PADI Scuba Diving Courses
Interested in a try a dive? taking the plunge and learning to dive? or are an experienced scuba diver looking to develop your training and skills? Blue are based in Chorley near Preston, Lancashire and are able to offer an extensive range of PADI scuba diving courses to suit all ages and experience levels.Our reputation extends all over lancashire and greater Manchester. With Customers coming from Bolton, Blackburn, Burnley, Liverpool, Manchester, Leyland, Preston and Southport. In fact you could say Blue is the Scuba diving centre for the North West.
Blue's PADI programme of scuba diving courses.
Try a Dive
Have you ever wondered what it is like to Scuba Dive? Imagine the sensation of weightlessness and being able to breathe whilst under water. A Try Dive sessionwith Blue will allow non-divers the chance to experience the pleasure of scuba diving in the safety of a swimming pool. No previous experience is necessary!
PADI Open Water Diver
The PADI Open Water Course is the most popular diving course in the world. It's your gateway to an Underwater World! It's Easy, Fun and Adventurous.
On completion of the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will be certified to rent or use your own scuba diving equipment to dive with a buddy up to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the World, without the supervision of an instructor.
You'll be able to participate in continuing education courses such as the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and exciting PADI specialty courses such as Underwater navigation, deep diver, night diver, Underwater photography, search & recovery, medic first aid and more. Which will eventually lead you to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver, the highest amateur qualification or a Divemaster (a professional scuba Diver).
PADI Advanced Open Water
If you are a PADI Open Water Diver looking for new and exciting adventures and to extend your knowledge? The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification is the next step in your PADI training.
The Advanced open water course is about diving, planning diving and going diving and most of all enjoying diving. There are no classroom sessions, no long lectures just diving. You'll improve your diving skills, become familiar with new dive sites and be able to dive to a maximum depth of 30 meters.
The Advanced open water course will introduce you to a number of new and exciting underwater experiences. You can choose from over 15 different Adventure Dive experiences such as: night, deep, boat, navigation, photography and many more. Once you've completed 5 Adventure Dives (including the Deep and Navigation dives) then you can be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
If you're already certified as a PADI Adventure Diver, then you only need to complete 2 additional Adventure Dives (Deep and Navigation) and you will become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver!!
After completing this course successfully, the doors of many other PADI specialty courses will be opened to you.
Emergency First Response (First Aid)
The Emergency First Response course isn't specifically for diver training. It is a very good course for non-divers as well. The PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR) is designed to teach you the basics of First Aid including CPR ( Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), EAR (Expired Air Resuscitation), Shock and Emergency management and many other essential skills. This is an excellent course and it is a small price to pay for learning the skills that could save someone's life.
In addition, completing the Emergency First Response course will allow you to go further in your training and take the Rescue Diver course.
PADI Rescue Diver
The PADI Rescue diver course extends your knowledge to show you how to make diving more safe and enjoyable for others as well.
The skills learnt in this course make a scuba diver more aware of themselves and their diving companions, It teaches how to effectively prevent problem situations, and how to respond in the case of a diving emergency. Topics/skills covered include prevention of diving accidents, first aid for diving related injuries, accident management techniques, equipment considerations, assists and rescues.
PADI Master Scuba Diver
If you have completed the Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Medic First Aid courses and at least, five specialties courses, you can solicit your Master Scuba Diver certification. This certification denotes that you've reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI System of diver education and superior achievement and proficiency in dive skills, experience and underwater activities. And, mainly, you now have all the doors opened to enter the professional world of scuba diving.
The PADI Divemaster is the first step to a professional career in diving! This is the first professional qualification that is offered in the PADI scheme. This highly respected qualification is recognized all over the world and is the first step towards becoming a professional.
The course teaches the student how to assist instructors in both open and confined water teaching sessions. It also provides them with the skills needed to plan and conduct diving trips for individuals and groups. The student is required to enhance their knowledge of diving physics, physiology, diving equipment and diving environments.
PADI Speciality Courses
PADI 'Specialty' diver programs focus on the underwater activities that interest you the most and, as such, are some of the most enjoyable courses in diver education; most can be completed in one weekend. Mermaid offers you a selection from those that are the most popular including:
- Deep Diving
- Search and Recovery
- Wreck Diving
- Dry Suit
- Boat Diving
- Night Diving
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Navigation
- Underwater Photography
For more information about our PADI Scuba Diving Courses contact Blue on 01257 278766