Diver Courses



S cuba D iver (Open Water)

This is where all begins. As the first SCUBA course you will take, this is probably the most important course you will take, since it will affect the way you take further dives and courses. Here you will learn the foundations of diving equipment, basic physiology and physics and of course a lot of underwater skills! The course is great fun and provides a lot of in-water practice aside from the theoretical sessions.

The Scuba Diving Certificate can be obtained here at our Octopus Dive Centre with our experienced team of Scuba Dive Instructors in just one week! There are several ways you can take the course:

o   E-learning:  you will take the theory online at your own pace. The course has its own online educational portal and your instructor at Blue Nation will be readily available to answer all your doubts. When the theory is done you will take the practical bit with us in person. This option is ideal if you don’t have much time to  spend here.

o  Referral:  i f you have done the theory and confined water sessions somewhere else and want to complete your training with us, there is an option for you as well. All you need is a referral form issued by your instructor, send it to us and we will arrange the rest for you! A common choice for those that prefer taking training at their local dive shop and have more diving time on their holidays.

o  In-house:  do everything in person with us. Attend to the class sessions and do the practical parts all in Octopus.

By completing the Scuba Diver Course, you will be qualified to scuba dive all over the world! Individuals ages 10+ and in good physical condition may enroll in the Scuba Diver course.

Sign up to start on the next Sunday!

A dvanced S cuba D iver

This course covers more advanced diving techniques and scenarios, like underwater navigation, advanced buoyancy and propulsion, thorough dive planning etc. You will also be trained to go beyond the 18 meters mark in a safe manner hence opening the door to hundreds of new dive sites. Night diving, Underwater Navigation, drift dives, Deep dives, etc., will be now within the rich of your hand…I mean fins!

The course focus mainly on underwater practice, backed up with dive-specific theory. We will emphasize team work, procedures, usage of new equipment and fine-tuning of your underwater skills, all this to allow you to enjoy a greater variety of dives in an independent, safe manner.

This is a key course that will allow you to pursue further training in a number of specialties and more complex dives.

By going beyond the Scuba Diver level, you can:

o Learn additional skills specific to your interests

o Be more confident in and around the water

o Continue to develop your dive skills

o Better understand the aquatic world

o Dive where only divers with advanced training can

This is a great way to get more dives and experience while continuing to learn under the supervision of our Instructors.

Divers must be a minimum of 10 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as a Scuba Diver or equivalent.

Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) Diver

NITROX or EANx, they are all abbreviations for Enriched Air. As the name suggests, it’s regular air with added oxygen in the mix, which results in a lesser percentage of nitrogen.

Less nitrogen means longer bottom times and less inert gas build-up, which can also reduce considerably your surface intervals between dives. The difference can be huge, especially if you are diving several times a day, or several days on a row. If this is the case, you want to take this course. You will learn how to plan a NITROX dive, and how to correctly analyze and label an enriched air tank, among other things.

The course doesn’t require you to get wet, but we also offer a special enriched dive package, which includes the course and two dives. Take the class and see the difference for yourself!

Rescue Scuba Diver

You probably have heard that the Rescue diver course is one of the most valuable and rewarding courses that a diver can take. And it’s true.

Diving done right is a very safe activity, but case something goes south, it’s you and your buddies there the only ones readily available to fix it. Being able to transform a potentially disastrous situation into a consequence-free anecdote is probably the most important skill that a diver has.

This formation will train you in rescue techniques, in and out of the water. You will learn how to identify a potentially dangerous situation and how to react to it in the right manner, providing an effective rescue and appropriate care.

Master Scuba Diver

Gain the in-depth knowledge and experience that will distinguish you as a leader in any diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open-water dives in settings that will test skills and expand your diving capabilities and experience. Your success allows you to proudly carry the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving – the Master Scuba Diver card.

With the Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non-professional level in the diving training System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.
The Master Scuba Diver course is for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions. Divers must be a minimum of 15 years of age, in good health and must be previously certified as an Advanced Scuba Diver or equivalent.