PADI Training

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PADI is a diving training school; it is an American company. Instead of saying that it is the leader on the market of diving training, you could say that the PADI training literally ‘won’ this market.

Its system is obviously effective, safe and fun, but now, its ultimate weapon is its absolute worldwide recognition! Indeed, no other diving school is recognized worldwide!

And as their training system is absolutely identical in all the seas or lakes in the world, the big advantage for PADI certified divers is whatever the place in the world they decide to dive, the center will know exactly what the diver did during his training.

Weighted by the number of dives conducted and the time elapsed since the last dive, the monitors will be able to properly assess the level of the divers and therefore offer them a suitable output: not too technical so that the diver is not placed in trouble, nor too close to the introduction so that it’s not boring…

The PADI Levels

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In 4 dives, this level of PADI training allows you to control your equipment and to follow an instructor.

It is a bit the equivalent of level 1 french at PADI but by limiting the depth to 12 m.

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The Open Water Diver course is the flagship of the PADI training diploma. This level gives you the keys to autonomy in the area of the 18 m (60 feet). 4 dives for you to manage your dive: orientation, autonomy in air, decompression, incidents issues management… Obviously, an important theoretical contribution is necessary; it is followed by a quiz of 50 questions.

This training is quite the equivalent of Level 1 French but the PADI Divers are not trained to make dives with decompression. With PADI, one learns to dive in the curve of security: the immersions never need decompression levels other than a “level of safety” of 3 minutes for 5 meters of depth… This difference makes the training much less time consuming that a Level 2 French.

In practice, after certification, this difference is of little importance because in recreational diving, it avoids, as far as may be possible, to propose dives requiring levels of decompression.

The autonomy, it is also the orientation with a compass if necessary.

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This certification is the logical continuation of the Open Water Diver: the latter is independent in 20 m of water, training in the Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) allows to be independent in 30 m deep.

This PADI training includes 5 dives with themes: the deep and orientation diving with compass are mandatory. The other three can be chosen among the following dives: drift, from a boat, digital underwater photography, development of stabilisation, naturalism, at night, under ice etc…

An AOWD diver is qualified to be autonomous within 30 m of depth, always no-decompression level; he must therefore manage orientation, air consumption, decompression and all the problems that may arise during the dive. The diver has already seen it at the OWD but we talk about it during training at the AOWD.

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The PADI Rescue Diver (RD) training teaches the techniques of diving accident or incident management. It is composed of 8 sessions during which emphasis is placed on:

  • the consistent implementation of the research,
  • the rise of the diver to the surface,
  • the leafleting, the de-equipement and the release of water from the victim,
  • the alert message,
  • the diver dry processing: first aid and oxygen therapy.

The themes are treated separately during the first transfers then accident scenarios are proposed to understand the whole procedure…

Serious training that do not exclude the good mood…

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The PADI Dive Master training allows to become a PADI professional and allows, for example, to open a diving centre across the world (except in France). With this degree, one cannot issue divers certification.

Nevertheless, it allows to manage a centre and especially a diving boat with certified divers.

Choice of anchor or drift diving, explanation before diving for scuba divers, framing for non-autonomous divers, the Divemaster must also demonstrate a flawless technique, a good physical condition and knowledge of recreational diving professional.

A fortnight is necessary to get this degree.

Information and training dates: contact us.

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Deepen your Training

The PADI Specialties

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After your first dives, you’ll want to explore a little deeper underwater. You’ll probably want to take the PADI Deep Dive training.

There is something exciting and mysterious that draws us to the depths.

What you’ll learn: 

  • The techniques for diving in depths of 18-40 metres/60-100 feet.
  • A grip on equipment for deep diving.
  • Experiment planning, organisation, and at least four dives under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

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The PADI Drift Dive Training

The Drift Dive PADI specialty allows you to live the most magical experience without efforts that you have ever experienced. During this course, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the currents in rivers or oceans by “drifting with the current”, while remaining close to your partner, communicating with the crew of the boat and knowing where you are at any time.

The fun part

The Drift Dive is relaxing and is done without effort. You simply hover and let the water take you where you want to go in an accelerated flight.

What you learn

During the PADI Drift Dive courses, you’ll learn:

  • The planning, the organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and risks of the Drift Dive.
  • The presentation of the specific equipment for the Drift Dive: floats, ends, reels.
  • The correct procedures for the control of buoyancy, the orientation and the communication in Drift Dive.
  • The selection of the dive site and an overview presentation of the currents – causes and effects.
  • The techniques to remain grouped when you dive in pairs or with a group.

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The PADI boat training

Different boats, in other parts of the world, offer distinct characteristics; that is why the specialty diving from a boat can be beneficial to almost any diver; whether it’s your first dive from a boat or that you have already done this dozens time.

The fun part

Dive from a boat is nice, especially when you consider the ease to move.

What you’ll learn:

ou’ll learn recommendations, tips, and methods for:

  • Diving from a boat, ranging from small boats to enormous cruise ships:
    • See how they are different
    • Have experience and training for diving from typical boats of your local place.
  • Put yourself in the water and out of the water safety:
    • Sometimes it’s better to give your equipment to the crew, and then to get on the boat.
    • Sometimes, you just remove your fins and ballast and then climb the ladder.
  • Store your equipment in the most appropriate places:
    • Use the ends of surface to start and finish your dives.
    • Locate basic safety equipment.

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Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary by following the PADI Navigation training.

Underwater orientation can be challenging, but thanks to the PADI Navigation, you’ll master that. You learn how to use the tools of specialists, such as aquatic life and the compass.

What you’ll learn:

  • Patterns of orientation.
  • The natural underwater orientation (without compass).
  • Orientation to the compass.
  • Techniques to ‘mark’ and find a sunken object or position it from the surface.
  • The development of scuba card.
  • Follow irregular routes with the Nav-Finder.
  • Find dive sites.
  • Assess the distance under water.

