PADI Courses

Aqua Sport and Sinbad Diving offer a full range of PADI courses from novice to Dive Master. Scroll down for the low down on learning to scuba dive in the Red Sea Taba, or click a title for a more detailed explanation of courses.

The dive centre will need to ask you to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some medical conditions (particularly those of the heart, chest, sinuses, eyes, ears and claustrophobia) would compromise your safety underwater and, unfortunately, render you unfit to dive.

If you suffer from any existing medical condition, this need not be an automatic bar to undertaking PADI courses, but if you do have any concerns it would be a good idea to visit your local GP before flying out. If you do suffer an existing condition, we may need to ask you for a doctor’s letter confirming your fitness to dive. We at Red Sea Diving are, of course, happy to arrange a consultation for you at the resort, but you may wish to deal with this beforehand to avoid any inconvenience to your Red Sea scuba diving and disruption to your holiday in the Red Sea Taba.

You will also need to ensure that you are covered for scuba diving under the terms of your travel insurance, as scuba is excluded under some policies. Columbus cover scuba diving as standard up to a depth of 30m.

Diving equipment rental is included in your course fee.

Discover Scuba Diving – Online Price £81

This PADI program is internationally the most popular introduction to scuba diving.

Step 1: Learn the basics of scuba diving.

Step 2: Get familiar with the equipment with a practice dive in confined water.

Step 3: An open water dive on an actual reef in the open sea

Duration: 3-4 hours

Minimum age: 10 years

Scuba Diver – Online Price £190

If time is limited, this course will enable you to obtain an entry level diving qualification. On completion of this course, you will be able to dive anywhere in the world, to maximum depth of 12 meters, with a PADI professional.

Training includes knowledge development, 3 confined dives and 2 open water dives.

Duration: 2 days minimum
Minimum Age: 10 years

Open Water Referral – Online Price £171

When time is precious, open water referral may by the answer you looking for. During this course, you will complete all the knowledge development and confined water training at home before you start your holiday.

This only leaves 4 open water dives to gain your certification during your holiday.

Duration: 2 days
Minimum Age: 10 years

Open Water Diver – Online Price £230

The most recognized entry level certification in the world! On competion of this course you will be able to dive anywhere in the world to maximum depth of 18 meters. Training includes knowledge development, 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives.

Duration: 3-4 days
Minimum Age: 10 years

Advanced Open Water – Online Price £190

This course will be your next level after the Open Water Course. With your PADI instructor you will complete the deep and under water navigation adventure dives.

You then choose three additional dives from more than 15 adventure dives to complete your course

Duration: 2 days/5 dives
Minimum age: 12 years
Prerequisite: Open Water Diver

Emergency First Response – £95

Take a step toward being prepared in an emergency and meet PADI Rescue Course prerequisite with Emergency First Response qualification. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies, not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends.

Duration: 1 day
Minimum age: none

Rescue Diver Course – Online Price £276

This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue diver training will help you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this the best course they’ve ever taken.

Duration: 3 days
Minimum age: 12
Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water Diver, Emergency First Response.

Dive Master – Online Price £604

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving beings with the PADI divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Dive Master training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

Duration: 2-4 weeks
Minimum age: 18

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification form another training organisation), PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives.

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Don’t forget, to take advantage of the online discounts you will need to make an online reservation in advance. We will then pass on your reservation details to the local dive centre and you can make your payment to them once you have arrived at the resort.

Student crewpacks are available in resort at a price of £75 for the Scuba Diver, Upgrade, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Emergency Response and Rescue courses. The Nitrox course crewpack is also available at a price of £60, and Dive Master crewpack at £135. Crewpack fees include the certification fee of £30, otherwise payable upon successful completion of the course.

If you have any questions about learning to scuba dive, PADI courses or would like to make a reservation, please fill out the form below and we will arrange for a local diving centre to come back to you.

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