Beginner to professional

 

PADI Open Water Diver

(no prior experience needed).

Who is this course for?

If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving, experience adventure and discover a whole new world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely-recognised scuba course and it’s how millions of people have learned to scuba dive and got their scuba diving certification.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI certified Open Water Diver (or Junior Open Water Diver).

To join our PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course):

• You must be aged 10+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

No prior experience of scuba diving is required.

What will you learn?

There are three main elements to this course:

Theory Lessons in the Reef Scuba classroom – to learn the basic principles of diving.

Confined Water Lessons in the Reef Scuba pool – to learn basic scuba skills.

Open Water Dives – to use your skills and explore the underwater world.

What gear will you use?

We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you’ll need. You’ll learn how to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you use varies, depending on the setting we’re in.

Book your place

Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Who is this course for?

Once you’ve completed your PADI Open Water Diver course, you can move straight onto the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver – if you’d like to build on and progress your skills. As PADI says, you don’t have to be an advanced diver to enjoy this course, it’s designed to advance your diving.

The course will help to build your confidence and develop your scuba skills and experience through a range of Adventure Dives, giving you the opportunity to try out different specialities.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI certified Advanced Open Water Diver.

To join our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course:

• You must be 12 years+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

Please note:
You must have completed a PADI Open Water Diver course. Junior Divers can only participate in certain Adventure Dives – please get in touch to find out more.

What will you learn?

We’ll help you design the perfect course for you, choosing from a great range of Adventure Dives. You’ll need to do five dives in total – one Deep Adventure Dive and one Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, plus another three Adventure Dives of your choice.

During the Deep Adventure Dive, you’ll learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you navigate better, using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time. The three other Adventure Dives of your choice are designed to match your interests, for example, photography, wildlife, exploring wrecks etc.

Did you know?

Each Adventure Dive may give you a credit towards the first dive of a corresponding PADI Speciality Diver Course. If you’ve already taken a speciality diver course, you may have earned a credit for an Adventure Dive – please get in touch to find out more or talk to your Reef Scuba instructor.

What gear will you use?

We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you need. Beyond basic scuba equipment, you’ll use a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialised gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose.

Book your place

Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Are you a PADI Adventure Diver?

If you’re already a PADI Adventure Diver, you only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.

PADI Rescue Diver

Who is this course for?

Many divers say the PADI Rescue Diver course is the most challenging, yet rewarding course they’ve done – because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident, knowing you can help others if needed. You’ll learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. The course is serious, but it’s still lots of fun.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI certified Rescue Diver.

To join our PADI Rescue Diver course:
• You must be 12 years+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

Please note:
You must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive to join this course. You’ll also need to have completed CPR and First Aid training within the last two years (Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care). Alternatively, you can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.

Please get in touch with us to find out more, or if you have any questions.

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’ll learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you’ll have the chance to put your skills into practice, with topics including:

Self-rescue
• Recognising and managing stress in other divers
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers

Did you know?
You can take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider speciality diver course at the same time as this course.

What gear will you use?
We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you need. Beyond basic scuba equipment, you’ll use a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation and work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and CPR mannequins.

Book your place
Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.

PADI Specialities

PADI Dry suit Diver


Who is this course for?

If you’re keen to dive in the UK and colder waters, then this is the course for you. It will give you the skills and confidence needed to dive in a drysuit in the UK and colder waters. You will be able to hire a dry suit from most dive sites and know what to look for when buying one.
Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI certified Drysuit Diver.

To join our PADI Dry suit Diver Speciality Course:
• You must be aged 10+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

Please note:
You must have earned the PADI Open Water Diver rating or higher. Please get in touch to find out more, or if you have any questions.

What will you learn?
We’ll start by understanding your reasons for dry suit diving and talk about how important it is to know how to dive properly in a dry suit. During two dry suit dives with your Reef Scuba instructor, you’ll learn about:
• Mastering buoyancy control in a dry suit.
• What to look for in buying a dry suit.
• Special considerations for colder water diving and safety procedures when using a dry suit.

