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Learn to dive with DiveOceanus

Whether you’re a seasoned scuba diver or trying it for the first time, the Maldives is the perfect place to embark on an underwater adventure. Water temperatures are consistently around 28°C and there is an astonishing variety of fish to be discovered in the nearby reefs. Our DiveOceanus dive center offers diving courses for a range of abilities and is stocked with well-maintained, up-to-date equipment ranging from masks to dive computers. Wetsuits, fins, BCDs and regulators are also available to hire, as well as cameras with underwater housing.

Discover Scuba Diving

Our Discover Scuba Diving experience is perfect for those who have never tried diving before. You’ll learn some basic techniques and skills, try out the equipment in shallow water, and when you feel confident, you’ll go for your first dive! If you get the diving bug (which we think you might), your Discover Scuba Diving course can be credited towards either your Scuba Diver certificate or your Open Water course.

Scuba Diver

This course is perfect for those with less time and is your first step towards PADI diving certification. Covering the first three parts of five from the Open Water course, this course certifies you to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. 

When you have more time, you can credit this course towards your Open Water Diver Certification. 

Open Water

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: knowledge development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving, Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills and Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

When you complete your Open Water Diver you will be fully certified to dive with a certified buddy to a depth of 18 metres/60 feet.

Adventure Diver

The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more out of diving by introducing you to new types of scuba diving adventures. To complete this course, you must complete three adventure dives and their respective knowledge reviews.

You can choose from a whole range of different adventure dives, such as Deep Diver, Night Diver, and Underwater Navigator. 

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you've completed five total adventure dives that include lower depths and navigation, you're an PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications. For example, if you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.

Advanced Open Water

With our Advanced Open Water course, you’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

  •     Underwater navigation 
  •     Deeper water diving  (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/60-100 feet)
  •     A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice

Rescue Diver

This course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. You’ll learn techniques which cover self rescue,  recognizing and managing stress in other divers, emergency management and equipment, rescuing panicked divers and rescuing unresponsive divers.

Dive Master

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Snorkeling/Night Snorkeling

Our centres also offer a range of snorkeling excursions if you feel like spending time at the surface for a while. As many of the reefs are very shallow, snorkeling is a great way to see its inhabitants. Depending on the centre, excursions include manta snorkels, reef safaris and night snorkels. Night snorkels are an exhilarating way of observing reef inhabitants’ nocturnal behavior, which is often highly animated as many fish feed at night.

Diving for Kids

Our children's diving experiences are ideal for little ones with a sense of adventure. The courses are lead by our experienced team at DiveOceanus and cover everything from how to use scuba gear to basic diving techniques.

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