Discover Scuba Diving

Discover Scuba Diving the in-depth scuba class will ensure you’re fully prepared for your first underwater adventure. After you and your instructor kit up in your scuba gear, you’ll have the chance to dive to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. This is a great way to learn how to scuba dive on the Costa Blanca and can be done in just one day!

As soon as you Discover Scuba, you’re on your way to an  internationally recognised certification. That’s because you may learn skills from the PADI Open Water Diver course during your Discover Scuba adventure. If you and your instructor elect to practice these skills, they may be credited to the PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certifications.

What does all that mean? Go diving, practice some skills with your instructor, and get a head start on your PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification!

To take part in PADI Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old and must complete the Discover Scuba Statement (which includes a brief medical questionnaire). With PADI Discover Scuba Diving, you discover excitement and adventure, freedom and  serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater and moving around in inner space. Only a diver knows the feeling!

60 Euros , and if you love it why not add a second dive for 40E

Health & Fitness

Anyone with an average level of fitness can enjoy scuba diving. You don’t have to be an athlete!

However, some medical conditions such as heart or lung problems could prevent you from participating.

Before signing up for a PADI course, you will be required to complete and sign the standard PADI Medical Questionnaire [PDF, 120KB], with any “YES” answer cleared by a doctor.

We recommend taking the form to your doctor for completion before you travel to Spain.

Open water Course

From €450,00

In only three to four days (depending on student group size) you can get the most widely recognised dive certification in the world with our highly qualified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

PADI is the largest diving training organisation in the world, and Simply Diving’s semi-intensive certification course strictly adheres to PADI’s high standards regarding safety and instruction.

Course Description

Following course completion, you will obtain the PADI Open Water Diver certification – the most famous and well-recognised dive certification in the world and your lifetime passport to the underwater realm. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional and to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet.

If you have already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your PADI Instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the Open Water course.

Your underwater adventure can begin as soon as today with the new PADI Open Water Diver DVD and PADI Open Water Diver Manual. Open Water learning options at First Choice Scuba also include group or private instruction.

The course offers tremendous flexibility and lets you work out individual needs with your instructor. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Some people like to have a Discover Scuba session prior to signing up for a course to “test the water”! If this sounds like the best option for you, just let us know and we’ll organise a session for you.

PADI Open Water Diver (own course materials), 450 euros

Prerequisites

  • Able to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes

  • 10 years old

Health & Fitness

Anyone with an average level of fitness can enjoy scuba diving. You don’t have to be an athlete!

However, some medical conditions such as heart or lung problems could prevent you from participating.

Before signing up for a PADI course, you will be required to complete and sign the standard PADI Medical Questionnaire [PDF, 120KB], with any “YES” answer cleared by a doctor.

We recommend taking the form to your doctor for completion before you travel to Spain.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

From €350,00

Move up and experience real adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

As you step beyond the PADI Open Water Diver level, you make five dives and try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving or wreck diving… and all in just two days of diving!

Course Description

These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to your PADI Master Scuba Diver status – the ultimate non-professional certification in recreational diving.

With one of Simply Diving’s PADI Instructors you complete the Deep, Underwater Navigation and Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence as you build the all-important foundational skills. Then, you choose two additional dives from 14 Adventure Dives to complete the course.

You can go diving at night, check out the local wrecks in the area or even fly through the ocean James Bond-style on a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) – all during your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Choose two Adventure Dives from the following:

  • Boat

  • AWARE-Fish Identification

  • Deep

  • Digital Underwater Photography

  • Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)

  • Drift

  • Enriched Air

  • Multilevel & Computer

  • Night

  • Search and Recovery

  • Underwater Naturalist

  • Underwater Navigator

  • Underwater Photography

  • Underwater Videography

  • Wreck

(Please note: We can only offer Adventure Dives that suit the environment in which you will be diving).

After successfully completing the course, you’ll receive the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. This allows you to participate in more advanced diving activities with a maximum recommended depth limit of 30 metres/100 feet.

New experiences, new skills, lots of diving and thrilling adventures await! So take your diving to new limits and book today…

Prerequisites

PADI Rescue Diver

From €350,00

How can you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun? Call it the PADI Rescue Diver .

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. Because although the course is challenging, it’s a rewarding way to build your confidence.

Course Description

Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken.

The course covers:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress

  • Emergency management and equipment

  • Panicked diver response

  • In-water rescue breathing protocols

  • Egress (exits)

  • Dive accident scenarios

After successfully completing the course, you’ll receive the internationally recognised PADI Rescue Diver certification card.

PADI Rescue Diver certification is also a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programmes, such as Divemaster.

Prerequisites

From €250,00

PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course

Course Description

Start your PADI course at HOME and complete your open water dives on the beautiful Costa Blanca 
Our students  usually start their knowledge development and confined water/pool sessions with a PADI center in their home town, saving the best part of 4 open water dives for their holidays. Our staff will pre-view your knowledge with a poolcheck and take you out and see some cool things..

  • Original referral forms from your local dive center

  • Minimum age of 15 years,

  • Minimum age of 12 years for Junior PADI OWD certification

  • Good health conditions

Course description:
Sign up with your local PADI shop at home and do the 5 pool sessions and theoretical part with your local instructor. After completion, your local instructor will sign your PADI Referral papers which you take to our dive center. Our instructor will complete your training within 2 days, including a quick pool check and 4 open water dives.

Specialities

Deep Diver

Go Deeper 290

Deep scuba diving is not only challenging but extremely exhilarating! With the PADI Deep Diver speciality course you will be able to experience that excitement first hand by extending your recreational depth limit to 40 metres.  By the end of the course you will be confident in your ability to safely dive deeper and understand how to avoid and deal with problems associated with deeper diving.

To enroll, you need to:

  • Be a PADI Adventure Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • Be at least 15 years old

  • Fill up our Medical .  This form is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. If any of the items in the Medical Questionnaire apply to you, you must consult a physician prior to participating in scuba diving.

The course consists of a knowledge development session and four open water dives over two days. You will learn:

  • Techniques for diving in the deeper  range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet

  • Deep scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Wreck Diver

Wreck Diver  290

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

The Fun Part

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.

  • Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards

  • How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks

  • Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks

  • Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor

Enriched Air

Get more time underwater  100

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • Be at least 15 years old

  • Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox

  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations

  • Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer

This is a class room exercise

Peak performance

Peak Performance Buoyancy 140

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

  • Be a PADI  Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • Be at least 12 years old

  • Fill up our PADI Medical Questionnaire. This form is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. If any of the items in the Medical Questionnaire apply to you, you must consult a physician prior to participating in scuba diving.