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DIVING COURSES

Our diving courses are designed according to PADI international standards, learn the techniques that will show you to develop in the wonderful submarine world surely and without fear.

We are enabled to distribute absolutely all the levels that exist for recreational or sport diving, from the basic course for apprentices to courses for experts who wish to work as diving guides or professors.

Levels

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advance Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Emergency First Response (EFR) & Care for Children (CFC)
  • Dive Specialties
  • Master Scuba Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Assistant Instructor
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • EFR & CFC Instructor
  • Specialty Instructor
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • IDC Staff Instructor

These courses we can entirely give in Galápagos National Park, or at Ecuador mainland in Quito the theoretical classes and the dives in Galápagos, or in the coast from Machalilla National Park.

Includes: Complete dive gear, dive boats, instructor, theory classes, pool sessions, texts, dives and international PADI certification. With or without accommodations, meals, airfare and transports.
After the end of the courses you can make the daily dive tours with other certified divers.

The courses can be flexible, depending on the client's schedule.
Or you can make our speciality dive courses like First aid, Submarine Naturalist, Night Dive, Depth Dive, Dive with Currents, Multilevel Dive, Submarine photography, Dive boat, Dive equipment, Submarine navigation, Wreck dive, Conscience fishing, Altitud (Lakes) diver, Dry suit diver, Enriched air diver.

Discover Scuba Diving
This course is to enable non-divers to experience scuba diving under supervision of an Instructor. The course starts with a short class session and ends with two open water dives the same day.
INCLUDES: POOL SESSION, PRIVATE DIVE BOAT, FULL DIVING EQUIPMENT, TWO TANK DIVES, PADI INSTRUCTOR, SNACK ON ABOARD.

Refresh Course
Designed for certified divers who has not been Scuba Diving in a while or for those people feeling that a review of basic skills would enhance their diving enjoyment.
INCLUDES: POOL SESSION, PRIVATE DIVE BOAT, FULL DIVING EQUIPMENT, TWO TANK DIVES, PADI INSTRUCTOR, SNACK ON ABOARD.

Open Water Diver Course
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enjoy scuba diving and receive a certification a the same time, and consists of classroom and pool sessions and four open water dives.

OPTION #1
INCLUDES:
* Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez /Manta.
* 3 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment during pool sessions and open water dives.
* PADI Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
* Academic Material (Book, Dive Table and Logbook).

OPTION #2
INCLUDES:
* Dive Boat.
* Snack's on Aboard.
* All Diving Equipment during pool sessions and open water dives.
* PADI Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
* Academic Material (Book, Dive Table and Logbook).

Similar options to Galapagos.

 

OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL COURSE
We are also able to complete the open water dives for those people who have completed the classroom and pool training at another training facility.
INCLUDES:
* Dive Boat.
* Snack's on Aboard.
* All Diving Equipment during four open water dives.
* PADI Instructor, PADI International Certification

ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
This course was made for the novice as well as the experienced diver. The course stresses practical application rather than heavy theory to broaden the diver´s awareness of the environment, and their capabilities as divers. It consists in five dives: navigation, deep, and three elective dives.

OPTION #1
INCLUDES:
* Airplane Ticket Quito/Manta/Quito.
* Private Land Transfer Manta/Pto. Lopez/Manta.
* 3 Nights in Tourist class Hotel (Double Accommodation)
* All meals and Snack's on Aboard.
* Dive Boat.
* All Diving Equipment (Lights and compasses) during the five dives.
* PADI Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.

OPTION #2
INCLUDES:
* Dive Boat.
* Snack's on Aboard.
* All Diving Equipment (Lights and compasses) during the five dives.
* PADI Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.

Similar options to Galapagos.

 

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE (EFR) COURSE
This PADI Emergency First Response Course teaches CPR and medic first aid techniques. A must for divers and non-divers alike.
INCLUDES:
* Three day course.
* PADI Emergency First Response Instructor.
* Training materials (books, gloves and exercise manikin)
* PADI Emergency First Response International Certification.

