Become part of a fascinating world
For all newcomers we offer the internationally accepted PADI diving education. The courses take (depending on the variant) 3, 4 or 5 days. PADI is a worldwide known diving organisation, therefore your training is recognised almost everywhere in the world.
The minimum age for a diving licence is 10 years. Courses start twice a week, usually on Saturday and on Tuesday or Wednesday. By arrangement you can also start on Monday.
Different possibilities for beginner trainings
You always wanted to learn to dive? Experience fantastic adventures under water? See the world under the surface? Then you've come to the right place!
Take a PADI Open Water Diver course to become a diver. Upon successful completion, you will receive your first "Brevet" (i.e. your PADI diver certification). The PADI "OWD Course" is the world's most popular diving course and your certification is recognized almost everywhere. Countless people have already taken this course to get into the world of diving and discover the wonders of the underwater world.
The PADI Open Diver course consists of three parts:
- The development of theoretical knowledge (online, as self-study or in the classroom) This is how you understand the basic principles of diving.
- Dives in "Confined Water" (in our lagoon) to learn the basic diving skills.
- Open water dives (boat dives) to apply your skills and explore the underwater world.
To take the PADI Open Water Diver Course (or PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course) you must be at least 10 years old. You must be able to swim properly and be in good health. Previous diving experience is not necessary.
The PADI Scuba Diver (SD) and PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) start together. Because the PADI Scuba Diver (minimum age 10 years) is only a part of the Open Water Diver (minimum age 10 years), the PADI Scuba Diver (SD) is finished on the third day with only 2 open water dives.
The course participant also receives an internationally recognized brevet for this course. However, he is limited regarding the diving depth (max. 12 meters). He always needs a diving professional at his side when diving. This can lead to additional costs.
This course is an ideal introduction for all those who are not quite sure about the subject or have less time available on holiday. Since both courses have the same start, you can easily upgrade from Scuba Diver to OWD during the course. The missing course day can easily be rebooked on site. This way you will receive a full PADI Open Water Diver certification upon completion.
A special feature we offer is that every Scuba Diver student can complete the theory of the OWD course. This will be certified and can be credited in a later OWD training.
If you have completed your theory and pool training at your local diving school, you are welcome to complete your dive training with us in the warm and colourful Red Sea.
The still missing open water dives will then be done with one of our instructors. Prerequisite for this is that the diving instructor of your dive center at home issues a transfer form. This has to be presented at the registration.
Based on this certificate you can join an ongoing diving course and finish your diving education in 2 or 3 days.
Procedure of a PADI Open Water Diver course
The course starts in the morning at 08:00 am with first theory lessons in one of our training rooms. Later in the day we start the first confined water lessons with complete diving equipment in our beach lagoon. Theory and water lessons are variable in time, but always with a lunch break. The first day of the course ends around 05:00 pm.
On the second day we start again at 08:00 am., then usually first with another water unit from the beach. In the afternoon we continue with theory lessons. Also on the second day theory and water lessons are again variable in time. The second day of the course also ends at about 05:00 pm.
From day 3:
From the third day on we start again at 08:00 am for one, two or three full day trips (2 dives per trip), with a total of 2 to 6 dives from the boat. The number of dives depends on the chosen training option. Our diving courses always have their own boat at their disposal. The return to the harbour is usually around 04:30 pm.
The following training variants are possible: PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver
Did you get the desire to learn to dive? Here we show you the procedure of a typical beginner diving course (Open Water Diver) at the James & Mac Diving Center in Hurghada.