дайвинг кипр

подводное плавание с аквалангом

дайвинг

– Расскажите, что же такое дайвинг?

Дайвинг – плавание под водой с аппаратами, обеспечивающими автономный запас воздуха для дыхания от нескольких минут до 12 и более часов в зависимости от глубины, типа дыхательного аппарата и потребления ныряльщиком газовой смеси.
Дайвинг условно можно разделить на три класса:
– Рекреационный дайвинг – подводное плавание для отдыха и удовольствия. Этот вид погружений ограничен глубиной в 40 метров. Также в рекреационном дайвинге существует как подкласс технический дайвинг – любое погружение в “надголовную среду” за пределы зоны дневного света, погружение глубже 40 метров и погружение, требующее декомпрессионных остановок. Разновидностями технического дайвинга являются кейв-дайвинг и болотный дайвинг.
– Профессиональный дайвинг (или коммерческий). На территории бывшего СССР использовался термин “водолазные работы”.
– Спортивный дайвинг – соревнования по погружениям. Поддерживается Россией на государственном уровне.
Существует также фри-дайвинг – подводное плавание на задержке дыхания. Позволяет пробыть под водой несколько минут.
– Сами дайверы говорят, что это спорт для ленивых. В нем якобы ничего не нужно делать, не нужно напрягаться. За границей тебя и оденут, и обуют, и чуть ли не до воды донесут. Но это на теплых курортах. А если погружаешься в северное море? Когда на тебе почти 100 килограммов груза и с ним через льды нужно дойти до воды? Тогда ты уже не скажешь, что это “ленивый” спорт.
– Могу ли я учиться подводному плаванию на Кипре
Кипр имеет четкие теплые воды Средиземного моря. Для вашего обучения подводному плаванию и теории можно завершить онлайн на русском языке.
– Проведите быстрый урок дайвинга в море.
Если вы просто хотите попробовать дайвинг в первый раз. PADI Discover Scuba Diving – ваш лучший вариант. За несколько часов, вы можете нырять в море с квалифицированными PADI Scuba Инструкторов.
– Все ли могут заниматься дайвингом или есть какие-то ограничения?
– Заниматься могут практически все – от 7 лет до тех пор, пока ты можешь поднять баллон. В Кипре вместе со мной ныряла 75-летняя бабушка из Лос-Анджелеса, а вес снаряжения в тех условиях – до 35 килограммов. Под водой он не чувствуется, но на земле ты должен уметь удержать его.
Если у человека есть какое-то заболевание, он должен заранее сообщить об этом инструктору. В лодке всегда есть медицинская аптечка, чтобы в случае необходимости оказать первую помощь.
– Могу ли я научиться подводному плаванию на Кипре?
Кипр имеет четкие теплые воды Средиземного моря. Для вашего обучения подводному плаванию и теории можно завершить онлайн на русском языке
– Как долго длится обучение и сколько оно стоит?
– Самая известная и дорогая – имперская система PADI, которая поглотила весь мир. Наши инструкторов обучались именно по ней. Стоимость книг по материалам PADI, сертификационная обработка, прокат снаряжения для дайвинга и инструктора Padi будут стоить 450 евро
Всего же в мире насчитывается около 90 систем обучения, которые в сущности уже не отличаются. Каждый взял друг у друга что-то лучшее, а стандарт остается один и тот же, разница лишь в упражнениях и цене.
У PADI, например, только один мануал – учебник, который необходимо изучить до начала погружений, стоит около 100 долларов But.
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) – профессиональная ассоциация дайвинг-инструкторов. Самая крупная в мире обучающая и сертифицирующая ассоциация. Несмотря на то, что изначально она занималась, в основном, рекреационным дайвингом, с 2010 года в PADI был создан отдел технического дайвинга.
ПАДИ Ассоциация создана в США и насчитывает тысячи школ по всему миру. Благодаря жесткому контролю качества обучения и соблюдения единых стандартов, уровень подготовки аквалангистов в школах PADI, как правило, высок.
Удостоверения PADI едины для всех регионов, признаются другими федерациями и дайв-центрами во всем мире. PADI имеет свое представительство и в России.
Интернет ссылка:
Правда, русские читать не любят. Они хотят все и сразу и желательно без обучения. Поэтому русские – лидер по утоплениям. Или уплывают неизвестно куда – пропадают, или ныряют слишком глубоко, или заходят в воду пьяные или с похмелья.
У нас за все годы работы не было ни одного смертельного случая у Кипре. Все это из-за бездарного подхода к обучению, а это, прежде всего, безопасность.
Курс обучения длится всего 3 – 4 дней. Вы можете пройти его как за одну неделю, так и растянуть на весь неделю.
3 – 4 дней для тех, у кого получается. Дольше учатся те, у кого есть какие-то фобии, например, боязнь замкнутого пространства, или те, у кого не выходит конкретное упражнение.
Наш опыт показывает, что научиться нырять может любой.

