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Discover new skills…

There are many paths for the Intermediate & Open Water Diver to take…

Join the best and become a Dive Master or Advanced Open Water Diver. The Tribe in Nottingham offer a whole host of PADI Specialty Diving courses too – see below!

Qualified Diver Courses:

• Adventure Diving – where you can sample 3 dives of your choice;
• Advanced Open Water – increase your confidence by completing 5 adventure dives;
• Rescue Diver – learn to prevent and deal with problems that can occur;
• Dive Master – the first step in working with scuba as a career;
• Assistant Instructor – you’ll act as an instructional scuba assistant;
• Specialty Courses – Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Search & Recovery;

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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PADI Adventure Dive Courses

Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here’s your chance…

With PADI Adventure Dives you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like and feel more at ease in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

Adventure Dives are available to scuba divers aged 10+ years

• Altitude Diver.
• AWARE-Fish Identification.
• Boat Diver.
• Digital Underwater Photography.
• Dry Suit Diver.
• Peak Performance Buoyancy.
• Underwater Naturalist.
• Underwater Navigator.

Additional Adventure Dives available to scuba divers aged 12+ years

• Deep Diver.
• Diver Propulsion Vehicle.
• Drift Diver.
• Multilevel Diver.
• Night Diver.
• Search and Recovery Diver.
• Underwater Videography.
• Wreck Diver.

The Scuba Gear You Use
You use all your basic scuba gear including your underwater compass. Depending on which three adventure dives you pick, you may also try out underwater photography equipment , DPVs (underwater scooters), a dive light, a dry suit, lift bags, a dive flag/float or other specialty gear.

Get credit!
Each Adventure Dive may be credited toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty course. This means you can be well on your path to becoming a Master Scuba Diver.

The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Adventures in Diving Manual and video on DVD provide information on more than 16 types of specialty diving. You’ll use them as a guidebook to improve your diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.

Curious about night diving? Flip to the night diving chapter. Once you’ve previewed the skills, your instructor will guide you on your first night diving adventure. Having trouble with underwater navigation? Review the underwater navigation section then sign up for the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive with The Tribe.

Prerequisites – to take the Adventure Diver course, you must be:

• A PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).
• Minimum age: 15 years old (10 years old for PADI Junior Adventure Diver).

Your Next Adventure?
After your PADI Adventure Diver certification you can take the next step by completing two more adventure dives. If you’ve completed five total adventure dives that include deep and navigation, you’re a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

PADI Adventure Dives can also count towards PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

For example:
If you liked your Night Adventure Dive so much that you wanted to take a complete PADI Night Diver Specialty course, your Night Adventure Dive can count as the first dive of that specialty.

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

PADI Advanced Open Water Course

Exploration, Excitement and Experiences – these are what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about!

No, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.

This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving..

You’ll hone your skills by completing five adventure dives that introduce you to:

• Underwater navigation.
• Deeper water diving (typically anywhere from 18-30 metres/ 60-100 feet).
• A sampler of three more Adventure Dives of your choice.

The Fun Part : Your Choice
One reason you’ll love the Advanced Open Water Diver course is that you and your instructor choose from 15 types of Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can try your hand at digital underwater photography, wreck diving, night diving, diving with underwater scooters, peak performance buoyancy and much more.

Get credit!
Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Prerequisites
To take this course, you must be :

• A PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
• 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)

Start the Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is part of PADI eLearning®. The Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online gets you started right now with the background information you need for the seven of the most popular Adventure Dives (though you and your instructor can still choose any of the Adventure Dives.) Start Now!

What You Learn
The knowledge and skills you get in the Advanced Open Water Diver course vary with your interest and the adventures you have, but include :

• Practical aspects of deep diving.
• Physiological effects of deeper scuba diving.
• More ways to use your underwater compass.
• How to navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
• How to better use your dive computer and electronic Recreational Dive PlannerTM (eRDPTM).
• And much, much more, depending on the Adventure Dives you choose!

Also available in eLearning.

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

PADI Rescue Diver Course

“Challenging” and “rewarding” best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course!

Building upon what you’ve already learned, this course expands on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur.

The Fun Part:
The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.

What You Learn:
• Self rescue
• Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
• Emergency management and equipment
• Rescuing panicked divers
• Rescuing unresponsive divers

The Scuba Gear You Use:
You use all your basic scuba gear including a dive computer and accessories.

The Learning Materials You Need:
The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak includes all materials required to complete the PADI Rescue Diver course – including a pocket mask. You’ll learn how to think like a rescue diver and preview skills you’ll practice with your PADI Instructor. Once your Rescue Diver course is complete, you can review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and technique will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.

Prerequisites:
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must :

• Be 12 years or older.
• Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization).
• Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years (ask your instructor about Emergency First Response CPR and first aid courses).

Your Next Adventure:
After completing CPR and first aid and the PADI Rescue Diver course, you should take the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider course. Together, these three courses round out your ability to handle scuba diver emergencies.

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

PADI Dive Master Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career?

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.

Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn:
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

What You Can Teach:
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to :

• Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives.
• Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course.
• Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program.
• Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience.
• Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program.
• If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
• Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
• Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
• Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
• surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises.
• when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team).
• Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
• Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission.
• Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
• Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

The Learning Materials You Need:
The PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes:

• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
• The Diving Knowledge Workbook – a self-study guide used in preparation for the Divemaster and Instructor exams.
• Divemaster slates.
• PADI Divemaster Manual.
• CD-ROM with instructor outlines for Divemaster conducted programs (exclusive item not available for purchase separately). To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Five Star IDC Dive Shop.

Prerequisites:
To take this course, you must be :

• 18 years old.
• A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
• A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
• An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
• Have at least 20 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification.
• Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

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

PADI Assistant Instructor Course

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education.

