Courses

12/20/2010
Learn How to Scuba Dive

  

       Beginner Scuba Course           Advanced Scuba Course

 
Take the plunge! Learn scuba diving and see the allure of the underwater world with your own eyes. There is a whole different world out there that is teeming with life forms that are surreal in comparison to land animals. With the ocean being 71% of the Earth’s surface, no wonder there is an endless amount of life to observe. You will have a newfound respect for the ocean and the creatures within it.
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During the PADI Open Water Course, you will learn more about how your body is affected by water pressure. How the air you breath on the surface changes the deeper you descend and how it is related to why your dive time decreases the deeper you descend. How you can stay within safe recreational dive limits. How you equalize your body air spaces to prevent a squeeze. Learn how to use and properly take care of your equipment. Become a part of the dive community and see what the magical wonders that awaits your discovery with the PADI Open Water Course.

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Our classes are taught in Taipei city in collaboration with Big Blue Dive Center. It is here we will teach the theory of diving. It has a comfortable café where you can relax and meet other divers, in the classroom upstairs you can watch the DVD and do the final test. The confined pool session is held at Songshan Recreation Center, just a short ways away. In the Olympic size pool, we will comfortably learn some basic skills to get you used to using the equipment. For the open water portion, we will go to Long Dong Bay. It is located on the northwest coast of Taiwan not far south of Keelung.
 
There are several benefits of learning to dive before you go on your vacation. One, you can dive immediately as soon as you find a dive shop of choice. Two, the biggest reason being, you don’t need to study while you are on your holiday. Nobody wants to do quizzes and tests while relaxing at a beach. Three, if you learn this way, you will most likely forget a majority of what you learn and you will need to pay for a refresher course in the future. Four, you will have more time to be more thorough and make sure you understand every concept, every question and complete the course as it was designed.

 

 

 

Now you have a new incentive to travel. If you think Palau, Tahiti, or Maldives are pretty on land, the aquatic world will blow your mind. You will swim among schools of thousands of various types of colorful fish big and small, stare at the adorable sea turtles and they glide by, observe the mystique of a shipwreck, explore the dark corners of caves, be inspired by the gracefulness of manta rays, whales, dolphins and an abundance of other surprises unimaginable to most.

  

PADI Open Water Diver

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! 
After taking this two week course, you can enjoy the privilege to dive with any PADI dive shop all around the world as deep as 18 meters with a professional guide, conditions limiting.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

  • Underwater Navigation
  • Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 meters/60-100 feet) 
 
The Advanced Course gives you an additional 5 specialty dives. This allows you to do more intriguing dives such as shipwrecks, deep dives, drift dives, cave dives, etc… This certificate earns you the privilege to go as deep as 40 meters and the ability to go with another Advanced diver or higher without a guide.

PADI Rescue Diver 

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
This course is the first step to becoming a professional diver. It gives you the necessary skills essential to assisting someone in emergency situations in and out of the water. You will receive the Emergency First Response certificate, which is valid for two years.

PADI Divemaster

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and indepenent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that  strectch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training.
As a divemaster, you are now considered to be a professional diver. Your role will change from a student or customer to a dive guide who has in depth knowledge about the industry. People will come to you for leadership and advice. You are able to assist an instructor during a course for supervision, conduct several PADI programs, as well as guide groups underwater.

PADI Instructor 

  • Two confined water teaching presentation
  • Two knowledge development presentations
  • One open water teaching presentation integrating two skills
Instructors are able to teach all of the above courses. They should be the most qualified divers, supervisors and be the most knowledgeable. You must have a minimum of 100 dives to qualify.

 

 

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