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  • What Are the Physical Requirements for Scuba Diving?
    All student divers complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, sign the form and you’re ready to start. If any of these apply to you, your doctor must, as a safety precaution, assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive. In some areas, local laws require all scuba students to consult with a physician before entering the course. Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water, including: Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want. Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want. Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving. Talk to your PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort for more information. (This response was copied from FAQ page)
  • Is there an age limit for scuba diving?
    The minimum age requirement for PADI is 10 years old. Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15. Children under the age of 13 require parent or guardian permission to register for PADI eLearning. ( FAQ page) There is no maximum age limit, as long as you are in good health, you can scuba until you're 100 years old!
  • Where can I get scuba diving certified?
    RIGHT HERE!! Go check out our classes and certifications page!
  • What if I see a shark?!
    YAY!!! We see many nurse sharks and reef sharks on our dives. Despite what most people believe, most of the sharks we encounter are known to be docile and nonaggressive. Just enjoy watching them in their natural home!
  • How long is my certification good for?
    Your dive certification is valid for life. We do offer a refresher course that we recommend to those with over 6 months of inactivity (scuba diving).
  • Can I scuba dive the day before I fly home?
    As a general rule it is recommended to wait 24 hours before flying after doing any type of diving. This rule covers all types of dives and adds extra time as a safeguard for peace of mind.



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