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Kids Diving Equipment

Kids Diving Equipment

 

Holiday Life is all about family. For scuba divers, there are few things more enjoyable than watching the blush of discovery light up the face of a son or daughter upon seeing their first sea lion, turtle, moray eel or starfish in their natural habitat. Easy Divers Cyprus caters for all shapes and sizes of people who would like to take their first dives underwater. Children are specially catered for with our small size range of kids diving equipment specifically for their size.

For kids to be able to fully enjoy these life-altering sea diving experiences, they must be properly kitted out with safe with dependable dive equipment and snorkel gear. This doesn’t mean simply strapping them into an extra-small adult BCD (Buoyancy Control Device), or padding the foot pocket of a full-sized diving fins to accommodate their tiny feet. On the contrary, to be completely comfortable, safe and happy in the water, kids need gear that’s been built specifically for them, gear they can truly call their own.

SCUBAPRO Diving Equipment offers a complete line of snorkeling and diving equipment for adults and kids diving equipment. This scuba gear is made from the best quality materials and produced according to all legal european and local requirements. But most importantly, this gear has been specially designed to address the unique fit and performance needs of children.

At Easy Divers Cyprus wh a a full range of snorkelling and diving equipment specifically for children. Our equipment like scuba diving regulators feature smaller mouthpieces and shorter hoses as well as compact first stage regulators and lightweight second stages. BCDs offer a wide range of adjustment that can expand as the child grows, plus the inflator hose is shorter and there’s the option of adding an integrated weight system.

Kids wetsuits are built with X-Foam neoprene, which is low in harmful materials yet soft and pliable so they are comfortable and easy to put on and take off. Wetsuits also come in child-oriented sizes.

SCUBAPRO Masks and Fins are all made to high quality standards. It’s all designed to allow children to be safe and comfortable in the water so they can focus on having fun.

We will make sure when you visit Easy Divers Scuba Diving Shop in Protaras, that you are shown only the best snorkeling gear and scuba diving equipment that is available on the market.

Easy Divers Cyprus can learn you more about equipment with the PADI Touch. Learn from your phone or tablet, Padi eLearning.

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Turtles in Cyprus

Turtles On Every Dive in Cyprus

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Cyprus Turtles, It’s an amazing experience to come face to face with a sea turtle while diving.  With their cute little faces, intricate patterns on their shell and the way they move so gracefully through the water, you’ll find yourself mesmerised, dazzled and wanting more.

In the resort of Protaras, Cyprus we have a very particular type of sea turtle that is like the green turtle. It’s Greek name, Caretta-caretta. These are very common at our dive sites in Cyprus. We love to see these when we dive and getting the feeling of how graceful the turtle moves underwater. At Easy Divers in Cyprus, our padi Instructors will show you the places that are almost a guarantee we will see them during the dive. We have to be careful when around the creatures as we don’t want to disturb them while they feed.

 

 

It spends most of its life in saltwater and estuarine habitats, with females briefly coming ashore to lay eggs. The loggerhead sea turtle has a low reproductive rate; females lay an average of four egg clutches and then become quiescent, producing no eggs for two to three years.

Loggerheads spend up to 85% of their day submerged, with males being the more active divers than females. The average duration of dives is 15–30 min, but they can stay submerged for up to four hours. Juvenile loggerheads and adults differ in their swimming methods. A juvenile keeps its forelimbs pressed to the side of its carapace, and propels itself by kicking with its hind limbs. As the juvenile matures, its swimming method is progressively replaced with the adult’s alternating-limb method. They depend entirely on this method of swimming by one year old.

Did you know there are seven species of sea turtle: the green, loggerhead, hawksbill, flatback, Kemp’s ridley, olive ridley and the leatherback, all of which are listed under the Endangered Species List. The sad fact is that their numbers are declining rapidly due to loss of breeding grounds, pollution and human development and we need to work very hard at protecting and preserving these magnificent creatures or they won’t be around for future generations.

You might see a couple of distinct species on one dive, so how can you tell the difference between them?

The Leatherback Turtle is the largest of the sea turtles reaching up to 1.8 metres (6 foot) in length and weighing over 900 kg’s (2000 pounds). That’s a big turtle! They also have ridges of cartilage along the length of their shell.

