Frequently Asked Questions

GoPRO Diving Courses

PADI DIVEMASTER - I have never dived before but know I want to become a Dive Master. Can I sign up?


Yes, we have a package that includes all courses up to divemaster, Zero To Hero, or you can take each course individually. To begin your PADI Dive Master course, you need to have completed your Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Emergency First Responder.

No experience is necessary to start but you should allow yourself plenty of time to comfortably complete your courses and have some fun dives in between.

To assist with this, we offer a free extension of two weeks to your PADI Dive Master course, either before or after the course.




PADI DIVEMASTER - What if I change my mind and do not like diving after completing my first course?


Refunds are available as per the agreement and a referral that lasts 12 months will be supplied for any partially completed courses. However, we know that once you have made the decision to become a professional diver, it is because you have the love and passion to want to spend your like around water and once you start diving, you will fall completely in love with it.




PADI DIVEMASTER -How long will it take?


PADI courses are performance based which means that you must show mastery in each segment before continuing onto the next part or course. We have guidelines and schedules for each course, and we work with you to help you achieve success. Depending on your certification level when you arrive will determine how long you need but if you have never dived before, eight weeks are recommended to comfortably finish all required courses including the PADI Dive Master, with time allowed to enjoy your time on the island and diving some of our amazing sites.




PADI DIVEMASTER - I already have many dives and am confident in my skills. Can I do the PADI Dive Master faster than the allotted time?


We have an option for a fast track dive master course. This course takes only two weeks, but you need to have completed the Dive Master theory before arrival through eLearning and have a minimum of 50 dives to be eligible for this course.




PADI DIVEMASTER - How many dives are included in my course?


Each course has a specific number of dives required to complete to achieve certification, however, we do not restrict the number of dives that you can do during your time with our dive center. To finish your PADI Dive Master course you need to have reached 60 dives so we will encourage you to get on as many boats as you can, that have space, and just dive and gain experience in how to be a good, safe, knowledgeable and environmentally conscious diver, while learning from our Instructors and Dive Masters. You must be willing to help out and your presence must be a benefit to the tour.




PADI DIVEMASTER - Can I stay on after my training and gain experience and maybe complete my IDC?


Yes, We have an extended free two weeks extension with our PADI Dive Master courses so that, as long as there is space on the boat and you are willing to lend a hand, you can keep diving and building up those dives that you need for your PADI Instructor course, while learning how to work as a Dive Master or helping our Instructors on their courses




PADI DIVEMASTER -How often will I be diving?


Each course has been allotted an example schedule that may be changed without notice depending on the weather and logistical considerations but shows clearly how many dives are required for each course. Outside of your courses, if you are doing a professional package, you are allowed to dive on our boats if there is space and you are willing to lend a hand. But remember, there is also practical work, classroom presentations and a lot of self-study. Your first week of your PADI Dive Master course is a boot camp so be prepared for an intense week. For more details, download our Pdf files.




PADI DIVEMASTER -What can I do when I am not diving, or the weather is bad?


Isla is an amazing island with so much to see and do. We have listed a few in our website for you to view, check out Taste of Isla or you can visit our tours and travels desk for further assistance. You could also just hang by the pool, go to the beach, enjoy the nightlife a little or study ahead while relaxing under a palm tree. If you can`t find anything to do, we are happy to advise you.




GOPRO DIVING COURSES - Is it possible to work with us after the course?


We wish we could employ every professional that successfully completes their training with us but, unfortunately, this just is not possible. Our team have been together for years and have experience from around the world. We do, however, assist you in CV applications and if you complete your IDC and MSDT internship with the dive center, we will give you a valuable work reference. With our contacts and experience, we can help guide you to find your perfect place to work.




GOPRO DIVING COURSES - Do I need special equipment for my course?


