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There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to, but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. Underwater it is diverse, dynamic, and full of surprises, no dive is ever the same. At Mayan Divers, we offer a variety of courses from Discover Scuba all the way to Instructor. When you dive with us, you experience and learn with our expert instructors and divemasters the wonders that hide in our oceans.

Enriched Air Nitrox


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Stay longer! Nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver. Discuss managing oxygen exposure, practice analyzing oxygen set your dive computer. If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.

PPB- Peak Performance Buoyancy


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Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

Learn how to: Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy, trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water, streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water, hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

Night Dive


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The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you’ve wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, our night dive is the perfect opportunity for you.

During three night dives, you’ll practice: Light handling and communication techniques, entering, exiting, and navigating in the dark, identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course.

Wreck Dive


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Ships, airplanes, and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually team with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery. Learn to safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks, surveying, and mapping a wreck, using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration, techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.

Full Face Mask


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Diving with a full face mask allows you to breathe from your nose, mouth and provides added comfort to your dives. They are also beneficial for those who have difficulty using standard scuba masks. Diving with a full face mask offers a different experience and that alone may be the reason to give it a try. Learn to properly prepare and check your mask for the dive, make adjustments underwater, clear water out of the mask, and respond to simulated out-of-gas emergency situations.

You need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old to enroll in the Full Face Mask Diver course.

Deep Diver


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Expand your depth and dive with confidence at depths to 40m/130f. Learn safety skills to make your deep dives fun and explore safely, practice managing your gas supply, buddy contact procedures, buoyancy control, and dealing with narcosis.

If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course.

Drift Diver


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Enjoy going with the flow as you descend with currents to glide along. Drift dive can be fun and relaxing if you learn the right skills. Get an introduction to drift diving equipment, floats, lines, reels, practice buoyancy control, communication, and float with the current.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.

Sidemount


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A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside the diver) offers more flexibility and better streamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration. Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:
* Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
*Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
* Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
* Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.

Selfreliant


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Although diving with a buddy is the norm, there are reasons for an experienced diver to develop self-reliance and independence while diving. Learning to carry out dives without a partner can make you a stronger diver in most dive situations.

You need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver who is at least 18 years old and has 100 logged dives to enroll in the Self-Reliant Diver course. You’ll also complete a skills assessment with your PADI Self-Reliant Diver Instructor before diving into the course.

Fish Id


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Enjoy dives, even more, when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics. If you’re at least 10 years old and a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the AWARE – Fish Identification Course.

Learn to identify characteristics of local fish families and species, fish survey techniques, and strategies, and about Project AWARE activities that can help protect aquatic life.

Digital Underwater Photographer


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Capture images of your underwater adventures. Give your dives a purpose with an Underwater Photographer Course that gets you going quickly whether you use a point-and-shoot camera or a sophisticated DSLR like the professionals. Learn how to:
How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
*The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
*Principles for good composition of underwater images.
*Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the course.

Discover Scuba Diving


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A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn all the steps it takes to be a PADI Certified Diver.

Description
If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you! Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you do need to be in good reasonable physical health!

Scuba Diver


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This course is a subset of The PADI Open Water Diver Course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

Description
The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you, particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver Certification if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI scuba divers are qualified to:
• Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
• Obtain air fills, rent, or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
• Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver Certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver Course (Or Junior Scuba Diver Course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

Open Water Diver


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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with The PADI Open Water Diver Course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver Course (or Junior Open Water Diver Course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Academic
The PADI Open Water Diver Course consists of three main phases:
• Knowledge development (independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
• Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
• Open water dives to use your skills and explore!

Advanced Open Water Diver


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You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – It’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver Certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different adventure dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Get credit! Each adventure dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding specialty course if you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an adventure dive. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

Academic
You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of adventure dives. There are two required dives – deep and underwater navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the deep adventure dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The underwater navigation adventure dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks, and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks, and many more.

Rescue Diver


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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver Course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they have ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 Years Old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver Course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (Cpr And First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

Academic
The PADI Rescue Diver Course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:
• Self rescue
• Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers

Want to go pro ?
Roatan Dive Academy is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center located on the premises of Mayan Princess Beach and Dive Resort, on West Bay Beach. In our training facility, you will find a modern fully equipped classroom with A/C and multimedia, pools with perfect depth and size for confined water presentations, and open water sites for all open water training with warm and crystal clear water.

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