Learn to Scuba Dive or Upgrade Your Dive Skills
Scuba diving or free diving has been the main focus of the team’s lives here at Infinite Blue since 2004. Whether diving, educating, or introducing new divers to the incredible experiences below the ocean surface, we have been doing so with advocacy for the environment at the fore. Our vegan and plant-based mission is a vital part of this advocacy and has been a personal challenge as we have scuba-dived our way around the globe.
We are here to help you wonderful people experience the incredible fun of diving in an inclusive way, while learning about, helping, and giving back to the environment. Come, get down with us and show that vegan divers don’t live on french fries alone! The veggie or health curious are welcome too 🙂
You have probably heard someone talking about getting their PADI or PADI certification. Possibly, you already have yours and wish to dive deeper into scuba diving with a PADI Advanced Open Water certification. Maybe you are trying to decide which diving system is right for you. Perhaps the freedom of diving without tank appeals, and you’d like to give freediving a shot. We are here to help.
Here, you will find a carefully curated group of highly professional, environmentally conscious and inclusive scuba diving centres with whom we have a close personal relationship. We have probably taught at most of them ourselves at some time or have other strong professional connections. We can ensure you will be in the best care as you embark on your incredible underwater adventure.
We guarantee that while you are taking a SCUBA diving course with any of our partners here, your vegan or plant-based needs will be well met. You will learn about the precious marine environment how best to conserve it, and have a fantastic time that will change your life. From here on in, you will ask, where is the best time to dive right now? Where can I dive with manta rays and whale sharks!? How can I do more to protect the planet’s invaluable coral reefs?
Teagan and I have taught diving courses from those just beginning or wanting to give it a try to PADI Advanced courses or Nitrox diving, up to dive instructors and specialty dive course instructors. We are ready to answer any of your questions regarding either scuba diving or free diving courses. Just give us a shout.
The PADI Open Water Diver course takes between two and a half to four days. This will depend on your time, and how your course is structured. If you are planning on traveling to take your course and use PADI e-learning, then you can spend most of your time in the water, and much less in the classroom.
The PADI standards state that you should be able to maintain yourself on the water’s surface for ten minutes and swim 200 metres. This is without any buoyancy assistance. If you are not super confident in the water, it may be a good idea to get some time in at a local pool before your course. If you are participating in a discovery-type dive, there are no swimming requirements.
For a PADI Open Water Certification, you will need to complete knowledge development sections with an overall exam, confined water sessions in the pool or other calm, appropriate water areas, and four open water dives. Get in touch for more details.
Yes, you can wear contact lenses during your SCUBA diving course. You should not have any problem, even during the mask skills, although you will learn when to close your eyes and open them again with the help of your instructor.
Sometimes, divers who wear contact lenses prefer prescription masks. For more info about these, get in touch.
How deep you will dive during your SCUBA course depends on which one you are taking, the conditions at the time, and depth limits exist for each. For example, the PADI Open Water depth limit is 18 metres, whereas the PADI Advanced Open Water limit is 30 metres.
We arrange both learn-to-dive and stay packages with full-board inclusive plant-based meals or independent courses in locations where vegan or plant-based eating is readily available. We also include the opportunity for extra environmental learning if you wish to understand more about conserving the ocean.
You will see many incredible things you had never imagined seeing in quite this way during your course. What exactly that is will depend on where you decide to take your course. One location may have more of certain species of fish or corals than others. Fire us a message, and we can go into more detail about what you may encounter over your scuba course.
This usually depends on how many students have enrolled in the course, although limitations exist. The general rule is eight students to one instructor. We work with dive shops and resorts that maintain lower ratios than this to ensure your comfort and to reduce possible negative impacts on the environment.
Which scuba diving course you can take will depend on your current experience level. If you are beginning your underwater adventure, then an Open Water course or perhaps a discovery dive if you would like to give it a go, and see if it is for you. Once you have your beginning certification, a whole world of different courses catering to many interests is open to you.
From Nitrox diving to underwater photography, wreck diving to fish identification, night diving to drift diving…The list goes on. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for an idea of what is available to you and your dive experience level.
You don’t need to bring your equipment during your beginning scuba courses; this will be provided for you by the dive centre. You may already have personal equipment that you are comfortable with; by all means, bring this along. As you progress with your scuba life, you will undoubtedly purchase more personal equipment, which you can use in advanced or specialty courses.
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