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(Please email us is you have any question. We will try to answer as soon as possible.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • What is Padi?
    • PADI is The Professional Association of Diving Instructors
    • PADI is the world's largest and most widely recognized recreational scuba diver training agency. As a PADI diver you will have earned the finest and most respected diver credentials available.
  • What is Confined water Training?
    • Confined water training or diving is basic skill development sessions conducted in a pool or body of water having pool like conditions.
  • What is a BCD?
    • Buoyancy Control Device is the vest worn by divers used to adjust their buoyancy allowing them to float on the surface or when underwater like an astronaut experiencing zero gravity. The BCD also supports the air cylinder and regulator plus any extra equipment the diver may carry.
  • What is a SPG?
    • The Submersible Pressure Gauge or SPG is an instrument used by a diver to register the amount of air a diver has remaining in his air cylinder during the course of a dive. The SPG measures air in PSI-pounds per square inch much the same way a fuel gauge measures fuel in a car in gallons.
  • What is a Regulator?
    • The equipment used that permits the diver to breath the air from the air cylinder. The regulator also provides the connection of the SPG and the BCD to the air cylinder. The quality and performance of a regulator is measured by how easy it breathes.
  • What is an Open Water Dive?
    • A scuba dive made outside away from the confined water dive site or pool. Usually a student's first scuba dive in the ocean on a tropical reef.
  • Is it difficult to learn to dive?
    • Not for most people. If you're comfortable in the water, and a reasonably good swimmer, you should be able to learn scuba diving. (The only swimming required by for the PADI certification is a 200-yard swim, and floating or treading water for 10 minutes.)
    • You'll soon find that diving is actually much easier than swimming, because there's no need to raise your head out of the water to get each breath.
  • What does it mean to be certified?
    • It means that you've learned basic scuba diving skills from a licensed instructor, and are qualified to dive with a buddy, with or without a divemaster present. Dive operators will require your certification card before they let you dive with them.
    • The best-known certifying agency, particularly in the U.S., is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).
  • How long does it take to get certified?
    • If you're getting full-day instruction from a dive shop, at a dive location, then it depends on their schedule, class size, and how fast you learn. The standard "Open Water Diver" certification will typically be a four- or five-day process.
    • If you're just taking evening classes at home, once or twice a week, it will probably take four to six weeks for this.