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PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family at [divecentername].
PADI Skin Diver
Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It’s a great way to explore the underwater world when you’re not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn’t your thing. The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday at a dive destination.
PADI Open Water Diver
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
PADI Scuba Diver
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the [owcoursepage] course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
Perhaps you've just landed on Utila, it's been a while since you’ve been scuba diving and you you feel as though you could use some sharpening up on your scuba skills and knowledge. Don't worry! We are here to help! Brush up on and review your skills with a ReActivate Program at Underwater Vision. You will work with one of our certified professionals to get the scuba refresher you need.
PADI Adventure Diver
The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the [aowcoursepage]. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
PADI Rescue Diver
Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.
Emergency First Response
Don't be a helpless by-stander at the scene of an accident. Studies have shown that effective emergency first aid administered within the first few minutes of an accident increase the survival rate of accident victims significantly! Be prepared to handle emergencies wherever they occur. Learn vital emergency first aid skills which could mean the difference between life and death when you are the confident responder to the scene of an accident.
Project AWARE Fish Identification
Part of the fun that comes with Scuba Diving is observing a new ecosystem with all of its varied creatures in their natural environment. Once you get back to the surface, it helps to be able to identify what you saw in order learn more about them or to converse about them and their habits with your fellow divers around Utila and with the PADI Professionals at Underwater Vision and at the many other adventurous dive destinations your passion for scuba will take you!
Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation
The Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs-the state they are in and the impact climate change, over fishing and land development (to name a few) are having on them. This specialty at Underwater Vision will teach divers about the specific threats to the reef surrounding Utila, the importance of the reef and how it functions, as well as how to best conserve and protect it and the creatures which make it home, in order to ensure bountiful, healthy dive destination for generations to come.