Learning to Dive FAQ

DO I HAVE TO BE YOUNG AND FIT?

You do not have to be super fit to dive, you just need to have a reasonable level of fitness. We require Open Water Divers to be able to swim for 200m or snorkel 300m, as well as tread for 10 minutes. Health wise- as long as you completion of a medical statement you can dive with us. Scuba diving is open to anyone from the ages of 10 and up!

WHY SHOULD I LEARN IN SINGAPORE?

There are a number of advantages to learning locally, the most major being time.
By getting certified here, within the weekend, you will be able to maximize your holiday dive time. The referral course saves you at least 1 day of vacation time that you would otherwise be spending in the classroom and/or swimming pool. The Open Water Diver Courses Open sea dives need to be conducted over 2 days at least, with an instructor. By completing the full course locally, when you go for a holiday, you can go directly to fun diving.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO FAIL THE OPEN WATER COURSE?

No, there is no failure, only not completing the course.  If there are any areas that you have problems with, you can work on them until you’re OK. You progress at your own pace. Most of the time allocated to each part of the course is more than adequate to complete all the skills however if you do need a bit of extra help to complete a particular skill, we can schedule further sessions until we are all happy.

DOES THE CERTIFICATION EXPIRE?

No, but if you go for some time without diving, we recommend that you do a scuba review or refresher with us. It basically consists of a couple of hours in the pool going over equipment set up and the basic scuba skills. Scuba reviews are very popular prior to dive trips.

MY EARS HURT WHEN I SWIM TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL. WILL THIS PREVENT ME FROM DIVING?

No, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing in on your ears. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure during flying, you’ll probably experience no problem learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.

IS DIVING DANGEROUS?

Again, the simple answer is no. The equipment that you use is simple and hard wearing and the training that you receive gives you all the skills necessary to deal with any unlikely incident. By diving conservatively and sticking to the rules millions of people dive safely throughout the world every year. You’re more likely to get injured riding a bicycle or playing golf!

I’VE SEEN GROUPON STYLE DEALS AND VOUCHERS FOR DIVING COURSES. DO YOU DO THOSE?

No, we have experimented in the past with these deals but the honest truth is that these rely on huge volumes of people and put a massive strain on the equipment, the instructors and the quality of the course. We would much rather concentrate on a smaller group of people and provide an excellent service that we can be proud of!

Recommended Diving Courses for you

JUST WANT TO TRY SCUBA

Afraid to take the plunge? Dip your toes into the fabulous world of diving with our Discover Scuba program. One confined water dive (and tons of fun!) later, we are pretty sure you will be left wanting more!

I’M QUALIFIED.. BUT…

So you were certified a while back and your skills are a little rusty. Not a problem, it’s time to refresh your skills with a scuba review or scuba refresher.

I’M GROUNDED – A DRY DIVER

Try our classroom only courses –  Oxygen Provider, Equipment Specialist or EFR are all dry courses that increase you knowledge and skills about diving.

JUST OUT OF ARMY

Hello soldier! We want to recruit you! Join us for a few months in our DMA program. You will be trained in scuba from Zero to Hero or a Divemaster!

I’M A TOTAL DIVE GEEK

You are really into the theoretical aspects of diving, you love the RDP. Try Nitrox or eLearning Dive Theory – you will learn all about the physiology and physics of diving, equipment, skills and environment and decompression theory.

MY LIFE IS SCUBA

You are so passionate about diving it is time to share! You should become a Diver PRO! Change your life as a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor!

I HAVE 2 MONTHS

Take up the Master Scuba Diver Challenge. Fun, diving, learning.

I HAVE OVER 5 MONTHS

Depending on what level you are, you have time to become a  PRO – Join us for IDC – Instructor Development Course or just plain JOIN US! With that much time we can train you and change your life!

I WANNA BE A GOOD BUDDY

If you just want to be a safe diver, and a better buddy, become a Rescue Diver Course with Emergency First Response. Be ready, be a Safe diver.

MY BUOYANCY IS AN ISSUE

Practice in a pool with our Buoyancy Clinic. Perfecting your buoyancy in shallow water is the most difficult!

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