|Courses For Beginners
If you have never tried diving before, you might want to take advantage of a free trial on our house reef, offered daily at specific times. It is free, and a fun way to get to know the underwater environment and see if diving is for you. If you enjoy the experience of breathing underwater, you will want to explore more of this exciting new environment with one of the courses described below.
|Non-Licensed Courses - Resort Diving
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD): Consists of the first theory lesson, the first swimming pool lesson, and the 1st open water dive of the PADI Open Water Course. This can be completed in 2-3 hours. After completion the student receives a certificate which counts as credit towards the Open Water Course or Scuba Diver Course (explained in Licensed Courses below). The certificate is valid for 1 year. If in the next 12 months you decide to complete the PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Course, you do not need to repeat or pay for the training sessions completed during the DSD.
Discover The Red Sea (DRS): Consists of 2 Open Water dives by boat after completing the Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Program. After completing the first lesson of the PADI Open Water Course, feel welcome to join our boat trips to dive the most famous sites of the Red Sea like Ras Mohamed National Park and the Strait of Tiran. Without certification you may dive with a private instructor (maximum 2 persons per instructor) to a maximum depth of 12 meters.
|*Licensed Courses - PADI Certification
Scuba Diver Course: Consists of the first 3 theory lessons, the first 3 swimming pool lessons, and the first 2 open water dives of the PADI Open Water Course. This can be completed in 2 days. After completion the student receives a diving license allowing them to dive with a professional Dive Master or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 meters. Without any time restrictions, it is possible to upgrade to the Open Water Certification without repeating or paying for the training sessions completed during the Scuba Diver Course.
Open Water Course: Consists of 5 theory lessons, 5 swimming pool lessons, and 4 open water dives. A final exam is given for which a minimum of 75% must be scored in order to pass. This can be completed in 4 days. After completion the student receives a diving license allowing them to dive with another certified diver to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
Referral Course: Consists of the 4 final qualifying dives in the sea. A final exam is given for which a minimum of 75% must be scored in order to pass. This can be completed in 2 days. After completion the student receives the PADI Open Water Diving License.
Upgrade from Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver: Consists of the final 2 theory lessons, final 2 swimming pool lessons, and final 2 open water dives of the Open Water Course. A final exam is given for which a minimum of 75% must be scored in order to pass. This can be completed in 2 days. After completion the student receives the PADI Open Water Diving License.
*There is an additional certification fee of 35€ charged by PADI to receive the diving license. This cannot be discounted because it is a fixed fee by PADI. As of January 1, 2006 PADI requires each student to have their own manual, and the PADI manual is 40€ if needed, and is also a fixed fee by PADI.
At Red Sea Divers International we have some of the finest diving instructors in the industry and we offer courses in the following languages:
The facilities at Red Sea Divers International centers include air-conditioned classrooms equipped with TV, video, and DVD. Each dive center is equipped with forty sets of top quality brand name equipment such as TUSA, Sherwood, Aqua-Lung, and Scuba-Pro. All Beginning Courses and the Advanced Course include diving equipment. Confined water training (swimming pool sessions) are conducted from our private beach directly in front of the diving center.