REACTIVATE

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PADI REACTIVATE – SCUBA REFRESHER

Scuba Tune-up Your Skills

Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty?

Then Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you’re back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

Get Back into The water with Confidence!

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional.

It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.

Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in.

The Fun Part

Brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills. Improve your diving ability, and get your scuba gear ready for your next scuba vacation or diving holiday.

What You Learn

PADI Scuba Review – ReActivate. Has it been a while since you’ve been scuba diving? You go over scuba knowledge you learned during your initial training. Then, practice fundamental skills in a pool or a confined water area.

scuba tune up - refresh your skillsYou review:

  • Safe diving practices

  • Dive planning fundamentals

  • Problem management

  • Breathing air at depth

  • Recreational diving and dive tables: basic knowledge

  • Recreational diving and dive tables: dive planning

  • After you complete the knowledge assessment, you go through the Confined Water Skills Preview. You review information about each skill, why its important, points to remember when performing the skill and possibly a short video clip. Completing this section just before practising is a great way to refresh your knowledge of how each skill is performed.

ReActivate Scuba Review course is particularly beneficial if you:

  • Just haven’t scuba dived for a while and want to get acclimated again

  • Are a PADI Open Water Diver course referral student who wants a refresher prior to making your open water training dives

  • Are a PADI Scuba Diver who wants to upgrade to Open Water Diver

What does it cover?

PADI ReActivate Scuba Tune-up Online content is broken down into 8 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction, covering Safe Diving Practices, Dive Planning Fundamentals, Problem Management, Breathing Air at Depth, Dive Computers and Dive Tables, Planning Dives with the RDP, eRDP, Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox and Diving Skills Review.

Who can benefit from completing the course?

The course is designed for anyone who wants to refresh their dive knowledge. The program is primarily designed for certified divers who wish to return to scuba diving after a period of inactivity, however, it is also a great resource for those who are returning to a course after a shorter break in the training.

How does it work?

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you check understanding of the presented information before moving on. This lets you go through the program efficiently and at your own pace. End-of-section exams verify your mastery of the entire topic and are automatically scored.

What else is required to complete the course?

While PADI ReActivate Scuba Tune-up Online does not necessarily require that any training dives in confined or open water take place, it is certainly recommended so that your skills can be refreshed as well as your knowledge. Be sure and discuss the options you have for completing any practical elements with Padi Instructors at Easy Divers to maximize the benefit of completing the PADI Scuba Tune-up Online.

What does it cost?

The course fee for PADI ReActivate Scuba Tune-up Online is € 50.00 EUR, non-refundable or you can request a PADI Access Pass from Easy Divers Cyprus. Contact Us

What else is required to complete the course?
While PADI ReActivate Scuba Tune-up Online does not necessarily require that any training dives in confined or open water take place, it makes sense to refresh both your knowledge and skills. Be sure and discuss the options you have for completing the practical elements with one of our Padi Instructors at Easy Divers to maximize the benefit of completing the PADI Scuba Tune-up Online.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.

What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
If all information is reviewed, the PADI ReActivate Scuba Tune-Up online will take approximately 5 hours to complete.

How do you document that you’ve completed the eLearning segment?

Once you finish the ReActivate eLearning portion of the course, your dive centre is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program, if there is going to be one. If you are going to participate in a practical phase at the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to our PADI Dive Centre and Padi Instructors at Easy Divers will check its complete.

Sidemount Diving

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Sidemount Diving Courses

Who should take the padi sidemount course?

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides too. Sidemount diving gives you more flexibility and streamlining for underwater diving. You don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Interested? Contact Us for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course with Easy Divers in Cyprus.

If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enrol in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.

What will you learn?

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving for Sidemount configuration.

You will make at least one confined water and three open water scuba dives. Each dive you will build your confidence in your new scuba equipment configuration.

During the Padi Sidemount course you’ll learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure Sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • Trim your weight system and Sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced and streamlined in the water.
  • Manage gas/air by switching second stage regulators as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when Sidemount diving.

If your considered technical diving, you may realise that technical divers always wear more than one tank. Taking the Sidemount diving course your will make you more comfortable in wearing extra tanks and you may consider the technical diving courses?

Sidemount is an increasingly popular way to configure multiple cylinders for recreational dives and technical diving. When you take this course you can enter the world of tec diving with the Tec or Rec Sidemount Diver course.

Apply what you learn on this course to other courses like the TecRec Courses. Your instructor may offer to integrate this course with the Tec 40 Tec 45 or Tec 50 technical diving courses at Easy Divers Cyprus.

