The leading scuba diving organisations have agreed on training standards which are mutually recognised.
The names for this basic diving certificate are:
Open Water Diver (OWD) or 1-Star or Bronze.
Beginners are familiarised with open water dives through theoretical and practical lessons. In order to gain some more routine, all students are given a coupon for two more days' diving, including rental equipment, free of charge.
Also, they can join a group for a guided tour in the Underwater Park. And even more: Members of the Dive Centre often travel to tropical dive sites. Often groups are organised which has the advantage of being able to dive with partners you know.
At the end of the course stands a theoretical and practical exam and a diving certificate that is valid worldwide.
14 years. Minors require their parents' or legal guardians' written consent.
Any medical doctor can issue a certificate of aptness for diving. Slight health limitations, however, are often overrated by doctors with no diving experience of their own. Especially trained physicians are often better able to judge and recommend limits (such as maximum depths, currents, etc.). Here is an overview of the effects health issues can have on diving ability.
A diving aptness examination is necessary every two and a half years, and once per year for divers over 40 years old. In any case, it is recommended as a routine check.
Theory (about 5 hours)
The most important subjects are:
- Diving equipment
- General considerations (pressure compensation, safety)
- Dive planing
- Environmental awareness
- General skills
- Snorkel exercises
- Clearing the mask
- Buoyancy, drifting
- Safety training
- Diving to and donning equipment under water
- Breathing through the partner's alternate air source
- Diving to your diving partner without regulator
- Controlled ascent
- Five 30 minute dives with our diving instructors
Nearly everyone manages to finish the course in one weekend. The course begins on Friday afternoon and finishes on Sunday evening. If you feel that this is too much for you, you can choose to extend the practical part over a longer period of time.
including equipment, diving in the lake, book, IAC diving certificate, 2 extra days of diving for free, optional purchase of rental equipment at a discount
Optional CMAS certificate: 39.00 Euros
Special price for clients who purchase a NaturaGart pond: 350.00 Euros
Diving in the Underwater Park in 2014 (PDF)