How do I become a certified diver in Ireland?

How do I become a certified diver in Ireland?

At Oceandivers you can become a qualified diver by completing the PADI Open Water course, move on to the PADI Advanced certificate and then Rescue Diver and even progress to become a PADI Instructor. Our Oceandivers Club also organise trips and travel to the most amazing dive locations around the world.

Is PADI certification good for life?

Will my certification expire? No, your certification will not expire. As an PADI Open Water Diver, your certification is good for life. If you do not actively participate in scuba for an extended period of time, however, it’s a good idea to refresh your skills through the PADI ReActivate class.

Is Ireland good for scuba diving?

Exotic is in the eye of the beholder but in Ireland from the west coast of Cork all the way up the western seaboard to Donegal, we have some of the finest locations for scuba diving on the planet.

How do I become a qualified diver?

You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your PADI Instructor will assess this 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.

How long does it take to do PADI?

The number of dives needed to complete the course means it can take anywhere between six weeks and six months to attain the certification.

How long is PADI certification good for?

Your PADI certification never expires; but if you haven’t been diving in a while, it’s better to be over-prepared than risk a problem because you forget something important. Dive shops also appreciate seeing a recent ReActivated date on your certification card.

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Where can I scuba dive in Ireland?

Seven Must-Dive Sites in Ireland

  • MV Kowloon Bridge. Twitter Kowloon Bridge.
  • Dublin Bay. As you drift dive around the local reefs, keep your eye out for the local grey seals.
  • Blasket Island. A grey seal inside a wave about to break on the beach of Blasket Island, Ireland.
  • Diamond Rocks.
  • Fanore.
  • Torrey Island.
  • Killary Fjord.

Where can you go snorkeling in Ireland?

Best snorkeling spots in Ireland

  • Sandy’s Garden in Sligo.
  • Lough Hyne marine lake.
  • Derrynane Harbour.
  • Kilkee bay.
  • Mulroy Bay in Donegal.
  • White Strand and Cove Harbour in Castlecove in Kerry.
  • Silver Strand in Malin Beg in Donegal.
  • Streamstown Bay and Connemara.

Can you snorkel in Ireland?

Ireland’s Blueway is made up of five coastal sites in County Galway and County Mayo, which allow for exploring some of the most beautiful of coastlines. Snorkelling is a very family-friendly sport, although it is an enchanting and mesmerising experience for all those involved.

How hard is PADI?

So, to answer the question, “Is the PADI Open Water certification hard?”, the answer is that realistically, it is not hard at all. The average person can easily learn to dive but on the way, they will have to address psychological issues.