Don’t stop at Open Water! This is just the start of your adventure… Once you are certified as an Open Water Diver, the underwater world is really your oyster. Why not develop your skills and your confidence with some further training? Discover wreck diving, deep diving or any number of exciting specialties that will broaden your experience and your enjoyment of diving. Train in rescue and first aid skills so that you are fully prepared should you or your diving buddy need assistance.

Divers’ Lodge instructors are qualified to teach further education courses for PADI. Courses are available in English, Arabic, French, Russian and a variety of other languages. We also offer some of the lowest student to instructor ratios around. Take a look at just some of the options we can offer below and get the most out of your diving. Continuing education is fun!

Courses Include

If you are PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) your next step is the PADI Adventure Diver course. You can become a PADI Adventure Diver in just one day, and dive at some of the Red Sea’s best dive sites during your course. Together with your instructor, you will choose three adventure dives from a list of interesting options, like underwater photography. You will complete a knowledge review for each dive (there are no classroom sessions) and after a thorough briefing you will be ready to make the dive with your instructor.

You may upgrade to PADI Advanced Open Water Diver at any time, with just two more adventure dives. Each Adventure Dive that you make during the course may be credited towards the corresponding PADI Specialty course. Children aged 12-14 years can earn the PADI Junior Adventure Diver certification.

  • Maximum six students per course
  • Multilingual instructors
  • Choice of dives
  • Equipment rental NOT included

Adventure dives

Deep Diving* Underwater Navigation
Enriched Air/Nitrox Diving* Drift Diving*
Underwater Photography Multilevel Diving
Wreck Diving* Underwater Naturalist
Night Diving* and other options

*Not available to divers aged 10 and 11 years

Referrals

If you have already completed parts of your course or PADI Specialties in another location you can get your final training and certification here. Please contact us for rates.

Price
PADI Adventure Diver, 1 day / 3 dives €150.00
PADI certification €40.00

Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Diver Course Minimum age: 12 years.

Please note: The course doesn’t includes equipment rental. Educational materials cost approx. €40.00. They may be purchased from our Shop at Divers’ Lodge. An extra charge may apply if you choose selected optional adventure dives e.g. Wreck Diving, Underwater Photography (for camera rental). Please check with your instructor. For extra charges. Lunch on boat trips (75.00 EGP including unlimited soft drinks, payable on the boat).

The PADI Advanced Open Water course enables you to increase your diving experience and knowledge under the expert guidance of your instructor, while visiting some of Hurghada best dive sites. To earn PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, you complete five adventure dives and associated knowledge reviews. These must include Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation, plus three options that you select with your instructor. The course takes two days.

Children aged 12-14 years can earn the PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification. The maximum depth for PADI Advanced Open Water Divers is 30m, and 21m for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver.

  • Maximum six students per course
  • Multilingual instructors
  • Choice of dives
  • Equipment rental NOT included

Adventure dives

Deep Diving* Underwater Navigation
Enriched Air/Nitrox Diving** Drift Diving*
Underwater Photography Multilevel Diving
Wreck Diving* Underwater Naturalist
Night Diving* and other options

* Not available to divers aged 10 and 11 years
** not available to divers aged 10 to 14 years

Referrals

If you have already completed parts of your course or PADI Specialties in another location you can get your final training and certification here. Please contact us for rates.

Price
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, 2 days / 5 dives €235.00
PADI certification €40.00

Prerequisites: One day guided diving with Divers’ Lodge before start, PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years.

Please note: Educational materials cost approx. €40.00. They may be purchased from our Shop at Divers’ Lodge. An extra charge may apply if you choose selected optional adventure dives e.g. Wreck Diving, Underwater Photography (for camera rental). Please check with your instructor. For extra charges. Lunch on boat trips (75.00 EGP including unlimited soft drinks, payable on the boat).

