The degree of experience, the access to a location, the conditions, and your interests determine the place you dive into. For example, if you have just finished the PADI Open Water Diver course, you won’t probably dive under the Antarctic ice caps in your next dive. But, do not just think about the warm, crystal clear waters you see in travel magazines. Some of the best dives are closer and more unusual than you think.
Your local dive site can be anything, from a special swimming pool which has been built specifically for divers, such as the one in Brussels in Belgium, or a more typical one, natural sites such as the Big Blue Hole in Belize, the Great Coral Dam in Australia or the Yonagouni Monument in Japan. It can be an artificial reservoir or a river full of fossils. It has nothing to do with great visibility, because what you see is more important than how far you see.
The only thing that really matters about where you are diving is that you have the training and experience required to dive there, and that you have a companion diver who will dine with you. The Salt Water Diving Center PADI can help you organize wonderful local diving or diving holidays. Visit it today to start.
In comparison to taking up other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities, learning diving does not cost much. For example, you have to expect a cost equal to what you need to do the following:
- One day full of surfing lessons,
- A weekend of climbing courses on rocks
- One Kayak lesson weekend
- A fishing-weekend with a fishing rod and fly-fishing
- Approximately three hours of private golf lessons
- Approximately three hours of private water ski lessons
- An amazing night of fun in the beer bar!
Diving learning is of great value if you think the PADI instructor is a highly trained and experienced professional. Invest in diving lessons and learn something you'll enjoy for the rest of your life. From day one, diving begins to transform your life with the new experiences that you share with friends. And, you can enjoy them almost anywhere there is water.
The meeting point is our office in Hermoupolis (Iroon Polytechniou 64) just 1 km from the port but we can transfer you, from and to your hotel or apartment.
You will be ready for diving in less time than you think. Typically, you complete the PADI Open Water Diver course in three or four days to six weeks, depending on how often you meet your instructor.
PADI courses are based on performance, which means that your instructor is interested in teaching you to dive, not how long you will stay in a classroom. This means that you go at your own pace - faster or slower, depending on the time you need to become a confident diver.
Check what is needed to learn diving. For further details on the PADI Open Water Diver course, visit the Salt Water Diving Center PADI and check its schedule.
Diving Lessons and Courses start daily.
Learning how to do diving is not difficult, but as with any activity worth working with, it takes some time and will.
During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will enjoy three stages: Knowledge Development, Scuba Diving and Scuba Diving in the open sea.
Choosing and using your equipment is part of the fun of diving. At the Salt Water Diving Center you will find the right equipment. Each piece of equipment performs a different function so that it helps you adapt to the underwater world.
Required equipment: As a minimum requirement when you start diving in the Open Water Diver PADI course you need your mask, flippers and snorkel. The masks fit right into the face of the diver, and the Salt Water Diving Center PADI will help you choose the ones that best fit your features.
It is advisable to invest in your equipment when you complete the course because:
you feel more comfortable when you learn to dive with the equipment you have chosen
you feel more comfortable when you use equipment that suits you
divers with their own equipment dive more often
having your own equipment is part of the fun of diving
The type of equipment you will need depends on the conditions of the area you are diving: Tropical, Eurasian, Cold, Techniques.
That’s easy. There is no better equipment. But, there is a better kind of equipment for your needs. Diving equipment is available in a superb variety that covers a wide range of needs, interests and sizes.
The professionals at the Salt Water Diving Center PADI are trained to help you choose the equipment that suits your preferences, fit and budget in the best possible way. These professionals can get you started with the right kind of equipment, plus they provide services and support for many years of enjoyable and reliable use.
With the necessary training and experience, the limit for diving entertainment is 40 meters / 130 feet. Divers at the beginning of their diving experience are limited to a depth of dive less than 18 meters / 60 feet. Although these are the limits, some of the finest dives do not go beyond 12 meters / 40 feet where the water is warmer and the colors are more vivid.
Frequent questions concerning health issues.
No, it won’t. Assuming you have no anomalies in the ears and sinuses. Discomfort is the normal action of the pressure of water that presses your ears. Fortunately, our body is designed to adapt to varying pressures on our ears - you just need to learn how to do it.
No, it doesn’t. Any disease that affects ears, sinuses, the respiratory or heart function, or even potentially alters consciousness is a matter of concern. Yet, only a doctor can assess a person's degree of risk. Physicians can consult the DAN (Divers’ Alert Network) when it is needed to evaluate a candidate scuba diver.
When you are lucky, you see a shark. Although shark-related accidents occur, they are very, very rare in scuba diving. They are primarily related to snorkel fishing or shark feeding, both of which trigger feeding behavior. Most of the times, if you see a shark it is a passerby and a relatively rare sight to enjoy.
There aren’t any apart from pregnancy. Due to the fact that physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, it is recommended that women, who are pregnant or trying to conceive, avoid scuba diving. Menstruation is not usually a cause of concern.
This is unlikely because there is a manometer that shows you at any time the amount of air remaining. This way you can return to the surface with the remaining security stock. But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your companion diver has a second mouthpiece that allows you to share an air supply while swimming to the surface. There are also other options you will learn during training.
Although wearing heavy equipment seems to be causing difficulty, many people perceive the ‘’ lack of weight’’ that they feel during diving quite liberating. Modern diving masks are available in transparent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel claustrophobic. During training, the instructor gives you plenty of time and the necessary training to familiarize yourself with each stage of learning. The trainer works with you at your own pace to make sure you have all the necessary skills to become a competent diver.