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The PADI multilevel diving training

Maximize your dive time to explore more!

During this course, you’ll learn how to plan dives with a longer immersion time thanks to the reduction of nitrogen absorption when you go back to lesser depth. In fact, it is the real way to dive.

The fun part

It’s a good way to plan multilevel dives, even if you have forgotten your dive computer.

What you’ll learn

You will learn what is multilevel diving and its benefits. Then, you will see the different types of calculators of multilevel diving (including dive computers), planning, organisation, procedures, techniques and potential hazards of multilevel diving. Finally, you will plan a multilevel dive profile and dive with your PADI Instructor according to your dive profile.

  • Plan and make multi-level dives (different depths during the same dive).
  • Follow up data of your dive computer and plan multilevel dives.
  • Maximize your no-decompression limit.

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The Wreck Diving PADI training:

Whether they were cast intentionally to make an artificial reef or whatever the result of dramatic events, wrecks open a fascinating window on the past. The majority of divers find shipwrecks or planes really irresistible cars because they are exciting to explore, representing exciting discovery potential and are usually inhabited by a rich marine life. The Wreck Diving PADI courses teach you all the aspects of responsible and rewarding wreck diving.

The fun part:

The fun part of the Wreck Diving PADI courses is to visit the wrecks, to unseal their mysteries and begin to acquire the knowledge and experience, to discover the things that others don’t see. Sometimes, only trained and experienced eyes can recognise that the small hole or the open door is probably responsible for the disappearance of the ship.

What you’ll learn:

  • The techniques for diving to explore shipwrecks and how to avoid common risks.
  • The research and study of the past of your favorite wrecks.
  • Considerations on wreck diving equipment.
  • The considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks.
  • The planning, organisation and experience during at least four dives on a wreck under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

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The PADI training of buoyancy control:

What is buoyancy zero? It is the preferred state of divers, because they don’t flow or don’t float, which is not always easy to do. Divers who master it are different, you recognise them under water, they slip without efforts, consume less air, descend, go back or remain between two waters naturally, without even thinking. They interact positively with aquatic life and have a minimal impact on the environment that surrounds them. The specialty of the buoyancy control allows you to work the basic techniques learned during the course Open Water Diver PADI and perfect.

The fun part:

The fun part of the course, it is to improve your diving skills to a point that you would not have even imagined.

What you learn:

  • How to set up your diving equipment – in order to be perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Precisely adjust its weight – to be neither too heavy nor too light, even a few grams.
  • Finning – save air and move with ease under water.
  • Make the dive effortlessly – in vertical and horizontal position.

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PADI Nitrox diver training is the most requested, it allows you to use blends up to 40/60. It’s a safe diving, reducing the risk of accidents. This allows a limit of no longer decompression, so, more time under water, especially for consecutive dives.

The term Nitrox can be frightening at first. Don’t worry, it is only a term indicating that the air is enriched with oxygen.

You will learn how to plan your dive, to analyse your block and other useful things for safe diving.

2 training possible:

  • Theoretical training.
  • Theoretical training + 2 dives.

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The PADI Training Project AWARE – Identification of fish:

Have you ever ask yourself during a dive, “What was that?”

The PADI Specialty Project AWARE – Identification of fish, gives you the basics to recognise the aquatic animals that you observe.

The fun part:

You will enjoy more of your dives when you will recognise the creatures that you see. In addition, you can use the techniques that you learn in this course during all your dive trips. In fact, once you know the main families and their characteristics, you can identify the species that you encounter, anywhere in the world.

For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar form to that of south-east Asia, but the colors and the marks may be completely different. If you know of what family of fish it is, it is easier to search for the local name or, in any case, ask the monitor of local diving the name of this particular fish. This will be easier to identify than a “fish yellow with a weird caudal fin”.

What you learn:

When two dives, you gain experience in the research and identification of fascinating fish that you see under the water. You will learn:

  • To identify the characteristics of families and species of local fish.
  • The techniques and strategies for research on fish.
  • How to plan, organise and implement the procedures for a dive of fish identification.

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Be prepared to be able to help your buddy in case of emergency by becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.

The fun part:

Breathe calmly – you can recognise diseases that are treated by emergency oxygen. Be the best partner also means being prepared – especially in case of an emergency.

What you learn:

  • Recognise diving diseases treatable by oxygen.
  • Properly prepare oxygen therapy equipment.
  • Administer emergency oxygen.

Scuba gear you use:

Diving equipment is not necessary for this course.

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It happens: People accidentally drop things from docks, off boats or even while scuba diving. If you’ve ever lost something in the water and wanted to go find it, then the PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course is for you. There are effective ways to search for objects underwater that increase your chances of success. And there are good and better methods to bring up small, large or just awkward items. Search and recovery can be challenging, but a whole lot of fun.

What will you learn:

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

  • Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.
  • Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.
  • Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.
  • Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.


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PADI training (Equipment and certification included)

E-Learning PADI
DIVEMASTER (without equipment) 880 €

95€ to be deducted on the price of your training by doing the e-learning of the store (because paid online) affiliated with 25931 – Sunset diving Mauritius.

PADI Specialties (Equipment and Certification included)

PADI DEEP DIVE 350 € 4 Dives
PADI DRIFT DIVE 200 € 2 Dives
PADI BOAT 200 € 2 Dives
PADI MULTI-LEVEL 200 € 2 Dives
PADI WRECK 350 € 4 Dives
PADI NITROX 200 € 2 Dives

65€ to be deducted on the price of your training by doing the e-learning of the store (because paid online) affiliated with 25931 – Sunset diving Mauritius.