As a professional, you should have your own set of personal equipment and are considered essential. You may purchase before arrival or while on the island. For your recreational courses, equipment will be included free of charge. For the professional courses, there will be a fee and responsibility for any loss or damage will be worn by the student

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

  • Fins, mask, and snorkel
  • BCD with Low Pressure Inflator (LPI)
  • Primary regulator and alternate air source
  • Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG) and depth gauge
  • Computer or RDP
  • Wet suit (a full 5mm is recommended)
  • Whistle

INSTRUCTOR (mandatory equipment required for the IDC)

  • Timing device (computer or watch)
  • Compass
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB or DSMB)
  • Dive knives are prohibited in Isla Mujeres so are not required

RECOMMENDED

  • Pencil and underwater slate
  • Dive light
  • Computer
  • Pocket mask

Weight belts, weights and scuba tanks are included at no extra cost. In the event of loss or damage, the student will be held accountable. A charge of $40 USD will be imposed for loss of any weight belts.




PADI IDC - Can I do my IDC straight after my Dive Master course?


Yes, as long as you meet the course pre requisites.

Please download our pdf file to understand all prerequisites on all courses.

Many candidates complete their IDCs successfully, directly after finishing their Dive Master certification while others elect to wait and gain more experience before proceeding. It is a personal choice based on your confidence, ability, and maybe economic and time constraints.




PADI IDC - Can I wait and get more experience before doing the IDC?


Absolutely. It is up to you about when you feel ready to take the next step. We have made allowances for an extra free two-week extension in or after your PADI Divemaster course to enable you to gain more dives or hands on experience. If you need more, consult your dive shop manager or Course Director. We are here to help!




PADI IDC - How will I know I am good enough to complete my IDC?


We do not present a candidate to an IDC or an IE unless we are completely confident of your abilities. You also have the distinct advantage of being able to start studying well ahead of starting the IDC with the new IDC eLearning. Once you send your deposit for your IDC, we will send you a link to your Elearning so that you can begin immediately and be a huge step ahead before you even begin you IDC. The earlier you begin, the easier it will be!

Dive theory Elearning will also give you a great head start and save you a lot of time and stress during the IDC and may be purchased here (link) or through the dive center. We highly recommend this option as many candidates spend so much time on their dive theory during their course that could be spent on other areas of study. Being comfortable with the advanced theory that you need to know, well before beginning the IDC, is a massive advantage.

PADI has also made allowances for a Digital Package suite to be separately purchased through our center, that will greatly benefit you in your IDC training and in your future real-life professional career. For information on the dive theory Elearning and the digital package, enquire here https://www.padi.com/help





Mexico & Isla Mujeres

MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - What is diving like in Isla?


Isla Mujeres offers an incredible variety of dives and some incredible seasonal delights. At different times of the year we have Loggerhead turtles mating in the strong currents off Punta Sur, Eagle rays forming large schools around the shipwrecks, Sailfish and Whale sharks. This is apart from the normal scuba diving that we do in one of the best islands for dive training where the water is warm, visibility up to 30mts, coarse sand and very little current in our local reef, Manchones. Ideal for any professional training you need to do.

For further information, check out our local sites and GALLERY or check out our Instagram and facebook sites.




MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - My partner is not a diver and is coming with me. Is there anything else to do for the non-diver or family?


There is so much for them to do to occupy their time. Selinas offers many activities for a small fee that they may join in on. We have a pool to relax by at the center or the famous North Beach is just a short walk away. They can also stop by our Travel & Tours desk for organised tours or just some quick advice. Also check out for some other ideas. We are here to help!




MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - Do I need a visa to stay in Mexico, and how long is it for?


USA, Canada, Australia, and most European citizens will receive entry visas for up to 6 months upon arrival. Citizens from other countries should check with their foreign office or the Mexican Embassy to verify entry permits. Extensions may be obtained by visiting Mexican Immigration in Cancun (at the time of this writing), for continuing diving courses.




MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - Is it easy to get money in Isla Mujeres and to exchange currency?


It generally is not a problem in Isla using the ATMs, although you need to be careful of card cloning, especially particular banks that we can caution you about. We can help point you to the safer accessible ATMs, but you should always be careful, as you would in any country. That said, ATMs are the best way to withdraw money at the current exchange rate. Verify with your bank about local charges that they will enforce. Some countries offer travel cards which are a cheaper and better way to withdraw money and avoid exorbitant home country fees.