Padi Openwater Courses in Cyprus

Padi Openwater Courses

in Cyprus

 If you are planning a holiday or vacation in Cyprus may be looking for some things to do during your time in Cyprus.  If you have already dived made a try dive a Padi 

padi courses cyprus

Discover SCUBA diving then maybe what you’re looking for the Next Step for diving in cyprus.  Why not consider the PADI open water diver course in Protaras with Easy Divers. The open water course is the first certification you can take as a PADI open water diver certification.

 The padi open water course theory can be completed online or a more traditional way is where you are to attend classroom sessions by your instructor.

 After your dive theory you will need to complete five confined water dives these. You learn new skills to become a scuba diver. If you find it difficult or having difficulties in practising the skills your PADI instructor will help you master the skills so you can achieve your goal of a padi open water diver.

 Once your instructor Has helped you achieved the confined training sessions in the water, you will move on to 4 open water dives. These four dives consist of what you’ve already learnt in the confined training session. 

 You will need to show your instructor that you can make the skills you have already done confidently in open water of the sea.  This will help you build your confidence upon your diving skills.  In no time at all you are achieved your PADI open water diver certification. Upon completion of the open water course students will be able to dive up to a maximum depth of 18 m. We recommend you dive with a professional.  However as a PADI open water diver you can dive with fellow divers of similar certifications to the same depth of 18 m. We recommend you dive and gain experience before going on to more challenging diving. 

Dive Sites in Cyprus

If you’re ever wondering just what to do on your next vacation or things to do when in Cyprus, look no further because Cyprus has a lot of activities for all the family.

Of the world’s seven species of sea turtle, the green turtle, (Chelonia mydas) and the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) both lay nests in Cyprus.

Every holiday should be nice. Whether you are visiting an historical monument or seeing a natural wonder, create memories that will last a lifetime when you visit Cyprus.

Cyprus tourism industry an exceptionally organized and ready to offer trips and excursions. Many local tour companies in all resorts can offer trips around the local area and Cyprus which helps you to get the most of your trip to Cyprus. All the favourite beach resorts ready to help you make the most of your vacation.

From discover scuba diving trips to ecotours and mountain adventurers, I am sure Cyprus has something to offer you. One of the most popular activities when you make a holiday around Europe is scuba diving. Sights below the waters in Cyprus range from shipwrecks, reefs and a wealth of tropical sea life. Scuba diving is an exhilarating experience. there’s brilliant scuba diving to be found in the warm waters of Cyprus in the Mediterranean.

Take a tour or hire a car yourselves and travel the Island of Love Cyprus. During your visit go around the beautiful Troodos Mountains with stunning views, countryside or the Akamas Peninsula on the west coast of Cyprus where there are many archaeological sites mosaics and ancient Greek and roman temples to discover.

At some point, you will see that Cyprus has beautiful coastal areas with stunning beaches for you to relax after an adventurous day traveling around Cyprus. Explore the, the Turkish baths, learning to dive, wandering around and marvel at the variety churches and monasteries. These hidden delights that will make your holidays when you discover Cyprus. Rent a motorboat, Paragliding or take the flying fish ride at many water sports in Cyprus including boat trips and deep-sea fishing.

Cyprus has great diving excursion to visit many dive sites Cyprus. For beginners, the Padi Discover Scuba Diving is fantastic way to have fun, learn scuba and discover underwater dive site. Discover Scuba or Try Dives will let you have a taste of the underwater world in just a few hours.

Easy Divers Cyprus Padi Dive ShopEasy Divers Cyprus has daily activities for beginner divers to try scuba in the sea. The marine life will amaze and dazzle you with the vibrant and beautiful colours of the Mediterranean Sea.

Our easy local dive sites offer turtle-spotting, and snorkelling. So, you can enjoy and snorkel at some of the dive sites Cyprus.

Experienced divers or certified diver can go on more adventurous dive trips to see the world famous and top forth wreck in the world, the Zenobia Wreck. This wreck dive in Cyprus is a must for all divers wanting tick it of their bucket list of dive locations around the world.

There is no exceptions, Zenobia Wreck Cyprus is considered the best wreck dive in the Mediterranean Sea.

zenobia wreck cyprusThe first thing a diver will experience on this wreck dive is the clarity of the waters around the wreck. As you descend down the line to the Zenobia wreck, you will see the Zenobia shipwreck is laying on her left port side. The top of the Zenobia is 16m deep and the very bottom of the Zenobia wreck is at 42 meters which is beyond recreational diving limits and is better suited for technical divers and rebreather divers. Barracudas, groupers, and Moray eels are common sighting on the Zenobia Wreck.

Local diving sites around the Cape Grecko Area in Cyprus, is the popular sea caves and tunnels. The Caves dive spot is a shallow dive site up to 15 meters, where divers can swim through large tunnels over hangs of rock formations and sea cave that has been natural moulded by the sea over the centuries in Cyprus.

Other dive spots in the Protaras area with natural rock formation and a deep valley is the canyon dive site with a rich variety of underwater marine life. Popular diving for frequent sightings of sea turtles (caretta-caretta turtles Cyprus) octopuses and morays eels is DeCosta Bay Dive Site.

