RECREATIONAL AND SPECIALTY 2
PADI PROJECT AWARE SPECIALIST
The Project AWARE specialty course is an introduction to Project AWARE as a global movement for ocean conservation. Focuses on and expands on the 10 Tips to help divers protect the underwater environment. Through interactive discussions, you'll learn how to make a difference to protecting the oceans every time you dive or travel. As a non-dive course, this specialty is ideal for divers and non-divers to gain an insight into how the decisions we make above and below water impact our ocean planet.
Through classroom seminars, you will be able to:
• Join the Project AWARE movement.
• Learn the 10 tips to help divers protect the underwater environment.
• Develop an action plan for how you yourself can make a difference.
PADI SKIN DIVER
Skin diving is like snorkeling except that, to observe aquatic life more closely, you dive in apnea. It's a great way to explore the underwater world in case you can't dive or scuba diving isn't your thing. Whether you're in a freshwater lake, the ocean, at home, or in one of the dive vacation destinations, the PADI Skin Diver course teaches you to enjoy life underwater and dive for short visits.
To enroll in a PADI Skin Diver course, you must be at least 8 years old. You must have adequate swimming skills and be comfortable in the water. No previous diving experience is required.
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you:
• How to choose, adjust and use skin diving equipment.
• The main guidelines for safety in and near water.
• Snorkelling and skin diving techniques including weight control, swimming on the surface, emptying the snorkel and effortlessly descending below the surface.
• Take an optional dive at a local dive site.
PADI BASIC FREEDIVER
The PADI Basic Freediver course is a sub-course of the PADI Freediver. It is an ideal initial course to develop solid apnea skills. You will learn the basic principles of apnea and you will focus on the practice of techniques to hold your breath in the pool or in a confined water site.
To enroll in a PADI Basic Freediver course, you must be at least 12 years old. You must possess adequate swimming skills and be in good health. It is not required prior experience of snorkeling, skin diving or apnea.
Are you under 12? Those who are at least 8 years old can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.
The PADI Basic Freediver course consists of two main stages:
• Theoretical development - through the independent study with the PADI Freediver TouchTM (or your instructor can conduct class sessions).
• A session in water confined - to learn techniques to hold your breath, as well as static apnea, dynamic and correct torque procedures. The goal is to perform a static apnea for 9 seconds and a dynamic of 2 meters/80 feet.
The apnea concerns inner strength, discipline and control. If you always wanted to enter silently into the submerged world, according to your rhythms, and stay there until your breath allows you, then the apnea is what it does for you. Subscribe to the PADI Freediver course is your first step towards discovering why the apnea is becoming a popular way to explore the submerged world.
To enroll in a PADI Freediver course, you must be at least 15 years old. You must possess adequate swimming skills and be in good health. No previous snorkeling, skin diving or apnea experience is required. You're under 15? Those who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the PADI Basic Freediver course and, from 8 years on, you can enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course.
The PADI Freediver course consists of three main stages:
• Theoretical development of apnea principles through self-study with PADI Freediver TouchTM (or your instructor can conduct class sessions).
• A session in confined water - to learn techniques to hold the breath, as well as the static apnea and dynamic. The goal is to perform a static apnea for 90 seconds and a dynamic of 25 meters/80 feet.
• Sessions in free water to practice free immersion and in constant order, as well as appropriate torque procedures The aim is to dive apnea in a constant order at 10 meters/30 feet.
PADI ADVANCED FREEDIVER
In apnea, reaching a new time limit or a new depth is an incredible feeling. It satisfies every personal desire to give the best of itself and to be proud of what you reach. The PADI Advanced Freediver course has been designed to satisfy your personal need to refine and improve apnea skills, allowing you to progress slowly while learning how your body behaves during apnea.
To enroll in the PADI Advanced Freediver course you must be at least 15 years old and have a PADI Freediver certification (or hold an equivalent certification from another educational organisation). In addition, you must have completed an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) course within the previous 24 months. You will complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. At the same time, your instructor may offer you the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty course.
The PADI Advanced Freediver course consists of three main stages:
• Theoretical development on advanced apnea techniques and equipment. You will independently study with the PADI Freediver TouchTM (or your instructor can conduct class sessions).
• A session in water confined to learn elongation and relaxation techniques, as well as refine the static apnea and dynamic. The goal is to perform a static apnea of 2 minutes and 30 seconds (2 minutes for apneists under the age of 18) and a dynamic apnea of 5 meters/165 feet (40 meters/130 feet for apneists under the age of 18).
• Free water sessions to practice deeper free dives and constant thirst, along with other torque procedures and rescue techniques. The aim is to dive apnea in a constant order at 20 meters/65 feet deep (15 meters/50 feet for apneists under the age of 18)