Overview PADI Diving Courses

We are offering a wide range of Diving Courses to start und contiue your diving education. Even though there are many ways to enhance your diving skills, all you need for going on normal fun dives is the Open Water Course. However with time and experience you might feel the wish to go a bit deeper and learn more about diving. The Advanced Open Water Diver takes you exactly there. The knowledge how to prevent and manage diving accidents and difficult situations is what you will learn in a Rescue course. Besides these courses that build upon each other, you can enhance particular diving skills in the specialities.

Even though we usually teach according to PADI standards and issue PADI brevets, we can also certify students as SSI, CMAS or I.A.C. divers.

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Intro Dives

See the beautiful underwater world with your own eyes! Intro Dives give you a first impression how it feels to breath under water. An instructor will be by your side usually holding you by the valve of your tank or your jacket. Try dives are best for people who know they probably won’t take a full course but still want to get the scuba pirate feeling once – however we can not guarantee you won’t be bitten by the bug, once a pirate always a pirate.

Prerequisite for Intro Dives
  • minimum age: 10 years
  • medical statement without health conditions
Price for an Intro Dive
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 60 – 75€. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here

Discover Scuba Diving

This offer is perfect if you think about starting a diving course but are not really sure if scuba diving is the right thing for you. You will get a full introduction in your scuba equipment, basic diving theory and a first test dive in shallow water or a pool. Here you will learn the basic scuba skills like how to clean you mask or regulator under water and how to keep your bouyancy. After this introduction there is a second dive in open water with a maximum depth of 12 meters.

With completition of the brieifing, the skills and the two dives you might receive credit toward your PADI Open Water Course. If you are not decided if you want to start the course let us know and we arrange the Discover Scuba Diving experience in a way that let’s you decide which option to take after your first try. But as said before once you choose the pirate way you hardly will look back.

Prerequisites for DSD
  • minimum age: 10 years
  • medical statement with no health conditions
Price for DSD
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 85 – 120 €. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here.

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Scuba Diver Course

The Scuba Diver Course consists of the first half of the Open Water Diver Course and qualifies you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters in the presence of a professional guide. It will suite you if you don’t have much time on your holiday as it usally takes about 2 days.

Prerequisite for the Scuba Diver
  • minimum age: 10 years
  • medical statement with no health conditions
Price for the Scuba Diver Course
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 240 – 270 €. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here

Open Water Diver Course

The Open Water Diver Course is the ticket that lets you fully enter the diving world. You will learn all essentials about diving and lay a base for all scuba skills. After completing the 4 day course you will be able to go to a maximum depth of 18 meters. With growing experience and navigation skills this certificiation allows you to discover a dive site individually with a diving buddy. The PADI OWD certification is recognised worldwide, so you will be ready to set course for a fantastic diving pirate life.

Prerequisites for the OWD
  • minimum age: 10 years
  • medical statement with no health conditions
Price for the OWD
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 370 – 450€. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here.

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Advanced Open Water Diver

After you did the first couple of fun dives with your OWD certification you will discover there is much more to learn and individual things to improve. You might also want to visit special dive sites that take you down to 30 meters. The Advanced Open Water Course will take you there. You choose five topics you want to enhance in during the 2-3 days course. Obligatory are deep diving (until a maximum of 30 meters) and navigation. Others might include drift diving, fish identification, peak performance bouyancy or boat diving.

Prerequisite for the AOWD
  • minimum age: 12 years for Junior AOWD (max. depth 21 meters); 15 years for AOWD (max. depth 30 meters)
  • medical statement with no health conditions
  • Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent from another diving association like SSI, CMAS…)
Price for the AOWD
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 290 – 340 €. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here

Rescue Diver

While the OWD and AOWD courses concentrate on your diving skills, the Rescue course will enable you to look out for others. You will learn how to manage difficult situations and rescue scenarios. At best you will know how to even prevent accidents to happen or solve a possibly dangerous situation before it turns into an emergency. This 3-4 days course will not only make you a better diver but give you also more confidence. Especially for parents who enjoy diving with their kids, the Rescue course is a valuable addition to a safe diving practice with the whole family.

Prerequisites for the Rescue
  • minimum age: 12 years for Junior Rescue Diver; 15 years for Rescue Diver
  • medical statement with no health conditions
  • Advanced Diver or Adventure Diver with adventure dive navigation
  • Emergency First Response certification not older than 24 months
Price for the Rescue
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 330 – 380€. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here.

