The more comfortable you are the more enjoyable your dives will be, so if you’re not there yet, we help you out by giving you a couple of swimming lessons or classes, which will help improve your skills and confidence ahead of your course.
As this is a generic swimming course, it has no age requirement. Yet, this is not a PADI training or official program, but you must be at least 8 years old to enroll. This will allow you to obtain adequate swimming skills and comfort in the water to prepare you for your scuba training. No prior experience is required.
What kind of gear do you need when you’re just getting started? Not too much. Here’s all you need to start:
- Swimsuit .
- Backpack (to store your stuff).
- Swim Cap.
- Swim Foam Pool Noodles.
In our basic swimming course we teach you the least you need to know to be able to perform the PADI standards requirement in regards to the water surface skills, including, but not limited to swimming safety rules, acclimation, submersion, kicking, back-float, front-float, breath control, jumping in, dog paddle, dive and rise, threading water, straight kick, freestyle breathing, freestyle stroke.
Again, please note that this course objective aims at preparing you with the basic knowledge to perform the PADI scuba water surface skills requirement. You will need to complete a 200 meters swim – this can be any stroke and isn’t timed, so you can take your time. You’ll also need to float for ten minutes – you can do this laying on your back or by treading water. Finally, you’ll complete some basic snorkelling skills. The most important thing is your level of comfort in the water.