RESCUE DIVER COURSE
This course will expand the diver´s knowledge, experience and skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assists. The course consists on classroom, pool sessions and open water dives. The Rescue Diver Course is a prerequisite for the PADI Divemaster Course.
INCLUDES:
* Pool sessions.
* Beach dives.
* Dive Boat dives.
* Snack's on Aboard.
* All Diving Equipment during pool sessions and open water dives.
* PADI Instructor, Academic examination, PADI International Certification.
* Academic Material.

DIVEMASTER COURSE
This course consists on three modules. Watermanship and skills assessment, knowledge development and a practical application. Divemaster training is the first leadership level of training. This course prepares an individual to attend an Instructor Development Course (IDC).
INCLUDES:
* Classroom sessions.
* Pool sessions.
* Beach dives.
* Dive Boat dives.
* Snack's on Aboard.
* PADI Instructor and Academic examination.

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Our PADI IDC program will take you through a Fourtheen (14) day learning adventure that starts with our two day Instructor Preparation Course , followed by the twelve day Instructor Development Course (IDC) .
As with all courses, you will be expected to give your all to succeed in this course. You will be with others like you who are also working to become PADI Instructors. Working as a team is necessary and will give you much greater success. Our Silver Course Director, Michel Guerrero, will be with you throughout the course to ensure that you have the best possible start as an Instructor.
The PADI IDC is a really enjoyable experience for all involved. Our Staff will be there to assist you with any problems and to guide you effectively through the task of becoming PADI Instructors. Our 100% success rate during the PADI IE in Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands gives you confidence that we can help you along the way.
In order to start the IDC it is important that you have all of the necessary PADI materials and diving equipment. The scuba equipment can be rented but we are unable to provide rental PADI materials. You are expected to have everything on the list before starting the IDC.

Instructor Preparation Course
Prior to the start of the PADI IDC, Exploramar Diving conducts our two day Instructor Preparation Course. These two days are focusing on getting you up to the level necessary to begin the IDC. With the preparation course we primarily focus on Dive theory. You will be given dive theory exams to complete along with IDC staff elaborations for any materials that candidates need to work on.

PADI Instructor Course (AI & OWSI)
Once we have completed the preparation course we will then begin the twelve  days of Instructor Development with Michel Guerrero and our PADI IDC Staff Instructors.
The PADI IDC not only prepares you to pass the PADI IE, it also prepares you to become a professional dive instructor that can work effectively in the dive industry.
During the course, the modules that are covered are as follows:

  • Course Orientation
  • Dive Industry Overview
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
  • Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
  • PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
  • Teaching Children
  • The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
  • Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
  • Adventures in Diving Program
  • Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
  • Rescue Diver Course
  • Divemaster Course
  • Diver Retention Programs
  • How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete.)

During the PADI IDC we provide you with best possible environment in which to learn. This enables you to spend more time in the water and less time travelling.

PADI Instructor Evaluation - IE
After successfully completing your PADI IDC program, you are ready for the PADI IE. This is where you get the opportunity to show the examiner that you are a PADI Instructor. No one will teach you, no one will guide you. It is all up to you now. But you should not be worried as the experience will not be new to you as you will have already successfully completed many confined water, open water and knowledge development presentations.
During the PADI IE, you will have to successfully complete the following:

  • Dive theory and Standards exams.
  • Knowledge development presentation
  • Confined water presentation ? one skill
  • Open Water presentation ? two skills combined
  • Skills demonstration circuit
  • Rescue assessment
After completing the PADI IE, the only thing left to do is celebrate! You are now a PADI Instructor!

Galápagos & Ecuador Dive Central  /  Nauta Routes  /  Ecuador Multi-Sport
Foch 746 & Amazonas Ave. - Second floor, Phone: (593 2) 290 77 04 / (593 2) 603 98 49
 
info@galapagosdivingcentral.com Quito-Ecuador–Southamerica
Images and texts: Pablo Solis, All Rights Reserved

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