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DIVING CENTER

  • The diving center guarantees the highest level of quality and professionalism and offers complete sets of rental equipment including BCD, masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits, dive computers and underwater digital cameras as well as customized services, suitable for both adults and children. All level courses are available including PADI and SSI ENRICHED AIR DIVER Specialty Course. Free try dive. There are 20-30 spots at a boat distance of approximately 40 minutes, they can be reached by dhoni and/or speed boat. Manta and Dolphin dives in season.

    DIVING FACILITIES

    We are able to offer a variety of different diving courses from the beginners to the Dive master level. NITROX  tank is for FREE for certified Nitrox Divers.

    Opening hours are from 8:30 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to 18:00. We are located closed to the restaurant and the main jetty.

    Our experienced multi-lingual instructors provide a professional and friendly service. The Team is made up of 3/4 instructors, 1 compressor boy, 3 dhoni crew.
    The languages currently spoken are English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.
    Our knowledgeable staff is complemented by the resident marine biologist.

    Our team will help you to check-in and give you all information about the dive sites, diving safety rules and prices. For check-in, you are kindly requested to bring your diving certification, logbook and your medical certificate if you have one.

    Inside the diving center you can find a small classroom corner, a space dedicated to the consultation of fish and maldives books and a small shop.
    All the diving equipment is brand from Cressi. We can also provide  BCD, Octopus, Fins, Masks, Wet Suits, Diving Computers and Underwater Torches.

    Our cylinders are 10 and 12 liters in aluminum, valve tank suitable for DIN and INT. Twin valve is not available.

    Comfort for divers is assured with our boat (traditional Maldivian dhoni) equipped with a sundeck and for your safety a radio, mobile phone, life jackets.

    Our dhoni crew will offer you tea and coffee during navigation.

    Every day two dives are organized, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

    We also organize full day excursions, where we provide breakfast and lunch on board, and night dives.

    DIVING COURSES

    BEGINNER COURSES:

     

    Discover Scuba Diving/Try Scuba

    This program is the easiest way to experience your very first breath underwater and take your first step in the world of scuba diving. This is usually conducted in the pool for a short training and then in safe open water for the discover dive with the guidance of our dive instructors. A great memory that you will never forget!

     

    Minimum Age: 8/10
    Certification Prerequisites: None
    Water Sessions: 1/0
    Open Water Dives: 0/1
    Maximum Training Depth: 5 meters / 15 feet / 12 meters / 40 feet
    Suggested Duration: None

     

    The Scuba Diver

    This program is for students who do not have the time to complete the Open Water Diver program, and provides you with the training and experience required to dive in open water environments under the supervision of a dive professional. It involves training and theory sessions and allows diving to a depth of 12 meters under direct supervision of our instructors.

     

    Minimum Age: 10
    Certification Prerequisites: None
    Academic Sessions: Online Program
    Pool/Confined Water Sessions: 3
    Open Water Dives: 2
    Maximum Training Depth: 12 meters / 40 feet
    Suggested Duration: 10 - 16 hours

     

    Open Water Diver/OWD (PADI/SSI)

    This the most globally-recognized certification program and IT is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. It Involves theory and training sessions and as you have mastered the skills of scuba diving, at the end of the course you will be able to dive with a dive buddy of the same level or higher to a depth of 18 meters.

     

    Minimum Age: 10
    Certification Prerequisites: None
    Academic Sessions: Online Program
    Confined Water Sessions: 6
    Open Water Dives: 4
    Maximum Training Depth: 18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)
    Suggested Duration: 16 - 32 hours

     

    ADVANCED COURSES

     

    Advanced Open Water Diver (PADI/SSI)

    Once you are an open water diver, this is the next step to get more experience in different areas of diving and improve your diving skills. You can experience five different open water dives from five specialty programs such as deep diving, drift, night, nitrox, navigation and many more!

     

    Minimum Age: 10; 12 if Deep Diving dive is included
    Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver

    Note: Max depth is 30m /98 ft if Deep Diving dive is included.

    Academic Sessions: Online learning
    Confined Water Sessions: Not more than 5
    Open Water Dives: Not more than 5
    Maximum Training Depth: Varies
    Suggested Duration: 6 - 10 hours

     

     

    Speciality Courses (PADI/SSI)

    If you want to extend  your already expert knowledge to other interesting sides of diving you can choose among a wide variety of specialty courses. Specialty dives are conducted during normal dives with minimum theory involved.

     

    RESCUE DIVE COURSE
    This is perfect for those who would like to learn how to help themselves, how to recognize potentially dangerous situation and how best to extend help to other divers.

     

    Minimum Age: 15
    Certification Prerequisites: Open Water Diver
    Academic Sessions: 2
    Confined Water Sessions: 2 (+1 Optional)
    Open Water Dives: 3
    Maximum Training Depth: 30 meters / 100 feet
    Suggested Duration: 10 - 15 hours

     

    There are several other courses available including Nitrox, Adventure Diver, EFR Diver and Dive master Course.

     

     

    F.A.Q.
    • I’m a certified diver. Do I need any diving insurance?
      Yes you need an insurance suitable for diving or underwater activities. Diving insurances are available at the Diving Center.

     

    • My son is 8 years old. Can he try scuba diving?
      Children can start diving at the age of 8 years old. To the age of 10 years they can get their scuba diving certification following junior scuba diving programs.

     

    • I’m just certified OWD and I don’t have my equipment. Is it possible to rent scuba gear?
      At the Diving Center are available full kit diving equipment including BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, diving computer and weightbelt.

     

    • Do you organize shore dives as well?
      The house reef is quite far from the beach so only diving boat excursions are available. In the lagoon is possible to dive only for children during their Bubblemaker course due to the very shallow water.

     

    • Is a check dive compulsory?
      The first dive is always a check dive. During this dive you simply have to remove and replace your mask, recover your regulator and check the accuracy of your weights. It will take just a couple of minutes then you can enjoy your dive.

     

    • It’s been a long time since I did my last dive. What do I have to do?
      For people who have not dived for more than one year a scuba review is mandatory. It consists in a session of exercises in the pool where you can go back to the Open Water Course skills and one dive in open water.

     

    • Do I require a “fit for diving” certificate from a doctor to dive or learn to dive with you?
      Every diver is highly recommended to have a regular medical examination to ensure he/she is fit to dive. When you register to dive with us, one form you will be required to complete and sign will be the RSTC medical self-declaration. If you can answer all questions with “NO”, have no other medical conditions and are under 65 years of age, then a “Fit To Dive” certificate from a doctor is NOT required. However if you do happen to have to one or more “YES” answers, and/or are 65 years or older, then you would need to bring a “Fit To Dive” certificate from a doctor. If you are 75 years or older, our insurer applies special conditions; please contact us for more information before booking your vacation.

     

    • Is it necessary to pre book dives, diving packages or dive courses?
      It is not necessary to book dives or dive packages unless you are part of a large group. Even once you arrive, you can simply dive and at the end of your stay you will be billed for the dive package that you have completed. Many courses need no pre booking – however please contact us anyway if you are interested in doing a courses such as Rescue, Dive master and some specialty courses do require pre booking and are subject to availability.
    • Do you provide nitrox for free?
      Yes, nitrox between 28 to 32% is provided for no extra charge to nitrox certified divers.
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