29/09/2017 to 29/09/2017
8 places remaining
Book now by calling
0114 233 2995 contact us online
- Do I need to be a good swimmer to learn to dive?
You will need to have a reasonable level of swimming ability. The PADI Open Water Course requires a 200 metre swim and 10 minute float/treadwater to qualify, if you can manage this then that is a reasonable level.
If this concerns you get in touch and we can get you practicing at one of our regular pool sessions.
- What is the youngest age for scuba diving?
Scuba training can start as young as eight years of age. This is limited to the pool environment and to a maximum of 2 metres deep.
Full scuba training & certification can start at ten years of age with PADI Junior Open Water Diver qualification.
- How fit do I need to be to scuba dive?
A reasonable level of fitness will be required to complete the courses and to dive comfortably. This a sensible level of fitness, such as being able to climb a flight of stairs without getting too breathless. Same as any activity a better level of fitness will allow the activity to be carried out more comfortably.
Any scuba activity requires the completion of a self screening health questionnaire to highlight any potential health and fitness concerns.
It is always a good recommendation to have the PADI medical form completed by a physician yearly, this is a requirement to dive in certain regions.
- I have trained with another agency, what can I do?
PADI divers make up over 72% of the global diving fraternity. If you have trained with other agencies but would like to join in with our activities, you are very welcome, if you can dive it does not matter who you are certified by.
If you are looking to upgrade to a PADI course, we are happy to advise what is available, and a full assessment will be carried out prior to diving to ensure your comfort and safety.