Diving with Distinction!
One of the fundamental reasons for the formation of our company was to introduce
schools to the merits of SCUBA diving.
Discover Scuba Diving
We are pleased to offer a Discover Scuba Diving experience to schools considering the sport for their students. This can be included in an activity week or as an extra curricular activity. Staff members are welcome to attend one of our regular evening pool sessions for a complimentary Discover Scuba as an insight into our services.
The Way the World Learns to Dive!
The largest SCUBA training organisation in the world is PADI (Professional
Association of Diving Instructors) who produce modern educational materials
to support their courses. Our instructors are members of this Association, and
if desired, are able to teach the academic portions of the courses in conjunction
with your school’s science department. This provides real world applications
for the physics and biology taught in the classroom and reinforces the lessons.
The “Buddy” system, fundamental to recreational diving, is beneficial
to the social development of children, promoting a co-operative rather than
Concerns regarding the safety of SCUBA diving with children are understandable
and are taken seriously by all of our staff. However, diving is statistically
safer than skiing and most other sports taught by schools, owing to the non
contact nature and high levels of qualified supervision during training. Furthermore, PADI produce an entire programme of Junior courses for students below the age of fifteen, that restrict the depth of dives and increase the ratio of instructors to students.
(Junior) - Open Water Diver
The internationally recognised qualification obtained following the successful
completion of a PADI Open Water course provides a goal for the students and
can be integrated into the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme if
desired. A comprehensive range of continuing education courses are available for
students wishing to increase their skills and experience.
The logistics of an Open Water course lend themselves to a school curriculum
and courses may be run as part of the Physical Education programme or as an
extra curricular activity.
We recommend conducting the academic and confined water sessions over a single term. This allows the qualifying
open water dives to be completed during a dive trip in the following school holiday.
A school pool is not a necessity as the use of a local pool can usually be arranged.
The costs of such a trip are comparable to skiing. However, as high quality diving
is available all year in the Egyptian Red Sea, you may schedule courses in any terms
and holiday periods that suit you and your students. Other destinations can also
be arranged to suit specific requirements regarding types of diving or marine life etc.
UK open water diving is also available as an economical option for completing the qualifying dives to achieve certification. However this is only available in
high summer unless training in the use of appropriate exposure suits has been
Should you wish to discuss specific requirements or would like a quote for
including SCUBA in your school’s prospectus, please do not hesitate to