Bubblemaker: (Minimum age: 8 / max. 1,5h)
The PADI Bubblemaker program is for boys and girls age 8 and above. It’s fun, easy and safe. The PADI Bubble maker program is a way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be OK in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers since the maximum depth is only 2m.
Discover Scuba Diving
Discover Scuba Diving: (Minimum age: 10 / max. 3h)
Today, do something for the first time; experience the thrill of scuba diving under the supervision of a PADI professional.
You will master some of the basic concepts of diving in the pool and then head off on an open water adventure at our inviting 'shallow' housereef. Experience the feeling of weightlessness in a new environment and enjoy the vibrant colours and amazing variety of the atlantic marine life.
Padi Scuba Diver
Padi Scuba Diver: (Minimum age: 10 / 2 days)
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres.
Open Water Diver
Open Water Diver: (Minimum age: 10 / 4 days)
This is the course you need to go diving with your buddy. Armed with your PADI Open Water Diver card, this certification is recognised at dive centres worldwide and you will learn to dive safely to a depth of 18m with a buddy (12m for 10 & 11 year olds).
Throughout the course, you'll learn the theory of scuba diving, extend your knowledge of dive equipment and improve your diving skills. The course is made up of theory, skill sessions in confined water to practice skills and 4 open water dives on the housereef in front of the Dive-centre.
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PADI Adventure Diver
PADI Adventure Diver: (Minimum age: 10 / 1-3 days)
After your Open Water course, why not start a PADI Adventure Diver course and complete some 'Adventure Dives'. With these dives you're over halfway there to completing your PADI Advanced Open Water certification. You can also take part in just 1 or 2 Adventure Dives if you prefer and these will also count towards the Advanced certification.
Complete the theory for the PADI Adventure Diver Course from the comfort of your own home before you arrive in Madeira.
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The PADI Adventure Diver course is completed with 3 adventure dives.
By completing all 5 adventure dives you become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
Padi Advanced Open Water Diver
Padi Advanced Open Water Diver: (Minimum age: 10 / 2-5 days)
When you have achieved a minimum of 5 'Adventure Dives', in your own time, you are eligible to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. You can complete these dives either separately or at different times, in different locations or all together over 2 full days accompanied by a Certified Instructor. When booking the full Advanced Course with us, all 5 dives are taken over a 2-day period. This is a great choice if you're looking to increase your capabilities and gain more experience in different underwater activities.
To certify as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, you must take part in the Deep dive and Navigation dive. You can choose 3 of the remaining Adventure dives with your instructor from the following:
|• Boat||• Drift|
|• Fish Identification||• Multilevel and Computer|
|• Night||• Peak Performance Buoyancy|
|• Search and Recovery||• Underwater Naturalist|
|• Underwater Photography||• Wreck|
|• Enriched Air Nitrox||• Underwater Scooter|
PADI Enriched Air Diver
PADI Enriched Air Diver: (Minimum age: 15 / 1 day)
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.
PADI Specialty Courses
- Our PADI Specialty Courses:
• Boat Diver
• Deep Diver
• Digital Underwater Photographer
• Drift Diver
• Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver
• Fish Identification
• Multilevel and Computer Diver
• Night Diver
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Project AWARE
• Search & Recovery
• Underwater Naturalist
• Underwater Navigator
• Underwater Photography
• Underwater Videographer
• Wreck Diver
• Self Reliant Diver
Padi Rescue Diver
Padi Rescue Diver:
Challenging and rewarding best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur, check weights, buoyancy and equipment.
What will you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
- Self rescue
- Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
- Emergency management and equipment
- Rescuing panicked divers
- Rescuing unresponsive divers
PADI Master Scuba Diver
You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving.
You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced. Absolutely!
Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart.
With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of Diver Education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.
To reach this level you must complete all levels of PADI training including Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response and 5 specialty courses.
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
Divemaster Internship Program
Divemaster Internship Program:
Looking for making a career in scuba diving? With our Divemaster Internship you learn to scuba dive and become a professional PADI Divemaster within 3 - 4 months.
Once qualified as a Divemaster, you can assist scuba instructors with student training, conduct fun dives for certified divers and assist with the day to day operation of a functional dive center.
This is the first internationally recognized professional level on the PADI ladder and can be used as a passport to work in most countries in the world.