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beginners

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to −after all, human beings weren't designed to do that − but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over.

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(kids under 10 years)

The PADI Bubblemaker Experience

What a great way to introduce children to scuba diving in a pool in less than six feet of water. Celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker party with friends and family at your local PADI dive shop or resort. It's fun, easy and safe.

The Fun Part

Youngsters can join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be comfortable in the water, but they don't have to be super swimmers. With youngsters in mind, the maximum depth is only 2 metres/ 6 feet.

  • Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included)
  • Also available as a confined open water experience (2 metres/ 6 feet max. depth)

What You Learn

Kids get a chance to :

  • Experience what scuba diving is like under the direct care and supervision of PADI Instructors
  • Take their first breath underwater
  • Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children − not adults

The Scuba Gear You Use

Children use all the basic scuba gear, which is made for their size and stature.

The Learning Materials You Need

Ready to blow bubbles? The Bubblemaker crewpak gives kids a memento of their visit to the underwater world and is full of fun surprises. The pack includes: a kid−sized beach towel, log book, certificate, temporary tattoo emblem and the adorable and a popular Bubblemaker "action figure." Adults love them, too. To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort

Prerequisites

The PADI Bubblemaker program is for children age 8 and above. Check with your local dive shop about setting up a Bubblemaker experience today.

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. Most PADI dive shops offer a version of this program, either in a pool or other body of water. You might try it close to home or while you're on vacation.

While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to −after all, human beings weren't designed to do that − but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It's all fun!

Plus, you can get credit! If your Discover Scuba Diving program includes an actual scuba dive in open water, your experience may count toward PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification, putting you a step ahead of the game when you decide to go for it.

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not. You will:

  • Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
  • Find out what it's like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
  • Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step

The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending

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PADI Scuba Diver Course

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver. This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm−up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Get your PADI scuba diver certification so you can interact with dolphins and other amazing marine life
  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
  • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses

The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult.

Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you're up for more

What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get!

During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
  • Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.
  • An introduction to boat diving.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You'll use all the basic scuba gear and some of it may be included with your course. You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you might also wear a scuba wetsuit.

Ask the dive shop where you plan to take your Scuba Diver course about the scuba equipment you'll use.

PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pak

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also choose a book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM. PADI's Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

To purchase these products, contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort.

To take this course, you must be 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).

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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
  • If you've tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water
  • Diver course certification.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must

Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws)

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is. . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Open Water Diver course!

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you're diving in tropical, temperate or cold water Check with your local dive shop about the gear you'll use during this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home−study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD−ROM. PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool−like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Note: Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online for immediate computer−based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

certified divers

Already certified? Looking to explore Roatan's stunning Mesoamerican Barrier Reef? Then look no further than fun diving with us here at Mayan Divers. Our incredible divemasters will take you out on one of our four boats to the most amazing sites around Roatan. There's no long boat rides on Roatan, we have access to over 40 sites, the farthest being just 30 minutes away.


The reef itself begins just minutes from shore, with plateaus at 10ft, 20ft, 45ft and then the amazing wall that drops away in places to over 2000+ feet. The ocean offshore is generally very calm and we don't experience too many strong currents, meaning the conditions here are perfect for divers of all levels, from beginners to the most advanced tec diver.


Take the plunge and discover world famous dive sites such as West End Wall, Texas, Mandy's Eel Garden, Blue Channel, Hole in the Wall, the El Aguila Wreck and many more. Whether your passion is for swim throughs, wrecks, caves, walls or stunning shallow reefs, Roatan has it all!

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This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.

Description

That's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. 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.

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.

Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to learn more about the gear you will need to start your adventures in the Advanced Open Water Diver course. Getting Started

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Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. It's challenging, yet very rewarding.

Description

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they've 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. Plus, the course is just fun − it's serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

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. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time. 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

go pro

Mayan Divers is a PADI 5 star Instructor Development Resort 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.


Our Training Facility, pools and open water are mere steps from one another. With years of experience teaching PADI IDCs we have developed the most solid and reliable PADI Instructor Development course.

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Join the Tribe − Become a PADI Divemaster! When you Join the Tribe��� by becoming a PADI Divemaster, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world���PADI Professionals. These are PADI Divemasters and Instructors who share a passion for diving, common values and an active concern for the health of the world's underwater habitats − and they want you to join their tribe!

How can you Join the Tribe of PADI Pros? By joining us for our PADI Divemaster course, where you'll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Divemaster, you'll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers. Ready to sign up or just want more information? Please email gopro@mayandivers.com or call (504) 9730− 6019 to sign up for our next Divemaster program.

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Our PADI Instructor Development Course takes place in the most beautiful resorts of Roatan, located at the ocean's edge. Mayan Divers offers the most professional and ideal environment to participate in a enjoyable and comprehensive PADI IDC. 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.

Our Training Facility, pools and open water are mere steps from one another. With years of experience teaching PADI IDCs we have developed the most solid and reliable PADI Instructor Development course.

Our main goal at Mayan Divers is to develop you as an outstanding professional in the diving industry and for a very successful dive career. We guaranty first time passing rate on the IE. Our PADI Instructor Development Course is a 10 day program plus an additional day for the EFR Instructor course. While our program is two days longer than the conventional 7 day programs, that makes our PADI IDC to be a more comprehensive, professional and relaxed experience. For more information please contact gopro@mayandivers.com

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