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Category : Learn to Dive

Freedive

Freediving at Porthkerris: We offer SSI, PADI and AIDA certified free diving courses, guided and fun freediving from the centre. Basic pool diver is an intro to free diving and will count toward the Level 1/ freediver programs. 1 day in the classroom and pool to learn the basics of free diving to see if the fervid courses are for you.   SSI Level 1/ PADI freediver/ AIDA 2* Learn proper breathing techniques, familiarise yourself with diaphragm breathing and take […]

PADI Open Water

The PADI Open Water course is designed as entry level course resulting in a certification enabling you to dive to a depth of 18m with any other qualified diver. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the most recognised dive qualification worldwide. The course is run over 3 days and consists of self study at home before the course (your book will be sent to you), five theory review sessions (quite short and painless if you’ve done your homework)!, four […]

Beyond Open Water

  Now you’ve completed your Open Water Diver course, what’s next? The next logical step is Advanced Open Water Diver, but you may feel you want to gain a little more experience before you do it. Or you may have qualified abroad, in clear, warm water, and want to get experience of UK diving before doing the Advanced Open Water Course. We have just the thing for you. Aimed at new Open Water divers, or those who have not yet […]

PADI Advanced Open Water

The PADI Advanced Open Water course is designed to build confidence and give students diving experience under the supervision of experienced instructors and certified PADI assistants. The course consists of 5 dives ran over 2 days giving students experience of different types of diving chosen from boat diving, deep diving, underwater navigation, wreck diving, drift diving, underwater photography (camera hire not included), fish identification and various underwater tasks to broaden students awareness and capabilities. The course qualifies students to dive to […]

PADI Rescue Diver

The best course you will ever take! The PADI Rescue Diver is run over two days and is designed to expand a diver’s knowledge and awareness of how to cope should a rescue situation arise. The course is performance based and involves self-study and theory review, along with practical exercises on the beach and in shallow water teaching essential rescue skills and developing awareness of rescue scenarios. A fun but serious course, PADI Rescue Diver is an important step in […]

PADI Divemaster

During the PADI Divemaster course you learn the knowledge and skill necessary to progress from recreational diving to the first PADI professional membership level. Instructor level academic knowledge will be developed along with watermanship and stamina. You will also develop your Scuba skills to demonstration level. The course also covers rescue procedures, underwater mapping skills, dive planning, leadership and proper response to common problems. At Porthkerris we prefer to train our Divemasters using the Internship method. This gives you genuine […]

PADI Specialities

Porthkerris offer a full range of PADI specialties if the one you are interested in is not listed below contact us for details. Dry Suit Diver Have you just bought or are thinking of buying a drysuit and want to learn how to use it safely, let us show you how. This will enhance your confidence and comfort on a dive, thereby increasing the time you are able to comfortably spend underwater. This course consists of two dives concentrating on the […]

BSAC Courses

BSAC Ocean Diver: Price £400 For those aged 12 or above and with reasonable fitness and good health, this course provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to prepare for open water diving. Over a period of 4 days, a mix of theory lessons and sheltered water sessions safely prepare the student for five open water dives which ends with the award of BSAC Ocean Diver. Maximum depth – 20m. Course includes: • Ocean Diver Manual • The Diving Manual […]

Discover Local Diving & Escorts

Discover SCUBA diving in Cornwall The PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme introduces you to SCUBA diving in a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba diving by letting you try it for yourself. Under the guidance of an experienced Instructor, you will learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment. At Porthkerris you will carry out the theory side of the course in our on-site classroom and dive […]