Diver Training – Its so Important!

A recent news article reported on a diving incident that should never happen if standards and procedures were followed correctly when diving and if the diver had remembered the training.
We have noticed over the last few years how many people we have had book diving with us as an Open Water diver and in fact they haven’t been taught, or remembered, even the basic relevant skills and safety checks necessary for the level of qualification they had paid for!

Students, without having any prior knowledge about diving put their trust in the Instructor and Dive Centre to do their job as per the training standards of the Diving Agency they represent.

A newbie to diving will not be able to tell the difference between an lnstructor teaching them strictly via the Standards or an Instructor and Dive Center who is cutting out key skills or skipping over them quickly in order to save money (hence the reason for cheaper courses!)
We have experienced Open Water divers unable to:
Assemble their equipment
Do a proper buddy check
Check air quality & their air consumption
Complete a weight check

Dive In always sticks strictly to PADI’S Standards when teaching and guiding dives. We teach all of our customers to a competent level. Indeed, in 24 years we have taught nearly 12,000 PADI Courses and have a safety record to be envious of, in addition as one of the top Dive Centres in Cyprus we have taught over 1,500 people Instructor level credentials.

So if you are looking to learn to dive, ensure that the Dive Centre and Instructors explain the Course in detail to you, including the skills they will teach you and when you are asked to sign the record card, ensure you check that all the skills were taught to you and that you have mastered them! We at Dive In use all PADI produced teaching materials including the planning dive slate for your final Open Water dive, a final opportunity for you to check you are happy and comfortable with all the skills we have taught you.
Diving is safe and fun when taught and experienced correctly.

For more information on Courses, check out our website and contact us to explain everything to you.

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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