Green Bay in Protarassnorkeling at green bay has archaeological pottery that over the centuries has formed part of the may rocks underwater. Green Bay Protaras has some of the best underwater visibility with an abundance of fishes like rainbow wrasse, sea bream and damsel fish both juvenile and adults. These fishes will mesmerise you with colours and will often come up so close you can almost touch the fishes around. Green bay is just a few minute’s drive from Protaras which offers great opportunities for snorkelers to enjoy the beauty of Cyprus underwater world.

If you would like to get your Padi Certification in Cyprus see our websites padi diving courses page to become a fully qualified diver in just a few days of your holidays.

Easy Divers Cyprus is a Padi Dive Centres Officially Registered both with local and Internationally dive organisation. Easy Divers Dive Team will show you why we are passionate about our country, Cyprus and why we love our jobs as Professional Scuba Diving in Cyprus.

Check out our Dive Shop in Protaras for all the scuba equipment or snorkelling masks and fins you may need to have an enjoyable holiday experience in Cyprus.

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Best Beaches Award Cyprus

Best Beaches Award Cyprus – Breaking News Cyprus

Ayia Napa Beaches ranked 1st and 3rd  for Top Beach Destinations for Europe. Best Beaches Award Cyprus awarded by Trip Advisor.

Best Beaches Award Cyprus

Ayia Napa Cyprus beaches are ranked No1 and No3 in the Top 10 Best Beaches Award Cyprus in Europe!

Cyprus beaches are ranked No1 and No3 in the Top 10 Best Beaches in Europe! Ayia Napa Cyprus Ayia Napa Cyprus Interestingly enough, Ayia Napa beaches came 1st on the list, with Protaras beaches is ranked 3rd!

Interestingly enough, Ayia Napa beaches came 1st on the list, with Protaras beaches is ranked 3rd

Best Beaches Award Cyprus

Fig Tree Bay, Protaras

This family favourite, Fig Tree Bay, on the east coast of the island, is one of the most scenic of Cyprus beaches. Best Beaches Award Cyprus, Shallow, turquoise waters and soft golden sands make it perfect for young children. A great place to chill out for the day – there’s even Wi-Fi (if you must).

Swimmers can swim out to the tiny uninhabited island that is in easy reach through shallow waters. History buffs may be intrigued to know that in 2010 an ancient Greek tomb – containing four coffins – was found on the road leading to the beach, thought to have been untouched for thousands of years.

Konnos Bay, Cape Greco
Konnos Bay, Cape Greco

Another one of Cyprus’s Blue Flag beaches (the island actually has an impressive 57 in total), found a mile east of Ayia Napa, Konnos Bay is a pretty, sheltered beach with wonderfully clear waters. Best Beaches Award Cyprus, Close to the national forest and rugged coastline that is Cape Greco, this is a great choice for families with older children – if you get the chance, take a boat tour out to the many sea caves that are found around this stretch of coast.

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How To Make Your Air Last Longer

How To Make Your Air Last Longer When Scuba Diving

By Thomas Gronfeldt

Thomas started diving during college and has since been diving over most of the world: Australia, Indonesia, Iceland, France, and many other places. He is a NAUI instructor and a commercial diver, and participates in environmental and archaeological diving projects around the world.
For many divers, available air dictates the length of the dive more than any other factor. Now is the time to learn how make your air last longer for longer dives.

Your dive ends when your bottom time runs out — at least theoretically. For many divers, though, the dive ends when one or more divers run low on air. The easiest way for many of us to extend our dives is to focus on air consumption. These tips will help you get the most out of your tank.

sidemount diving cyprus1. Streamline
It’s simple physics: the larger your profile in the water, the more energy, and thus air, you’ll consume. Consider the difference between a bulky semi-truck and a streamlined sports car. In the water, you’ll want to be a sports car. Go over your gear setup and make sure everything is tucked away neatly, creating the smallest possible in-water profile.

  1. Leave things behind
    A number of divers seem to dive with the saying “it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it” in mind. They bring so much stuff on each dive that it seems like they’re carrying their entire gear bag. Often, they think it’s easier to just clip everything to their BCD than to assess their gear before each dive to determine what they’ll need. There’s some merit to this, but bringing too much gear weighs you down and increases your profile in the water. So bring the things you need and leave behind the things you don’t. And don’t forget to square it all away neatly.

  2. Slow down
    Diving is the lazy man’s sport, someone once told me, and there’s much truth to that. Diving is not swimming, and you’re not really supposed to get your heart rate up. So slow down — and not just underwater. Get into a relaxed mindset even before you get to the dive site; when you start gearing up, don’t rush. Don’t linger on the dive deck unnecessarily, of course, but go about things in a deliberate, calm manner.  Swim calmly and slowly underwater. The more you rush and fidget, the more air you’ll consume.

  3. Breathe deeply
    Note the difference between deep breaths and big breaths. When you tell people to breathe deeply, many people will forcefully inhale, filling their lungs to the brink. A deep breath should be just that, but it doesn’t have to be a big breath. To learn to breathe deeply, lie down on a firm surface, like a yoga mat or a firm mattress. Put one hand on your chest and one on your stomach. Now breathe, but try to breathe in such a way that only the hand on your stomach moves. This way, you’re filling up the bottom of your lungs, rather than the top, which is what happens when only your chest moves. A deep-belly breath replenishes the air in your entire respiratory system, rather than just part of it, as when you breathe from the top of your lungs.