Western Union exists on the island and money can easily be sent in this manner. USD is easy to exchange and we would recommend traveling with this as a preferred currency. Other currencies can be exchanged in Cancun. Be careful of cash exchange in the airport as you might not get a fair exchange rate. Exchange a minimum until you get to the island. Passports are required at most places to exchange money




MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - How is the internet on the island?


There is internet in most restaurants and coffee shops. Selinas has a co work area with high speed internet. Generally, if you are renting outside accommodation, you are likely to have internet included but verify this beforehand. Unfortunately, home internet is notorious for being slow. Most eLearning courses will allow you to download sections and work offline when required.




MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - Will I be able to use my phone and how much will it cost?


Check with your carrier but generally it is not cheap to use foreign cell phones here. However, if you use Wi-Fi, there are many areas available. We would recommend turning off your data roaming or buying a local chip for your phone which can be purchased for around $400 MEX or a local cell phone (around $25 USD).




MEXICO & ISLA MUJERES - How safe is Mexico and how safe is Isla Mujeres?


Despite what you see on the news, Mexico is a safe place to visit and for the most part, limited to drug related violence. Definitely safer than some of the countries that depict Mexico as unsafe. Most of the trouble happens at the boarders, as it does in many countries, which is about 3000km away. As long as you respect the local rules and law and don`t look for trouble, trouble will not look for you.

Isla Mujeres is even more secure than mainland Mexico. Our little island feels safe to walk around anytime of the day or night. But like anywhere, always be smart, just as you would at home and follow a few simple, common sense precautions

  • Do not walk alone in unlit areas

  • Use official taxis

  • Keep valuables in a safe place

  • Do not keep valuables out in the open, especially down the beach. Leave them at home

  • Do not purchase illegal substances, this is the main reason for most crime in Mexico





Costs

COSTS - Are there any extra costs like Marine Park Entrance?


There are no hidden costs. What you pay covers everything that is stated for that course except hire of equipment during professional courses. For a clearer understanding of all costs and fees, please check out our Prices and Fees.




COSTS - Are PADI fees included in the price?


For all Recreational Diving Courses, everything is included. For professional fees, PADI application and membership fees, these are paid directly to PADI and are clearly stated here in our Prices page.




COSTS - Are PADI training materials included in the price?


It depends on what course you are doing, whether you are doing recreational or professional and whether you are doing course packages. For a clear description of all courses and what is included, please check the according pages carefully.

Recreational Diving Courses | GoPRO Diving Courses | IDC Poc Na Isla Mujeres Packages




COSTS - Is equipment rental included in the price?


For all Recreational Diving Courses any equipment required is included.

For all professional GoPRO Diving Courses, you need to either supply your own equipment or rent from us.

As a professional, you should have your own equipment that you are comfortable and familiar with for everyday use.

All tanks, weights and weight belts are included free of charge. Any loss or damage of shop owned equipment will be the responsibility of the student. A loss of a weight belt for example is $40 USD




COSTS - If I have my own equipment, will I get a discount?


Unfortunately no discount will apply. As a professional you have an obligation to yourself to own your own equipment. This also makes you much more employable in your future career and makes you look so much more professional. As a recreational diver, we are happy to supply any equipment required during a course, free of charge.




COSTS - Can I work for my courses or training?


Unfortunately not. We offer scholarships only twice a year to locals and a strict selection process applies. We do our best to provide real value for your dollar and try to keep the fees to a minimum. You will gain valuable real-life experience and training in and around our center and once you complete your training, we will help you in your job search with our worldwide contacts.





Recreational Diving Courses

PADI BUBBLEMAKER - Are there any extra conditions because of the age of the child?


Yes. A parent or guardian and child must sign the administrative paperwork and the PADI "Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment" and review the PADI “Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Flipchart” before entering the water.




PADI BUBBLEMAKER - Can I leave my child with the instructor while I go on my dive?


