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Courses including Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Scuba Diver, PADI
Open Water, PADI Advance Open Water, PADI Dive Rescue, Dive Master,
Assistant Instructor, and Specialty Courses are offered at Bocas Water Sports.
Discover Scuba Diving Course - If you are not sure about scuba diving then try
the Discover Scuba Diving program. It is a program of just half a day in which we
give you the basics of what to do underwater under the direct supervision of your
PADI instructor, and then we get in the water, on a coral reef under the direct
supervision of an instructor to feel the sensation and experience the adventure of
breathing under water on a real dive, where you will be able to see all the life that
we have on the Bocas del Toro Archipelago.
PADI Scuba Dive Course - This is a pre–entry level, in which you work on the
first portion of the PADI OPEN WATER DIVER course, and you make 2 open water
It takes two days, and at the end you are certified as a PADI SCUBA DIVER. This
means that you can dive with a PADI Professional, to a maximum depth of 40 feet.
If you don’t have the time to do the complete course with us this is a great
opportunity, because after being certified and for the next year, you can go to any
PADI DIVE CENTER in the world, do the last portion of the open water program
and get the PADI OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION, without having to repeat what
you have already accomplished.
PADI Open Water Course - Throughout this course, you will learn the
fundamentals of safe scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. The
course is divided into 3 sections, academic, confined water, and four open water
boat dives, and takes three full days. You can do the academic work here in Bocas
with the assistance of your instructor, or in the comfort of your own home at your
own pace using PADI’s e-learning. Either way, you will be ready to enter the water
and begin to experience the adventure of the underwater world on your first day in
Bocas. Upon completion of your shallow confined water dives, we will take you on
one of our dive boats where you will make 4 boat dives on one of our coral reefs,
all the time under the direct supervision of your instructor. When you finish your 4
dives, you earn the PADI Open Water Diver certificate.
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy
independent of a professional in any part of the world.
If you are already a certified diver we invite you to go to the next level with us!
PADI Advance Open Water Course - The PADI Advanced Open Water Program
offers you a structured program where you gain additional experience and skills
under the guidance of a PADI Professional.
It is a 2 day course comprised of 5 advanced dives. There are two required core
dives, a deep dive which will prepare you for dives up to 100 ft. and a navigation
dive which provides an excellent introduction to advanced navigation skills. Then
you make 3 more dives, which may include night diving, wreck diving, multilevel
diving, search and recovery, etc. There are other possibilities, so you should
consult with your dive instructor.
Emergency First Response (EFR) is a course designed for divers
and non-divers. It emphasizes a hands-on, practical approach for
learning to administer CPR and first aid. After completion of the
course you will be certified as a emergency first responder, a
certification accepted by the Red Cross and the American Heart
PADI Rescue Diver Course - The PADI Rescue Diver Program develops your
knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues,
manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an
important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver.
It takes 4 days, in which we work on how to give medical first aid care to a diver. In
these 4 days we go through the following items:
* self-rescue and diver stress
* diving first aid
* emergency management and equipment considerations
* swimming and non-swimming assists
* panicked diver response
* underwater problems
* missing diver procedures
* surfacing the unconscious diver
* in-water artificial respiration
* egress (exits)
* first aid procedures for pressure related accidents
* dive accident scenarios
To earn the Rescue Diver Certification you must have a recent CPR course within
the last 2 years. Or you can enroll in our PADI Emergency First Response
program, which can be completed in as little as one day.
PADI Dive Master Course - The PADI Divemaster course is an intensive course
that prepares future dive professionals. The course includes advanced dive
theory in both physics and physiology, extensive hands-on training for supervising
divers in the water, and a practicum to assist in drivers-in training.
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