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discover scuba diving

Do you need to experience what it´s like in the water first before doing a course? We choose shallow areas and dive in a fully controlled environment.

We explain what the basic principles of diving are and only dive in shallow areas and in a fully controlled environment. This course allows you to experience what diving really is.

The first part is theory based, in which we see how to use the equipment and learn various security concepts. Then, we practice some skills in the water and dive to a depth of 12 metres.

85€


· duration: 1 day
· includes: 1 theory class and 2 water sessions

Who can join the course?

There are no requirements. You just need to be older than 18. Children over the age of 10 are allowed as long as they are accompanied by an adult relative.

Is it necessary to bring equipment?

We provide all the necessary equipment.

Is it dangerous?

Cinema and television have created an unfounded fear of the ocean and the deep sea. Recreational diving is considered to be one of the safest extreme sports.

How long does a dive last?

Between 30 and 50 minutes, it varies from one person to another.

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course

open water

If you haven´t already been diving, this is where you should start. You will become an open water diver, able to dive to a depth of 18 metres.

The Open Water is the course that will allow you to obtain your first certificate as a diver. In this course you will understand the basic concepts of diving and the material we use. We will study the effect that water pressure exerts on our body and on the air we breathe. We provide you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to dive calmly and safely to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

To pass the course, you will need to do some knowledge tests. The content of these tests comes from what is taught in the classroom and from your e-learning material. You will carry out skill-based drills in confined waters and dives in open waters.

370€


· duration: 3 days
– includes: 2 theory lessons, confined water session and 4 open water dives.

Who can join the course?

Any person over the age of 18, or from the age of 12, if you are accompanied by a relative who can swim 200 meters without assistance.

Is it necessary to take equipment?

We provide all the necessary equipment.

How many metres can I go down during the course?

As long as you are over the age of 15, you can dive at a maximum depth of 18 metres during the course. If you are aged between 10 and 15, the maximum depth is 12 metres.

What certification will I get?

Open Water Diver by Padi (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

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course

advanced open water

This course is designed to improve your skills and gain confidence underwater. You will increase your depth limit up to 30 metres.

The main idea of this course is to start diving with more ease. You will stop being aware of your float or fins as you start to master these skills effortlessly.

The course consists of 5 dives or adventures; two of which, Depth and Navigation, are mandatory. With the Depth adventure, you learn everything you need in order to safely dive to 30 metres. With the Navigation adventure, you learn to use the compass and take reference points in your dive to know where you are at all times.

For the remaining dives, you can choose between floatability, current diving, boat diving, nocturnal diving or fish identification. We always recommend choosing the floatability dive as this dive allows you to really understand what floatability is and as a result, you will adopt an optimal posture when diving.

310€


· duration: 2 days
– includes: 5 theory sessions and 5 sessions in the water

 

Who can join the course?

Those people who have obtained the certification of Open Water Diver (equivalent to 1 star diver)

Is it necessary to take equipment?

We provide all the necessary equipment.

What is the difference between Open Water and Advanced Open Water?

The Advanced Open Water Diver is a step up from the initial level certification as a beginner diver. A major difference is that the depth limit increases from 18 to 30 metres.

What certification will I get?

Advanced Open Water Diver by Padi (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

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speciality course

deep diving

This course offers all the theory and practice you need to increase your depth to 40 metres; the recreational diving limit.

When deep diving, there are several important security considerations that we must learn before reaching greater depths.

This speciality course offers all the theory and practice you need to safely dive to a depth of 40 metres.

250€


· duration: 2 days
– includes: 2 theory sessions and 4 sessions in the water

Who can join the course?

Those people who have obtained the certification of Open Water Divers (equivalent to 1 Star Diver) and at least 3 adventures from the Advanced Open Water Diver course.

Is it necessary to take equipment?

We provide all the necessary equipment.

How can I dive beyond 40 metres?

In order to dive beyond a depth of 40 metres, specific technical diving training is required. This form of diving requires specific equipment and training that is not available in recreational diving.

What certification will I get?

Deep diver by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

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speciality course

enriched air Nitrox

On this course you learn the necessary considerations required to dive with enriched air, commonly known as Nitrox.

In recreational diving we can use air and enriched air in our dives.

In this course we will dive with enriched air, which is commonly known as Nitrox. We will discover how, when and why we use enriched air in our dives. As a result, you will be able to dive with Nitrox wherever you go, extending bottom time and reducing surface intervals when needed.

230€


· duration: 1 day
· includes: 1 theory class and 2 water sessions

Who can join the course?

Those people who have obtained the certification of Open Water Diver (equivalent to 1 star Diver)

Is it necessary to take equipment?

We provide all the necessary equipment.

What certification will I get?

