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PADI Diving Instruction

Our staff of qualified instructors is able to provide a wide range of training for divers and non-divers alike.  We are also able to offer training in a number of different languages, contact us for details.  For more information about specific courses, read on.


Island Ventures offers the following PADI sanctioned programmes:
Experience & introductory  Certification courses  Professional Level Training
Bubblemaker Scuba Diver  
Discover Scuba Open Water Diver  
Discover Scuba Diving    
  Continuing education  
  Adventure Diver  
  Advanced Open Water  

Experience & Introductory Courses

Bubblemaker Min Age: 8 yrs Duration: ½ day
The Bubblemaker program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. If you’re eight or nine years of age, now is your chance to take the plunge with one of our PADI Instructors and go pool diving.

DisScubacol.GIF (2071 bytes) Discover Scuba Min Age: 10 yrs Duration: ½ day
If you’ve always wanted to try scuba diving – then jump in! Here’s your chance to breathe underwater in a fun, convenient session conducted in the pool by one of our PADI Instructors.

DSD1col.GIF (2764 bytes) Discover Scuba Diving Min Age: 10 yrs Duration: ¾ day
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of one of our PADI Instructor in ideal conditions, such as those found here in the Seychelles. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an open water dive.

Certification Courses


Scuba Diver

Min Age: 10yrs

Duration: 2 days

Thinking of getting certified during your holiday, but don’t want to waste time on a regular diver course? Now there’s a quick and easy program designed especially for you! This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an intense adventure in a short amount of time. The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for holiday makers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year.

Open Water Diver

Min Age: 10yrs

Duration: 4 days

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense underwater adventure.   You will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. You earn this rating in as little as 4 days !

Continuing Education

Adventure Diver

Min Age: 12 yrs

Duration: 1½ days

Want to take you diving to the next level? Well look no further! Become a PADI Adventure Diver today and start experiencing the exciting adventures the world of diving has to offer. This the perfect opportunity to gain additional experience and skills under the guidance of our PADI Instructors.
This in-water performance based program includes a total of three dives from the list below:




Aware - Fish


Search and



Peak Performance Buoyancy




Advanced Open Water

Min Age: 12 yrs

Duration: 2½ days

Looking for the ultimate adventure? You found it! PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver program fine tunes your dive skills and allows you to explore some of diving's top adventures. It's your dive - go for it!
The Advanced Open Water Diver program has something for everyone. This exciting program includes a total of five adventure dives from the following list above (must include deep and navigation dive)




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