Yes you may, however, it is always recommended that a parent or guardian is present. The children will also be wanting to show you how excited and cool they are. We are also not able to take responsibility for the child after the termination of the course and will need an adult available to receive the child unless arrangements have been made previously with the center.




PADI BUBBLEMAKER - Will there be large groups?


There will be no more than 2 children under instructor supervision at a time.




PADI BUBBLEMAKER - Does this count towards any course for the child?


This is an experience and not a course. The child may be motivated to continue with the PADI Seal Team where he or she will learn different fun skills related to diving.




PADI SEAL TEAM - Are there any extra conditions because of the age of the child?


Yes. A parent or guardian and child must sign the administrative paperwork and the PADI "Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment" and review the PADI “Youth Diving: Responsibility and Risks Flipchart” before entering the water.




PADI SEAL TEAM - Can I leave my child with the instructor while I go on my dive?


Yes you may, however, it is always recommended that a parent or guardian is present. The children will also be wanting to show you how excited and cool they are.

We are also not able to take responsibility for the child after the termination of the course and will need an adult available to receive the child unless arrangements have been made previously with the center.




PADI SEAL TEAM - Will there be large groups?


There will be no more than 2 children under instructor supervision at a time.




PADI SEAL TEAM - Does this count towards any course for the child?


If you conduct Aqua Missions 1-5 or assess skill mastery during Aqua Mission 5 – PADI Seal Team Skill Circuit, then PADI Seal Team members may get credit for completing PADI Open Water Diver Course Confined Water Dive #1. This link is valid for 12 months from the last Aqua Mission.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - I might have a medical issue


We have included a link below for you to check to see if there are any YES responses on your medical form. If there is a YES, or if you have any doubts, then you have time to see your family doctor who is familiar with your medical history before arriving to the island.

Important: please fill out and bring the medical form English Form | Spanish Form

If you have to answer any of the questions with a YES, a doctor will have to evaluate and approve you for diving.

In that case please let the doctor fill out page 3/3 "Diver Medical | Physician‘s Evaluation Form".

If all answers are a NO you are good to go!




PADI SCUBA DIVER - Can I start on any day?


You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and the medical form English Form | Spanish Form has been completed and if the weather permits.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - There are exams. What happens if I fail?


You must score 75% to pass your exams. If you do not reach this pass rate, your instructor will work with you to attend to any incorrect answers. You may then do a makeup exam. This will continue until you understand all the questions and reach the necessary pass rate. Don`t worry, we are here to help.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - What happens if the weather is bad?


There are various options.

If you do not have time to reschedule for when the weather improves then we can

- Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months.

- Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - I am very nervous about this. I have no experience.


You have already taken the first step and that is even considering doing this. Well done! Now you just need to get in there and do it. We will work closely with you all the way. We all must start somewhere so why not where the water is warm and visibility unsurpassed. Our instructors have lots of experience and will be there to hold your hand (literally if needed) every step of the way. Being nervous is natural when you are entering something that you cannot even imagine. Don’t worry, it is normal to be nervous. Just know that once you are beneath the waves on your first dive it will all be worth it. It is like meditation and incredibly beautiful.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - I have done a Discover Scuba Dive (DSD) before. Does this count toward my PADI Scuba Diver Course?


Unfortunately not unless you arranged with your DSD instructor to do the appropriate skills on your first open water dive (the skills you completed in shallow water do not count, you need to repeat these out in the open water) and have the appropriate paperwork. You will be doing 4 dives on your PADI Open Water Diver course regardless of having completed a DSD as each tour with us is for 2 tanks. You will, however, have the huge advantage of knowing what is coming and you will find you are a lot more comfortable with the skills in the water than someone who has never dived before.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - Do I get a discount if I have done a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) and then do my PADI Scuba Diver course?


If you do your DSD with us and then decide to continue toward your PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Diver course you may discuss with us any discounts that will apply. If you did not do the DSD with us, then no discounts apply but you will find that you are much more adept and comfortable than someone that has never dived before.




