POPULAR SCUBA DIVING PADI COURSES AT INTO THE BLUE

Do you yearn for to discover new and wonderful places? Does a sense of adventure keep you looking for that next great experience, for that moment in time where a sense of awe, wonder, and excitement rushes over you? Well, if you are the kind of person that will rather be making the memories as opposed to seeing other people tell about theirs on TV, then scuba diving is for you! This incredible experience lets you explore a world with hidden wonders and splendors and what’s more, in some of the most exotic and pristine places on the planet. The thing is, before you can get your toes wet, you will first have to learn how to scuba dive with a PADI Course.

DISCOVER SCUBA PADI COURSES

Many people hear the call of adventure, but for some there may be reasons why they might not be able to scuba dive; be it a fear they may have or a physical impediment that might prevent them from diving. Luckily there is an easy, safe way to see if scuba diving is for you without having to fork out a lung or a kidney to find out. The Discover Scuba PADI Course was designed for beginners, for people who would like to try before they buy into the sport.

The first step in the Discover Scuba Course is learning the theory of scuba diving followed by learning to dive in a pool under the strict supervision of an instructor.

PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, designed a special introduction to scuba diving course. The course covers:

Do you yearn for to discover new and wonderful places? Does a sense of adventure keep you looking for that next great experience, for that moment in time where a sense of awe, wonder, and excitement rushes over you? Well, if you are the kind of person that will rather be making the memories as opposed to seeing other people tell about theirs on TV, then scuba diving is for you! This incredible experience lets you explore a world with hidden wonders and splendors and what’s more, in some of the most exotic and pristine places on the planet. The thing is, before you can get your toes wet, you will first have to learn how to scuba dive with a PADI Course.

  • Theory
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Breathing under water
  • Recovering your regulator
  • Clearing your mask under water and
  • Using hand signals under water.

Now hold on, just because you aced your Discover Scuba PADI Course, does not mean you’re ready for the ocean just yet. The Discover Scuba Course does not certify you as a scuba diver. It is merely a way to experience underwater breathing and diving under supervision. If you would like to become a certified diver, you have to take the Open Water PADI Course.

Open Water Scuba PADI Courses

Ready for the real deal? If you made it through the Discover Scuba PADI Course and you liked it, chances are that you will be chomping at the bit to get into the ocean and start exploring its hidden treasures. Hold on cowboy; there is something that you need to do first. It is the Open Water PADI Course. If you are serious about scuba diving and swimming with the fishes; an Open Water Scuba Dive Course is essential.

In order to do that, you will need to do some more theory, followed by some more practical pool sessions. These sessions are essential, since although scuba diving offers a great deal of fun if you don’t follow the rules, it can be dangerous. You will be taught more about the gear we use when diving, how to assemble it, how to take care of it, and how it works. You will also be shown the various skills you will need in order to dive safely, such as buoyancy, mask clearance, how to communicate under water - no we don’t use smoke signals, we use hand signals- and other safety procedures.

Diving in a pool and diving in the ocean are two very different things. Pool diving takes place in relatively shallow water in a highly controlled environment. Perfect for learning, but it kind of sucks from an adventure point of view.  Ocean diving is less predictable, but sooooooo much more fun; there is so much to see and do. Once you have completed the theory and pool sessions, we venture to the ocean where you will do a series of dives under supervision and practice what you have been taught.

The Ocean is great; you will come across interesting sea creatures and strange plants. As you peacefully glide through the water and observe the rolling hills and valleys, cliffs and crevices don’t forget to go in for a closer look at the beautiful micro life; small little shell fish and invertebrates with the outrageously flamboyant colors and curious shapes.

The Open Water Scuba Diving Course, also designed by PADI, is one of the world’s most popular scuba courses. Once you pass this course, you will be able to take part in guided sea dives in and around Cape Town. 

Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Courses

The Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving PADI Course is for individuals who have already obtained their open water scuba diving certificate. So why would you want to do the Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving Course when you are already certified to dive in the ocean?

There are several reasons!
This certification will allow you to go up to 30 meters deep into the ocean as opposed to 18 meters with the Open Water Course. Many of the interesting ship wrecks around the world are found at a depth deeper than 18meters, and if you want to see them, you will need the specialize training that the Advanced Open Water Course offers.

With the Advanced Open Water PADI Course you get taught a range of specialties, which are essential to becoming a better diver. Things like learning to navigate under water, doing a deep dive or doing a night dive; don’t be freaked out; it is not as scary as it sounds as well as underwater photography and more.

You will be eligible to continue your scuba diving career development and move onto the Rescue Diver PADI Course.

As an advanced scuba diver, you will get to experience adventure diving at its best. Adventure diving may include:

  • Deep Diving
  • Underwater Photography
  • Wreck Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy diving
  • Search and Recovery Diving
  • Dry Suit Diving
  • Boat Diving
  • Underwater Naturalist Diving
  • Night Diving

When you do an Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving PADI Course at Into the Blue, you will be able to choose any of the above-mentioned adventure dives for your practical training.

Rescue Diver PADI Courses

Scuba diving is an exciting and fun sport, but as anything else, it has its potential dangers. A Rescue Diver PADI Course is essential to any diver’s continued development. Being able to spot stress symptoms in other divers, could save a life. The Rescue Diver Course will teach you how to manage and prevent unnecessary dangerous diving situations. Many scuba divers over the years have claimed that the Rescue Diver PADI Course, although strenuous, have been one of the most rewarding and satisfying courses they have done. It really gets down to the nitty-gritty of what to do when things go wrong.

Why you should give scuba diving a try

Scuba diving might look quite scary for some, but once you know what you are doing, you’ll love it; it will change your life! The ocean has many hidden beauties and once you get to experience it, you will be yearning for more.

It is truly a different world down there. There is an array of fish, sea mammals and plants that you have never seen before. The ocean’s magnificence and creatures are something that can’t be replicated in an aquarium or on Discovery Channel.

It’s a great experience that you should try at least once in your life. We would recommend you first sign up for a Discover Scuba PADI Course at Into the Blue in Cape Town. Once you get that under your belt, you can proceed to open water diving.