Dive Courses/Certifications

Waidroka Dive is a full service PADI training facility. Our PADI courses range from beginner to professional level courses. Below is a list of the PADI Dive Courses Available at Waidroka Dive conducted by our professional staff of dive instructors.

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 - PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

- OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

- PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER

- RESCUE DIVER

- PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER

- PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE

 

 

 

PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING COURSE
If you’re looking for a convenient way to try scuba, look to a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience to broaden your horizons. You can jump into this program in our pool or in the ocean on one of our beautiful reefs. Why not give it a try ? Diving can change your life!

• The world’s most popular introduction to scuba diving course!
• Minimum age to participate is 10 years old.
• Discover Scuba Diving skills may be credited toward the PADI Open Water Diver certification.
• Average dive depth is 6 metres/20 feet (12 metres/40 feet is the maximum depth).
• Most Discover Scuba Diving experiences take just 4 hours.
• No equipment necessary – everything’s provided except you supply the smiles.

COURSE FEE:  $240 FJD

 

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE Learn to dive in as little as 3 days!Day 1:  Theory and confined water dives. Day 2:  Two Open Water Dives and complete any theory or confined water. Day 3:  Two Open Water Dives, final certification paperwork, and celebrate!If you have an appetite for excitement and adventure, odds are you can become an avid PADI Diver.

Minimum Age: 10 years. Students younger than 15 who successfully complete the course qualify for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.

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Physical: For safety, all students complete a brief questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive. In some areas, local laws require all scuba students to consult with a physician before entering the course.

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Water skills: Before completing the Padi Open Water Diver Course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic waterskill comfort by having you swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want. You will also float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods that you want.

Course Details: In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the open water getting the background knowledge along the way.

Course Components:
Three components:  theory, confined water training, and open water dives.

Theory: Theory can be completed at your own pace, you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI eLearning before you arrive in Fiji.  (Ask us for details.)  Or you may wish to complete your knowledge development with us which involves watching the open water course DVD, complete the 5 knowledge development sessions, and pass the open water exam.

Confined Water Training:  You will complete 5 confined water training modules in the comfort of our swimming pool.  Your instructor will demonstrate and teach you the skills and techniques necessary to become a PADI certified diver.

Open Water Dives:  At this stage you have now mastered your confined water skills and it’s time to take you skills and knowledge to the ocean.  You will enjoy four open water dives with your instructor.  While enjoying the underwater environment, you will also demonstrate your skills for your instructor.

• Equipment you’ll use during the course includes: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and wetsuit.

COURSE FEE:  $890 FJD
This includes all scuba equipment, required PADI Training Materials (Manual, RDP, Logbook), training, and boat dives.

 

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PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

Become an advanced open water diver in just two days!

Day 1:  Two tank boat dive.
Day 2:  Three tank boat dive.

Move up and experience real adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the PADI Open Water Diver level, you make five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, drift diving, wreck diving and much more. Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate non professional certification in recreational diving.

With your PADI Instructor you complete the deep and underwater navigation Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence as you build these foundational skills. Then, you choose three additional dives from more than 10 Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can go Drift diving, check out the local wrecks in the area or even fly through the ocean on a diver propulsion vehicle – all during your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

• Adventure Dive options include AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, and wreck diving.  Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course.

Course Prerequisites:
• Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
• For safety, all students complete a brief questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you’re fit to dive. In some areas, local laws require all scuba students to consult with a physician before entering the course.

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COURSE FEE:  $750 FJD
Includes instructor training and 5 boat dives.  Advanced Open Water Book may be purchased at our shop for an additional $50 FJD or you may opt to buy and read in advance.  Rental gear is available.  Please bring your certification card, log book, RDP and wheel.  If you do not have an RDP or Wheel, these can be purchased in our dive shop.

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PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken. You’ll cover:
• Self-rescue and diver stress
• Emergency management and equipment
• Panicked diver response
• In-water rescue breathing protocols
• Egress (exits)
• Dive accident scenarios

COURSE FEE:  $875 FJD
Includes training materials, confined and open water dives, certification fees.

 

PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER COURSE

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before. Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction. You earn it by diving it, writing your ticket to endless adventure through the experience and training that set you apart as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you’ve reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you’ve acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

Course Prerequisites:
• Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 50
• Minimum qualifications: PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 12 years old, five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.
Want it. Live it. Dive it. Master Scuba Diver.

COURSE FEE:  FJ$ Varies by specialty choice.
Includes instructor training, boat dives, and certification fees.

 

PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational 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.

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. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

• Knowledge Development: 12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training.

Prerequisites:
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives, 18 years old.

Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster

Materials You’ll Need:
•  PADI Divemaster Manual
• Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and RDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Diving Knowledge Workbook
• Divemaster Slates
• PADI Divemaster Video
• Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters.
Take charge of your adventure. Become a PADI Divemaster.

COURSE FEE:  $POA

Includes course materials, confined water training, open water training, hands on experience with crew.