- How long does it take for me to finish the open water diver course?
Normally, there would be 2 pool session, 1 class session, and another 2 days at the dive site.
If you want a faster option we suggest you to take a private class. Please note that you need to read the online training module befoire start the session. Feel free to ask the instructor on site if you still have some questions.
- What should I prepare before I start my diving journey?
First and foremost is of course your time, and you also need to be mentally ready and physically healthy.
- Is it possible if I do the pool session in one day?
Definetely! We’re gonna start in the morning until afternoon, make sure you’re perfectly fit at that day. It’s gonna be tiring but it’s going to be fun and rewarding!
- Do I need a special gear for this?
During class sessions feel free to wear whatever you feel comfortable, as forpool/dive sessions we’re going to use a wetsuit, please bring your own if you have one, if you don’t, no worries we have a range of wetsuits that you can wear during the sessions.
- What is a ‘wetsuit’?
A wetsuit is a garment worn to provide thermal protection while wet. It is usually made of foamed neoprene. Not only that wet suit will also protects you from particle scratches when you dive in the ocean.
- Do I need to be good at swimming to be able to dive?
You don’t necessarily need to be good at swimming when it come to diving, in fact most people that finish their courses are actually getting better in swimming.
As for the dive session itself we’re going to use a BCD (Buouyancy Compensator Device), it kind of looked like a lifevest, basically this vest helps us control the buoyancy during dive, on the surface it acts as a lifevest..
- I’m afraid of the darks and sharks? Should I dive?
We strongly suggest you to do so. Not only we’re going to help you deal with your fear, we’re also going to introduce you to the beauty and magic of the underwater world. (Ps. Most divers that we met do have the same fear when they start their journey. (even not all of them))
- I’m nearsighted and couldn’t wear a contact lens either, Is it still safe for me to dive? Not to mention I also will end up see almost nothing when underwater.
No worries! We do have some nearsighted dive mask that you can borrow during the session, with a correction up to -4. We will assist you if you need help to purchase a selection of divemask in our partner diveshop that have interchangeable lens for your eyes.
- Are we allowed to eat before or after the diving session/course?
Please eat considerably before a session, and please don’t do any dive if you feel weak. Too full is also something that you need to avoid, because it can make your diving experience uncomfortable.
- What about the dive gear? Can I rent it?
We does not rent our gear. All the dive gear are included to borrow if you take our diving courses. If you think to buy for your own, we will gladly help you if you need any suggestion/questions.
- I have a back pain history, is it still possible for me to dive?
We strongly suggest you to consult with your physician regarding this matter, what we can help if you proven to be healed or allowed to is avoid and assist youwith heavy weights during training or sessions.
- Can I continue my certification to the next level after I finish my open water course?
In SSI, you need to have at least 24-logged dives to be able to take the Advance open water certification. We suggest you to join our dive trip or fun dive sessions to rack up your log.
- What is a dive log?
A dive log is a record of the diving history of an underwater diver. The log may either be in a book, locally hosted software, or web based. The log serves purposes both related to safety and personal records.
Others than personal records, the dive log purposes is used as a pre-requirement you need to take a certain certification level.
Normally to be considered as an “official” logged dive you need to be at least submerged at 9 meters depth, for more than 20 minutes.
- Could I take my kids to take a diving course?
Of course! We have a selection of courses that you and your kids can take, please note that your kids needs to be at least 10 years old.
- What if I cancel my session or need to change the schedule?
For a regular session, you’re technically allowed to change your schedule not more than one time, for a private session, first we going to follow your own schedule, and you also allowed to change the schedule no more than two times. Please note you’re not allowed to do a last minute change regarding the schedule.
- Can I get special price if I bring my friends/groups to join?
Sure thing! We’d be happy to gave extra benefit for you, please contact us for details.
- Is there any specific schedule if I want to take a regular class?
Regular class is schedule on the first and third weekend of the month, as for the second and fourth weekend are scheduled for dive trip, final test, and fun dive.
- Can I bring my family members/friends to Pulau Pramuka even though they’re not diving?
Yes, you can! There’s going to be an additional fees of course, if you book via the website, just add that as one of the details in the ‘trip’ page.
- Can I pay in installment?
We’re sorry, but at the moment we can’t do any installment option.
- Is there any Insurance for the diving activity?
Yes, it does. You’re insured everytime you take the courses from training, until you get your certificate.
You can also choose an extension program, or a specific dive trip insurance with us.