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Advanced Courses

Please note that prices, contents and structure of courses may vary slightly in different resorts. 

Develop your diving skills and knowledge with Regaldive. Once you have qualified as a PADI Open Water Diver, the underwater world is literally your oyster. You can advance through the PADI system and develop your skills in various speciality areas such as wreck, deep or drift diving, which will not only broaden your enjoyment but will also increase your experience and confidence. Rescue skills can be achieved and developed in the highly acclaimed Rescue Diver Course, particularly recommended for those wishing to take their diving further. 

Continuing your diving adventure with an advanced course is one of the best moves you can make. By going beyond Open Water Diver, you can:

  • Learn additional skills specific to your interests
  • Be more confident in and around the water
  • Continue to develop your dive skills
  • Better understand the aquatic world
  • Dive where only divers with advanced training can dive

Dive Courses

Regaldive offer a range of PADI Advanced courses to suit your needs. Below, you will find our most popular Advanced courses but there are many other PADI courses we can arrange.

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Build on your Open Water skills and expand your diving experience. The PADI Advanced course takes two days and consists of five dives. Two are compulsory - deep dive and navigation, three are elective from a choice including wreck, night, drift, photo, etc. Equipment is usually included. Please note that an extra fee may be payable in resort for some of the elective dives. There is a minimum age limit of 12 for the PADI Advanced course. Some Advanced courses also include extra dives so please check with us for details.

Please note: Divers wishing to do their Advanced Open Water Course will need to purchase the PADI Advanced Open Water manual. This can be bought from Regaldive.

PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is 1 day's training giving recreational divers the knowledge to plan and execute recreational Nitrox dives. It consists of knowledge development, 2 practical application sessions and 2 optional Enriched Air training dives, taken from the boat or shore depending on which resort you are visiting. Many centres will request that you complete 1 day's recreational diving before taking this course to check weights, buoyancy and equipment.

In recreational diving terms, Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) refers to any nitrogen/oxygen gas mixture with an oxygen concentration higher than the 21% found in normal air: 32% oxygen is often used as standard. It is this higher percentage of oxygen, and the proportionately lower percentage of nitrogen, that allows divers to lengthen no-decompression limits, shorten surface intervals and get an added safety buffer for decompression sickness in certain diving circumstances.

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty certification emphasises the theoretical and operational considerations involved with enriched air diving.

Divers wishing to do their PADI Enriched Course will need to purchase the PADI manual. This can be bought from Regaldive.

Emergency First Response

Learn the skills you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Emergency First Response (EFR) helps you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations. This comprehensive program contains two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses:

EFR - Primary Care and EFR - Secondary Care

Together, these courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as providing optional (though recommended) Automated External Defibrillator and Emergency Oxygen sections.

This course is usually conducted over one day and satisfies your PADI Rescue Diver CPR prerequisite.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Expand your knowledge and experience beyond the recreational. The PADI Rescue Diver course is one of the most rewarding courses because you'll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers.

Rescue diver students are required to complete five knowledge development segments and the final exam, prepare an emergency assistance plan, demonstrate a number of rescue skills in open water and participate in two rescue scenarios. The course typically last between 3-4 days and is open to qualified Advanced Open Water divers.

Please note that the Emergency First Response (EFR) qualification is required, or proof of other CPR first aid course, within the last two years.

Divers wishing to do their PADI Rescue Diver Course will need to purchase the PADI manual. This can be bought from Regaldive.

PADI Divemaster Course

This course is the first step on the professional diving career ladder. The PADI Divemaster course will give you the qualification you need to allow you to work as a Dive Guide. To take part, you must be 18 years or older and have proof of 40 logged dives, be PADI Advanced Open Water and a Rescue Diver.

The course includes eight academic sessions and exams, various water and diving skills, rescue evaluation, producing a map of the local training site, emergency assistance plan and practical application.

Please note: Before certification you need CPR and EFR qualifications and a valid medical certificate within the last 12 months. 

To complete your qualification you need to take with you two passport sized photos. You may also have to pay a certification fee of between €25 - €55.

We are happy to answer your questions. Please call 01353 659999.

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