Discover Scuba Diving

Not sure if you are ready to commit to taking a dive course? The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program allows you to try the basics and see if diving is for you!

Duration: 2x Half a Day
Prerequisites: No diving experience needed, swimming skills required. A medical statement must be reviewed prior to starting the program. The answers to all the questions must be negative otherwise clearance by a diving physician is required.

Price: 150$

Additional dive 50$ (You can decide on the boat if you wish to do the second dive)

Day 1: You meet your instructor in the afternoon at 2:30 or 3:30pm. Together you will go through the basic dive theory necessary to dive. This includes information about pressure change, equalization, equipment use and general diving knowledge. It’s then time to enter the pool and get comfortable with the equipment and being in the water. Here you will also practice the most important skills involved in diving and swimming with scuba equipment.

Duration: 1 – 2 hours.

Day 2: We meet at the dive center at 8:30am. You and your instructor get geared up and head to the boat ready to dive. The maximum depth for the dives is 12 meters. There is no requirement to reach 12 meters and the dive can easily be conducted at a shallower depth. This generally depends on the conditions and comfort level of the diver. The dive normally lasts around 50 minutes depending on your air consumption.
After the first dive you can decide to do an additional dive (for the additional fee of $50). If you don’t want to do the extra dive, you can enjoy snorkeling at the second site with a  guide. This is included in the price of the course!

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving is not a certification course. It is the chance to experience the pleasures of scuba diving and see the amazing marine life of Mnemba Atoll.

Open Water E-learning

Duration: 3 days
Prerequisites: No diving experience needed, swimming skills required. The medical statement needs to be reviewed and the answers to all the questions must be negative, otherwise you need to be cleared by a diving physician. Open Water certification to a maximum depth of 18 meters obtained after completion of the course.

You need to complete the theory part of the course online, prior to arrival.  This is an additional fee paid directly to PADI and not included in the price stated below. E-learning can be done on a computer or touchpad. You can purchase the e-learning by following this link:

https://www.padi.com/elearning-scuba-registration/default.aspx?irra=23606

This is payable directly to PADI. The remainder of the course is completed with us at the below rate.

Price: 370$

Once you have finished your PADI Open Water course, why not continue with some diving, just for fun!

Day 1: Pool session –  5 confined water dives, normally completed in one session. You will meet your instructor in the morning at 9am and be talked through equipment & it’s set-up. After receiving a thorough briefing, you will start with the pool session. If all the skills are successfully completed in one go, the pool session will conclude around 2 – 2:30pm. If  more time is needed to master the skills, this might be divided into a morning and an afternoon session. The duration of the confined session can depend on the number of students and how quickly they master the skills.

Day 2: Along with your instructor you will go out on the boat and conduct two open water  dives. Underwater you will practice skills which you learned in the pool the previous day. For the first day the maximum depth of the two dives is 12 meters.

Day 3: You and your instructor go out on the boat and conduct the last two open water dives. Underwater you will practice skills which you learned in the pool the first day. The maximum depth of the last two dives will be 18 meters.

Basic water survival skills need to be conducted during the course: 200m swim, 10 min float and a skin dive. A quick review of the theory will also be conducted prior to certification.

This certification allows you to dive to the depth of 18 meters with a buddy with equal or higher certification.

Advanced Open Water

Duration: 2 – 3 days
Prerequisites: Open Water certification or equivalent certification from another diving association

Advanced Open Water E-learning is also possible. You need to complete the theory part of the course online, prior to arrival. This can be done on a computer or touchpad. We will provide you with a link to the theory when you book your course with us. (Not all of the Adventure Dives are available in E-learning)

Price: 470$

The Advanced Open Water course consists of 5 Adventure Dives. Two dives are mandatory: Deep Dive (30m) and Underwater Navigation. You can  choose the other 3 adventure dives from: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift Dive, Search and Rescue, Boat Dive etc.  (Not all Adventure Dives are available at Dive Point Zanzibar. Contact us to find out if we offer the course you are interested in)

For each adventure dive you must complete a knowledge review and skills underwater. You and your instructor go out on the boat and follow the standard dive program. Either on the 1st or 2nd day, you will do a third dive. This will take place after the second dive, or in the afternoon on a separate trip.

Advanced Open Water certification allows you to: dive to the depth of 30 meters, with a buddy with equal or higher certification. Each adventure dive counts as a credit towards the relevant Speciality Course.

If you would like to enquire about such course, contact us.

Rescue Diver + EFR

Duration: 4 days.
Prerequisites: Advanced Open water, or and equivalent certification from another association.

Complete the Rescue Diver theory with the E-learning. This is to be completed online, prior to arrival and can be done on a computer or Touchpad. When you book with us, we will provide you with a link to the theory.

Price: 550$

Day 1: EFR – You need to complete an Emergency First Response course. If you already have such a certification, this must have been completed in the last year and proof provided.
Day 2: Going over the theory and practicing skills in the pool.
Day 3: Out on the boat for two dives during which your practice the necessary skills.
Day 4:  A final day on the boat for two dives to practice the skills & scenarios.

Rescue Diver certification allows you to: master very important safety and rescue skills. It is also a prerequisite for anyone interested in pursuing Divemaster certification.