  4. Swim shallow
    An easy way to extend How To Make Your Air Last Longer and dive time is to take full advantage of the traditional multi-level dive profile by starting your dive deep and moving to increasingly shallow water. Here, we consume less air, so simply moving shallower reduces your air consumption drastically, and with that, extends your dive time. If you’re the air hog of a group, you can, to some extent, offset this by placing yourself slightly shallower in the water column than the other divers. And just by making a habit of ending your dive in the shallows, you’ll ensure that any dive you do can be extended quite a bit.

  5. Dive more
    One easy way to improve your air consumption is quite simply to dive more. Most of the above pieces of advice require some practice, so diving a lot will definitely help you master them. Diving more also helps you become more comfortable in the water, which, in turn, helps a lot when it comes to conserving air.

Padi IDC

padi idc

Instructor and students during scuba diving lessons

Padi IDC – Padi Instructor Development Centre in Cyprus. Easy Divers

Start making Padi IDC Cyprus choices and become PADI scuba diving instructor, it starts you on the most rewarding and super exciting careers of your life. Get your chance to meet new people every day, travel the world and begin to share your passion for the underwater world.

We know that with all the diving enthusiasm you have for teaching scuba should be passed on to your students. Just a smile on their faces after their Padi Discover Scuba Diving or their Padi Openwater Course, they will not stop talking about the adventure.

Training to be a Padi Instructor starts with first completing the Padi Divemaster Course and the making the choice to take your PADI IDC.

The Full Padi IDC will take around 9 days to complete with a Padi Course Director like Joey A. Ridge at Easy Divers in Protaras Cyprus.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (Padi IDC) is an 9-day course, depending some choices like eLearning or a more traditional method conducted by the Padi Course Director and help prepare IDC candidates to become ready as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Padi Instructor Development Course is divided into two distinct segments

 

The first section is the 3-day (Padi eLearning) or 5-day(traditional) PADI Assistant Instructor (Padi AI) course.

The second portion is the 5-day PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (Padi OWSI) course. Together these two courses combine to make the complete and entire Padi IDC. Both courses must be completed before attending any PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

Each section can be scheduled as a stand-alone course or completed all together at once.
The Padi IDC Curriculum emphasis is focused on instructor development approach and is not to tests or stress you out! This makes learning easier, fun and more relaxing when learning to be a Padi Instructor.

Padi IDC Training components in the PADI Instructor Development Course Curriculum:

Course Orientation
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
Prescriptive Teaching Presentations
Teaching in Confined Water
Confined Water Teaching Presentations
Conducting Open Water Dives
Open Water Teaching Presentations
General Standards and Procedures
Open Water Diver Course
Adventures in Diving Program and Workshop
Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
Rescue Diver Course and Workshop
Divemaster Course
Risk Management

Sections Available through Padi Padi eLearning or for Presentation in Class:

Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
General Standards and Procedures
Risk Management
Marketing Diving
Start Diving
Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
Business of Diving
Keep Diving
How to Teach the RDP

 

Dive Equipment Requirements:

  • Full set of scuba gear including compass, knife, pocket mask, dive computer.

 Padi IDC Entry Requirements:

  • Proof of PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster certifications (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Certified Open Water Diver for at least 6 months
  • First Aid and CPR training for Adult, Infant and Child within the last 24 months (PADI Emergency First Response certification recommended)
  • PADI Diving Medical Statement signed by a physician and dated within the last 12 months
  • Proof of at least 60 logged open water scuba dives
  • Logged proof of deep, night & navigation diving

Contact Easy Divers For Further Information

 Padi IDC in Cyprus

PADI eLearning Program Problems

Frequently Asked Questions About the PADI eLearning Program

There is plenty of ‘buzz’ about the soon to be released PADI eLearning program.  We are certainly excited about the potential of this program at Easy Divers Cyprus.  We anticipate that there will be plenty of questions about this program from students, customers, and visitors to our Easy Divers Online website.  We have assembled some of the frequently asked questions here and have provided the most accurate answers we could find.  PADI eLearning Program Problems, Please remember that this program is still a work in progress and there may still be changes in the way things work.  That being said, review the Frequently Asked Questions for many of the answers about the new PADI eLearning program for the open water diver program.

PADI eLearning is Available Right Now!

Your Scuba  Study Made Easier!

 PADI eLearning

What is eLearning ?

eLearning is a general term that describes the entire battery of training and education using the power of the internet as the primary medium for knowledge acquisition.  eLearning is now an integral part of obtaining a college degree in almost any subject, including accounting, engineering, mathematics, and many other subjects.  The PADI eLearning program you are now exploring or considering is simply the application of these same internet techniques to the subject of scuba diving certification.  While no agency or training school can teach you to dive on the internet, the PADI eLearning program provides you with the most interactive, media-rich home study option available for the development of the academic knowledge necessary to continue to the water skills development portion of your diving class.  Using the PADI eLearning program, you advance to your Easy Divers confined water and open water class segments with full confidence that YOU number among the most academically prepared students in any scuba diving class, anywhere.

