Frequently asked questions

Since we are confronted with questions ocassionly, we have summarized the most common ones here. In the best case, there are no question marks left in your head. If so, please send us an email.

Questions before the course

At the age of 8 years you can already explore diving with the so-called Bubblemaker. There are no upper limits in terms of age, provided you are fit enough. Courses such as the Open Water Diver or trial diving can be started from the age of 10. Have a look at our list of courses , there you will get an overview of your options.

In principle, yes. Even illness or physical limitations do not automatically mean that you will be excluded from diving. On the contrary, we have already taught many divers with disabilities. However, it may be necessary to clarify with your doctor beforehand.

You don’t need to be a competitive athlete to take a diving course. We always like to say to our students: Diving is a sport for lazy people 😀 In Germany it is a little more demanding than in many hotels on vacation, but a certain basic fitness is completely sufficient.

Yes, diving is a safe sport. We have a wide variety of security backups in our equipment so that we can react in the event of any difficulties. However, as long as you dive within certain limits and your own abilities, these occur in the rarest of cases. Accidents are mostly due to misbehavior by divers, but we will show you how to avoid them.

Usually yes. You don’t need to worry about it – diving with a scuba tank is a completely different approach. When diving, we can take our time to equalize the pressure in our ears. In the pool, on the other hand, pressure equalization is often forgotten or duck diving takes place too quickly, causing pain in your ears. In the course, we will show you a wide variety of techniques on how to equalize pressure in your ears in a relaxed and pain-free manner.

Have a look at our course list to get an initial overview. If you are still unsure which course is suitable for you, please contact us and we will advise you.

Yes. We recognize the diving licenses of other organizations. For example, if you’ve taken an SSI Open Water Diver course, you can still do a PADI Advanced course (if you don’t want to continue with SSI). The situation is similar with other diving courses such as CMAS, VDST, SDI, etc. Using an equivalence list, we can classify your diving license precisely and advise you on which is the next best course for you.

Questions during the course

We speak fluent German, English, Polish and Spanish. As we are aware that some divers prefer certain languages in training, we offer all 4 languages – we want you to have a great experience where you understand everything.

No. We’ll provide you with everything you need. Nonetheless, we mostly recommend that you at least have your own mask. Because this should fit well and be comfortable to wear in order to guarantee you as much fun diving as possible. We can only provide you with standard sizes of masks.

The rental equipment is already included in the course price for a certain number of training days. These result from the number of dives required for the course. For the Open Water course this is, for example, 4 training days. The number of training days is choosen in such a way that the course can be completed comfortably with a maximum of 2 dives per day. If you need more training days, 50,- € rental fees are added for each additional training day.

Depending on your age, there are different depth limits that we adhere to. For Bubblemaker this is e.g. 2m, children from 10-11 years of age are allowed to a maximum of 12m depth, in the Open Water Diver course the limit is 18m. So you see, it depends entirely on the chosen course and age how deep we can go with you. However, these are maximum depths. In principle, we start shallower and then slowly make our way into greater depths, especially when we notice that you still have respect for it. In addition, due to environmental influences it can happen that we do not exhaust all the depth limits, as, for example, the water would be too cold at greater depths. In summary, it can be said that it always depends on the diver, the circumstances and the situation that defines how deep we go in the end.

We are quite flexible with our schedule and offer courses on weekends, but also during the week. After all, it should also suit you and be fun for you.

That depends entirely on the chosen course. However, we can do larger courses either as a course over several days, but we can also extend them over several weeks. It all depends on what your goal is. The only restriction is that we are weather dependent. In addition, the entire course must be completed within 1 year.

Quite relaxed – since we have 1 year to complete the course, we basically have no time pressure. We then simply continue the course when you are fit again.

Questions for after the course

We train you according to SSI or, if you wish, also according to PADI. Both diving organizations are the largest diving communities in the world. Depending on your chosen course, you will then receive the appropriate certificate such as Open Water Diver, Advanced Diver or Rescue Diver.

Your diving certificate is valid worldwide. This means that when you are on vacation abroad, you simply present your card and the diving center will see what level of training you have. PADI (& SSI) qualifications are even recognized by diving schools of other organizations. There is an equivalence list for this, so the diving instructors know what level of training you have in their own organization.

The diving license is valid for a lifetime and does NOT have to be renewed. However, it is advisable to go diving regularly in order to develop the skills you have learned and not to lose them.

Yes, you can. Even if you start with a PADI Open Water Diver course, for example, you can also take courses from other diving organizations at any time. Luke started with NAUI and later switched to PADI (for his Rescue Diver course).

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