For all “newbies” we offer an international diving training following to PADI guidelines. We also offer diving training according to CMAS guidelines as a special arrangement. Depending on the association, diving courses take 3, 4 or 5 days. All associations are knownworld-wide and your diving education will be recognized internationally.
We usually start our courses on Saturdays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.
What you will learn in an Open Water Diver (OWD) diving course with us:
The course starts at 8:00 a.m. with a first theory session in one of our training rooms. In the afternoon, after a lunch break, you will come in contact with the water for the first time, entering the water with complete diving equipment from the beach. The first course day ends at 5:00 p.m.
The second day starts at 8:00 a.m. again with another dive from the beach. This is followed by a lunch break. The theory session will be continued and in the afternoon. The second day of the course also ends at 5:00 p.m.
On day three we start at 8:00 a.m. to a full day trip which includes two dives. Our diving courses always have their own boat. On full day trips the boat will return approximately at 4:30p.m.
The total number of full day trips you will conduct in your course depends on the booked diving education package. The following diving education options are available: PADI Scuba Diver (SD) or PADI Open Water Diver (OWD).
Like to learn to dive? With this video we show you how an Open Water Diver course is conducted at the James & Mac Diving Center in Hurghada.
The difference between a “PADI Scuba Diver” and a “PADI Open Water Diver”:
The PADI Scuba Diver (SD) and the PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) start out together. Since the PADI Scuba Diver is only part of the PADI Open Water diver, this course will end after the third day with only two open water dives. Upon finishing this course the course participant will also receive an internationally accepted diving certificate. This diving certificate is limited to a diving depth of maximum 12 meters and requires a professional guide diving at your side. Additional costs for accompaniment through an instructor should be considered. This course is the best solution if you are not sure yet. Since both courses have the same content you can easily change your mind during the first three days and switch from Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver course. The missing day of the course can easily be added to your booking on site. After successful completion of the course you will receive the PADI Open Water Diver certification. As a special feature it should be mentioned that all our Scuba Diver students complete the entire Open Water Diver theory. This will be certified by us and can be credited to later education of an Open Water Diver course.
Completion of a previously begun diving course with us:
If you have already started your diving course in a local diving center with theory and pool lessons you can complete your course with us in the warm and colorful Red Sea. The missing open water dives are simply done with one of our instructors. All we need from you when you register is a referral form issued by your local diving instructor. Based on this referral form you can enter a running Open Water Diver course and finish your diving education within two or three days.
PADI’s eLearning system gives you the opportunity to complete the theoretical part of a diving course in advance at home. You can register for this by following the link on the PADI homepage.