How is PADI eLearning different from traditional home based study options for scuba training?

PADI student divers have always had access to the finest academic study materials in the industry.  The PADI Go Dive Crew pack, used for years by PADI students, is considered the most progressive and scientifically based study materials for learning the academic knowledge important for scuba diving training.  When used along with the PADI Go Dive companion DVD, the PADI materials represent the most complete materials kit offered by any scuba training agency.  PADI eLearning is a natural extension of the core academic materials necessary for scuba diving education, upgraded to take full advantage of the interactive, multi-media capabilities of the internet.  The manner of presentation and the full battery of media available with the PADI eLearning program radically  enhances the natural learning process that has been the cornerstone of the PADI learn-to-dive program for over 25 years.  With PADI eLearning, we feel that the home-study portion of your training experience will be more comprehensive, more complete, with higher levels of material retention, than ever before.  PADI eLearning is simply the natural evolution of the patented PADI training process.

Why has PADI decided to change to eLearning from the older, traditional methods?

As a training organization, PADI has developed a great reputation for change and continuous improvement.  As the leader in world-wide dive instruction, they are constantly making changes to the materials, support services, skills standards, and teaching techniques for scuba education; all designed to improve the learning process and make you a better scuba diver.  Changes are important to incorporate the latest information and understanding about diving.  Their past changes to allow more flexible classroom presentations made scuba diving education available to many people who could not fit into a 6 or 8 week class due to their work schedules.  Their introduction of the PADI Go Dive Student crew pack made home-study a true and viable option for the academic learning.  All of the  changes, both large and small, in teaching techniques for both academic and water-skills teaching methods are text-book examples of continuous improvement.  This latest change to add eLearning to the battery of available methods for academic instruction represent nothing more than a further advancement in the continuous improvement model they have always used.  A newer generation of prospective scuba divers are already comfortable using the internet for many things in their current lives; the addition of scuba education to this medium is perfectly natural.  Most important….PADI believes strongly that eLearning will be an IMPROVEMENT in the delivery of academic learning for scuba training.  The result will again be better, safer divers through improved training techniques.  That, more than any other reason, is driving PADI eLearning.

What compromises did PADI make in the class content in order to implement eLearning?

Absolutely none!  Each professional PADI scuba instructor has always been responsible for ensuring that every open water scuba class is conducted in full compliance with all published teaching and performance standards.  There have been no changes in the teaching standards to accommodate eLearning.  The PADI teaching method is a performance-based course of instruction.  That simply means there is no set number of hours of classroom or predetermined number of hours of time in the water.  Students of a PADI diving class must demonstrate mastery of the academic concepts, water skills, and water safety requirements outlined in the standards for the class, regardless of how little or how much time that takes.  This is what performance-based training is.  The PADI eLearning program simply does not require any changes to current performance standards.  There is always been flexibility in how the academic material is presented; eLearning is simply another choice in the battery of available methods.  We are fairly confident that eLearning will be a MORE complete and comprehensive learning method than those currently available to us.  We always want you to remember one very important thing……..NO changes will ever be made to a Easy Divers/PADI class that shortcuts any crucial learning element, or reduces the level of skill development you get,  simply for the sake of expediency or profit.  The Easy Divers classes will always be comprised of those skills and learning segments necessary to make you a fun and safe scuba diver for life!

How long does it take to complete the PADI eLearning home study program?

Simply put, it takes as long as you make it!  The PADI eLearning system is a totally self-paced training solution for the beginning diver.  This is the most important part of the new program.  You get to spend as much time as you desire on each section.  You are free to listen, read, review, and repeat any section or subsection of the material as you need for full comprehension.  Throughout the PADI eLearning program, there are video and audio components to explain almost every important academic element.  You spend the time that is necessary to fully comprehend each element.  You are then tested with section and chapter quizzes to determine what you know and what you need to learn more about.  At each testing phase of the program, remedial training steps are built in to make sure you complete the necessary learning.  When you are completely finished with all of the material, a final examination is administered and immediately scored to allow you to remediate your training and move on to the water skills portion of your training.  Once you register for eLearning, you have one year to complete your academic study.  Of course, most people will finish in a very small fraction of this time.  After all, the real fun begins when you complete the eLearning program!

What if I get stuck and need help from a real instructor?

While you may sign up for a PADI eLearning program, you will be a student of Easy Divers in Cyprus.  Immediately after you sign up for the eLearning program, we will be notified that you have done so and will begin our communication directly with you.  Our staff of full-time instructors will always be available to assist you with any problems or questions.  We will keep a constant eye on your eLearning progress and will use every communication technique available to us to assist you in your learning process.  Just as we have always done, we welcome you in for one-on-one instructions on using the Recreational Dive Planner, on understand buoyancy, or any other subject that is delaying your progress.  We will offer tutoring sessions prior to your water skills work, and of course, you will benefit from our standard academic reviews on each morning of your confined water training.  With Easy Divers, you are never training alone.  We are always here to help you.

Isn’t it easy to cheat on an internet based training class?

