£250 (includes course materials and certification fee. Kit rental +£45)
What you'll learn
You’ll plan your learning path with your Scuba-Life instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives - Deep and Underwater Navigation - and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.
The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have - photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.
Beyond using basic scuba equipment which we can provide if needed, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialised gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your Scuba-Life Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as dive torch for night diving or lift bag for search and recovery diving.
Should you require a pre course 'skill check' our pool sessions typically are based at Benfield Sports Centre in Newcastle, fortnightly on a Thursday evening. For your 5 advanced open water course dives, we'll arrange to go to a local lake or in the sea.