PADI SCUBA DIVER - Can I do extra dives, if I do not feel comfortable, to build my confidence and experience, before completion of the course?


Yes, we call these excursion dives. An excursion dive is an extra dive with no formal performance requirements conducted during this course. Excursion dives allow student divers to gain experience applying general diving skills (such as buoyancy control) in open water under supervision. These excursion dives are not included in the cost of the PADI Scuba Diver course as they are additional dives and must be paid separately.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - I might have a medical issue


We have included a link below for you to check to see if there are any YES responses on your medical form. If there is a YES, or if you have any doubts, then you have time to see your family doctor who is familiar with your medical history before arriving to the island.

Important: please fill out and bring the medical form English Form | Spanish Form

If you have to answer any of the questions with a YES, a doctor will have to evaluate and approve you for diving.

In that case please let the doctor fill out page 3/3 "Diver Medical | Physician‘s Evaluation Form".

If all answers are a NO you are good to go!




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - Can I start on any day?


You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and the medical form English Form | Spanish Form has been completed and if the weather permits.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - There are exams. What happens if I fail?


You must score 75% to pass your exams. If you do not reach this pass rate, your instructor will work with you to attend to any incorrect answers. You may then do a makeup exam. This will continue until you understand all the questions and reach the necessary pass rate. Don`t worry, we are here to help.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - What happens if the weather is bad?


There are various options. If you do not have time to reschedule for when the weather improves then we can

- see if you are completed enough dives and theory for a certification as a PADI Scuba Diver which is a subset of your PADI Open Water Diver course. This is a permanent certification.

- Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months.

- Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - I am very nervous about this. I have no experience.


You have already taken the first step and that is even considering doing this. Well done! Now you just need to get in there and do it. We will work closely with you all the way. We all must start somewhere so why not where the water is warm and visibility unsurpassed. Our instructors have lots of experience and will be there to hold your hand (literally if needed) every step of the way. Being nervous is natural when you are entering something that you cannot even imagine. Don’t worry, it is normal to be nervous. Just know that once you are beneath the waves on your first dive it will all be worth it. It is like meditation and incredibly beautiful.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER -  I have done a Discover Scuba Dive (DSD) before. Does this count toward my PADI Open Water Diver course?


Unfortunately not unless you arranged with your DSD instructor to do the appropriate skills on your first open water dive (the skills you completed in shallow water do not count, you need to repeat these out in the open water) and have the appropriate paperwork. You will be doing 4 dives on your PADI Open Water Diver course regardless of having completed a DSD as each tour with us is for 2 tanks. You will, however, have the huge advantage of knowing what is coming and you will find you are a lot more comfortable with the skills in the water than someone who has never dived before.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - Do I get a discount if I have done a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) and then do my PADI Open Water Diver course?


If you do your DSD with us and then decide to continue toward your PADI Open Water Diver course you may discuss with us any discounts that will apply. If you did not do the DSD with us, then no discounts apply but you will find that you are much more adept and comfortable than someone that has never dived before.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - Can I do extra dives, if I do not feel comfortable, to build my confidence and experience, before completion of the course?


Yes, we call these excursion dives. An excursion dive is an extra dive with no formal performance requirements conducted during this course. Excursion dives allow student divers to gain experience applying general diving skills (such as buoyancy control) in open water under supervision. These excursion dives are not included in the cost of the PADI Open Water Diver course as they are additional dives and must be paid separately.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER - Can I start any Specialities while doing my PADI Open Water Diver course?