Well of course it is.  Cheating is always the easy way out.  However, you come to us to learn to scuba dive.  We make the assumption that you are serious and really want the knowledge of how to dive safely.  The home study portion of your dive training forms the foundation upon which you build all of your diving skills.  The information you learn during your home study is essential to you continuing dive education.  The PADI eLearning program is based on  your commitment to learn the material to provide a solid base for your water skills training.  Your commitment to learning to dive will require you to complete the course properly and require you to dedicate the time necessary to complete all aspects of your learning experience, including the eLearning program.  Along with the exams and quizzes integrated into the eLearning program, we administer a short version of the written examination prior to beginning your water skills confined water weekend. We know that you are eager to become a scuba diver for life and are willing to dedicate the time necessary to do it properly.

How do I sign up for the PADI eLearning program?

That is the simple part.  You can click any of the SIGN UP NOW! links on our Easy Divers Cyprus Online website, or you can visit our retail showroom and we will assist you with the sign up process.  When you sign up for the PADI eLearning program, you will create a My PADI account on the PADI website and provide the information necessary to establish your credentials as a PADI eLearning customer.  At this stage of the process, you will provide your credit card information and PADI will reserve YOUR seat in the virtual eLearning classroom.  You can then immediately begin your study process or you can wait until later to begin.  Easy Divers Cyprus and PADI have made this extremely simply for you.

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PADI eLearning

 

Do I have to do my eLearning study from the same computer I use to sign-up initially?

Absolutely not!  You can access your PADI eLearning program from any computer that has internet access.  PADI eLearning Program Problems doesn’t mean you will lose your page, you can continue where you left off? This means you can study at home, at work, while on vacation, or anytime you have a few minutes available and have access to the internet.  The structure of the PADI eLearning program does not install any cookies on any computer, does not require the recognition of any particular IP address to function properly, and does not demand any particular amount of time for any study session.  You work where you want, when you want, for as long as you choose.  In fact, you are welcome to come into Easy Divers and make use of one of our computers in our dive training learning lab.  Easy Divers and PADI eLearning make it easy for you.

How do I know if my personal computer has all of the “stuff” necessary to run the eLearning program correctly?

PADI has designed the initial sign-up process to accomplish many goals, among them being testing your computer for compatibility with the eLearning program.  Almost all modern computers will be well-equipped to use this program.  During the sign-up process, PADI gives you a sample demonstration of how the eLearning program works.  This is your opportunity to determine if you have everything present to make the program work correctly.  This computer-test phase of the sign-up process is just another example of the degree of professionalism built into the eLearning platform.

Can more than one person use the eLearning program to do the home study?

No.  Each student must have their own PADI eLearning account and each individual must pay the eLearning fee to PADI.  The eLearning program measures progress, maintains records, and validates test results for each student independently.  More than one family member can study from the same computer, but each family member must have an individual account and an individual “seat” in the virtual PADI eLearning classroom.  Unfortunately, due to internet privacy laws, students must be at least 13 years of age to enroll in the PADI eLearning program.   Students between the ages of 10 and 12 must use the standard Go Dive printed materials for academic training.

Why can’t my 12 year old use the eLearning program?

The eLearning program would be perfect for the younger students.  Unfortunately, the sign-up process requires the transmittal of personal information about each student that might be a violation of federal and state laws governing internet information and minors.  For this reason, we are forced to restrict access to the eLearning program to students who have already achieved the age of 13.  The younger students can still take advantage of the patented PADI home study process using the printed PADI Go Dive crew pack.  (You are still free to get that 12 year old to help you when you have trouble operating the computer….after all, they are already experts at this.)

I’m Confused.  Don’t I need a dive shop to learn to scuba dive?

Absolutely yes you do!  You certainly can’t learn to scuba dive over the internet.  You will need to affiliate with a dive center to complete your diving certification.  PADI has the largest network of affiliated dive centers and resorts in the world.  A dive center must demonstrate excellence in customer service, facilities, and instructional programs to qualify for the PADI seal of approval and membership in the PADI Dive Center and Resort program.  The PADI eLearning program integrates your selected PADI Dive Center into every element of your eLearning experience.  The importance of the dive center in your education process is so significant, you are required to choose and affiliate with a center PRIOR to being allowed to register for the PADI eLearning program.  Your chosen dive center will likely be a center close to where you live and will assist you throughout your entire eLearning process. Once you complete the academic study, you will go to the dive center and begin your water skills training.

Important Note:   If you sign-up for eLearning through a link from our website, or during a visit to our store, Easy Divers will automatically be your chosen dive center.  The PADI eLearning process will simply skip the Select a Dive Center portion of the enrollment process and will automatically affiliate you with Easy Divers in Cyprus. .

What is the importance of being linked to a PADI dive store from the beginning of the eLearning training?

This is a key – in fact, possibly the most important – aspect of the PADI eLearning program.  As we have stated before, you cannot learn to scuba dive over the internet.  While you could complete your home study without help, you will eventually need the services of a PADI Dive Center to complete your scuba training.  The professional PADI instructors in a PADI Dive Center are your resource for questions about your academic learning, they are your contact for scheduling the eventual water skills sessions necessary to complete your dive training, and are your primary resource for advice on the purchase of the personal equipment necessary to continue your learning adventure.  From the moment you sign up for your eLearning class, you will be in communications with your chosen PADI Dive Center.  A number of communications channels are embedded in the eLearning program and all of these begin with your selected PADI Dive Center.  Without the PADI Dive Center and the services of your professional PADI dive instructor, your eLearning program would be an empty information shell, not unlike any other website you might visit.

