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PADI Course

   General Introduction

General Introduction

The development of diving equipment and education system allows more people to practice scuba diving as a leisure activity. Recreational dive training programmes are generally divided into several steps that guide you to learn progressively. As knowledge and experience accumulated by time, you’ll be able to dive safer and deeper or to deal with more complicated situations. With more confidence, you’ll feel more and more free underwater.

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PADI and French school, two schools of internationally recognized training programmes are available at our dive centre. All our courses include a technical training part and a underwater discovery part.
Courses can be given in English or in French.

The class is done in small groups of maximum 4 divers with 1 instructor. VIP course and group course can also be scheduled to fit your needs upon request.
Flexible dive course could be scheduled to suit your availability. You need to simply specify the dates and the language of your wish. To plan your course, please feel free to contact us.

For your health and safety, a medical certificate of no contraindication to scuba diving from a doctor issued within one year is required for the enrolment of all training programmes. We highly recommend you to consult a specialist if you plan to do Advanced Open Water Diver course or to pass higher levels. If you look for a specialist doctor, you could contact a doctor in the area. (Tip : Don’t forget to ask your doctor for 2 copies of medical certificate. As for the enrolment of training course, our dive centre needs to file one original copy.)

The underage divers need to provide a written parental authorisation.

PADI - Professional Association of Diving Instructors

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PADI is the largest recreational diving membership and dive training organization in the world nowadays. The PADI qualification is widely accepted by the dive centres around the world, especially popular in Southeast Asia, America and those less travelled regions. At Côté Plongée, we deliver different levels of certifications up to Dive Master. At the end of your course, you will receive a certification card giving you the right to dive all over the world

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The Scuba Diver, which takes minimum 2 dyas, is the first diving qualification. With this qualification, you can dive with a guide to a maximum depth of 12 metres.

The Open Water Scuba Diver gives you the right to dive autonomously to 18 metres all over the world. But in France, you need to dive with a guide according to the local regulation. As an entrance level qualification, the PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular diver qualification in the world.

In the PADI system, a variety of specialty qualifications are available after you acquire your Open Water Scuba Diver license. These specialties provide you the chance to further develop your knowledge and technique in the fields of your own interest in diving.

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The Advanced Open Water Diver allows you to increase maximum depth up to 30 metres. It gives you access to a much larger choice of dive sites and helps you to improve your diving technique and to enrich your knowledge.

After Rescue Diver course, you’ll know how to prevent a problem and how to manage them if they occur. This is also the prerequisite step before moving to the PADI professional track, which starts from Dive Master.

To plan your course, please feel free to contact us.

   Scuba Diver

Scuba Diver

For whom?

You want to follow a course, but you don't have much time? There is a fast and easy course especially for you! It is a possibility to scuba dive, and to discover intense sensation in a short period of time.

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Scuba Diver course is perfect for the occasional divers. Anybody above 10 years old in good shape and health can pass this certification. Scuba Dive is the first part of Open Water Diver.

Result

This level allows you to dive with accompany of an instructor to maximum 12 meters.

How?

The course requires 4 sessions in a minimum of 2 days. It combines a theory part and a practice part.

When?

This session is organized 3 times a day at 8:30am, 10am and 2pm. Appointment is highly appreciated by phone, by email or why not by a visit to our dive centre.

Price

350€ (all included.)
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Next step

With the Scuba Diver certification plus a few additional dives and knowledge development, within 1 year, you could obtain Open Water Diver certification. If further study is not yet the goal, simply go fun dive with your Scuba Diver certificate.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

   Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

For whom?

This is the most popular course for the beginners in the world of recreational diving.
Anybody above 12 years old and in good shape and health can pass this certification.

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Result

At the end of the course, you will receive your international PADI OPEN WATER card. This card will allow you to dive with your buddy diver to a maximum depth of 18 meters. In France, according to French law, you still need to dive with a dive master and the maximum depth is 20 meters.

How?