You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Fun Part:
Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.

What You Learn:
You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through :

• Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations.
• Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations.
• Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations.

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:

Module 1: Academic Training

• PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Programs.
• Developing Knowledge Development Presentations.
• Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy.

Specialties
• Teaching in Confined Water.
• Conducting Open Water Training Presentations.

Module 2: Independent Study.
• Knowledge Development.

Module 3: Practical Application.
• Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations.
• Standards Exam.
• Dive Rescue Skills Assessment.

What You Can Teach:
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

• Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
• During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct.
• supervision of a PADI Instructor.
• Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
• Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor.
• Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses.
• Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course.
• Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water.
• Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions.
• Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

The Scuba Gear You Use:
You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

The Learning Materials You Need:
The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course.

The 23-item pack includes:

• Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster).
• IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials.
• Lesson planning slates for confined and open water.
• Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses.
• Specialty outlines for Project AWARE.
• PADI Instructor Manual.

Prerequisites:
You must :

• Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization.
• Be at least 18 years old.
• Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives.
• Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months.
• Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months.
• Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

Your Next Adventure:
Take the full Instructor Development Course to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor so you can teach and certify PADI Open Water Divers.

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

The Tribe also offer PADI Specialty Courses:

Scuba Diving With Enriched Air Nitrox • Deep Diver • Underwater Navigator • Wreck Diver • Search & Recovery Diver • Digital Underwater Photographer • Underwater Videographer • Peak Performance Buoyancy • Boat Diver Course – further details below…
PADI Specialty Diving Courses

Scuba Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no-decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

What You Learn
• Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox.
• Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations.
• Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen. exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer.

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


The PADI Recreational Sidemount course

Who should take this course?

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.

If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.

What will you learn?

Along with learning about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration, during one confined water and three open water scuba dives you’ll learn how to:

  • Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment.
  • 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.

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


The PADI Deep Diver Course

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is the opportunity to explore the deep. It’s exhilarating.

What You Learn
• Techniques for diving in the deeper range of 18-40 metres/ 60-130 feet.
• Deep scuba diving equipment considerations.
• Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four deep dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

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


The PADI Underwater Navigator Course

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

The Fun Part
Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

What You Learn
Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

You learn
• Navigation patterns.
• Natural navigation (without a compass).
• Compass navigation.
• How to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface.
• Underwater map making.
• How to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder.
• Dive site relocation.
• How to estimate distance underwater.

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


The PADI Wreck Diver Course

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

The Fun Part

The fun part of the PADI Wreck Diver course is visiting wrecks, unlocking mysteries and starting to gain the knowledge and experience that allows you to see things that others overlook. Sometimes, only the trained, experienced eye recognizes that a small hole or open door likely caused the vessel’s demise.

What You Learn

• Techniques for diving exploring shipwrecks, and how to avoid common hazards.
• How to research and learn the background of your favorite wrecks.
• Wreck scuba diving equipment considerations
• Considerations and techniques for entering intact wrecks.
• Experience in planning, organizing and making at least four wreck dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

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


The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Course

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

The Fun Part
Find lost items and lift them to the surface. It’s fun to use the lift bag. Not only are these skills fun, but very practical and ultimately useful because eventually, you’ll lose something in the water. As a Search and Recovery Diver, you’ll know how to search for and recover it.

What You Learn
• Search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and how to deal with potential problems.
• How to locate large and small objects using search patterns.
• How to use a lift bag and other recovery methods.
• Limited visibility search techniques.

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


The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.

What You Learn
• How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.
• The PADI SEA method for getting great shots quickly.
• The three primary principles for good underwater photos.

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


The PADI Underwater Videographer Course

Other than taking someone diving, there’s only one way to show someone the sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world: Video!

The Fun Part
Show your scuba vacation adventures to your friends and family. Use your editing skills to share your clips with the world through YouTube, MySpace, Facebook and more. Use your underwater videos to turn more of your friends into dive buddies.

What You Learn
The PADI Underwater Videographer Specialty course shows you how to create videos that are interesting, entertaining and worth watching again and again.

• Selecting, maintaining and caring for your underwater video equipment.
• Videography fundamentals, such as:
· exposure.
· focus.
· shot types.
· moves.
· story line.
· shot sequencing.
• The post-dive editing process where you take your raw footage and create an underwater masterpiece.

By the time you complete the course, you’ll have gone through the entire basic video production process!

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


The PADI Dry Suit Diver course

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

The Fun Part
Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

What You Learn
Gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit.

You Learn
• Dry suit buoyancy control skills.
• Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair.
• Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options.

Practical skills you’ll master in this course
• Dry Suit Familiarization.
• Safety Checks.
• Entry Techniques.
• Bubble Check.
• Buoyancy Check.
• Descent techniques.
• Fin Pivot.
• Hover.
• Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill.
• Stuck inflator emergency drill.
• Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill.
• Ascent procedure· Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface.
• Exit techniques· Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance.

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


The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally.

The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

The Fun Part
The fun part of this course is giving your dive skills a polish you may not have thought possible.

What You Learn
• How to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
• Nuances in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree
• How to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water.
• How to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position.

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


The PADI Boat Diver Course

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

The Fun Part
Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It’s fun to know what you’re doing.

What You Learn
Learn the tips, tricks and ways to :
• Dive from boats ranging from small inflatables to giant live-aboards :
• How they differ from place to place.
• Gain experience and training from diving on boats in your local area.
• Safely enter and exit the water :
• Sometimes it’s better to hand your gear up to the crew and then climb in the boat.
• sometimes you just take off your fins and weights and walk up the ladder.
• Stow your gear in the most appropriate areas.
• Use surface lines to initiate or conclude your dives.
• Locate basic boat safety equipment.

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

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