Sidemount – Steamline Your Diving With Dive In Limassol This Year

Our PADI Master Instructor Alex Miodrag is back with Dive In for the Summer of 2017, and this year he has added to the Specialties he can teach, Sidemount and Full Face Mask.

Dive In’s  feature diving for 2017 is Sidemount and Alex will be available to teach you how to get the very best from Sidemount diving. He will teach you all about the many benefits of diving with Sidemount, homing in on your existing diving skills, and perfecting them whilst having fun.

Sidemount

Your will learn how to;

  • Properly assemble and set up your Sidemount scuba diving equipment, correctly, safely and comfortably. By carrying your tanks on your sides instead of your back it will reduce drag making your dives more comfortable.
  • Trim your weight system and Sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
  • Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders.
  • Respond correctly to potential problems when Sidemount diving. For example if you plan to use Sidemount for a boat dive he will best advise you in making sure you will be able to quickly secure and release tanks on a moving platform or in choppy conditions.

No excuses! Sidemount is suitable for recreational scuba diving, so contact us today to find out how you can book, and gain your specialty in Sidemount Diving and get the best out of your dives!

 

Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive towards your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

Why not combine the Sidemount Course with an Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) Course to get the most benefits of this way of diving, extending your bottom time.

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Instructor Development Course Dates 2017

Dive In Limassol runs 4 IDC’s each year, with our very experienced Course Director.

Dive In has been training PADI Professionals since it started 23 Years ago.

In this time we have trained over 1,530 PADI Professionals who are now working all over the World teaching the World to dive. At Dive In we are also proud to have Jurg Dalher as our Course Director, he has an outstanding reputation in the Diving Industry and with PADI due to his dedication and professionalism in teaching Diving and IDC’S.

2017 IDC Dates

IDC-Staff Instructor Course                                                                                               April 14th – 16th

Instructor Course Prep Program                                                                                       April 14th – 16th

Instructor Development Course                                                                                       April 17th –  24th

EFR Instructor Courses & PADI Instructor Specialties                                                   April 25th  – 28th

Instructor Examination                                                                                                        April 29th –  30th     

 

IDC-Staff Instructor Course                                                                                               June 9th – 11th

Instructor Course Prep Program                                                                                       June 9th – 11th

Instructor Development Course                                                                                       June 12th – 19th

EFR Instructor Courses & PADI Instructor Specialties                                                   June 20th – 23rd

Instructor Examination                                                                                                        June 24th – 25th    

 

IDC-Staff Instructor Course                                                                                                September 8th – 10th

Instructor Course Prep Program                                                                                       September 8th – 10th

Instructor Development Course                                                                                       September 11th – 18th

EFR Instructor Courses & PADI Instructor Specialties                                                   September 19th  –22nd

Instructor Examination                                                                                                        September 23rd  – 24th  

 

IDC-Staff Instructor Course                                                                                                November 17th – 19th

Instructor Course Prep Program                                                                                       November 17th – 19th

Instructor Development Course                                                                                       November 20th – 27th

EFR Instructor Courses & PADI Instructor Specialties                                                   November 28th – Dec 1st

Instructor Examination                                                                                                        December 2nd  – 3rd

 

Artificial Reefs In Cyprus – Marine Protected Areas

Over the past few years Cyprus has been sinking ships in order to create artificial reefs. The need for this initiative has been the dwindling fish stocks around the island.

The project is being financed to a great extent by the EU fisheries programme which has been running from 2007. Funding for the first reef was supported by the programme. Contributions to the project have been made by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) and the Cyprus Dive Centre Association.

We first blogged this in July 2015 Artificial Reef Blog

In August last year The Fisheries Department produced a film about the Artificial Reefs, and asked Jonathan to do the English voice over!!

The film is now available and is a fascinating documentary.

Our PADI Gold Course Director

Gold Course DirectorCongratulations to Jurg, Dive In’s PADI Course Director, on achieving his Gold Course Director status for 2016/17.

He is one of only 74 PADI Gold Course Directors in The World!

This is a great achievement and goes to show his Professionalism and enthusiasm in all that he does.

Since becoming a CD, Jurg has issued just under 2,000 Instructor ratings!

Chloe IEI myself did my IDC with Jurg, and Dive In is proud to have him as our CD. He is soo good and we have complete faith in him, that my daughter did her IDC with Jurg and passed the PADI Instructor Exams last October. Her PADI Instructor Examiner was Vikki Batten, a Director of Rebreather Technologies in the Technical Division, an Instructor Examiner and a Technical Diving Consultant in the Training and Quality Management Department.

Dive In has been a 5 Star Instructor Development Centre since 2000, and we run 4 PADI Instructor Development Courses a year.

We are so confident of our IDC that we even offer a Guaranteed Pass if you attend our full IDC Programme, as well as full Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Prep, to really give you ahead start in your new career.

We have a dedicated IDC Website where you can find a huge amount of information on our PADI Go Pro Programmes.

 

 

 

Rescue Training with Limassol Professional Life Guards Association

Dive In Limassol on 3rd September 2016, were asked to take part in the public rescue displays in Limassol with the Limassol Professional Life Guard Association.This Diver Rescue was just one of the many scenarios, they showed, others included a jet ski accident, an inflatable boat overturned and swimmers in distress.

We had great fun with the Life Guards, and the Marine Police who kindly gave us special permission to fire off the distress flares.

This event was covered by the local news channels and watched by several Limassol MPS and well as a large audience on the beach.

PADI Celebrates 50 Years

To commemorate 50 Years as a Scuba Diving Training Agency PADI will be releasing this year more videos and a limited edition Black 50th Year Certification Card.

This is the latest new Video from PADI featuring Dr. Sylvia Earle who says it best:
PADI can be an agent of change.
Enlisting divers.
Enlisting the powers that the PADI members have.
To spread the word…to engage people, to engage the world.
To take care of the ocean that takes care of all of us.

 

Dive In New Look Blog

Jonathan and Chloe

Jonathan and Chloe

Welcome to Dive In. My name is Jonathan, I own and run the Dive Center along with daughter Chloe and my partner Debbie. Both Chloe and my self are instructors, whilst Debbie runs the office administration, accounts and shop sales.

Photo to the left of me & Chloe is of a 2015 campaign from PADI.

Dive In

Debbie

At Dive in we just love diving, it’s great fun! Our planet is 70% water and yet most of us don’t experience that. So change your life today. Learn to dive!

We teach from Bubble Makers, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Divers, Open Water Divers  through to Advanced Level Divers, Rescue onto the Professional Route in Diving being, Dive Master, Assistant Instructor & Instructor.

During our main Season, April to November the team is expanded with a number of PADI Pro Instructors & Dive Masters who can speak and teach in a range of languages