Yes, we call this linking courses and you may start the following specialities concurrent with the PADI Open Water course: 1. Peak Performance Buoyancy — integrate knowledge development at any time during the course. Conduct Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive 1 skills any time during Dive 2, 3 and 4. Conduct another dive beyond course dives to complete Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive 2 skills. 2. Project AWARE or Coral Reef Conservation course — integrate any time during the course. 3. Enriched Air Diver — integrate knowledge development, predive simulation and practical application exercises any time during the course. Enriched air dives are not required; however, the diver must complete Open Water Diver certification to earn Enriched Air Diver rating. Minimum student diver age is 12. 4. Digital Underwater Photographer Level One — integrate knowledge development any time during the course. Conduct Level One photo dive in confined water any time after Confined Water Dive 3, or in open water as part of the tour portion of Open Water Dive. Conduct an additional dive in open water beyond the course dives for Level Two. 5. Boat Diver — integrate knowledge development and conduct all 4 Open Water course dives from a boat. Complete Boat Dive 1 skills during Dives 2, 3, and 4. Conduct another dive beyond course dives to complete Boat Dive 2 skills. 6. Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) — integrate knowledge development any time during the course. Conduct DSMB Dive 1 skills any time during Dive 2, 3 and 4. Conduct another dive beyond course dives to complete DSMB Dive 2 skills. Contact us for any further details and costs involved.




PADI ADVENTURE DIVER - I might have a medical issue


We have included a link below for you to check to see if there are any YES responses on your medical form. If there is a YES, or if you have any doubts, then you have time to see your family doctor who is familiar with your medical history before arriving to the island.

Important: please fill out and bring the medical form English Form | Spanish Form

If you have to answer any of the questions with a YES, a doctor will have to evaluate and approve you for diving.

In that case please let the doctor fill out page 3/3 "Diver Medical | Physician‘s Evaluation Form".

If all answers are a NO you are good to go!




PADI ADVENTURE DIVER - Can I start on any day?


You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and the medical form English Form | Spanish Form has been completed and if the weather permits.




PADI ADVENTURE DIVER - Are there any exams?


There are no exams with the PADI Adventure Diver Course although all knowledge reviews and skills must be completed before certification.




PADI ADVENTURE DIVER - What happens if the weather is bad?


There are various options: - Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months.

- Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy.




PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - I may have a medical issue


We have included a link below for you to check to see if there are any YES responses on your medical form. If there is a YES, or if you have any doubts, then you have time to see your family doctor who is familiar with your medical history before arriving to the island.

Important: please fill out and bring the medical form English Form | Spanish Form

If you have to answer any of the questions with a YES, a doctor will have to evaluate and approve you for diving.

In that case please let the doctor fill out page 3/3 "Diver Medical | Physician‘s Evaluation Form".

If all answers are a NO you are good to go!




PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - Can I start on any day?


You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and the medical form English Form | Spanish Form has been completed and if the weather permits.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - How long do I have to finish the course?


An PADI Open Water Diver referral is valid for up to 12 months, but it’s better to complete your training as soon as possible (while your knowledge and skills are still fresh).




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - What if I run out of time before I travel?


No problem. Your local PADI instructor will fill out an official student referral form and check off which skills you’ve completed and the date. You can give this form to any PADI Instructor worldwide and pick up where you left off.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - Is PADI eLearning® the same as a referral?


PADI eLearning® allows you to start your knowledge development online, whether you plan to do a referral or complete your course from start to finish in the same place. PADI eLearning® is the most popular option for knowledge development, but you can also study with a book and DVD and attend classroom sessions instead.




PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - Are there any exams?


There are no exams with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course although all knowledge reviews and skills must be completed before certification.




PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - What happens when the weather is bad?


There are various options: - If you do not have time to reschedule for when the weather improves then as long as all skills and knowledge reviews have been completed, credit will be given for any Adventure dives already completed. If 3 Adventure dives have been completed, then you are eligible for your PADI Adventure Diver certification which is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and for which you will receive a certification card.

- Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months.

- Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - Will I have time to practice before going in the ocean?


Yes. Our instructor will have you gear up and review scuba skills in a pool (or pool-like environment) before taking you to the open water dives. If you have any questions or aren’t feeling comfortable, let the instructor know.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - What are the advantages of an PADI Open Water Diver referral?


With a PADI Open Water Diver referral course, you can take as much time as you need to complete your knowledge development and pool work. You won’t feel rushed or like you’re “cramming” for a test. You’ll also support the nice people at your local dive shop and become part of your local diving community.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - What are the disadvantages of an PADI Open Water Diver referral?


