The advanced open water diver is the next step after you’ve mastered the basics. Choose 3 adventure dives on top of your deep and navigation dives and you’ll be qualified to dive down to 30m and take your diving to the next level. Experience the magic of a night dive or discover how to explore a sunken ship for the first time. The advanced diver will allow you to dive deeper and explore further, giving you the experience to progress to the PADI Rescue diver
What will I be doing?
The 2 Month Internship is designed for people who are beginners and have no formal dive qualifications. Don’t worry, if you have already completed some diver training before, get in touch as we can run a bespoke Divemaster package for you to pick up where you left off. We’ve got it all covered.
PADI Open Water
Start your scuba dive education and training at the beginner level with the PADI Open Water Diver course and become associated with a world wide system of scuba diving, allowing you to travel to and explore some of the most incredible dive sites around the world! Start a unique hobby, spark a new passion and meet fun people who share your awe and excitement about the underwater environment!
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular beginner scuba training course, and has introduced millions of people of all ages to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Utila is one of the most popular places in the world to become a certified scuba diver and it is no wonder! The Mesoamerican reef system which surrounds this verdant tropical island will render you awe-struck with its beauty and make crave your next dive!
On your first diving course we’ll teach you the basics which are broken down into three main areas;
Knowledge development which teaches you all the theory to maximise your enjoyment and progress as a diver.
Confined water skills are some of the basic skills we’ll teach you in shallow sheltered water so that you can get used to the equipment and start to have fun.
Open water dives are where you bring the theory and confined water skills together. You’ll complete 4 dives to a maximum depth of 18 m in the crystal warm Caribbean seas surrounded by exotic and exiting marine life.
PADI Rescue Diver
Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course. Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.
When you enter a Rescue Diver course, the instructional staff understands that you will be working towards becoming a highly qualified diver. The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
The course itself is done over three days where we will teach you ten rescue exercises before moving onto some really fun Scenarios. The Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies.
During the confined and open water sessions, you’ll cover:
- Self-rescue and diver stress
- AED and emergency oxygen delivery systems
- Dive first aid
- Swimming and non-swimming rescue techniques
- Emergency management and equipment
- Panicked diver response
- Underwater problems
- Missing diver procedures
- Surfacing the unconscious diver
- In-water rescue breathing protocols
- Egress (exits)
- First aid procedures for pressure related accidents
Once you have completed these exercises we will give you two Rescue scenarios to deal with in a real life setting. Practice makes perfect and we will be giving you lots of that. Upon successful completion of the Rescue Diver course, you will receive the PADI Rescue Diver certification.
Go Pro Professional Gap Years
We don’t have any set start dates for our Divemaster internship programs, so you can start any day you like! The PADI Divemaster Internship has a really flexible schedule and works around the needs of your own development. Before we can get into the actual Divemaster training, there are a few prerequisites that are required. If you need to complete any of these prerequisite courses then we will do them at the beginning of your Divemaster Internship. Once you begin the Divemaster course, we will introduce you to all the performance requirements of the Divemaster course. You’ll also get to understand the schedule that is in place to help you meet your goals in diving. Before booking, please download and take a look at the medical questionnaire. If you have any concerns then get in touch or consult your doctor.