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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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Padi IDC

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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

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Clear Your Scuba Mask

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Tips on How To Clear Water From Your Scuba Mask While Scuba Diving

How To Clear Water From You Scuba Mask While Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving Mask Clearing TechniquesClear Your Scuba Mask like many scuba newbies find mask clearing very tricky at first. Often they rush through this skill during their entry-level training, hoping to get it over with as soon as possible so that they won’t have to do it again. In reality, though this is the skill that you’ll probably use most often while diving. Here are a few easy ways to make this essential skill a snap.

Blow out of your nose and look up and Clear Your Scuba Mask

When clearing your mask, you want to create a pressure change by blowing air into it; the air you push in will push the water out of the mask. Create a tight seal between the mask and your face at the top by placing the index and middle fingers of both hands on the top part of your mask’s frame, exerting a slight pressure. Doing so ensures that the air you blow out of your nose will not simply bubble out at the top of your mask, but rather it come out at the bottom, pushing out any water that might be in your mask along with it.

To help this process even more, tilt your head up as you blow out through your nose. The water will collect at the bottom of your mask for easy clearing.

Remember that it may take a few tries to remove the water completely, so keep going, breathing in through your mouth and out through your nose, until you have cleared all the water.

Don’t break the seal at the bottom

If water gets in your mask while snorkeling, your natural reaction may be to lift your face out of the water and move the bottom of the mask away from your face to allow the water to run out. This makes perfect sense…above the surface. This will have the opposite effect underwater. If you break the lower seal between your mask and your face, all you’re doing is blowing bubbles out your nose into the ocean and your mask will probably just fill up with water again. This could be a very uncomfortable experience (as you might get water up your nose) and could also result in a feeling that you cannot clear your mask, which could in turn lead to a stressful and panicked situation.

Sometimes the mask’s seal against your cheeks makes it almost impossible to clear it without lifting the mask away from your face at the bottom. In this case use your thumbs to lift the bottom of your mask slightly; I usually aim for about a millimeter or hair’s breadth.

Shave your moustache

The first thing the dive center staff will explain when you’re purchasing or trying on a mask is that you must check how well it seals against your face. Masks are designed to fit differently shaped faces. The size of the skirt and the location of the seal will make a mask fit better on certain sized and shaped faces.

Some customers might find that they have water in their mask most of the time, no matter how many masks they try out — one of the main culprits for this is facial hair. Whether you have a full moustache, or just a few days’ worth of holiday stubble, hair on your upper lip is more than likely to break the seal of your mask and thus let in water. If you are happy to dive with some water in your nose pocket, this is perfectly fine. If, however, the thought of clearing your mask every few minutes doesn’t sound like fun, there are a few options.

Smearing a fair-sized glob of Vaseline onto your stubbly upper lip should help create a better seal. Or you can shave…I know this is the worst chore while you’re on vacation, but take some inspiration from one of my Open Water students who shaved his moustache for the first time in 40 years to avoid a leaky mask during his course. Now THAT is dedication!

Just remember that when diving, some water may come up your nose. This is okay. Use these techniques to become more comfortable when clearing your mask, and you’ll become a much more comfortable diver. Clear Your Scuba Mask maybe that little water will disappear from the mask.