If you’re a Padi Open Water Diver you may take the Recreational Padi Sidemount Course. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, at least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives, you may qualify for a Tec Sidemount Diver course.

It’s recommended that you also have a PADI Enriched Air Diver certification.

Note: that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask our Tec Deep Instructor.

Scuba Gear: Special Sidemount Equipment, Extra regulators and dive cylinders.

Cost: €350

Duration: 2 – 3 days

PADI Open Water Diver Touch


Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver Touch. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver.

For kids, we will strongly recommend for you to purchase the PADI Open Water Diver Touch program, which runs on either a iPad or Android tablet. The interactive program allows your kid to watch videos and answer questions, which means learning more interactive and fun for them.

Once the theory portion is independently completed by your child, we will require him to make an arrangement to come in for a short theory class for us to evaluate his readiness for confined water training.

There will be an extra charge for PADI Open water Diver Touch program payable directly to PADI. 

PADI Open Water Diver Touch – Whether you’ve always wanted to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, you can start today with the PADI Open Water Diver Touch on your tablet.

The iOS version is now and an Android version.

PADI Open Water Diver Touch

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver.

The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. When you dive in with the Touch, you’ll:

  • Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.
  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.
  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.

After you download the Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can truly learn anytime, anywhere.

Want to try it? Download the free PADI Library app for Apple or Android and experience the Touch introduction. Trying to decide which method of learning is best for your PADI Open Water Diver course?

Learn more about the Touch or contact our PADI Dive Center to help you decide.

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Commercial Diving

Commercial Diving

Commercial divers solve complex tasks, often in deep waters. But what exactly do they do?

Divers come in many shapes and sizes. Strictly speaking, we can divide them into four types: recreational, technical, professional and commercial divers. Recreational divers make up the majority of the group, and are typically trained to dive up to 130 feet with scuba gear. Technical divers can go beyond 130 feet, and will utilize other types of gear than scuba, such as rebreathers. Professional divers are divemasters, dive guides, dive instructors and course directors. These people guide or train the other two groups, and all three belong to an organization such as PADI, SSI or NAUI.

Commercial divers, however, are in a completely different category. They dive not to train recreational divers, but to complete job-related tasks, and require specific job training in addition to dive training. This training typically takes place at schools that are dedicated to commercial diving, and which are organized under national boards for commercial diving. But what kind of work does can a commercial diver do? Four of the most typical careers for commercial divers follow.

Construction Divers

Construction divers work in harbors, on bridges, or in other situations where large-scale construction must be built or maintained in water. They also do underwater surveys, work on coastal protection. Many Commercial divers work on laying, inspecting and maintaining underwater cables and pipelines.
Diving in these conditions requires commercial-dive training using both types of scuba units and surface-supported equipment, as well as training with a range of tools and techniques, such as welding.

Divers can descend up to 200 meters/600 feet, which requires extended decompression times. Saturation diving, wherein divers spend great times at depth, is often used, as once their tissues have become fully saturated with nitrogen, their decompression time does not increase (unless they move to a greater depth).

After their shift is done (and these can last 12 hours or more), divers are brought to the surface and decompressed in a chamber.

Offshore

Offshore divers are usually associated with gas or oil platforms, and may work on the construction and maintenance of rigs, as well as the actual drilling process, where they may inspect the drill and make any repairs needed. They can also perform visual inspections of underwater equipment. These types of dives are usually done with surface-supported equipment, and may also be done as saturation dives for deeper projects. Offshore commercial diving is often cited as one of the most dangerous jobs in the world.

HAZMAT

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HAZMAT is shorthand for HAZardous MATerials, and HAZMAT diving takes place where there is significant risk of exposure to pollutants that are hazardous to human health, which can be anything from raw sewage to radiation-contaminated waters. Tasks can include repairs to filters, valves, or other mechanical equipment, to surveying and sampling contaminated water. This form of diving, in addition to commercial-diving training, requires HAZMAT training and specialized equipment, including a HAZMAT drysuit, as many chemical pollutants can penetrate the material of traditional drysuits.

Salvaging

Commercial divers also find their trade in salvaging. Salvage divers sometimes work independently, searching for wrecks, flotsam or jetsam, which they subsequently claim, salvage, and try to sell for a profit. Other salvage divers work as subcontractors to commercial shipping companies or governments, salvaging goods lost or, as in the case of the Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground in Italy, to salvage and remove a wreck that is deemed to pose a threat to the environment or a problem for ship routes.

There are many other jobs that commercial divers might undertake, in particular within rescue services, the police and the armed forces, but the above are the main fields within the private sector.

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