Instruction on a School Dive Trip
On a school dive trip pupils and staff complete a PADI course or enjoy recreational diving for the week. The remaining days of the week that are post the successful completion of the PADI course are filled with 'fun dives' with friends. This is all part of the standard package with 321dive and some of the courses available feature below:
Supervision and Quality of Learning
All courses are professionally supervised throughout by dedicated dive instructors. These instructors are hand picked and highly experienced with school groups. The Dive Clubs themselves are all 5 star PADI resorts and regularly play host to a number of visiting schools from Year 9s through to Year 13s.
The pupils will be directly and fully supervised by one of these dedicated instructors from 8am to 4pm daily, with the exception of the lunch hour. Instructors will stick to their small group for the duration of the course and this intentionally forges the trust and individualised teaching a student may need.
Details about some of the more popular courses that we feature are as below. More of a detailed breakdown is located under the courses banner above.
PADI Open Water Course
The full Open Water course takes about 5 days and upon successful completion will allow you to dive with another Open Water Diver or higher, to a maximum depth of 18 metres without the direct supervision of a PADI professional.
No prior knowledge of scuba diving is assumed and our professional instructors will guide you through each stage of the course at your own pace so that you get the maximum fun and enjoyment whilst learning.
The remaining day to make up the week will be spent fun diving locally.
PADI Advanced Open Water
This certificate will allow you to continue your exploration adventures into the underwater world.
This program helps you to fine tune your diving divells and will arm you with the knowledge to enable you to dive some of the world's top diving sites, such as Egypt's Thistelgorm wreck, Straits of Tiran, Ras Mohammad and Jolanda's reefs.
This physical course expands upon that you've already learnt at PADI Advanced Open Water level and applying it to different scenarios, as well as others.
It's important to realise that the course demands a fair bit of physicality so for a pupil it can be demanding. Only those that are able to swim proficiently and able to drag others in the water need apply for this course... The pupils that do complete the course often say it's the most fun courses they've done!
Dive Boat diving
On the last few days of the PADI Open Water and throughout the PADI Advanced Open Water in Sharm and Marsa Alam, and at times in Lanzarote, you will dive from specialist dive boats. Dahab is different as you simply walk straight into the sea to start your diving adventure!
Drinks are free on board and lunch is served 'al fresco' on the deck between dives. Dive destinations can be tailored to the group's wishes and the most recent sightings.
For those already qualified as Advanced Open Water one option is to opt for recreational diving rather than complete a PADI course. 321dive will organise twice daily dives off the boats or equivalent, and quite often these divers will team up with those doing the Advanced, Rescue or Nitrox courses.
Accompanying staff often go for this option as it allows relative independence whilst diving, whilst still accompanying the school group.