it, when you are learning a new skill, you want to be taught by the best...right?
Well look no further, at
South of the Surface we pride
ourselves in teaching excellence. Our primary certification agency
is PADI, the largest dive agency in the world. PADI not only ensures diver
and student safety by merely following the industry standards, IT SETS
THEM! We are
positive that if you research the instructional agencies available in the
area, PADI will be the certification card you will insist upon!
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SCUBA Diving Absolutely FREE!
Have you ever wanted
to take the plunge? If so, here is your chance. Every four to
six weeks we offer an opportunity for you to try SCUBA Diving absolutely FREE!
If your interested in exploring the underwater world, follow the Discover Scuba Diving link
for information on our next scheduled SCUBA experience!
The entry level SCUBA
certification course is divided into two sections,
the confined water section and the open water
certification section. Many certification agencies and dive stores,
as a convenient service for their customers, use this practice for
budgeting and for ease of scheduling. In addition to these conveniences,
South of the Surface actively participate in referral programs.
Water Module (pool course)
is the first step in becoming a certified SCUBA Diver.
confined water course is divided into two sections; the academic,
consisting of the manual, knowledge reviews and classroom studies
and the second; hands on practice in the pool.
pool course is 3 hours per week, 1.5 hours in class and 1.5 hours
in the pool.
are kept small (8 to 10 students) so the Instructor will have lots
of time with you.
ensure your safety, your entire course is directed and taught by
an insured and certified Open Water Scuba Instructor.
2. Open Water
pre-requisite for participation in this course, is the completion
of a confined water course.
section of the open water course consists of four open water dives
under the direct supervision of your instructor.
your introduction to open water, you'll be required to demonstrate
the skills you have learned in the confined water pool
course. Also, you will receive a guided tour of this new and
certifying module is typically conducted over the course of a
weekend, two dives on Saturday and to two dives on Sunday....it's
amazing how much fun you can have in two days!
Once you have successfully completed both modules of the Open Water
Course, you will receive a globally recognized C-Card to carry with
you. With PADI as your certifying
agency, carrying this card identifies you as a well trained, safe and
competent SCUBA Diver. This certification card is free from
inconvenient expiry dates & renewal fees, as they are good for
life! However, as you will learn in your course, if you ever find
your skills are rusty, veteran divers are always welcome on our training
sites or in the pool to brush up on your skills. Just contact us for
scheduling and to verify equipment and space availability.
on your first adventure dive with your Instructor, you don't need tons
of logged dives - that's what the adventure dives and instructor are
you just received your open water certification or have hundreds of logged
dives, the Advanced Open Water program gives you the confidence, skills
and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement.
Advanced Open Water courses are conducted over a weekend, consisting of 5
open water dives. Three core dives are required and your choice of
two elective dives.
The Rescue Diver
program makes the subject of accident prevention and management not only
fun but extremely rewarding! Until
now the emphasis of your training had been on basic accident prevention
and safe diving. The Rescue Diver program takes you to the next level,
expanding this to include accident management and rescue techniques.
this course is conducted over a weekend, starting on Friday evening and
going through till late Sunday afternoon.
Requirements for this course are: a valid Advanced Open Water Diver
certification, course manual, your own SCUBA equipment or rental equipment
and lots of energy!
PADI Divemaster course consists of three modules: Knowledge
Development, Water Skills & Stamina and Practical Application.
You'll probably progress through all three module simultaneously, based
upon the course schedule that you and your Instructor agree upon.
The schedule will depend on your needs, the instructor's needs, local
logistics and course requirements.
completing all the requirements for certification, you'll have earned
the PADI Divemaster certification and become a professional member of PADI, the
world's largest and most respected organization of dive leaders and
your probably aware, as a Divemaster you can go straight into an
Instructor Development Course (IDC) - but, the Assistant Instructor (AI)
Course has several important benefits that make it the best next step
for most individuals.
of the biggest benefits is that the AI course draws upon the IDC for its
course work. This means that becoming an Assistant Instructor can
reduce your IDC course load and give you more time to assimilate and
apply the information you learn. Perhaps the most important
benefit of becoming an Assistant Instructor is one that you won't realize
until after you become an Instructor. The added - but limited -
responsibilities an Assistant Instructor enjoys beyond the
divemaster level becomes the basis of experience with student divers
that helps you succeed in the IDC as a certified PADI Instructor.
Medic First Aid Course
Want to be ready in an
emergency? Then this program is for you! The PADI Medic First Aid program covers basic training for
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and
emergency care. In addition, it’s a medically based program covering
primary care, secondary care and treatments. The
program is designed for divers and non-divers, and also meets the CPR and
first aid prerequisite for earning your PADI Rescue Diver rating. So
if you’re seeking CPR/first aid training to meet a diving program
requirement or for personal enhancement, this program is for you.
Alert Network O2 Provider Course
DAN´s Oxygen First Aid for Diving Injuries Provider
Course was designed to fill the void in oxygen first aid training
available for the general diving public. This course represents
entry level training designed to educate the general diving public in
recognizing possible dive related injuries and providing emergency oxygen
first aid while activating the local emergency medical services and/or
arranging for evacuation to the nearest available medical facility.
In DAN´s most recent dive accident record,
less than 33% of injured divers received emergency oxygen in the field.
Few of those received oxygen concentrations approaching the recommended
100%. DAN and all major diving instructional agencies recommend that
all divers be qualified to provide 100% oxygen in the field to those
injured in a dive accident.
Air (Nitrox) Diver Course
PADI Enriched Air Diver course is designed to teach you the procedures
for safe, recreational no decompression diving with enriched air.
The course covers the equipment and procedural concerns involving
enriched air. You'll learn how to plan dives and determine your no
decompression limits and your oxygen exposure limits with enriched
air. You'll learn the proper procedures for obtaining enriched
air, as well as the hazards associated with handling and diving with
as important, you'll also learn about what enriched air does and does
not do for the diver. You may be surprised to learn that some
things that you may have heard aren't true, and that there ARE
advantages to enriched air diving of which you weren't aware.