The Hawksbill Turtle is easy to identify with its mouth that looks like a hawk, hence the name.

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Turtles in Cyprus

The Green Turtle has only one pair of scales in front of its eyes compared with the other sea turtles who have two. The Green Turtle is a vegetarian, feeding mainly on seagrass and algae.

The Olive Ridleys are identified by their olive coloured shell and the Loggerhead Turtles have a reddish-brown shell and a very large head. These are the most common turtles you’ll see on your dive.

With the exception to the green turtle, The rest all enjoy a diet of crabs, molluscs, squid, jellyfish and other soft bodied animals. They have very powerful jaws so passive observation is advised unless you want to lose a finger.

Also, it’s best not to disturb the animal, so please do not be tempted to touch them as this can stress out the animal. Sea turtles are usually found near the coast, except for the leatherback, which only comes to the shore for breeding.

They can live to be over 100 years old but many die way before their time due to human interaction. Sea turtles are breath holders and must surface every so often for air. Depending on the species and how active they are, they can hold their breath from 1-5 hours. The leatherback has been recorded diving to depths of 1200 metres or more.

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Padi Openwater Course Cyprus

Padi Openwater Course Cyprus

Planning a holiday or vacation in Cyprus this year? Maybe looking for some things to do during your time in Cyprus.  Padi Openwater Course Cyprus

Have you already dived before? Made a try dive a Padi Discover SCUBA? Then Padi Openwater Course maybe what you’re looking, it’s 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 openwater 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 will learn new skills to become a qualified padi scuba diver. If you find it difficult or having difficulties in practising the skills, don’t worry. Our PADI instructor will help you master the skills and repeat it so you can achieve your goal of a padi openwater diver certification.

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. 

Once your instructor has helped you achieve the confined training sessions in calm water, you will move on to 4 open water dives. These four openwater dives, which consist of the diving skills what you’ve already learnt in the confined training session. So, your instructor will ask you to do what you have already mastered.

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 openwater diver certification.

Upon completion of the padi openwater course cyprus, 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.

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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.

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Easy Divers Cyprus dive shop in Protaras.

Easy 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.

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wreck diving in cyprus on the zenobia wreck

The 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 The Caves 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.

Let the whole family enjoy the water with a Snorkelling TripIf 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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Padi IDC

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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

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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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Padi Discover Scuba Diving

Padi Discover Scuba Diving

Who should try this Padi Discover Scuba Diving experience?

Thinking about Padi Discover Scuba Diving? Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving in cyprus, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a scuba diving certification, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

Easy Divers offer this program off a beach called Green bay Protaras. While this is not a scuba certification, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy way to introduce you to what it takes to explore the underwater aquatic world of Cyprus .

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

Padi Discover Scuba DivingAre you ready to try it out?

Contact Us for Discover Scuba Diving experience on your next holidays in Cyprus.

 What will you learn?

You going to learn the basic safety guidelines, rules and skills needed to dive. Easy Divers will be guided you with one of our Trained Padi Scuba Professionals. That mean under our direct supervision of a PADI Professional. You will be making an open water dive, that means you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your scuba adventure.

We will cover all you need to know about:

  • scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
  • Learn about different fishes and turtles you will during your dive.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn important skills that you’ll use during Padi Discover Scuba Diving.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring while Discover Scuba Diving.
  • Once you have completed the Padi Discover Scuba Diving, you may wand to dive again or become a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.

How can you start learning now?

Contact Easy Divers in Cyprus, we are  PADI Dive Center. Begin your scuba experience by signing up for a Discover Scuba Diving program and get a Discover Scuba Diving Participant Guide when you arrive for your scuba lesson at Easy Divers CyprusYour Participant Guide explains the experience and lets you pre-study the safety rules and skill techniques your dive professional will review with you.

What scuba gear will you use?

Our PADI Pro will provide all the basic scuba gear you’ll use including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a scuba tank.

When you arrive at our diving centre we will go over a Padi Discover Scuba Diving Flip Chart where you’ll  learn more skills and the gear you will need to start your adventures in Discover Scuba Diving.

Next Step

Breathing underwater for the first time is great experience and fun for all the family, so don’t wait get your scuba lesson booked!!! We have limited spaces on each day of Padi Discover Scuba Diving!