PADI Dive Courses
PADI Dive Training
Reef Seen Divers Resort was the first established dive centre in Pemuteran, opened in 1991. We are one of the few fully authorised 5* PADI Green Star Resorts offering dive training for complete beginners as well as certified divers who want to learn more.
And this is a great environment for learning – no stuffy classrooms here – with generally calm warm water full of interesting marine life to explore.
Follow the menu to find more detail on a specific course. We know it looks like a lot of boring words but we’d rather you knew what you’re letting youselves in for. We make every effort to ensure your enjoyment and make it fun without compromising on safety, teaching in small groups and giving individual attention.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? Drop us an email with your questions for further information.
For your own sanity
- Sign up for a course with an internationally recognised training agency – so you can dive anywhere.
- Always use a qualified and instructor – It isn’t an activity you can pick up from your mate.
- Do bring a friend but don’t coerce somebody who doesn’t fancy it to go diving with you – it’ll only end in tears.
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PADI Open Water Diver
It takes about 35 hours to complete the course, our flexible approach means we can split this up to accommodate the student’s lifestyle. There are 5 confined water sessions each preceeded by a knowledge development class then 4 open water dives.
- You can do the entire course over 4 full days with us.
- You can do the theory and confined work at your local scuba school then finish off the 4 open water dives with us.
- You can complete the theory on-line at your leisure then come to us for confined water exercises and Open Water qualifying dives.
The only pre-requisite is to be fit and healthy for diving. Every student must complete a medical form. If all the answers are “no” that is good. If there are any “yes” answers then you need to see a dive doctor to check whether your condition is compatible with diving. If it is OK have the doctor sign the form to say so and bring it with you. Saves any disappointments later.
You need to be able to swim 200 metres (without stopping) and perform a survival float, keeping yourself above water for 10 minutes. These waterskills are mandatory, we cannot certify you unless you complete them.
What happens next?
When you successfully complete the course, PADI will send you a certification card which you can use all over the world to go scuba diving. It’s your ticket to be able to hire compressed air and continue training.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
The second level with PADI is the Advanced diver certification. It is made up of 5 Adventure dives focusing on specific and valuable skills to improve your diving confidence and ability, We generally conduct all 5 dives over 2 or 3 days.
Mandatory for the full qualification are the Deep dive (more than 18m) and Underwater Navigation building on the basics you learnt in your Open Water Course. You then choose 3 more from the list of 20 or so listed in the PADI Adventures in Diving manual. Choose carefully! Our tip to help you is to do something that you cannot do by yourself – or something that will develop you as a diver.
Due to our location there are some Adventures which are not practical or possible here; we don’t have any Caves, and the water temperature is a balmy 28-30°C so no Ice here and not very comfortable to be in a Dry Suit. On the other hand we have some great underwater Night life.
And you don’t have to do the entire course, we can take you through selected individual Adventures, logged to count towards the Advanced Certification.
PADI elearning is also available for this course.
PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Imagine 3-dimensional, weightless snorkelling….
Ever watched one of those underwater documentaries and wondered what it must be like to actually be there?
Well you can. Almost anyone can learn to dive! Sounds unlikely I know but the PADI system has been developed over the years to make Scuba diving accessible to as many people as possible. You don’t need to be super-fit and as long as you are in reasonably good health you can have a go.
And if you get the taste you can do more following the well laid out progressive PADI training system.
The Discover Scuba programme gets you in the water straight away under the direct supervision of a PADI instructor. He or she will talk to you for about an hour during which you’ll be introduced to the equipment, learn about how to dive safely, have all your questions answered and be taken step by step through various skills until you’re ready for weightlessly gliding around our pretty house reef, Kebun Chris, for up to another hour on your Introductory Dive.
The skills you learn may be credited towards the PADI Open Water Diver Course. You must be at least 10 years old, and sign (or get your guardian to sign) some forms. You will not be taken deeper than 12 metres or whatever your comfort zone is. If you love it, we can then take you further afield by boat to one of our stunning offshore reefs.