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Cyprus Diving Center

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Duration

3-4 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The Cyprus Diving Centre is a diving center based in Pernera, Cyprus, offering a wide range of services and PADI Courses. We are dedicated to providing our visitors with the best tuition possible in a safe, relaxed, and controlled environment. We fully understand the needs and requirements of divers which is why we are happy to tailor courses and diving activities individually, to suit your requirements. For more information on our courses, please visit our website www.cyprus-divingcentre.com. And if you would like more information or would simply like to discuss any aspect of diving, do not hesitate to contact us.

Discover Scuba Diving in Cyprus-a very special experience

​ Are you fascinated by the underwater world? Ever wanted to know what it feels like to be weightless? Experience the feeling of breathing underwater? Or just swim with the fish? Then the PADI Discover Scuba Diving – trial dive with us in Ayia Napa / Protaras is the perfect excursion for you.

After a theoretical introduction and some paperwork, we go straight to the sea. We don’t bother you with a swim in a pool first, because the conditions at Green Bay allow us to take you directly into the sea and show you the underwater world immediately. In Cyprus, we are proud to have an underwater paradise which a lot to offer you, and if you are lucky enough you may catch a glimpse of one of our resident Turtles or Seahorses.

In addition, we can credit this dive directly to the training, should you decide to do your diving training (PADI Open Water Diving Course) with us straight away.

​The ‘Discover Scuba Diving course is the perfect way for anyone to experience the thrill of scuba diving. It is generally the first step that most divers take and is all done in a relaxed and enjoyable environment and really is a great experience for all individuals who take part.

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Itinerary

Meeting Point

We offer pickup services in the region of Ayia Napa, Protaras, and Pernera. We collect you directly from the accommodation's reception and drive you to our dive center in Pernera. If your hotel is right next to our diving school, you can of course come to us on foot or by car.

Welcome

On arrival at the diving school, you will meet your diving instructor who will ensure your comfort on our premises. You will then be required to fill out the obligatory paperwork. And of course, you also get something to drink from us (NO ALCOHOL).

Theory

Afterward, there will be time for your theory input with your diving instructor. Here among other things, you will learn,
... how pressure equalization works
... what equipment you need for diving
... how we move underwater
... how we protect the underwater world and why

Equipment

Now it's all about finding the right equipment for you. We have a large selection of sizes on BCDs, wetsuits, fins, and masks. You will find a separate WC with enough space to change and as soon as we have everything together, we load the equipment onto our vehicle and drive to the dive site.

Shallow Water

Upon arrival at the dive site, we help with your equipment. A secondary check is made to ensure that everything is in order and more importantly safe for the dive. Then it's straight into the sea! The point of entry into the dive site is calm and clear and only on standing depth. Here we will slowly get used to breathing underwater. We are happy to take a little more time here as it is very important to us that you feel comfortable and that all questions are answered.

Diving

As soon as you feel comfortable we ask you to give us the OK sign and then we slowly dive out of the bay. Here too, we do everything step by step. The bay drops gradually, which allows us to slowly dive deeper along the bottom. We don't need to reach a certain depth. Remember at all times, this is your dive and you may, of course, tell us to stop anytime if you don't feel comfortable descending or don't feel safe for whatever reason. There is a lot to discover even on a shallow dive. However, if you feel comfortable, we will dive to a maximum depth of 10 meters, where you will find an idyllic spot for the perfect photo opportunity. This area is filled with statues to admire and pose with. From this point on, we move slowly back around and begin the ascent back into the bay.

Conclusion

Back at the diving school, we will take a break of 5 minutes to have a drink and a snack and discuss your experience. We additionally offer photos and a video we took from your dive, to remember your experience with us. If you feel a bit peckish, you can visit our connected restaurant The Tipsy Turtle for a drink or a delicious meal.
By then we are confident you will be as fascinated by diving as we are. You have the option of obtaining the PADI Open Water Diver license, for which we will count your trial dive.
We will then be happy to drive you back to the hotel.

Included/Excluded

  • All scuba diving equipment & Gear
  • Theory taught by one of our instructors
  • Dive to maximum 12 meters
  • Transfer from your accommodation (Pernera, Protaras, Ayia Napa)

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FAQs

Is there an age restriction?
Yes, for the discover scuba dive the minimum age is 10 years old.
How do i get to you?
We include transportation from your accommodation in the Pernera, Protaras, or Ayia Napa region. We will come to pick you up directly at the reception or holiday apartment and of course, bring you back again.
What do I learn in theory and is there an exam?
The most important question for you in advance: No, there is no test that you have to pass during a trial dive.
During the theory part, we will familiarize you with the diving equipment, so that you are aware of what will be provided by us. We also go through some general diving theories such as the pressure difference, the heat conduction of water, how we can communicate underwater, and other interesting parts of diving. What is never neglected by us, is the protection of the underwater world and what we can do as divers, to protect it while diving.
Do I need my own equipment?
No, of course not. You don't need to buy or bring any equipment. However, if you have your own mask, you are welcome to bring it with you. We will check beforehand whether it is a diving mask or snorkel mask (yes, there are differences). Otherwise, we offer you everything you need for your diving adventure in Cyprus. We offer you the highest equipment that is regularly maintained.
Equipment required for diving:
Diving mask, breathing regulator, vest, wetsuit, fins, and booties, lead and a diving bottle filled with air.
We show you exactly what all this is in the theory session.
Do we dive from the boat or from the shore?
We are very lucky here in Cyprus that we have dive sites right on the shore. The most famous dive site is Green Bay in Protaras which is only a few minutes away from our dive school. Green bay is a natural pool-like site protected by waves or currents, with standing water depth. Giving us the advantage of practicing our exercises perfectly and then gradually starting our dive from shore. This means you can get used to breathing underwater at a slow and gradual pace.
How long is the dive and can I dive alone?
The dive lasts between 20 and 30 minutes depending on how much air you need and how comfortable you are. We also spend another 10 to 20 minutes in shallow water where we do our exercises.
You will never be alone during the dive, but will always be accompanied by at least one instructor. We will take over a large part of the tasks for you so that you can concentrate fully on the fascinating underwater world. However, you will take on some basic tasks such as controlling your air consumption (of course we will keep a constant eye on it), balancing the pressure, and communicating with us.
Do I have a license after the trial dive?
No - trial diving is not an education. However, your trial dive for training can count towards the PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Scuba Diver training.
Can I come for a second try dive?
Yes of course, and we will do a special offer for you. Just ask your instructor about the trial dive. However, if you liked it so much, depending on the time available, we recommend taking the PADI Scuba Diver (1 to 2 days) or the PADI Open Water Diver (3 to 4 days).

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