Scuba Experience

The Scuba Experience program is not a course, but an introduction to diving. On completion, the participant is issued with a certificate of participation but this has no validity as a diving qualification. However, if you enjoy the experience, you can continue onto the Scuba Diver course directly.

Scuba Diver

The Scuba Diver course, of which the Scuba Experience program is the first part, is the fastest way to become a diver. The international Scuba Diver certification permits you to dive all over the world, on condition that you are accompanied by a diving professional, to a depth of 12 meters (40 feet).

Open Water Diver

The Open Water Diver Course is a great "beginning", but is more challenging as you will become an autonomous diver. If you have already attended the Scuba Diver Course... you've already got a head start! The international certification you will attain enables you to dive (without the requirement of being accompanied by a diving professional) with a dive buddy to a maximum depth of 18 meters (60 feet).

Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver course represents the second level of training, thanks to which you will learn to manage some special activities such as exploring deeper and navigating with and without a compass. You may also learn to search and salvage objects, dive in a current, dive on wrecks, in conditions of poor visibility, or at night. The international certification you will attain certifies you to dive, with a dive buddy, to a depth of 30 meters (100 feet).

Scuba Rescue Diver
Scuba Rescue Diver Plus

The Scuba Rescue Diver course is one of the best ways of learning how to deal with diving emergencies. However, in the PSS training system there are two other courses dedicated to rescue: First Aid - CPR and Oxygen in Diving Emergency. The first has general applications, while the second deals with the administration of normobaric oxygen to an injured diver. These three courses are therefore complementary and designed to deal with all the possible scenarios of any type of diving emergency.

Deep Diver
Deep Diver Plus

Although the Advanced Open Water Diver certification opens the door to many new diving opportunities, going deeper can be irresistible. If you want to venture to deeper depths, you can attend the Deep Diver course. At the end of the training you will be able to make no-deco stop dives with a dive buddy to a maximum depth of 40 meters (130 feet), which is the maximum depth limit for recreational divers.

Specialty Diver

The PSS training system provides many specialized courses that are aimed at mastering the diving techniques already acquired or maybe trying something completely new. Some of the courses you can attend are: Night Diving, Limited Visibility Diving, Wreck Diving, Drift Diving, Search and Salvage, Underwater Ecology, Nitrox Diving, Digital Underwater Photography.



Decompression Techniques

An exceptional opportunity to gain experience. Learning knowledge and techniques for dives beyond the no-deco stop dive time allows you to consistently extend the limits of your possibilities by giving you more autonomous skills for risk analysis and better techniques for dealing with any type of emergency. Course features: just one air or nitrox breathing mix for the entire dive; maximum depth of 45 meters; total ascent time of 30 minutes.

Accelerated Decompression

Having acquired all the techniques for dealing with emergencies on the Decompression Techniques course, you can now learn how to reduce the duration of decompression while increasing safety thanks to the use of hyper-oxygenated mixes especially for this phase of the dive. You will also learn all about decompression, what changing breathing gases during the dive entails and, above all, how to optimize decompression mixes! Course features: use of nitrogen-oxygen binary gases, with oxygen percentage greater than 20%; maximum depth 50 meters; maximum total ascent time of 60 minutes, even in an emergency.



First Aid And CPR

The "First Aid -CPR" course is the first step towards a valid and specific training in first aid. That of the PSS Emergency division offers more and is the practical application of the general notions of in-water rescue. The PSS "First Aid - C.P.R." certification is, in fact, a compulsory requirement towards obtaining rescue qualifications in other PSS educational divisions.

Oxygen in Diving Emergencies

It is now common knowledge that in the majority of diving emergencies, such as in all cases of decompression accidents, first aid is the administration of normobaric oxygen. Only those who have been specifically trained can act with the maximum efficiency and competence. The Emergency division of PSS Worldwide has therefore developed a comprehensive training course in this field, thanks to which you will learn to administer oxygen in different ways: on demand and continuous flow, at low, medium or high concentrations, etc.

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