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Recreational Dive Training - Continuing your Dive Training


Once you have completed your Open Water Diver course, this is where the fun really starts. From this point on, your dive training can be tailored to meet your own needs and satisfy your own special interests.

Whether you are interested in underwater photography, wreck diving or just diving deeper than 18 metres, let us guide you through PADI’s choice of advanced and specialist courses. Rubicon Diving offers a wide range of advanced training as well an environment that offers a unique mix of volcanic landscape and a concentration of marine life with hundreds of different fish species.



Adventure Diver
Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because as part of the Adventures in Diving programme you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more comfortable in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy diving more than ever.

After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you complete a total of five adventure dives, including the deep and navigation dives, you can become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

Your PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

The PADI Adventures in diving programme costs €300 and can be completed in one day or spread over several days depending on the amount of time you have available.

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Advanced Open Water Diver

Why become an Advanced Open Water Diver? After your five Advanced Open Water dives, you'll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you will have a better understanding of the underwater environment. After qualifying as an Advanced Open Water diver you are certified to dive to 30 metres and can begin to explore some of the more in depth speciality courses offered  by PADI. In order to undertake the Advanced Open Water course you need to be a PADI Open Water Diver (or have an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation) and be at least 15 years old (at 12 years old you can become a PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)..

The Advanced Open Water certification includes five Adventure Dives, which must include the Deep Adventure Dive and the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and any three of the following:

  • Boat Diver
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Photographer
  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • Wreck Diver

The Advanced Diver course costs €400 and can be completed in a minimum of two days or spread over a longer according to your needs and time constraints.

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Rescue Diver

Have you ever thought, would I know what to do if my buddy got into trouble? or how can proper preparation help to avoid accidents? The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to help you learn to consider the safety and wellbeing of yourself and your fellow divers and will expand your knowledge and experience beyond the recreational level. Although the course has a serious purpose, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence and skill levels. Many divers say that the Rescue Diver course is one of the most useful of all the PADI certifications. To undertake this course you need to be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver (or have an equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation). You also need to be at least 15 years old (or 12 to qualify as a PADI Junior Rescue Diver).

Rescue Diver training will help you to understand how to prepare so as to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions, you'll cover:

 

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • dive first aid
  • underwater problems
  • missing diver procedures
  • egress (exits)
  • surfacing the unconscious diver
  • emergency management and equipment
  • swimming and non-swimming assists
  • first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
  • dive accident scenarios
  • panicked diver response
  • inwater artificial respiration

The Rescue Diver course costs €475 and usually lasts for three to four days

For a video showing some of the key elements of the Rescue Diver Course go to our video link on Youtube

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Master Scuba Diver

What is the PADI Master Scuba Diver Certification? Qualifying as a Master Scuba Diver means that you have reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI System of diver education. Becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver shows that you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of dive environments

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or equivalent qualifying certification from another organisation)
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification (or equivalent qualifying certification from another organization)
  • A minimum of 50 logged dives
  • Five PADI Specialty course certifications
  • Be at least 15 years old.
You don't have to stop there! You can continue your training and become a PADI Professional. As a Master Scuba Diver you'll be well qualified to begin your training as a PADI Divemaster.


The Master Scuba Diver course costs €700 (dependent upon the specialities chosen).

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