A PADI Rescue Diver Course will test your ability to solve problems under pressure and give you the tools to spot and deal with difficult situations before they develop into full-blown crises. With its emphasis on prevention, self-rescue, and the importance of managing situations effectively, the Rescue Diver Course will equip you to deal with a wide range of typical problems, making you a better buddy, and increasing your confidence as a diver.

Your first day will consist of pool and class work, equipping you with basic skills such as assisting a panicking diver, surfacing an unconscious diver, and out of air drills. In the classroom you will learn how to quickly identify stress in divers and how to minimize the risks associated with differing diving conditions.

The second and third days are spent on the boat or shore simulating emergencies, conducting searches, and learning how best to manage the human resources available, as well as learning how to administer oxygen, and in-water artificial ventilation techniques. Be prepared for unexpected rescue scenarios!

After completing your PADI Rescue Diver certification, and PADI Advanced Diver Course ratings, you may apply to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver. This is the highest non-professional level in the PADI system of diver education. Earning PADI Master Scuba Diver rating demonstrates that you have gained significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. Ask us for an application form.

  • Two days and a half
  • Pool and theory
  • Boat/shore dives

Children aged 12-14 years can earn the PADI Junior Rescue Diver certification.

Referrals

If you have already completed parts of your course in another location you can get your final training and certification here. Please contact us for rates.

Price
PADI Rescue Diver, 2.5 days €320.00
PADI certification €40.00

Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Diver or equivalent. One of the adventures dives must be Underwater Navigation (mandatory). Proof of Medic first-aid training within the last two years. Minimum age: 12 years.

Please note: The course doesn’t includes equipment rental. Extras: Educational materials (may be purchased from our Shop at Divers’ Lodge, approx. €40.00). Lunch on boat trips (75.00 EGP including unlimited soft drinks, payable on the boat).

A medic first aid certification is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to take a PADI Rescue Diver Course and we therefore offer a PADI Emergency First Response Course, which takes one day and will teach you how to give Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (heart massage and mouth-to-mouth), as well as basic first aid techniques.

Price
PADI Emergency First Response €110.00
PADI certification €40.00

Prerequisites: none

The PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Course teaches you how to configure and use one or two cylinders mounted at your sides instead of on your back. Experience a different way to streamline in the water, reduce lower back strain and take advantage of the increased gas supply for longer dives.

Sidemount diving is configuring the diver’s cylinders under the diver’s arms, rather than on the back. This configuration is well suited to a lot of different environments and implies excellent advantages for divers with limited mobility that prefer sidemount over wearing back mounted cylinders. Sidemount is also popular for cave diving and single cylinders are easier to haul when divers must carry gear through rough terrain to the water’s edge.

The benefits of sidemount diving include:

  • Adjustability: enhance your streamlining and body position while better controlling environmental contact.
  • Access: easy access to the regulator first stage(s) and tank valve(s) which are positioned in front of you instead of behind you.
  • Back relief: by mounting cylinder(s) on their sides.
  • Maximize time: a comfortable option to increase air supply and maximize bottom time; especially when using Nitrox
  • Redundant gas supply and delivery system: handle a low or out-of-gas problem by switching to the second cylinder; handle a regulator failure by switching to the second regulator.
  • This course includes a practical application session, one confined water dive and three open water dives.

More information about Sidemount please contact us

  • Maximum four students per course
  • Multilingual instructors
  • Equipment rental included

Referrals

If you have already completed parts of your course or PADI Specialties in another location you can get your final training and certification here. Please contact us for rates.

Standard Price Special Offer
PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty, 2 days €265 €230.00
PADI certification €40.00 €40.00

Prerequisites: Minimum age: 15 years. PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent.

Please note: Maximum depth depending on diver training/experience. The course includes equipment rental. Educational materials are not included. Lunch on boat trips costs 75.00 EGP including unlimited soft drinks, payable on the boat.

 

For more information on developing your diving skills with Divers’ Lodge Hurghada please don’t hesitate to contact us.