Emergency First Response

The EFR is a “dry course” that teaches you how to respond to injuries and emergencies. The scenarios include traffic accidents as well as emergency scenarios at home like suffocation, strokes or severe cuts. Therefore it doesn’t only help you as a prerequiste for your Rescue course but also in your daily life as you are able to make a difference in responding to an emergency and save a life that otherwise might be lost.

As prerequisite for the Rescue Course we teach primary and secondary care in a half-day course. If you want to additionally learn about first response for children care we are happy to integrate this in the course.

Prerequisites for the EFR
  • none except the genuine wish to help people in an emergency situation
Price for the EFR
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 100 €. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here.

Specialize your diving

There is a great number of possible speciality courses as you can see in the chart above. We do also specialize and generally offer the following courses. If you wish to complete a speciality that is not mentioned here don’t hesitate to ask for it. We are Diving Pirates in the end so we will find the right offer for you.

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Deep Diver

4 dives – 2 days

The feeling of looking up a wall in a depth of 40 meters is amazing and truely special. Some marine life will only be seen down there. However the thought of going that deep might be seem overwhelming at first. In our deep diving course you will therefore learn the safety procedures of deep diving and how the depth will affect your thinking and feeling.

Digital Underwater Photographer

2 dives – 1 day

Soon after you start diving you will feel the urge to document your experiences. But when you start taking pictures or video under water you will soon realize that it isn’t as easy as it seems at first.

Therefore we will teach you what kind of equipment you need, how to take care of it, how to prevent your pictures from being blue and basic skills how to edit your pictures on the computer. Soon your memories will be transformed into great pictures (which still won’t compare to make another dive…and another…and another)

Drift Diver

2 dives – 1 day

Some of the most beautiful diving sites are also one of the most challenging. Instead of entering and exiting from the same point you will need to drift and follow the current. There are special procedures to keep you save and let you manage the situation while still enjoying the dive. The course prepares you to do do exactly that.

Enriched Air Diver

Only theory, 1/2 days

Normally you will breathe the same air under water than on the surface just compressed in tanks. However the percentage of nitrogen in normal air will force you to surface after a certain period of time to not suffer from decompression sickness. The time you have under water can be extended by diving with “enriched air” that contains a higher percentage of oxygen (normally 32%) and less nitrogen.

This courses gives you the necessary knowledge and certification to dive with enriched air or “Nitrox” in order to enjoy longer dives on a deeper level.

Wreck Diver

4 dives – 2 days

Haunting shipwrecks are one of the amazing things to discover under water. While most divers enjoy them from the outside some brave pirates love to explore the sunken treasures from within. As you might guess it’s not without risks as divers can get lost larger ships, run out of air or injure themselves.

In the wreck speciality we teach you how to savely penetrate wrecks, navigate and enjoy these lost worlds.

Prerequisite for Specialities

Digital Underwater Diver

  • minimum age: 10 years
  • Open Water Diver

Enriched Air, Drift Diver

  • minimum age: 12 years
  • Open Water Diver

Deep Diver, Wreck Diver

  • minimum age: 15 years
  • Advanced Open Water
Costs for the Speciality
The prices for specialities vary depending on the amount of required dives and the equipment needed. In general you can calculate around 80-90 € per training dive (including the certification fee and material). Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here

A very special course: Self Reliant Diver

3 dives – 1,5 days

As diving instructors we always promote the buddy system as it keeps you save and lets you share your experiences with another diver.

This said some reasons might exist that make you want to learn how to dive individually – one of them is also safety as your knowledge will make you a better diver even in the buddy system.

The self reliant diver course introduces you to potential risks, techniques to manage them and the need for equipment redundancy. By taking this course you will improve self-reliant dive skills, dive planning and gas management abilities.

While the course requirements don’t seem to be high the decision if a student is ready to be a self reliant diver is up to the instructor. However for experienced responsible divers who fully understand the risks involved we do promote the course as a valuable addition to your diving knowledge.

Prerequisites for the Self Reliant Diver Course
  • minimum age: 18 years
  • medical statement with no health conditions
  • Advanced Open Water diver
  • 100 logged dives
Price for the Self Reliant Diver Course
Depending on the dive center partner you can calculate about 300 €. Tell us about your location and plans an get your accurate quote here.

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