You will learn all the basic theory of scuba diving, the technics and the use of the equipment. This course includes 7 sessions in a minimum of 3 days, or in 4 sessions if you have a Scuba Diver certification, for no longer than one year.

When?

This session is organized 3 times a day at 8:30am, 10am and 2pm. Appointment is highly appreciated by phone, by email or why not by a visit to our dive centre.

Price

500€ € (All included.)
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Next step

With the Open Water Diver certification, you have the possibility to further develop your comprehensive skill by taking the Advanced Open Water Diver course or to develop your specified interests by taking the specialty courses. You could also validate the equivalance of Niveau 1 20m diver in the french course system.
If further study is not yet the goal, simply go fun dive with your Open Water Diver certificate.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

   Advanced Open Water Diver

Advanced Open Water Diver

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For whom?

If you want more experience and build your skills to gain more confidence underwater after the Open Water Diver course, the PADI Advanced Open Water is what you’re looking for. You could gain experience while improve your skill.
You need to be an Open Water Diver or equivalent to follow this course. Minimum age required for this course is 15 years old and 12 years old for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver.

Result

With this certificate, you’re qualified to dive with your dive buddy to maximum 30 meters. In France, you might have the possibility to dive with your dive buddy to maximum 20 meters or with the supervision of a dive master to 30 meters.

How?

In this flexible program, during a minimum of 2 days and half, you will complete 5 sessions:
1) Deep dive
2) Underwater navigation
3) And to choose 3 dives from Underwater Naturalist, Boat Dive, Night Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, underwater photographer or Search and Recovery dive

These sessions also introduce you to the respective specialties.

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When?

This session is organized 3 times a day at 8:30am, 10am and 2pm. Appointment is highly appreciated by phone, by email or why not by a visit to our dive centre.

Price

350€ (All included.)
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Next step

With the Advanced Open Water certification, you could move on to learn more skills for preventing and solving problems underwater by taking the Rescue Diver course. You could also go on developing your specified interests by taking more Speciality courses. If further study is not yet the goal, simply go fun dive with your certificate obtained.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

   Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver

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For whom?

This course develops your knowledge and technique so that you could assist or lead a rescue mission as well as first-aid in case an accident takes place.
This programme is a very important step for expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. It doesn't teach you to dive more deep but prepare you with more autonomy. This training is essential if you would like to organize your own dives. And it's also an required step for becoming Dive Master or a professional diver.
padi rescue diver course at Antibes To follow this course, you have to be an Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent and have followed a First aid course in the last 2 years.
You have to be at least 12 years old.

Result

At the end of the course, you’ll receive your Rescue Diver certificate.

How?

This course is composed of 5 sessions in a minimum of 2 days and half. You will study different topics:

  • First aid
  • Recognizing and Managing stress in other divers
  • Procedure for missing diver
  • Artificial breath on surface
  • Scence of accident

When?

This session is organized 2 times a day at 8:30am and 2pm. Appointment is highly appreciated by phone, by email or why not by a visit to our dive centre.

Price

400€ (All included.)
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Next step

With Rescue Diver certification and 5 specialities acquired, you could be certified as a Master Scuba Diver. Or you could choose to move on with a more challenging and exciting professional career, starting with Dive Master course. .

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

   Dive Master

Dive Master

For whom?

The PADI Dive Master course is the first stage for becoming a professional diver. This programme is designed to train a future manager with their spirit, attitude and knowledge, which ultimately help them to be professional.

Prerequisite of enrolment:

  • Having at least 40 dives recorded on your log book
  • Being certified PADI rescue diver or equivalent
  • Having taken a training of first aid in the previous 2 years
  • Being 18 years or older

Result

It qualifies you , at abroad, to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. In certain case, at abroad, you could get paid for your work.

How?

DIVEMASTER OPTION A: 8 days

The training course concentrates on the specific techniques in all the PADI courses and on the dive theory.
A physical training will prepare you for your examination.
You will have to realize an assistance plan and first-aid to face the eventuality of an accident.
You will prepare yourself to supervise the certified divers during their fun dives and to assist an instructor.

