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Our PADI diving courses

In all diving center of Albatros Top Diving we offer all PADI courses, from basic to professional levels.

Our centres offer the best possible logistics: protected lagoons with sandy sea bed gradually sloping just a few steps away from our centres, warm water and perfect conditions for shallow water training sessions.

All our course prices are inclusive of certification and manual fees.



PADI BULLEMAKER – for the youngest

The PADI Bubblemaker programme is aimed at children from 8 years up; it’s a fun, easy and safe programme and it’s a way of enabling young children to take part in family activities or turning them into pioneers of a new, collective passion! Children should naturally feel at ease in the water, even though they don’t need to be expert swimmers: the maximum depth they are allowed to reach is in fact only 2 metres / 6 feet.

Prerequisites: minimum age 8 years


PADI SEAL TEAM – for the youngest

The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba AquaMissions. Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an astronaut? These are AquaMissions that introduce you to wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more.

Here's your chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world.

Prerequisites: minimum age 8 years 


PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme enables people to try diving for the first time under the strict supervision of one of our instructors and in conditions of absolute safety.
This programme, which lasts half a day, includes a brief theoretical session and a session of exercises in the shallow waters of the lagoon to learn the basic techniques required to engage safely in the first real dive. Then a dive will take place together with the instructor among the multicoloured fish and corals of the reef surrounding the island.

This programme does not award any certification although, should students decide to continue to learn, the experience can be credited as the first half day of PADI Open Water Diver / PADI Scuba Diver courses.

Prerequisites: minimum age 10 years


PADI SCUBA DIVER

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a solution which enables even those who don’t have much time to begin their underwater adventure.

The Scuba Diver course is part of the Open Water Diver course. In one and a half days a certificate is awarded which is recognised all over the world and which allows holders to dive under instructor’s supervision up to a depth of 12 metres.

This is ideal to start diving in a short time and enables participants to achieve an Open Water Diver certificate by taking part in another course on a different occasion.

Prerequisites: minimum age 10 years for Junior PADI Scuba Diver, 15 years for PADI Scuba Diver


PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular first level course with international validity and no expiry, which enables participants to dive up to a depth of 18 metres.

The course lasts between 3 to 4 days and comprises:

- theory sessions, which are fun yet efficient in order to teach students the theory needed to dive;
- shallow-water practical sessions, in which the basic techniques are learnt;
- 4 pleasure dives, which allow participants to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the depths around the Maldives.

All activities are carried out under the supervision of our instructors who are always very patient and willing to help students to overcome any difficulty and dispel any doubts.

Prerequisites: minimum age 10 years for Junior Open Water Diver, 15 years fro Open Water Diver


PADI ADVENTURE DIVER is a second level course comprising three specialty dives chosen by students depending on their interests. This is a necessary step which gives access to the Advanced Course.

PADI ADVANCE OPEN WATER DIVER

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course comprises five specialty dives (only 2 if in possession of an Adventure Diver certificate) and gives participants the chance to try some of the most useful and gratifying diving specialty activities, such as deep sea diving, navigation diving, naturalistic diving and many more. Skills are developed which will make diving much more fun than a simple underwater tour. On top of this the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will allow participants to get one step closer to the level of PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest non-professional level of leisure diving.

By the end of the course participants will be able to dive to up to a maximum depth of 30 metres. (21 metres for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver).

The course comprises 5 dives in open waters filled with fun and thrill.

Prerequisites: first level certificate (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent). Minimum age 12 years for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver, 15 years for Advanced Open Water Diver.

SPECIALTY COURSES

Our diving centres also offer the chance to take part in specialty courses such as Deep Sea diving, Drift diving, Marine biology and many more…

In time, and with experience, many divers develop a passion for specific diving areas of interest; PADI Specialty courses aim at teaching in depth the specific diving techniques involved in the chosen area of interest.

The different specialty courses offered by each of our diving centres can be viewed by accessing the ‘Activities’ page of each centre or by contacting us by email for further information.

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

EFR courses supply the basic knowledge needed to respond in case of medical emergencies. These courses are not linked to diving activities but supply useful information which can also be utilised in everyday life to assist family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, etc. The EFR course offers in fact the chance to learn how to manage emergency situations which may often arise in everyday life and to intervene with the right course of action.
Prerequisites: none


PADI RESCUE DIVER

The words that best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course are challenge and fulfilment. This course will broaden your knowledge and your level of experience. Rescue Diver will learn how to look after themselves and how to prevent and solve problems for themselves and for the diving companions; many divers agree that this is the best course we have ever offered.

Prerequisites: second level certificate (PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent). Minimum age 12 years.



PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER

Join the leisure scuba-diving elite by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver– the top non professional leisure certificate issued by PADI, which can be obtained by gaining diving experience and by taking part in specialty courses. This will increase both experience and level of training in different diving environments.

Prerequisites: 50 recorded dives; PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver PADI certificate (or equivalent certification), 12 years of age and 5 PADI Specialty certificates.


DIVEMASTER – Diving Guide

At PADI adventure at professional levels starts with the Divemaster programme. Working closely with the PADI instructor, professional-level diving knowledge and skills will be developed throughout the course. PADI Divemaster training develops leadership skills and, by the end of the course, participants will be qualified to supervise diving activities and to assist instructors during courses.

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