Become a scuba diver with PDA

Discover Scuba Diving/ Trial Diving:

Why should I take this course?

The PDA trial dive is an experience course. Anyone can take this course, even if they have no diving experience. You will get everything explained and demonstrated by your PDA Instructor. After the introductory dive you will have the first experiences to judge whether you enjoy recreational diving and if you want to register for the PDA Open Water Diver course.

Course structure

  • Short theoretical training
  • pool dive
  • Alternative dive in limited open water with pool-like conditions

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • health declaration

Supervised Open Water Diver:

Why should I take this course?

The PDA Supervised Open Water Diver course is a beginner dive course. Anyone can take this course, even if they have no diving experience. You will get everything explained and demonstrated by your PDA Instructor. After passing the PDA Supervised Open Water Diver course you are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters accompanied by a Divemaster or Instructor.

Course structure

  • theory training
  • pool education
  • open water training

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Open Water Diver:

Why should I take this course?

The PDA Open Water Diver course is a beginner diving course. Anyone can take this course, even if they have no diving experience. You will get everything explained and demonstrated by your PDA Instructor. After passing the PDA Open Water Diver course you are allowed to dive independently with other divers to a maximum depth of 20 meters.

course structure

  • theory training
  • pool education
  • open water training

Anforderungen

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

and improve your skills

Advanced Open Water Diver:

Why should I take this course?

As a PDA Open Water Diver (or equivalent other diving associations) with only 5 dives you can register for the PDA Advanced OWD course. After passing the PDA AOWD course you are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters. An extension up to 40m is possible, if the special course deep diving was completed with another open water dive, this additional training is also possible during the PDA AOWD course.

(The Rescue Diver course is recommended afterwards)

In contrast to the OWD which is the basic dive training, the AOWD is designed for the learning of optional procedures and techniques. In this course, the instructor combines theory and practice in one, i.e. practice-oriented course. In the AOWD course 5 areas have to be completed. 2 of them given and 3 at your discretion. In this course you will learn the basics, which you can of course deepen later with special courses.

The prescribed areas are:

Navigation and deep diving (buoyancy is additionally recommended depending on the level of training).

Then you have the choice between:                                                                                                                                         Search and Recovery, Night Dive, Group Guiding, Boat Dive, etc. Your instructor can advise you on this.

As described before, deep diving is in the foreground. In order to carry out deep diving safely, a good buoyancy control is necessary. Also the navigation in larger depths is not to be neglected.

Navigation:

After a briefing in using the compass, the exercises will be carried out. Usually these are triangle diving and square diving, both left and right. Another component is natural navigation (including the surroundings).

Deep diving:

Since all dives are no decompression dives, the dive table will be dealt with intensively during this course. A good command of this table is essential for deep dives. The appropriate equipment must be chosen according to the environmental conditions. (Lamp, compass, breathing apparatus etc.)

Buoyancy:

Here the main focus is on keeping yourself safely constant at any depth. Various exercises will be directly put into practice after instruction.

Optional dives:

Depending on your wishes, the 3 further dives will be carried out after a briefing with your diving instructor.

After successful completion of these dives you will have passed your AOWD and will receive your AOWD certification, which entitles you to participate in dives up to 30 meters worldwide.

Course structure

  • deep diving
  • navigation
  • 3 further areas to choose from

Anforderungen

  • Mindesalter: 15 Jahre
  • Ausbildung: Open Water Diver
  • 5 geloggte Tauchgänge
  • Gesundheitserklärung
  • Tauchsportärztliche Untersuchung / Beurteilung

Advanced Open Water Diver PRO:

Why should I take this course?

The PDA AOWD Pro course is an extension of the PDA AOWD course. It contains 5 complete PDA special courses with a comprehensive, intensive training. Your personal experience is optimally promoted here, there are at least 2 open water dives per PDA special course.

Course structure

  • Deep diving
  • Navigation
  • Group leadership
  • 2 more specialties to choose from

Requirements

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • at least 5 logged dives
  • health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

PDA Rescue Diver:

Why should I take this course?

The PDA Rescue Diver training will certainly not only be an interesting but also a demanding one for you. It ranges from perception and assessment to solving problems under water. But also to do the right thing in case of diving accidents, to spend safely on land and to initiate the rescue chain, is taught to you by our PDA instructors. You have at least 25 logged dives and the PDA Open Water Diver then get in and expand your knowledge.
Our tip: Do the PDA Self Rescue Diver course for yourself, it’s all about yourself!

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • pool education
  • open water training

Prerequisite

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • at least 25 logged dives
  • health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Master Scuba Diver:

Why should I take this course?

The Master Scuba Diver is not a course in this sense. The PDA Master Scuba Diver contains after the Rescue further specialities in which you can develop your skills. It represents the highest level of recreational diving.

Prerequisite

  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver
  • Dives: min. 75
  • Specialties: min. 4
  • Declaration of health
  • Diving medical examination / assessment