Discover the joys of recreational diving during your stay with us at Verdura Resort. Slip under the clear waves and experience the sensation of low gravity, swim alongside vivid fish and meet the myriad other creatures who have made the Mediterranean Sea their home. Whether you’re looking to undertake an exciting new hobby or begin a career as a professional diver, we’re delighted to guide you on your underwater journey.
In collaboration with PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the world’s largest organisation of experts in recreational diving, we offer our guests the chance to scuba dive with qualified instructors in a safe environment, learn professional skills and techniques rapidly, and even obtain certified qualifications.
Introduce children to scuba diving with an unforgettable underwater experience alongside friends and family. Fun, easy and safe, it can take place in a pool or at sea and will teach youngsters the art of breathing underwater with the aid of professional equipment.
Duration: 60 minutes
Training: Pool or sea, up to 2 metres deep
Discover Scuba Diving
Delve into the amazing world of diving for the first time with this beginners’ session, which takes place under the waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Begin with an extensive equipment briefing and learn breathing and compensation techniques, before putting theory into practice and experiencing scuba first-hand.
Duration: 60-90 minutes
Training: Pool or sea, up to 12 metres deep
PADI Scuba Diver
Challenge yourself with this comprehensive training course and, in just a few days, achieve an official PADI qualification that’s recognised around the world. Strap on your gear and improve your hydrodynamic buoyancy skills with exciting ascents and descents, discover how to prevent and solve the most common underwater accidents, and perfect the art of breathing underwater. Alongside the practical aspects, you’ll also undertake a theoretical segment, which is supported by educational multimedia assets, and complete a final exam before receiving your official certification.
Duration: 2/3 days
Training: Pool and sea, up to 12 metres deep
The most popular diving course in the world, the PADI Open Water Diver course introduces thousands of adventurers to the underwater world each year. Deepen your theoretical knowledge through individual study or in the classroom to master the basic principles, then undertake a series of exciting dives to get to grips with the equipment and techniques required to become more confident in open water. By the end of the course, you’ll have learned how to plan dives and anticipate potential problems, allowing you to glide through the big blue while admiring a fascinating marine world.
Duration: 3 days
Training: Pool and sea, up to 18 metres deep
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Once you’ve completed your PADI Open Water Diver course, this is the natural next step for those addicted to the unique thrill of diving. Through a series of five dives, you’ll improve your underwater navigation with a compass, visual landmarks and kick-cycles, and can even learn more about underwater photography or discover how to identify marine life and explore objects beneath the surface, depending on your interests. Reinforce your underwater experiences by consolidating the skills you’ve acquired and become completely comfortable when diving to new depths.
Certification required: open only to Open Water divers or similar certificate holders
Duration: 2 days
Training: Sea, up to 30 metres deep
Emergency First Responder
Safety is key in any sport, and diving is no exception. This certified course is both fascinating and incredibly important, and by attending you’ll be proving your commitment to the wellbeing of yourself and others. By the end of your training, you’ll feel confident dealing with any number of potentially dangerous situations involving a diver(s) and have picked up the fundamentals of life-saving.
BLS (basic life support)
CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and breathing techniques
management of various emergencies
practical implementation of rescue
spinal injury management
reducing the risk of disease transmission
using an AED (external automated defibrillator), optional
Training: Multimedia theoretical course (review of acquired knowledge, equipment, certification and fun included)
Location: Classroom only