Learning to Dive

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Free Pool Trial

If you want a quick go in the pool just to experience breathing underwater, viewing through a mask and having a swim around to see what all the fuss is about then that can be arranged most days. Ask at the counter about our free pool trials and what they involve. Our year round heated pool means you won't even need a wetsuit. It's great fun, easy to do and the perfect first step towards doing a proper scuba dive in the sea.

Introduction Dive

Scuba diving is so far removed from everyday life that your first dip in the sea is something you’ll never forget. You can fly without wings, hover motionless without falling and defy gravity in any manner you wish when you’re...

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At Sinai Blues we use the PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) method. The PADI organisation has been in existence since 1967 and certifies around half a million divers each year. It is one of the, if not the, most well known diving association, meaning that by taking one of their courses, you will receive a license that is recognised globally and is valid for life.

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PADI Avanced Open Water Diver

This is one of the most popular courses going for newly qualified divers. It is important to state that the word ‘Advanced’ doesn’t mean ‘difficult’ but simply advancing-on to the next stage. Some have confused its description as indicating an experienced diver program but the opposite is often true. Essentially, when a student graduates from the Open Water course they will have had pool training and just four dives in the sea. They may continue to build experience in the shallows and in tame conditions but this may be time-consuming and restrictive to some who just want to ‘get out there’ and dive with others who are already enjoying the rewards of the great dive sites around the world.

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How does it work?


After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you check your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.


What online courses are currently available?


  • PADI Open Water Diver Course Online - available in English, Russian, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Dutch
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Online - English
  • Enriched Air Diver Course Online - English, Japanese
  • Digital Underwater Photographer Course Online - English
  • Scuba Tune-up...

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Is scuba diving safe?


Scuba diving can be simple and easy. It’s as safe as you want it to be and the ability of the person and centre who teach you. Until you learn to dive and gain experience then you won’t necessarily know what safe is. It’s not just about avoiding drowning or getting decompression sickness; you can injure your ears, lungs and sinuses or cut yourself against coral or marine life if you leave training to chance, act foolishly or take unnecessary risks. Choose an instructor and dive centre like you would choose any other professional person – by reputation, experience and attitude.

Under an experienced watchful eye and a professionally structured course then YOU will...