are performed in 4 structured dives. 2 Dives to 12 metres, followed by 2 qualifying dives to 18 metres
This course is ideal for you if you are short on time but really want to learn to dive. The course content consists of 1 – 3 modules of theory, confined & 2 open water dives of the PADI Open Water Course. Earning you a certification to a maximum depth of 12m
As a testament to our commitment to diving Fantasea Divers has certified over 5000 new & continuing education divers. Our experienced, friendly, multi lingual & professional Dive Team will ensure you have a memorable, safe & exciting time underwater.
Dahab is considered one of the prime dive locations. For the savvy traveller Dahab is also highlighted the perfect place to learn to scuba dive. Underwater Dahab offers the perfect mixture of warm clear waters and vibrant coral reefs teeming with life that are conveniently situated and accessible from the shore.
Stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is globally regarded as the world’s leading training agency. Your PADI certification is recognised worldwide and is your gateway to world wide – world class diving sites.
DURATION: 3-4 Days
COST: € 300 Euros + € 35 Certification
If you are limited on time it is possible to complete the Open Water Course in 3 Days, by either purchasing the PADI Open Water manual at your local PADI Dive Shop or online www.padi.com
Read & complete all five knowledge reviews, bringing them with you for review when you come to us to start the water work.
DURATION: 3-4 days
COST: see www.padi.com
Enroll in Open Water Diver Online and start learning right away. PADI eLearning gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program.
Ensure that you affiliate with Fantasea Divers so that we can follow your progress and answer any questions you may have. Once on location your Instructor will review the modules with you.
DURATION: 3-4 Days
COST: see www.padi.com
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver Touch (a tablet app). PADI Touch is a fully interactive course program with the option to complete all the quizzes and exams prior to arrival.
Simply affiliate with Fantasea Divers when you sign up and we will follow your progress online and answer any questions you may have. After arrival and a review of your study we will take you through the in - water element of the course to gain your certification.