The sooner the better to get the best rates! But even if you show up at the dive centre, we can normally sort out all your diving within the hour. It is best to give us a few days notice though as do get booked up fast.
The Season here in Protaras is Generally mid April to the end of the first week of November.
Upon arrival at the dive centre, you will be asked to fill out a customer record. Among the paper work involved are some liability releases (for courses and guided dives) as well as a PADI Medical Statement. You will be asked to fill in the questionnaire with a full 'YES' or 'NO'. If there is a 'YES' on any of the medical conditions you would need a physicians authorisation to dive. If you know you have a condition that requires a check up, call in to your physician before your trip to get his approval for diving. We can provide you with PADI medical forms for completion.
We have all the gear you need for rent. However, if you are going to be doing a course it's usually more comfortable for you to have your own mask that you know fits you well. Also, if you wear glasses, a good idea would be to either get some contact lenses or a prescription mask.
You don’t NEED it but it is a good idea to have it! Some insurances are specific to diving emergencies and usually offer additional benefits.
Yes – we normally have great offers for groups and love to tailor our trips based on your needs, whether courses, fun dives or discover SCUBA sessions. Send us an email with what you have in mind and we would be happy to accommodate you.
If you have never been diving or snorkeling before, it's best to start with a Discovering Scuba Diving. This is usually a good tester and can actually be the first part of the Open Water Course so if you enjoy it, you can simply go on to the next step. For those of you who have done introductory dives or try dives before, it's time to get your Open Water done! If you are confused about what course to do next and what learning options you have – Please contact us and we will be able to answer all your questions.
For 8 years olds we can offer a bubble maker course where they can get a good taster of the underwater world (maximum depth – 2 meters). As for the Discovering scuba diving or a full PADI Course, you can begin your underwater adventure from age 10.
The Advanced Open Water course can be done back to back with your Open Water course but it's best to consult with your instructor if they feel you are ready or would be better off doing a few more guided dives before taking on the new course.
The Open Water course normally takes 3-4 days if you haven’t done the PADI e-learning. If the theory was done online, we can easily complete the course in 3 days. It really depends upon the candidate and how quickly they pick up the water skills.
You don’t need to be able to swim like an Olympian but you will need to be able to swim 200 meters comfortably if you plan on completing the Open Water course. For discover Scuba Diving however, you do not need to be able to swim.