Am I forced to continue to my water skills session with the Dive Center I selected when I signed up?

Of course not!  As an open water diver candidate, you are a student.  You are also a customer.  As with all customers in any commerce, you are free to use any Dive Center you choose to complete your water skills work. In fact, PADI anticipated that many eLearning customers might select one dive center for the eLearning process and decide later to use another for the water skills work.   Completion of the PADI eLearning program will provide you with an Academic eLearning Referral, a completely portable document that demonstrates and certifies your readiness for continued progress in the open water program. This document will be accepted by any PADI Dive Center anywhere in the world.  When you purchase the eLearning program, you are only paying for access to the home-study academic study process.  The cost of water skills training is a matter between you and your PADI Dive Center.  While you may designate one Dive Center as your “original” affiliated store,  you are free to choose ANY PADI professional dive instructor or store to complete your training.

As operators of an international e-commerce website, Easy Divers fully expects to be the “affiliated” Dive Center for many people that live far away from our training center and will never complete their dive training with us.  They may elect to actually use a store in their local area or they may elect to complete their dive training in a more exotic location.  Regardless, all students who affiliate with us during sign-up will get the attention and assistance from our professional instructors throughout the eLearning home study process, using a variety of communications techniques.  You can then select any dive center in the world for your water skills training.  If desired, we will assist you in selecting a PADI Resort in the location of your choice.

What does it cost to enroll in PADI eLearning?

The fee for the PADI eLearning program is €142 Euros.  This fee provides you with access to the PADI eLearning program for a full year.  It also provides you with access to an on-line version of the PADI Go Dive training manual for the entire year.  Think of this as the internet version of the PADI Go Dive Student crew pack and the companion Go Dive DVD, with lots of extras of enhancements and extra features too.  It is important for you to understand this price structure.  The cost of the water-skills portion will be in addition to this fee and will vary with the Dive Center you choose. Easy Divers Cyprus open water course is €440 inc the course book. Since PADI provides the online portion of this book, you need not purchase the book. So we give elearner a discount the additional €365 includes your Pool and Open Water session and your certification for Padi.

In addition, you will need to purchase a PADI Log Book (but we will give you this for FREE).  Easy Divers Cyprus has these materials available in a PADI eLearning Enrichment Pack also.

Isn’t this a lot more expensive than the PADI Go Dive crew pack?

Well, it is slightly more expensive than doing it the “old way”…….but not a lot more expensive.  If you come to Easy Divers Cyprus and purchase the traditional PADI Go Dive Crew Pack and the PADI Go Dive Companion DVD, you would spend about €85.  So the cost difference is minimal.  But what you get for that difference is pretty astounding.  It is important to remember that the PADI eLearning program is really much more than a computerised crew pack.  It is a combination of multiple teaching mediums, integrated into a program that provides a structured self-study environment, keeps track of your progress, measures the need for remedial study, administers section, chapter, and final examinations, and stores your student records for years to come.  It allows you to do this at YOUR convenience instead of the schedule established by someone else.  In addition, we think it results in a much more complete and comprehensive academic training experience than would likely be possible with the printed materials alone. It allows you to design your academic study program to meet your schedule, when you want, where ever you are, without the need to lug your crew pack around.  All you need is a computer, an internet connection, and some time to spend in the virtual classroom.  While we have no proof (because the program is brand new) that eLearning students will have a deeper understanding of the academic principals of diving using this method of study, similar eLearning  programs at major universities clearly demonstrate deeper, more long lasting material retention using internet based learning.  So, it is not fair to strictly compare the price of the old home study methods and the eLearning program.  In short, eLearning is MUCH more than a computerised Go Dive crew pack.

Does eLearning completely eliminate the classroom portion of scuba classes?

Well, the most accurate answer to that question is both yes and no.  Regardless of how you learn your academic material, there will always be a need for some face-to-face academic contact with a scuba instructor.  In the beginning, Easy Divers will have confined water classes that are made up of both eLearners and traditional home study students.  As is currently the practice, each of the two days for our confined-water classes will begin with an academic review and tutor session in the classroom.  Each of these days includes approximately 2-4 hours of this type of review.  Traditional home study students must also submit to the final examination prior to completion of the course.  Students that use the eLearning approach will have the option of attending these morning sessions, or waiting until mid-day to go directly to the pool.  We anticipate that most eLearners will choose to attend the sessions.  Of course, eLearners must also take the 20 question quick exam, proctored by our instructors,  prior to receiving final certification.  As time goes on and more of our students begin to select the eLearning option, we may revise the structure of our confined water classes.  Until that time, eLearning students will simply integrate right into our traditional confined water classes.  Discussion directly with Easy Divers Cyprus instructors will help you determine what is right for you individually.