Nitrox Diver by Padi (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

course

EFR + Rescue Diver

A rescue Diver should know how to rescue a diver in trouble, take them to a safe place and evaluate them for additional treatment. Through the Emergency First Response, you will acquire the knowledge required to act in such an emergency.

Emergencies within recreational diving are scarce. Even so, and although diving is an increasingly safe sport, rescue divers are necessary. Some of the complications they may need to deal with are the loss of air or the inability to access it, becoming trapped, exhaustion or unconsciousness.

This course will make a big difference in your career as a diver. Not only do you improve your skills but also optimize your own self -management when you dive and learn to anticipate problems while you watch over the safety of other classmates.

During this course, the EFR or Emergency First Response is also covered, through which you acquire the knowledge and skills required to act in an emergency situation which needs, for example, CPR or to stem the flow of blood.

520€


· duration: 4 days
· includes: 4 theory sessions and 5 sessions in the water

Who can join the course?

Those people who have obtained the certification of Advanced Open Water Diver (Equivalent to 2 stars Diver).

Is it necessary to take equipment?

We provide all the necessary equipment.

What certification will I get?

Rescue Diver by Padi (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) + EFR Primary and Secondary Care.

course

divemaster

Becoming a professional diver is not a complicated task. With time and the right attitude, you can achieve it with ease.

All of us at Makara have been through the same process as you are about to go through. We know what it is to want to feel safe underwater and to be well taken care of as you take your first step to becoming a professional diver.

· duration: 5 weeks
· includes: theory sessions and 5 sessions in the water

 

I want more information

fundives

There are two dives every day and a third if night diving is involved. The price includes travel costs, government taxes and the rental of material.

How many days are you planning to dive for?

1 dive

- 40€

1 day

2 dives

- 70€

1 day

6 dives

- 195€

3 days

8 dives

- 250€

4 days

10 dives

- 300€

5 days

night dive

- 40€

includes torch

refresh

- 45€

Has it been over 6 months since you last dived??

Prices include full equipment hire, transport to the dive sites and guide.

daytrips

daytrip

SS Thistlegorm + Ras Mohammed

When coming to Dahab, it´s hard not to think about this boat. The SS Thistlegorm is the 46-metre-long vessel lying at the bottom of The Red Sea, with probably one of the best-preserved wrecks in the world.

With the Mediterranean occupied by the forces of the Axis, the safest route to deliver supplies to the British army was to circle Africa and come up through the Red Sea. On October 6th, 1941, the Thistlegorm waited for its turn to pass through the Suez channel but was intercepted by German bombers who were looking for The Queen Mary, another ship transporting British troops. Two bombs entered through the bridge and exploded, causing the rapid sinking of the ship.

To visit the charger, two dives are needed. The third dive takes place in the Ras Mohammed National Park; known as The Red Sea Garden. Ras Mohammed was the first Marine National Park in Egypt and is the best preserved.

200€


· Requirements: advanced open water diver and at least one previous check dive in Dahab.
· Duration: 1 day
· Included: transfer, breakfast, lunch, equipment, permits, fees, 3 dives, 3 dives
daytrip

Gabr el Bint

This is the only diving point in Dahab where we enter the water directly from the boat. It takes roughly an hour to get there.

The coral reef here is practically intact, so there is a high marine biodiversity. It is where we observe pelagic species and some of the healthiest gorgonian corals in The Red Sea.

A valley full of coral heads attracts numerous species of reef, dense schools of colourful anthias and glassfish; to name just a few of the species.

120€


· duration: 1 day
· requirements: open water diver
· Included: transfer, breakfast, lunch, permits, equipment, 2 dives

daytrip

Ras Abu Galum

In the Ras Abu Galum National Park, located in the south of the Sinai Peninsula, you are able to appreciate an authentic Bedouin lifestyle.

This area is characterized by its closeness to both the high mountains and to the beaches. The Ras Abu Galum protectorate was founded in order to protect the coral reefs here.

Totally isolated from mass tourism, the nature reserve offers 6 different diving sites. When diving, you enter a huge, bright coral garden and get the chance to see turtles, manta rays, octopuses, mind-blowing sea sponges and large pinnacles inhabited by countless reef fish.

Access is by boat.

120€


· requirements: open water diver
· duration: 1 day
· including: transfer, food, equipment, permits, 2 dives, 2 dives

diving travels

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Red Sea | South Thrills

We will travel to the southern part of the Red Sea, where we will find a region with a peculiar charm. Giant coral reefs emerge majestically from the depths, as if to impress all the living creatures that come here looking for their daily ration of food and some shelter.

Philippines | Malapascua

Next spring we are going to the warm waters of the Philippines, where we will dive with thresher sharks in very special conditions and characteristics.

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    We provide experiences which develop a greater understanding of the ocean, generating a positive change in the way we interact with it.

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