This is a popular diver certification for people with limited time or ability. It is an intermediate certification towards a full Open Water Scuba Diver certification. At Nico Dives Cool you can choose to become certified either with SSI or PADI. Both scuba diving federations are world famous and internationally recognised. The Scuba Diver Course will allow you to go to 12m depth under the supervision of a professional diving instructor. Later, if you have more time, you are free to continue your diving education with the Open Water Diver Course which is the first autonomous level of certification.
At Nico Dives Cools we want you to have the best learning experience possible. This is why we keep our student ratios to dive instructors extremely low. Compared to other large dive centres you get a highly personalised class room and diving practice experience. Very often our experienced diving instructor will only teach one student at a time. In general we prefer to have no more than two students per instructor so we can assure a quality education. Also, this is the key reasons why Nico Dives Cool has such an amazing 5-Star reputation amongst its customers. Having said that we can be flexible if you want to do your course with several people, as a group. Simply let us know you preferences and will will make sure you will have a fantastic learning experience.
The other thing that makes us stand out from the crowd is that we actually take you to some of the best diving spots to do your course. Rather than sitting two days in the same spot, like learning in Sanur, we will bring you to different dive locations. Typically we do bring you to Tulamben and Padang Bai. There you will dive the beautiful Blue Lagoon dive sites with amazing coral bommies. In Tulamben, you’ll dive on a colorful coral reef, and the world famous USAT Liberty Shipwreck.
Before you start diving you will be required to review and learn some basic dive theory. We recommend to do the e-learning course prior to arriving in Bali. So we can focus more on the diving skills and practice more, once you are here. On the day we will pick you up from your hotel and later drop you off too. On the drive we review your diving knowledge, to make sure you have a good grasp of the fundamental diving theory.
Now, let’s get to the water part. We will start with one day of confined water session (shallow water, or pool) for skills practice. The second day we will do two open water dives. You also have the option to add additional dives after your course for more practice. We are flexible and will adapt to your needs, available time, and budget.