PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the World’s leading international scuba diver training body for recreational diving. As a PADI dive Center Fab Dive Center offers courses of all levels, for those who want to discover scuba diving, through to those who are ready to progress to dive master.
Discover Scuba Diving
The Discovery Scuba Dive is for those who are not certified divers and want to enjoy the wonder of the underwater World. It takes half a day and consists of two 45 minutes dives. It’s not a certification but it will give you a taste of what diving is like. It requires no previous diving knowledge but divers must have no current medication conditions such as a cold, asthma and ear problems. First of all, we will explain the basic principles of scuba diving (45 minutes). Then we go into shallow water (2 meters) where our experienced instructor will show you how to manage the regulator (breathing device) and will make sure you are confident to do this before starting the dive. At Fab Dive Center, our main concern is the safety and well-being of our divers, so we take the time and assurance to make sure that divers are comfortable before they enter the water. The maximum depth of this dive is 12 meters and it will last between 30 – 50 minutes, depending on the diver.
PADI Open Water
Have you already tried diving and fallen in love with the underwater world? Then become a PADI Open Water diver and dive anywhere in the world, to depths of 18 meters. The Open Water dive certification is available for anyone aged above 10 years old. The PADI Open Water is a three day course which starts with theory in the air-conditioned classroom area at the Fab Dive Center. Two of these days are in the water, first there is the lesson in confined water to learn the 24 skills. Then, two dives at 12 meters in the clear and vibrant waters of Amed. On the last day, divers will be able to dive in Tulamben on the famous USAT Liberty Wreck and at the drop off of Tulamben, both going to a depth of 18 meters.
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PADI Advance Open Water
For those who want to diversify their diving adventures, the PADI Advance Open Water certificate allows divers to go deeper into the marine World. This course is for Open Water divers, from 12 years old (Junior, specific depth limit). The course lasts for two days and you must pass two types of specific specialties, deep diving and underwater navigation. After this, you have to pass three more specialities of your choice; the highly recommended diving buoyancy exercise (peak performance buoyancy), wreck diving, night diving, drift diving, underwater photography and videography etc …
The Advance Open Water takes 2-3 days and goes to a maximum depth of 30 meters.
PADI Rescue Diver
Learn lifesaving skills and become an expert in the safety of those diving around you in the PADI Rescue Diver course. For this course you need to have passed all the previous PADI courses, be at least 12 years of age and hold a first aid certificate within the last two years. The Rescue Diver course takes 3-4 days and concentrates on dive emergency scenarios.
EFR (Emergency First Response)
If you are tempted by diving adventures but do not have a first aid certificate then you can take the independent EFR course which combines theory and practice applicable to everyday life.
If you want to be more of an expert in the art of Scuba Diving then the Divemaster training is for you. Divers wishing to undertake the Divermaster certification must be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, be at least 18 years old and have 60 logged dives as well as an EFR (Emergency First Response) Certificate with the last two years. Documents required are the divers logbook to prove a minimum of 60 logged dives, a medical certificate with assurance from a Doctor that the diver is able to become a professional diver. During the three weeks – one month days of training, your instructor will accompany you in developing theoretical knowledge of diving skills. After completing the Divemaster training you can guide certified divers and Open Water students (except the first dive), assist a PADI Instructor in training courses, teach certain PADI programmes (Discover Snorkelling, Scuba Review, Skin Diver Course). If you then become a Discover Scuba Diving Leader you can also lead a part of this course.
If you’d like to concentrate on developing speciality skills then Fab Dive Center is the place to do this in Bali: Enriched Air Diver (one dive), to understand how Enriched Air (Nitrox) allows us to stay longer underwater by reducing the risk of decompression sickness. Night Diver (one dive), to explore the nightlife of coral reefs, know the procedures and equipment needed for night diving. Deep Diver (one dive), up to 30 meters, to discover the mysteries of the deep and get to know the effects of deep immersion, before you venture out your own. Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver (one dive), because what really makes the difference between an experienced diver and a beginner is the ability to control buoyancy. Learn to move under water exactly as you want to, without having to even think about it. Underwater Naturalist (one dive), to FINALLY, put a name to the inhabitants of the seabed and understand their interactions at the heart of their ecosystem. These specialties each lead to a specific certification, each course making you a specialist in your chosen field. If all five specialities are completed they make up the highest qualification in non-professional diving: The Master Scuba Diver.