Dive centre Scuba Moraira

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QUESTIONS ON DIVING

What is the water temperature?

The water temperature is between 14 degrees in the winter (February) to 27 degrees in the summer (August).

How many divers do you take on a dive?

On the boat the maximum is normally 10 divers to 2 instructors.

What is the Minimum & Maximum age for divers?

16 to 100 so no excuses there.

How long is a dive?

Dive time varies depending on depth and location and your air consumption but generally from 30 mins to 1 hour, average would be 45 mins.

What do I have to bring?

Swim wear and a towel we can provide the rest. If you are qualified you will need your certification card and proof of dive insurance.

I haven't dived in a while.

No problem. You buddy up with an instructor on a nice gentle dive, after that you are ready to go out to explore the rest of our dive sites.

Can I snorkel?

Yes we have snorkel equipment for sale and there is lots to see on the beach opposite the dive centre.

Is it possible for me to get a large air tank?

If you use a lot of air we can set you up with a 15 litre tank instead of a 12 for no extra charge.

Can I bring the mother in law?

Please do, all family members are welcome to join in, but, are you sure...?

Insurance: The dive centre is fully covered by Lloyds of London, but divers who are not on a course must have their own personal insurance which covers them for diving. With some travel insurance companies, diving is not covered so check with your tour operator before you travel. Holiday dive insurance is available for single dive or dive packs, you can arrange this when you arrive at the centre.

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QUESTIONS ON COURSES

PADI is the largest most widely recognized SCUBA certification agency in the world. PADI has the widest network and most dive shops and resorts around the world are PADI. If you loose your card or want more training you'll always be able to find PADI.
All Scuba Certification agencies use the same standards and teach scuba certification courses. Just like a learning to drive a car, all driving schools will teach you the same rules. Some scuba instructors claim their agency is better and their competition is bad, but in fact we are all about the same.
Below is a list of commonly asked questions. If you cannot find the answer to you questions, please feel to get in touch with us.

Do I have to be able to swim to do a Discover Scuba Diving lesson?

NO, as long as you want to have a go there is no reason why you couldn't try it. By having a floatation device attached to you, you are in no danger, and you will have an instructor with you all the time you will walk into the sea and gently drift along watching the fish. However you would need to be able to swim to complete your open water diver course.

What do divers breathe?

It is a common misconception that divers' tanks are filled with pure oxygen, not so! In fact most divers' tanks are actually filled with compressed air - the very same that you and I are breathing right now.

How old do I have to be to learn to Scuba dive?

The minimum age is 16, while there is no maximum age.

Isn't Scuba diving dangerous?

No. Statistics show that diving is one of the safest sports, providing you remain within the simple PADI guidelines taught to you.

Do I have to be a strong swimmer to learn to Scuba dive?

No, as long as you can swim comfortably and tread water you will be able to learn to Scuba dive safely.

Is Scuba diving expensive?

Initially diving may appear relatively expensive. However, when compared to a life long adventure that is different every time and enables you to visit parts of the world you would never normally see, then it really isn't. A lifetime of experience can be gained by simply forgoing a few beers at your local!

How many people will be on the course?

A Discover Scuba Diving lesson is a maximum of 4 students to 1 instructor or even 1 on 1 if you're a little nervous.

Do I need to have my own equipment?

No, we will provide all course materials and equipment you will require to learn to dive.

How deep do you go?

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is no deeper than 12 metres/40 feet where the water's warmer and the colours are brighter.

What happens if I use up all my air?

That's not likely because you have a gauge that tells you how much air you have at all times. This way, you can return to the surface with a safety reserve remaining. But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your buddy has a spare mouthpiece that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface. There are also other options you'll learn in your scuba diving training.

What if I feel claustrophobic?

People find the "weightlessness" of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.

Where are the training courses held?

The theory sessions take place in our classroom and the confined water lessons are taken in our Pool, while the open water dives are done from our Dive boat.

Will I be able to dive worldwide with my certification?

YES, PADI is the largest diver training organisation in the world.

What do I get at the end of my course?

As well as the manual, dive tables and log book; you will also receive a temporary certificate of successful completion, we use PIC online to register you as a qualified diver your qualification will be mailed to your home address. This is returned to you as proof of your dive qualification.

I am currently a diver with another organisation. Can I cross over to PADI courses?

YES, although the level of cross-over depends on individual circumstances.

Can I go straight from PADI Open Water Diver to the PADI Advanced Course?

YES, PADI encourage the new diver to acquire further dive skills under the supervision of a PADI professional, the Advanced Course is specifically designed for this.

If you have any questions that aren't answered here please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

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BOOKING ONLINE & BUYING ONLINE

If I book a dive or course through your on line system, how do I choose the dates I want for my activities?

When you pick a course or dive you are presented with a calendar with the available dates on it. Occasionally the dates you want may not be displayed if this is the case please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Do I have to use Pay Pal in order to book the services I want?

Pay Pal is our credit card / e-check processor. There is never a charge to you for this service. You no longer have to be a Pay Pal member in order to use this service. If you prefer call us to voice process your reservation with a credit card you can do so. You may contact us here to send an email
OR by clicking the "Contact Us" button to fill in an enquiry form.go

What if something comes up and I have to cancel my reservations?

Scuba Moraira is extremely interested in making your dive trip with us, the very best possible. To that end, we have implemented our exclusive Dive Bank. If you to cancel more than 48 hours before your booking, we will credit your Dive Bank, to use another time.

We would like to dive with you. Can we just pay as we go, without making reservations?

Of course. Although if you prepay for your diving you will be guaranteed a place on the trip that you want. Non reserved dives are on a space available basis only.

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Scuba Moraira - Ctra. Moraira-Calpe, 130 - Moraira 03724 - Alicante - Tel/Fax: (0034) 96 649 2006 - info@scubamoraira.com