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What Micro Gap Year Treks are available?

Follow in the footsteps of some of histories greatest explorers and discover your own path along the way. Every step you take will get you closer to some of the world’s most awe inspiring environments, expose you to fascinating cultures and develop friendships that could last a lifetime….not to mention getting super fit in the process.

Key Facts

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How fit do I need to be?

To get the most out of your trek you will want to have a base level of fitness. Log into your Performance Passport to access your physical training plan.

Do I have to pass a difficult medial assessment before I can start?"

No, its not difficult. You do need to take a look at the medical questionnaire before booking. If you answer yes to any of the questions or you’ve got any concerns that you might have a medical condition that excludes you from diving then please take the medical form to your physician who will be able to advise you accordingly.

What kit and equipment do I need?"

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What are the most common injuries or sicknesses associated with diving?

Sunburn, seasickness and dehydration, all of which are preventable, are the most common problems divers face. Injuries caused by marine life, such as scrapes and stings, do occur, but these can be avoided by wearing an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

Do women have any special concerns regarding diving?

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.

How deep do you go?

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is shallower than 12 metres/40 feet, where the water’s warmer and the colors are brighter.

What happens if I use up all my air?

Your dive kit includes a gauge that displays how much air you have. You’ll learn to check it regularly, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of air while scuba diving. However, if you run out of air, your buddy has an extra regulator (mouthpiece) that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface. There are also other options you’ll learn in your scuba diving training.

What if I feel claustrophobic?

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.

I’m already a certified diver, how do I become a PADI Diver?

Scuba diving certifications from other diver training organizations can often be used to meet a prerequisite for the next level PADI course. For example, if you have an open water diver or entry-level certification from another diver training organization, you may qualify to enroll in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, which is the next level. There is no simple “equivalency” or “crossover.” The best option is to take the next step and continue your education.

I have a professional-level certification with another agency, how do I become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor?

If you hold a professional rating from another diver training organization and wish to become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor, please contact us and we’ll let you know

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