What does it take to learn to dive?
Learning to dive is an incredible adventure! With SeaPoint and PSS as your teaching organization, your underwater breathing path includes three exciting stages:
– Knowledge development (learn on your own with online study or in the classroom)
– Training of diving skills in confined waters (sea or pool)
– Open water dives and underwater activities review
How long does it take to get certified?
Once you have completed the theoretical part of the online study, you can complete your dives in confined and open water in a relatively short time and always according to your needs.
Our Open Water Diver course, for example, is incredibly flexible and based on your performance. It means that we at Sea Point, based on your speed of learning, will offer you the widest possible organisational possibilities.
What is most important to us is that you learn how to dive, not how long you have to stay in the classroom; therefore, training is based on proving that you know what you need to know and can do what you need to know how to do. It means that you proceed at your own pace – faster or slower, depending on how long it takes to gain the confidence of a diver who dives regularly.
How much does it cost?
Learning to dive, compared to the initial learning of other adventurous and outdoor sports activities, costs very little.
Consider that your Diving Instructor is a highly trained and experienced professional, learning to dive is even more valuable. Investing in scuba diving lessons means learning something that will keep you entertained for the rest of your life.
Come to our Diving Club to discover the current promotions and start diving right away.
What equipment do I need to learn to dive?
During the courses all the equipment is always provided and included in the price. Choosing and using your diving equipment is part of the fun of diving. We at Sea Point will help you choose the right one.
What is required to participate?
In order to participate in one of our diving courses you must keep in mind the following requirements:
– Minimum age: 12 yo
– Physical conditions: For safety’s sake, all students are asked to fill in a short medical questionnaire on their physical condition or to provide us with a medical certificate attesting their fitness for diving.
– Acquaticity: You’ll need to prove to your Instructor that you have the basic aquatic skills such as staying afloat or swimming on the surface.
– Speaking of the “differently abled”: Anyone who is able to meet the course performance requirements receives certification. There are many adaptable techniques, which allow even those who have some physical impediment to meet these requirements. For more information, contact us and speak directly with our instructors.
– Learning Materials: educational kits such as manuals, DVDs and access to the online studio will be provided to you upon registration and will remain your property.
Where can I dive?
Our internationally recognized courses will allow you to dive virtually anywhere there is water – from a pool to the ocean. Only your level of experience will determine where you can dive.
How deep do you go?
With the necessary training and experience, the limit of recreational diving is 40 meters, but beginners stay within 18 meters. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular dives generally take place within 12 metres, where the water is warmer and the colours are brighter.
Previous illnesses such as ear problems, diabetes, asthma, allergies, or smoking can prevent someone from diving?
Not necessarily. Although any pathology involving: ears, breasts, respiratory or cardiac function, or which may alter the state of consciousness could be a contraindication, only a physician can determine a person’s individual risk.
When I reach the bottom of the pool or when, while snorkeling, I happen to dive, my ears bother me: will this prevent me from becoming a diver?
No, as long as you don’t have any defects in your ears or breasts. The discomfort you feel depends on the normal effect that water pressure has on your eardrums. Fortunately, our body is “designed” to compensate for changes in pressure in your ears – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulty compensating for air pressure on an airplane, you will probably have no problem compensating for water pressure during a dive.
What if I use up all my air?
It’s quite rare, because with you you have a pressure gauge that indicates, at any time, how much air you have available. This way you can climb back up with a reserve of safety air. But just to answer your question: if you run out of air, it is your dive buddy who offers you a second regulator, which allows you to share his air as you re-emerge.
What if I’m claustrophobic?
During your dive training, your instructor will take all the time you need and teach you how to feel comfortable at all times. He will work with you and at your own pace, making sure that you can memorize and master every skill necessary to become a diver capable of diving regularly.