We are a PADI dive centre and run a full programme of PADI dive courses. All are run by our own professional and friendly diving instructors in English, Italian, French and Flemish and participants are awarded a PADI certificate upon satisfactory completion of the course.
Discovery dive (try-a-dive)
Scuba diving is often thought of as an activity for super men and women, but all that is really needed is the desire to experience a new and fantastic world and basic swimming skills. During a brief theory session the basics of diving are explained and all necessary equipment is supplied and demonstrated. Then, accompanied by your instructor, you can try out the magical sensation of breathing underwater while swimming through the rich flora and fauna of Usticas colourful seabed.
Open water diver
Are you convinced you want to learn now? The OWD is an entry level 5 day course which consists of 5 theory lessons and five practical lessons in the sea. You will be supplied with all the equipment you require and all the teaching materials. At the end of the course you will be awarded the internationally recognized PADI OWD certificate, which allows you to dive safely to a maximum depth of 18 metres.
Advanced open water diver
Now that you've got a taste for the aquatic world it's time to broaden your knowledge. During the AOWD course, which lasts 4 days, you will dive to depths of 30m and improve your underwater orientation skills with the aid of a compass. You will also be asked to choose three of the following six adventure dives; night dive, diving in underwater currents, multilevel diving, underwater naturalist, the organization of equipment and search & recovery. All teaching materials will be supplied and at the end of the course you will be awarded the PADI AOWD international certificate allowing you to go on magnificent dives at depths of 30 m.
RESCUE DIVER training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. The course lasts for 2 weeks and includes 10 hours of theory and 15 hours of practical lessons. All teaching materials will be supplied and at the end of the course you will be awarded the PADI RESCUE DIVER certificate. This course must be booked at least 1 month in advance.
DIVEMASTER training provides divers with all the necessary theory and practical skills to organize, conduct and control recreational underwater activities, to act as an assistant instructor, and to develop sufficient theoretical knowledge to become an instructor. The duration of the course varies from 4 to 6 weeks at the end of which the PADI DIVEMASTER certificate is awarded. This course must be booked at least 2 months in advance.