DIVEMASTER OPTION B: In-service training 30 days minimum

This option includes the training required in option A as well as an internship of 3 weeks minimum which allows you to familiarize the work as a Dive Master in a dive centre. It is particularly suitable for those who consider becoming an instructor.

Price

700€ (Rent of dive equipment included. PADI cost and study kit not included.)

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For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

   First aid

First aid

For whom?

EFR (Emergency First Response) and RIFAP (Reaction and Interventions Face à un accident de plongée) are not training courses for diving technic but for first-aid in general situation for EFR or in the situation of a dive accident for RIFAP. EFR doesn’t require any special competence. Everyone could learn. RIFAP requires the student to be a holder of valid FFESSM license and is 16 years or older .
First-aid training is obligatory for passing PADI Rescue Diver or Dive Master as well as French school Level 3 or 4.

Result

After a training of 1 to 2 days, you’ll have a basic understanding of some emergency response skills in the urgent situation, just in case. You’ll also obtain your relevant certificate.

How?

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For EFR course, you’ll learn::

  • Safety procedure
  • Emergency calls
  • First-aid
  • Respiratory support
  • Cardiac massage
  • Manage shock
  • Control bleeding
  • Manage accident
  • Manage illness
  • Continuing assistance

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For RIFAP course, you’ll learn:

  • Communication between divers when a dive accident happens
  • Safety of injured person
  • Recovery of divers in the dive group
  • Coordination of different actions relating to an accident
  • Consider complain and illness of the victim. Evaluate the vital function
  • Implement appropriate technique considering the status of victim
  • Call the rescuer

These simulations train you to react efficiently according to circumstances till the rescuers arrive. For yourself and your close friend or family, we strongly recommend you to deepen your knowledge of this subject with Emergency First Response course or RIFAP course.

Price

EFR 200€
RIFAP 100€ (All included.)
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For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

   Specialties

Specialties

In the PADI system, you’re provided with the choice of specialty training courses to deepen your knowledge and improve specified diving skills in the fields that interest you.

  • Enriched Air Diver
    Nitrox is compresed air rich in oxygene. This allows you to dive longer with more comfort and security. The nitrox is specially interesting for repetitive scuba divers, for example during a diving cruise. This is why it becomes the most popular specialty. For more detail of this training, please consult our Nitrox Training page.
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  • Night Diver
    Marine life is more active when the night falls. What we could observe is spectacular and sometimes, out of our imagination. However, it’s completely dark outside the range of your torch. That’s primarily why we need more knowledge and skill to enjoy this amazing dive.
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
    Mature stabilisation skill reduces unnecessary effort underwater. padi specialty peak performance buoyancyAs we move more calmly, we could relax, concentrate more on observing the marine life without surprising them, use the air reserve more efficiently and prevent panic, etc. As a result, we have more confidence and avoid damaging the environment. This course is designed to improve your stabilisation skill learnt during the Open Water Diver course.
  • Underwater naturalist
    Through the Underwater Naturalist course, you could learn why some marine life behave the way they do and why their presence is important in the aquatic ecosystem. It helps you to locate and recognize the hidden marine life. The more naturalist knowledge accumulates, the more fun your dive would be.
  • padi specialty underwater navigation
  • Underwater Navigation
    Underwater, we lose a lot of reference for direction that we use to use on land. No road sign, no gate number and even no local to inquire. We need special technics to guide ourselves. Underwater Navigator course can help you to find your way.
  • Underwater Photography
    Underwater photograph is a great way to keep your pleasant dive memory and share with your friend. padi specialty underwater photographyTaking pictures underwater is quite different from what we do on land. Special knowledge of the equipment and dive skills are essential for taking a good picture. If you’re interested in underwater photograph, this course is ideal for you.
  • Deep Dive
    You want to go deeper. Deep Diver course gives you the qualification to explore deeper water maximum to 40 meters. This is the equivalent as PE 40m diver in the french school system.

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For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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