For those of you who want personalised attention, haven’t dived in a while, are not comfortable in bigger groups, want to hone their skills individually, or just need that extra sense of security, we offer Private coaching. Photographers who need time to capture their photos and do not want to cause inconvenience to fellow divers might find this useful. One of our PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor will give you their personal and undivided attention. We will need to be informed at least 48 hours in advance in order to accommodate your needs.
Why do I need a Private Coaching?
One or two dives with just you and the PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor. This is very personal, educational and safe. Your private PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructors can thus adjust individually to YOU and can accompany and lead you during your dive.
A private dive is a good idea in the following cases:
I feel unsafe while diving
Maybe you have just completed your Open Water Diver course and do not want to do the same with a group of divers or you just need a little more attention to feel safe.
I want to improve my skills
If there is a specific skill that you would like to train on because you always have had difficulties with it, we can help you improve any skill right from your Open Water Course, Advanced Open Water Course, to any other diving course or any specialties.
I am just starting with my own camera
You have just unpacked your brand-new camera and would like to try it out. You might need more time to click photos underwater or find yourself interested in something not everyone is interested in. This is when you can opt for a private coach, and not intervene with other divers and their dives and interests and focus on what you want out of the dive.
I have another reason
Talk to us! If you have any queries or want to know more, or feel like it would help to speak to someone over the phone about Private Coaching, we are always there to help you with your decisions and give you the best advice.
Our diving trip consists of two dives each (Two-tank boat dives). You start either in the morning, at 8:30, or in the afternoon, at 13:30. Please contact us AT LEAST one day before, so that we are able to organize the groups and get a place for you on one of our dive boats.
Upon your arrival at the base, you will be welcomed by one of our local and international Divemasters and instructors. You fill out the necessary paperwork and then you are sized up for your equipment, if you aren’t already carrying your own equipment. Once all the equipment is set up, you will have a comprehensive but compact dive and boat briefing with your group. This consists of important information about the dive sites, important local and special dive procedures, safety procedures, recall procedures, attractions of the dive site, marine life, dive profile, signs & signals, etc. Dive planning is quintessential to good, peaceful and fun dives, and we aim for nothingperfection.
Finally, we cast off! Once the equipment is loaded on the boats with the help of our staff, we take off to our dives sites, of which most can be reached within 20 minutes.
A two-tank boat-dive consists of two dives. If there is a significant difference in depth between the two approached dive sites, the deeper dive will be dived first (we dive with PADI and therefore avoid reverse profiling). If a diver hasn’t dived for a maximum of 6 month, the first dive would be shallow in order to get comfortable in the water and enjoy the dive.
Depending on the No-Decompression Limits, a dive is usually a maximum of 45 minutes.
The surface interval (depending on the planning of the Dive Computer and the dive profile) is usually covered by the drive to the next dive site. In the meantime, the equipment is prepared for the next dive. We will NOT go back to the dive centre between dives, unless absolutely necessary.
After your return to the diving school, we encourage you to talk about your underwater experience with tea and cookies. Our guides help you to complete your logbook entries and identify the different organisms that you witnessed during your dives. Diving helps create a bond between people, all coming from different parts of the world, but all sharing the same love for the ocean, and we provide a platform for just that.