Special courses with PDA

Basic Nitrox Diver: (Nitrox diving)

Why should I take this course?

Ideal training directly from the PDA Open Water Diver course, because in this course you learn the safe handling of a different breathing gas than our circulating air. Although our circulating air is the classic breathing gas, it is well known that it has the problem of relatively high nitrogen saturation, which influences our dives. After successfully completing the PDA Nitrox Basic Diver course, you will be eligible to dive with up to 40% oxygen.

Your advantages:

  • Lower nitrogen uptake
  • Longer dive times
  • Shorter flight waiting times
  • Shorter desaturation times
  • Still fit after diving

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • Practice Workshop
  • Optional up to 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • Diving medical examination / assessment
  • Health declaration

Deep Diver:

Why should I take this course?

With this course you learn in theory and practice how to plan and prepare dives up to max. 40 m by yourself, as well as how to carry them out safely with an appropriate diving partner. This specialty is also the basis or content of the PDA Advanced Open Water Diver Pro.

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • Practical planning of deep dives
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Dives: at least 10
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Under Water Navigator:

Why should I take this course?

In this course you will learn how to navigate safely under water using natural orientation aids and a compass. As a PDA Under Water Navigator you can navigate safely in open water and also find predetermined targets such as a beautiful reef, a cave or a wreck safely. Orientation under water is also very important to find the entrance, the boat again, or to avoid danger points. This specialty is also the basis and content of the PDA Advanced Open Water Diver Pro.

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • Practical dry exercises for orientation
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

SELF RESCUE DIVER:

Why should I take this course?

• SELF RESCUE DIVER: (Self-rescue)
Would you like to react appropriately to your own problems in the water? We show you what can happen under water and how you have to react to it. The PDA Self Rescue Diver gives you personal security, limit the risk as a PDA Self Rescue Diver for a stress-free dive. The PDA Self Rescue Diver can also be optimally extended with the PDA Rescue Diver.

Course structure

  • Theory Modules 2-3
  • Detailed briefings and debriefings
  • At least 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Search and Recovery Diver:

Why should I take the course?

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • 2 Dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Night Diver:

Why should I take this course?

Experience the beautiful underwater world at night and you will see that fish react differently than during the day. Also the impression of the surroundings will be different than during the day. In this course you will learn how to find your way under water despite limited visibility. It increases your safety and takes away the anxiety of diving into darkness.

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • Practice dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

GROUP GUIDE:

Why should I take this course?

Diving is always done in buddy teams and at least 1 diver must be able to plan, prepare, perform and safely guide the dive(s).
In this course you will learn to assess group members correctly and to use this knowledge to reliably prepare the dives suitable for the group, to carry them out responsibly and safely. This specialty is also the basis and content of the PDA Advanced Open Water Diver Pro.

Course structure

  • Theory training
  • Practical briefing tasks
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY DIVER: (Taring to perfection)

Why should I take this course?

Taring, Taring, Taring…… every dive is about taring. You don’t feel safe diving? Do you still make unintended Jojo dives? Then let your PDA instructor train you either in the pool or in open water. He will show you the many exercises and will get you on a better buoyancy in just a short time. As a PDA Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver you will dive safer, more stress-free and therefore consume less air. Of course you also protect the underwater world and contribute to environmental protection.

Course structure

  • Detailed briefings and debriefings
  • At least 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Education: Junior Open Water Diver
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST:

Why should I take this course?

A really very interesting special course in workshop format, you will learn a lot about regulator technique, small neoprene repairs, the correct care and handling of your jacket and much more.
You get to know your diving equipment with different eyes. As a PDA Equipment Specialist you have got to know your diving equipment better and know how to take care of it properly. This way you save maintenance and repair costs.

Course structure

  • 2-3 workshop units

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver

DRY SUIT DIVER:

Why should I take this course?

You’ll quickly get cold while diving, or you’ll be living in an area where water temperatures are quite cool, then sign up for a PDA Dry Suit Diver course.
Your instructor will teach you dry diving theory and practice in at least 2 dives. Dry diving is a lot of fun and a great experience. As a PDA Dry Suit Diver you will never freeze again! You can handle the dry suit safely and have a competent knowledge about it.

Course structure

  • Detailed briefings and debriefings
  • At least 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Altitude Diver: (Bergseetauchen)

Why should I take this course?

Mountain Lake Diving takes place under other conditions such as diving at sea level. Due to the reduced ambient pressure, another calculation of the dive times is given. In this course, you will learn how to calculate your dive times with the modified physical properties to make a safe dive.

Course structure

  • Theory
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Cavern Diver: (Höhlentauchen)

Why should I take this course?

Caves Diving offers you a completely different underwater world. In particular, the darkness and possible narrowness of the cave or the access to the cave require a high diving skill. In this course you will learn about the planning and execution of these dives in the area of scuba diving.

Course structure

  • Theory
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Wreck Diver: (Wracktauchen)

Why should I take this course?

Surely the wrecks are among the most fascinating diving destinations. The aim of this course should be to explain the special problems and dangers to the scuba diver, so that the wreck diving can be a highlight. Planning, preparation and the estimation of possible dangers are prerequisites.

Course structure

  • Theory
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

Sidemount Diver: (Seitlich angebrachte Tauchflaschen)

Why should I take the course?

Unlike the backmount dive, the diver does not carry his bottle on his back but one or two bottles only on the side. Its origin was the sidemount configuration in cave diving. In cave diving, the diver is dependent on being able to move through narrow rock formations. With the sidemount system, the diver can always detach his bottles from his harness under water and transport them flexibly through the water.

Course structure

  • Theory
  • 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Advanced Open Water Diver
  • At least 10 logged dives
  • Health declaration
  • Diving medical examination / assessment

ICE DIVER:

Why should I take this course?

In not many dive sites ice diving is possible, but where it goes it is a very popular species. It is often offered as an event by diving centres or diving clubs. Learning to ice dive is very important because it is a completely different dive. There are line guidance, buddy lines and often only two small entries / exits.
Your PDA Instructor will train you in the best way and will give you a lot of important information about it and will teach you it during at least 2 dives. As a PDA Ice Diver you will explore the waters below frozen ice sheets. A relaxed handling of the line guidance allows you to have more fun under the ice.

Course structure

  • Detailed briefings and debriefings
  • Theory
  • At least 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • Diving medical examination / assessment
  • Health declaration

SCOOTER: (Driving underwater)

Why should I take this course?

Scooting is cool and is a lot of fun, but it has to be learned, you can hit the ground, corals etc. quite fast and this should be absolutely avoided.
With the PDA Scooter course you learn the operation, the preparation, the care, the postprocessing and many tricks to scootern. Even parking can be very difficult. As a PDA Scooter Specialist you are allowed to dive continuously through the water with a scooter. A safe handling and a better environmental awareness allow you more fun!

Course structure

  • Detailed briefings and debriefings
  • At least 2 dives

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 15 years
  • Education: Open Water Diver
  • Diving medical examination / assessment
  • Health declaration

OCEANOLOGY: (Flora and Fauna)

Why should I take this course?

The underwater world is a very impressive world, to learn more about it there is the PDA Oceanology Specialty Course. Even experienced divers can learn a lot here. As a PDA Oceanology Specialist, you will be able to give other divers more knowledge about the fauna and flora in the water.

Course structure

  • 1-2 theory units

Requirement

  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Education: Junior Open Water Diver

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