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Diving Courses

We offer complete instruction and PADI course material in English, German, French, and Dutch. We also have complete course
material available in the languages: Danish, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Russian.

Experience Programs

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This is a 3 hour program and includes a basic theory and dive skill session, boat trip and an Instructor
accompanied dive on a coral reef with a maximum depth of 12 meters, for up to one hour or until
reserve amount of air is reached.

You will be awarded with a participation certificate upon completing this program.

Underwater camera rental, with your video and photo footage supplied to you on a USB drive is available.

The Discover Scuba Diving program can count towards the PADI Open Water Diver course,
if would like to continue to get your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Discover Scuba Diving is offered on a daily basis with start times at 8:30, 11:00 or 13:00
and can also be done during our full day excursion with Creole BBQ lunch.

A reservation in advance is mandatory to ensure we have availability.

PADI BubbleMaker Program

Did you know that kids from the age of 8 until 11 years old can Discover Scuba Diving? The Bubble Makers program gives your
child the opportunity to actually scuba dive in confined water (shallow and calm) and with plenty of fish around them, such as
in the Marine Park of Bay Ternay or at our house reef. This experience presents diving in an exciting way with comfort and
security under direct supervision.

PADI eLearning

If you do not want to spend time doing theory lessons during your holiday or if you do not have enough time
to complete the course the conventional way, then PADI eLearning is the solution for you. Online you can start
and finish your PADI OWD, SD, AOWD, RD or EANx theory course and once you arrive at our dive
center you can go diving straight away.

You can click on the eLearning link below to enter the PADI eLearning site to book and start your online
lessons with us.


Welcome in our online classroom!

PADI OWD Course 2 Days – With PADI eLearning In Advance

The practical part of the OWD course can be done in minimum 2 days; start at 8:30 and finish around 16:00 on each of the days. On the first day you complete the dive skill sessions and one qualification dive, on the second day you complete the remaining 3 qualification dives.

PADI OWD Course 3 Days - With eLearning

The practical part of the OWD course can also be done in 3 days; start at 8:30 and finish around 13:30 on each of the days. On the first day you complete the dive skill sessions and on each of the following days you complete 2 qualification dives.

Use the link below to see the prices for the practical training with us.

PADI Certification Courses For Beginners

PADI Open Water Diver Course

This internationally recognized full certification course teaches the fundamental knowledge and skills divers need to dive
independently with another certified diver. You are qualified to dive to a depth of maximum 18 meters and you can enroll in
advanced diving courses. The OWD course takes 3 or 4 days to complete.

PADI OWD Course 4 Days

You complete most of the theory via self-study, we teach you the dive table, the dive skills, 4 qualification dives and you make the quizzes and final exam with us. All course days start at 8:30 and finish around 13:30.

PADI OWD Course 3 Days

You complete most of the theory via self-study and we teach you the dive table, the dive skills, 4 qualification dives and you make the quizzes and final exam with us. All course days start at 8:30 and finish around 16:00 h.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

The Scuba Diver course is a sub-course within the Open Water Diver course with which you can earn an
internationally recognized certificate and it takes only 1-2 days to complete. The Scuba Diver Course teaches
you the basic knowledge and dive skills to dive under the supervision of a Divemaster. This is an excellent
qualification if you never want to dive deeper than 12 meters, accompanied by a Divemaster or instructor
or when you do not have the time to complete the Open Water Diver Course, but still would like to obtain a
diving certificate and continue later with the Open Water Diver Course.

PADI SD Course 1 Day

All of the theory is completed via eLearning or self-study and we teach you the dive skills, 2 qualification
dives and you make the quizzes with us. The course starts at 8:30 and finishes around 16:00 h.

or

PADI SD Course2 Days

All of the theory is completed via eLearning or you complete most via self-study and we teach
you the dive skills, 2 qualification dives, and you make the quizzes with us. Both course days start
at 8:30 and finish around 14:00.

