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More information about the PADI Open Water Diver course
We offer our courses in German, English and French. We attach great importance to making you feel comfortable. Because we know it's a big step. Therefore, we always keep our groups as small as possible so that we can take enough time for each one.
How do I get to you?
We include transportation from your hotel in the Pernera, Protaras and Agia Napa region. We will come to pick you up directly at the reception or apartment and of course bring you back again.
What do I learn in theory and is there an exam?
During the theory input, you will learn about the physics of water, equipment, and general theory about diving. To test your knowledge, we will complete each topic with a small quiz and at the end there is a theory test.
But you don't have to be afraid of that :-) The theory is really very exciting and not very complicated.
Do I need my own equipment?
No of course not. So you don't need to buy or bring any equipment. However, if you have your own mask, you are welcome to take it with you. We will check beforehand whether it is a diving mask or snorkel mask (yes there are differences). Otherwise we offer you everything you need for your diving adventure in Cyprus. We offer you top equipment that is regularly maintained. The following equipment is required for diving; Diving mask, breathing regulator, life jacket, wet suit, fins and booties, lead and a diving bottle filled with air.
We show you exactly what all this is in theory.
However, we recommend every diver to have at least one mask. We are happy to advise you in our shop.
How deep can I dive as a PADI Open Water Diver?
After your training as a PADI Open Water Diver you can dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18 meters. As a PADI Scuba Diver, you have a maximum depth of 12 meters with a diving instructor or guide.
Do we dive from the boat or from the shore?
We are very lucky here in Cyprus that we have dive sites right on the shore. The most famous dive site is the Green Bay in Protaras which is only a few minutes away from us. Here we have a natural pool without waves and currents with standing water depth. We can do our exercises perfectly and slowly dive down from the shore. So we don't jump from a boat into the deep blue and then let us sink straight down. So you can get used to breathing under water.
Why do I actually need a diving license?
Basically, you can dive without a license. This is a so-called trial dive which you can do as often as you like. However, trial diving has some limitations and disadvantages. Basically, trial diving is there to give you the opportunity to try diving without having to start a course directly. When you try out diving, you always have a theoretical introduction, complete certain exercises and go diving with a diving instructor or DSD leader. This also means that trial diving is a greater effort for the diving school and therefore trial diving is often more expensive than regular diving. Another big disadvantage: You can only go to a maximum depth of 12 meters and often as a trial diver you don't go to the really great dive sites. Therefore, training as a PADI Open Water Diver is definitely worth it, so you can go diving with a dive guide or other divers who have a diving education.
Should I go diving alone with a friend after completing my diving training?
Of course, this depends on the experience of your "buddy". In theory, you are licensed as a PADI Open Water Diver to dive alone with a buddy who is at least also licensed as an Open Water Diver. We clearly advise against it. Always make sure that your buddy is at least a PADI Rescue Diver or that he/she already has a few dives in the logbook.