Did you know?
Reef scuba Ltd offers the dry suit course at a cheaper price when combined with either the Open Water course or the Advanced Open Water course . Please get in touch to find out more or talk to your Reef Scuba instructor.

What gear will you use?
We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you need. As well as basic scuba equipment, you’ll use a Predator 2 Hydrotech dry suit for your course and have the opportunity to buy one through Reef Scuba Ltd, a Predator 2 dealer, after completing the course.

Book your place
Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.

 


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PADI Deep Diver

Who is this course for?

If you’re keen to explore deeper beneath the waves, then this is the course for you. It will give you the confidence to scuba dive to depths of 40 metres (130 feet) opening up a new world of underwater landscapes, wildlife, shipwrecks and more.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI certified Deep Diver.

To join our PADI Deep Diver Speciality Course:

• You must be aged 15+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

Please note:
You must have earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher. Please get in touch to find out more, or if you have any questions.

What will you learn?

We’ll start by understanding your reasons for deep diving and talk about how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your Reef Scuba instructor, you’ll learn about:

• Specialised deep diving equipment.
• Deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control.
• Managing your gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations.

Did you know?

The first dive of this course may count as an Adventure Dive and give you a credit towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Please get in touch to find out more or talk to your Reef Scuba instructor.

What gear will you use?

We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you need. As well as basic scuba equipment, you’ll use a dive computer, dive light and underwater slate.

Book your place

Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.


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PADI Multilevel Diver

Who is this course for?

In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computers continually analyse your depth, giving you more bottom time for going shallower and allowing you to maximise your dive time. If you’d like to understand more about dive computers and how to use tools like the eRDPMLTM to plan multilevel dives, then this is the course for you.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI Certified Multilevel Diver.

To join our PADI Multilevel Diver course:

• You must be aged 12+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

Please note:
You’ll need to be a PADI Open Water Diver (or Junior Open Water Diver) to join this course.

What will you learn?

You’ll explore decompression theory in relation to multilevel diving and dive computer models. You’ll also plan two multilevel dives using the eRDPMLTM tool. During the first of your two dives, you’ll plan and execute a two-level dive, and on your second dive, you’ll complete a three-level scuba dive.

Did you know?

The first dive of this course may count as an Adventure Dive and give you a credit towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Please get in touch to find out more or talk to your Reef Scuba instructor.

What gear will you use?

We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you need. As well as basic scuba equipment, you’ll use a dive computer and underwater slate to record dive information.

Book your place

Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.


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PADI Underwater Navigator

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to fine-tune your observation skills and teaches you to use your compass underwater more accurately. As you can imagine, knowing where you are and where you’re going will make you a more confident diver and inspire you to discover new adventures.

Once you’ve successfully completed this course, you’ll be a PADI certified Underwater Navigator.

To join our PADI Underwater Navigator course:

• You must be aged 10+
• Be in good physical health
• Have adequate swimming skills

Please note:
You’ll need to be a PADI Open Water Diver (or Junior Open Water Diver) to join this course.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

• Methods to estimate distance underwater.
• Compass navigation while making at least five turns.
• Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface.
• Underwater map making.

Did you know?

The first dive of this course may count as an Adventure Dive and give you a credit towards your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Please get in touch to find out more or talk to your Reef Scuba instructor.

What gear will you use?

We’ll provide all the learning materials and equipment you need. As well as basic scuba equipment, you’ll use a compass and underwater slate, as well as gear to help you stay orientated, such as marker buoys, lines and reels.

Book your place

Please get in touch to find out more and book your place. We’ll be happy to chat to you about the course and answer any questions you may have.

Please note:
We’ll ask you to complete the PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire as part of the enrolment process.

PADI Divemaster Course

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

Description
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

Academic
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Internship options are available for PADI Divemaster course. Please get in touch with richard@reefscubaltd.co.uk to discuss options for completing your PADI Divemaster course with Reef Scuba Ltd.

Emergency First Responder Courses

Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Description

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.
EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.
The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

Academic

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.

CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.

First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.

EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.