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Novice / Beginners: Want To Learn Scuba?

New to diving?

The Tribe can help you with your first forays into the underwater world.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts…

Beginners Courses:

• PADI Discover Scuba – find out what scuba diving is really like before you take the full scuba certification course…

• PADI Scuba Diver – Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you…

• PADI Open Water Diver – this course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

PADI Courses:

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About: PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning provides convenient theory tuition, for students to login to and access online.

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PADI eLearning courses available: • Open Water • Advanced Open Water • Digital Underwater Photography • Scuba Tune-Up • Enriched Air Diver • Rescue Diver • Divemaster

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Center Parcs - 'Try Scuba' With The Tribe

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to breathe underwater?

If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, “Try Scuba” at Center Parcs will let you try scuba diving to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the “Try diving” experience, you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

For more information, get in contact with us to find out what its all about…

Phil and Gemma at The Tribe would like to welcome you & would also like to thank you if you have recently joined us on a Scuba Diving experience at Center Parcs.

Over the years we have been privileged to help many Center Parcs guests accomplish their dream of becoming a qualified Scuba Diver and have even taken quite a few Center Parcs divers on our fantastic dive trips abroad. We pride ourselves on an unblemished safety record and our very experienced, well trained staff.

Contact The Tribe to book a course or for further information.

PADI Discover Scuba Experience

If you want to find out about Scuba but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course…

‘Discover Scuba Diving’ will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Fun Part

There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to – after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun!

What You Learn

You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. One thing you’ll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and whether you like doing that or not.

You Will

• Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it.

• Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there.

• Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.

The Scuba Gear You Use

All the equipment you will need is typically included in a Discover Scuba Diving experience. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply. You might also wear a scuba wetsuit or a weight system depending on where you do your Discover Scuba Diving program.

The Learning Materials You Need

Just your willingness and undivided attention.

Prerequisites

To take Discover Scuba Diving, you must be at least 10 years old.

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete a Discover Scuba Diving program, you’ll want to check out the Open Water Dive certification course.

Contact The Tribe to book a course or for further information.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you…

This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that’s your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

• Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet

• Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision

• Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses

The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who’s thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you’re up for more

What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you’ll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get!

During the course you’ll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

• Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.

• Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.

• Diving environments and aquatic life you’re likely to encounter.

• Preventing common problems underwater.

• An introduction to boat diving.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You’ll use all the basic scuba gear and some of it may be included with your course. You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you might also wear a scuba wetsuit. Ask The Tribe about the scuba equipment you’ll use.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also choose a book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

PADI’s Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Once you’re a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

The Prerequisites for This Course

To take this course, you must be: 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification)

Your Next Adventure

You may want to step up to Open Water Diver certification at your first opportunity!

Contact The Tribe to book a course or for further information.

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get Certified – Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver Course!

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

• Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

• Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

• Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

Note: If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older. PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws.

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is… well, just about all of it – because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also choose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Contact The Tribe to book a course or for further information.

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Did the Discover Scuba Experience with my son for his birthday. We both had a great time so many thanks to all involved… M.L

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