How is the testing done to determine if I have properly learned the eLearning material?

The PADI eLearning program depends heavily on student examinations, response scoring, and remediation training to ensure that the eLearner is retaining the knowledge necessary to proceed to the water skills portion of the training.  There are Quick Quiz-Self Assessments sprinkled throughout the eLearning program.  These Self Assessments appear immediately after the associated material segments are presented.  Each multiple-choice or true/false question requires you to pick an answer and submit the response for immediate feedback.  If incorrect answers are given, the student is shown the proper answer and guided to the specific section of the program for a review of the learning content.  At completion of entire sections (chapters), you progress to the Knowledge Reviews for that section.  These examinations have a variety of question forms; multiple-choice, mix and match, true/false, one word fill-ins, and other question forms.  You answer and submit these questions one at a time and are given immediate feedback.  Dialog boxes appear indicating whether the answer is correct or incorrect. For incorrect answers, an explanation is given for the correct answer, including where you must go to get the information on the correct answer.  You MUST review the previously covered material before moving forward.  After completion of the entire material in the eLearning program, you take a Final Exam.  If any questions are missed, you will have the opportunity to review the missed questions, along with the material in the appropriate section that covers the answer.  You will retake the exam until you are able to demonstrate mastery of the academic skills.  Upon completion of the successful Final Exam, your record will be stored and the eLearning Completion Referral document will print.

What proof do I have that I completed the PADI eLearning program?

When you complete the entire eLearning program and register a passing score on the final examination, you will print out a PADI eLearning Open Water Referral document.  This document can be presented to any PADI Dive Center or PADI professional dive instructor and serves as proof that you have met all of the training standards for academic study.  This will be all you will need to move directly to the water skills portion of your dive training.  Prior to being awarded your PADI Open Water Diver certification card, you will be required to take one additional written Quick Exam, proctored by your PADI dive instructor.  Of course, the PADI offices will always be able to provide proof of your eLearning completion should you lose or misplace this referral document.

What if I start eLearning and realize I am not cut out for study on a computer?

That is simple.  We will not make you do anything that you feel is uncomfortable.  You simply notify us and we get you set-up to do the home study the “old way”.  You must remember that you paid your €142 eLearning fee directly to PADI and you can’t get that fee back. You will also be required to purchase a text book to complete your study the traditional way.  However, you will still have your “seat” in the virtual eLearning classroom, so you can use a combination of eLearning and traditional reading.  You always have choices.  The important thing is…..you start and stop when you want, on your own schedule.  We want every new student to give eLearning a try.  With the assistance of our staff instructors, our classroom reviews on each morning of the confined water sessions, and the availability of one-on-one tutoring during any weekday, we are sure that completing your home-study will be simple, no matter which medium you choose for your personal study.

Is eLearning a suitable study method if I want to continue my training in a more exotic, foreign location?

It is absolutely the BEST method for this type of student diver.  The popularity of learning to dive during vacation outings is growing by leaps and bounds.  PADI eLearning is going to make this type of diver education even easier.  In the past, if you wanted to complete your academic study at home and do your water skills work at a dive destination, you were required to purchase a PADI Go Dive Crew pack.  During your home study the traditional way, you lacked the support of a PADI professional instructor during the study process.  With Easy Divers Cyprus Online and the PADI eLearning program, the difficult becomes simple.  Our internet website serves customers all over the country and all over the world, with the best scuba gear available.  Now, we will be able to do the same with dive training.  During your home-study using the PADI eLearning system, the Easy Divers Cyprus instructors will be in constant communication with you through a variety of communications techniques built right into the PADI eLearning program.  You will have access to our instructors via our toll-free telephone number.  We will help you complete your academic study and will assist you in preparing for your water skills work in the destination of your choice.  Finally, with PADI eLearning, you can extend your classroom to any resort in the world.

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padi diver specialty courses

padi speciality courses cyprus

 

If you plan to come to Protaras, Cyprus to finish your open water dives or you just plan on making some dives, there is always a reason to get involved in padi diver specialty courses.
These specialty courses can allow you to focus on one portion of diving in more detail and the ones that is more fun and interesting to you.
From dry suit diving courses to underwater naturalist and wreck diving there are courses for every person’s interests. Often these Padi Speciality Courses are available in only certain areas. These specialty courses can help you meet more divers with common interests and allow you to do certain dives that others may not be able to dive. As your skills increase throughout these padi training courses you may find that two specialties would work great together, such as peak performance buoyancy and underwater photography diver. This would allow you to see more of the wreck, even if you’ve seen it many times before!
A few courses that are offered include Emergency Oxygen Provider, Night Diver, Sidemount Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer and Deep Diver, Equipment speciality, even Technical Diving. This is only a couple out of the 24 specialties you can choose from when you dive at Easy Divers Cyprus. Many people will choose to have their Oxygen Provider course done to help out during emergencies that could occur while diving. Others will want to dive longer and take the rebreather or technical course so that they can see more.
No matter what your interests are be sure to contact your Easy Divers in Cyprus. Our Padi Recreational and Technical dive shop to get more information on what padi diver specialty courses

REACTIVATE

scuba review - tune up

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.