Sometimes students allow too much time to pass before finishing their course. You can take up to one year to complete your certification, but it’s better to complete your knowledge development and pool training as close to your holiday as possible.




PADI OPEN WATER DIVER REFERRAL - I started my training with another organisation that is not PADI. Can I finish my dives with a PADI dive center?


The Universal Referral Program (URP) is a customer-oriented program designed to facilitate completion of open water training for students who travel for their training dives. PADI instructors can: "complete the open water dives as outlined in the Universal guidelines and send the diver back to the original instructor for certification."




PADI EFR - Do I need a medical to do this course


This course is open to anybody and is a non-diving course so no medical certificate is required




PADI EFR - I would like to do this course with my family. Are my children too young?


As long as your child has the maturity to attend the classes and the ability to learn the content, then any age is welcome




PADI EFR - I have done a course previously. Do I need to retake the course?


It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed. You also need to have completed a first aid course within 24 months for any PADI course after and including PADI Rescue Diver.




PADI EFR - The weather is bad, and I cannot go diving? What can we do?


This course is a non-diving course and perfect for bad weather days.




PADI EFR - My child’s scout group would like to do this. Is this possible?


This course is a great course to teach in schools, Scouting and Guides groups, Social clubs or any organisation as it has no age limits and is a non-diving certification that teaches important lifesaving skills.




PADI RESCUE DIVER - Can I start on any day?


You may start on any day as soon as all appropriate paperwork and the medical form English Form | Spanish Form has been completed and if the weather permits.




PADI RESCUE DIVER - What if I do not pass the exam?


You must score 75% to pass your exams. If you do not reach this pass rate, your instructor will work with you to attend to any incorrect answers. You may then do a makeup exam. This will continue until you understand all the questions and reach the necessary pass rate. Don`t worry, we are here to help.




PADI RESCUE DIVER - What happens if the weather is bad?


If you do not have time to reschedule for when the weather improves then we can - Issue a referral for you to finish at another location with another instructor. Referrals last for 12 months - Refunds will apply in accordance to the amount of work that has been completed by the student. Please refer to refund policy




PADI RESCUE DIVER - I might have a medical issue


We have included a link below for you to check to see if there are any YES responses on your medical form. If there is a YES, or if you have any doubts, then you have time to see your family doctor who is familiar with your medical history before arriving to the island.

Important: please fill out and bring the medical form English Form | Spanish Form

If you have to answer any of the questions with a YES, a doctor will have to evaluate and approve you for diving.

In that case please let the doctor fill out page 3/3 "Diver Medical | Physician‘s Evaluation Form".

If all answers are a NO you are good to go!




PADI RESCUE DIVER - I have recently completed a first aid course with another organization. Will this count?


As long as you completed it within the last 24 months and have proof of certification we can accept it.




PADI RESCUE DIVER - My friend/partner is doing a PADI Rescue Diver course and I am an Open Water diver. Can I help and join in the fun and training?


Of course. PADI Open Water Divers may participate in PADI Rescue Diver course Knowledge Development and Rescue Exercises in confined water. Knowledge development will be credited toward the PADI Rescue Diver course. Skills learned in confined water will prepare you to repeat rescue exercises in open water.




PADI RESCUE DIVER - I only have my Adventure Diver certification and have not completed my Advanced Open Water Diver. I wish to do the PADI Rescue Diver now and finish my PADI Advanced Open Water Diver later. Is this possible?


Yes. The prerequisites are PADI (Junior) Adventure Diver certification — must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive. You may complete your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver after the course when conditions or time allows.




PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER - I have a speciality at another training organisation. Does this count towards my PADI Master Scuba Diver?


Unfortunately it must be five PADI Specialities. Do not worry, you do not need to repeat a speciality, simply do another one and become a specialist in yet another area of diving. There are a very large and varied selection to choose from.




PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER - I completed all my dive courses with another organisation. Does this count towards my PADI Master Scuba Diver (MSD)?


Yes it does. All course training up to rescue done at another training organisation will count towards your MSD.





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