What course do you need?
Here are details of the courses available for both PADI and BSAC diver training. Most of the Oonasdivers tours cater for diver training and with some being a maximum Instructor/student ratio of just 4:1 and often less, we can give the personal attention you need allowing you to train at your own pace in the best diving locations.
Bubblemaker courseThis is a great way for your children from 8-10 years old to have safe underwater experience with one of our instructors. The involvement of a parent or guardian is compulsory and the maximum depth is 2 metres.
If you want to experience the underwater world to see if diving is for you, or you do not have enough time to complete your full PADI course, then this is for you. In very safe conditions your instructor will brief you thoroughly and accompany you on your underwater dive to a maximum depth 12 metres.
Introductory Discover Scuba Diving
Scuba DiverThis 2 day entry level course is for those who want to get their first diving qualification but do not want to commit to the 4/5 days necessary for the full Open-Water course. Upon completion you will be certified to dive to 12 metres accompanied by a diving professional. This is a perfect course for a family holiday as you can become qualified within 2 days, and still have the opportunity to upgrade to the full PADI Open Water at a later date.
Open Water courseThis is the highly recommended entry level qualification. Upon completion you will be certified to dive to 18 metres with another qualified diver. It takes 4/5 days during which you will learn some diving theory and complete some training dives in shallow water before moving into slightly deeper open water.
Advanced Open Water courseTakes 2 days and includes 5 dives such as deep, night, navigation, drift. The prerequisite is an Open Water qualification.
Emergency First Response courseTakes 1 day and includes all medical first aid practices and CPR.
Rescue courseThis important course teaches you self-rescue and how to recognise and help others in difficulty. It takes 3 days and with some theory and several practical sessions you learn how to manage diving incidents and self-rescue. The requirement for this course is a recently (within 6 months) completed PADI Emergency First Response qualification (or equivalent) with CPR.
Divemaster courseThis is the first step in becoming a professional diver. The course takes a minimum of 2 weeks but if you would like to work within the dive industry then you should take at least the 4 week course which will teach you specifically how to become a dive professional.
Underwater Digital Photography course1-day course with two dives.
The following BSAC courses are available at Calypso Divers - Gozo
BSAC Diver Training
BSAC Ocean DiverThis course is the entry level within the British Sub Aqua Club. Between classroom sessions and pool/confined water training, students will be taught how to safely use the scuba gear and perform certain skills to prepare them for the thrills of diving in the open water. Once these sessions are finished, they will be taken for five open water dives in safe and current free locations.
All sessions are under the direct supervision of a highly skilled, patient and qualified BSAC instructor. Duration of course:5/6 days
BSAC Sports DiverThis course is the follow up of the Ocean Diver course. Again classroom sessions will be conducted to further the academic part of the course combined with six open water sessions where students will be taught further skills including compass navigation, use of surface marker buoy and further rescue techniques. During these sessions, when the skills have been done, the dive continues with an underwater tour of the locality. Again, all these sessions are supervised all the time by a qualified BSAC qualified instructor. Duration of course: 4/5 days