PADI Advanced Diving Courses

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Explore some fantastic dive sites whilst learning new techniques, activities, and skills. The core dives
are the Deep Dive, and the Underwater Navigation Dive, and you can choose 3 other Adventure Dives.
A choice can be made from either Night Diving, Wreck Diving, Boat Diving, Search and Recovery,Fish
Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Photography, Drift Diving and Peak Performance Buoyancy.

PADI AOWD Course 2 Days

You complete the theory via eLearning or self-study - we review the knowledge reviews with you and teach
you the 5 qualification dives. One of the course days starts at 8:30 and finishes around 16:00 and the
other one starts at 8:30 and finishes around 14:00 h.

or

PADI AOWD Course 3 Days

You complete the theory via eLearning or self-study - we review the knowledge reviews with you and teach
you the 5 qualification dives. All course days start at 8:30 - 2 of the days finish around 14:00, 1 of the
days at around 12:00.

PADI Specialty Courses

Become a specialist with the skills, knowledge &techniques of the following choices:

  • Deep Diver Specialty
  • Night Diver Specialty
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Navigation Specialty
  • Underwater Photography Specialty
  • Wreck Diver Specialty
  • Enriched Air Diver Specialty (EANx/Nitrox)
  • The duration of each is dependent upon the specialty of your choice.

    As a Rescue Diver with 5 Specialty certification you earn
    the highest recreational diver rating; Master Scuba Diver.

    The theory of all Specialty courses is completed via self-study. We review the knowledge reviews with you, and teach
    you the qualification dives. All course days start at 8:30 and finish around 14:00 or 16:00.

    Theory and practice in general First Aid and CPR techniques. This course is a prerequisite to enter the Rescue Diver
    Course and takes one day to complete.

    First Aid

    Rescue Course

    Practical Training

    Emergency First Response Course

    Theory and practice in general First Aid and CPR techniques. This course is a prerequisite to enter the Rescue
    Diver Course and takes one day to complete.

    PADI Rescue Diver Course

    The PADI Rescue Diver Course expands your knowledge, experience and skills beyond a purely recreational level. Serious fun,
    if you are ready to stay in control and to learn how to prevent emergency situations and conquer the challenge of
    emergency care in various diving situations.

    PADI RD Course 2 Days

    You complete the theory via eLearning and we teach you the rescue exercises and you complete the rescue scenarios with us.
    Both course days starts at 8:30 and finish around 16:00.

    or

    PADI RD Course 3 Days

    You complete the theory mostly via self-study and we review the knowledge reviews with you and teach you the rescue
    exercises and you complete the rescue scenarios with us. All course days start at 8:30 and finish around 16:00.

    PADI Divemaster Course - Go Pro!

    The PADI Divemaster Course is the professional entry level course and extends beyond accident management
    and prevention scenarios of the Rescue Diver Course to supervisory situations with student divers and
    certified divers. As a Divemaster you will assist Instructors, and plan and supervise diving activities.

    You will be able to conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving and the Scuba Review Program for certified divers.
    Non-divers can discover the underwater world with you through the Discover Snorkeling Program and the
    Skin Diver course. Above all you will be a diver’s guide to the beauty of the underwater world.

    As the PADI Divemaster training takes longer than 14 days, this course is predominantly offered as a 8 or 12
    weeks Divemaster Course-Internship. Send us a request for more information.

    Dive With Us

    Dive with us on the best dive sites and visit the most beautiful beaches to relax while we prepare our specialty - a real Creole BBQ - for you on the beach.

    Postal Address:

    Big Blue Divers Pty. Ltd, P.O. Box 844, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles

    Physical Address:

    North Coast Road, next to the Divers Lodge in Mare Anglaise,
    Beau Vallon, Mahe

    Dive Center Tel No:

    +248 426 1106

    Fax:

    +248 424 7854

    Email:

    bigblue@seychelles.net

    Gilly Fideria: 00248 2514304 / Elizabeth Fideria: 00248 2511103