Courses PADI

All of our courses are conducted by highly qualified and experienced Instructors who are accredited members of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).  Theory sessions are held in a comfortable and air-conditioned classroom.  Practical training takes place in either swimming pool or sea, whichever is appropriate.

Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) * 1 day​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

If you have never been scuba diving and do not have time to complete the PADI Open Water Course, but want to see what’s under water, feel weightless and discover the amazing underwater world this will be an unforgettable experience.

Scuba Diver Course *3 days​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Should you have insufficient time to complete the whole Open Water Diver Course the Scuba Diver Course covers part of the OWD course and permits you to dive with certified Instructors and the qualification can be credited towards completion of the OWD course.  The course is a sound level to begin your diving experiences.  Available for 10-14 year olds too.

Specialty Diving Courses *2-4 days

Here at Dofleini the PADI Instructors are qualified to teach many different Specialty Diving Courses which may vary in number of dives and time taken. Our Instructors will be able to assist and advise you with your selection of the many subjects available. Perhaps you want to dive on wrecks, make a closer study of the aquatic realm or drift along with the current, there are many choices. Remember that dives completed during the Advanced Open Water Course will be credited toward Specialty Dive Courses in the same subject.

Open Water Diver Course * 4 days

The PADI Open Water Diver Course is by far the world’s most popular entry level program, millions of people have qualified for this certification. The course consists of 3 areas, first the theory of diving (facts, principles and concepts). Second is the Confined Water section where you will learn the practical skills, techniques and methods of diving in a safe and controlled environment. Finally the Open Water section of the course where, under the close guidance of your instructor, you will put into practice the skills and theory you have learned while seeing the wonders of the underwater world. The OWD course takes 4 days when based at our center. For those who may prefer self study the PADI OWD ON LINE is available, all of the academic part of the course may be completed before attending the dive center where you may immediately enter the exciting practical part of the course. Whether you have studied on line, or attended the 4 day course, on completion of an informative and interesting exam you will be issued an Internationally accepted PADI Open Water Diver Certificate. Junior Open Water Diver certification is available for 10 – 14 year olds who complete the same course, but with depth levels appropriate to their age.

Advanced Open Water Course *2- 4 days

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is designed to enhance development of the principles and skills mastered in the Open Water Course and may be taken immediately after attaining OWD certification. While not making you an advanced diver you will learn to fine tune techniques and discover more facets of diving culture. You will learn to navigate and dive to greater depths and have options of three other specialist areas such as diving at night, in currents, on wrecks or maybe underwater photography. Your PADI Instructor will provide you with a full list of available options. This is a very practical course (no exams!) when you will have two exciting days at sea and become more familiar with the submerged inhabitants. Whichever specialist dive you choose you may count it as a component of Specialty Courses you may wish to take in the future. Once you have attained your OWD Certificate you will want to dive, how much better to take the Advanced OWD course so you increase your knowledge and abilities while diving with the constant support of a PADI Instructor. AOWD certification will permit you to dive in far more locations than the OWD certificate because of its extended training levels. Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification is available for 10-14 year olds with appropriate depth levels.

Rescue Diver Course *3-4 days

The PADI Rescue Diver Course – definitely the Instructors’ favourite – is a demanding, self analyzing, energetic and great fun course. This will make you think and prepare you to act! You will increase your awareness of safety issues and be able to act to prevent accidents and have the ability to deal with any problems that may arise. A very entertaining course making diving safer for you and others. Before certification you will need to hold a valid CPR (Cardiovascular Pulmonary Resuscitation) qualification issued by an accredited authority. If you don’t hold one your PADI Instructor is qualified to teach the Emergency First Response Course. Junior Rescue Diver certification is available for 12-14 year olds.

Emergency First Response Course *1 day

This course is based on the Internationally recognized ILCOR standards in accordance with up to date requirements for assisting people in need. The course is not aimed specifically at divers and may be taken by anyone wishing to obtain the knowledge and skills to render response to requiring it. It is of use to companies, where it is obligatory to have qualified staff, to teachers, parents, sports instructors, youth leaders etc.and, of course, divers.

Divemaster Course *14-18 days

Divemaster Certification is the entry level to the PADI Professional Family. Divemasters are at the heart and sole of diving, they organize, conduct and supervise ‘fun divers’ from shore or boat and are responsible for guiding, showing things of interest and the safety of their divers. Divemasters are also qualified to assist PADI Instructors conducting training courses. Divemasters make diving happen! To enroll on the course you need to hold AOW and Rescue Diver certification (or equivalent issued by other diving agency), current CPR certificate, be 18 years of age and hold a medical certificate of fitness to dive. Have proof of 40 logged dives and complete 60 dives prior to final certification including night, deep and underwater navigation. The course includes detailed academic study, practice and ability to display to demonstration standard, in confined water, all basic dive skills and in open water show ability to control, supervise and ensure safety and comfort of others. A Divemaster requires Professionalism, Knowledge and Role Model Behaviour.