Diving Courses

Diving Courses

Why take a diving course at Discover Planets? What makes it so special?

Taster dive

try for the first time

try Diving

Goal of the course

We are half a day in the pool and you can simply try out what diving feels like for you.

We’ll start with snorkeling and small apnea exercises, then I’ll assemble your equipment and we’ll dive together piece by piece.

Once you have gained confidence, we can already try out the first skills necessary for a diving license.

If you then feel like doing a diving certificate, this day can already be credited for the CMAS 1* course.

Duration:

½ Day

Training unit

Specialize

training session

Goal of the course

For those who are already in possession of a diving license but do not feel safe or want to refresh what they learned in the course.

They tell me their concerns and uncertainties, then we discuss the scope of the training.

We drive to a lake, rent a swimming pool if necessary, practice and repeat everything until necessary exercises from the FF master, without having to think about it.

We will have no contact with the ground and will do everything in a tared condition.

Jacket in tared condition put on and take off does not work? With the jacket removed in front of your chest and a lost mask finding it again is impossible? Let us surprise you, it is easier than you think. And it will be a lot of fun.

The best training is – diving

Duration:

Minimum 1 day

Open Whater Diver

The beginning of everything.

CMAS 1*

Goal of the Course:

You will master the theoretical and practical basic knowledge for participation in guided dives or for independent diving with an equivalent diver without supervision in open water. As long as the conditions are equivalent or better than in the training, you do not exceed the maximum depth in the training, the so-called no decompression time is not exceeded and an adequate support at the water surface is ensured.

Duration:

4 days

Theory:

We discuss with you when and where we want to start the theoretical part of the training: whether you would like to do it in one day or on two separate dates.

This includes equipment, sections of dive physics, dive planning and air consumption, dive medicine as well as backup measures and environmental issues.

On request you can also complete a first aid course.

Pool:

finally EXPERIENCE diving!

We start with the assembly of the equipment.

Afterwards you dive under supervision and always close to your personal instructor.

The most important thing is to learn how to buoy. Give yourself time and learn weightlessly, without unnecessary movements and lying in the water.

If you are able to do this and float in the water balanced, we will internalize the individual skills.  We will repeat it until you feel safe:  The handling of the regulator, the mask and the use of backup systems should be automatically accessible to you.

After a lunch break we start with the apnea training.

We need one day for both sessions.

Open Water:

Usually two days with a total of five dives are sufficient. Depending on the water temperature they last between 30 and 60 minutes. They automate the processes. If you should not feel completely safe afterwards, we will hang on to it for another day with two dives.

Then you get your Liezens with which you can go diving all over the world.

Advanced Open Whater Diver

The main thing is to go deeper

i.a.c. Advanced Open Whater Diver

bei i.a.c. setzt sich der AOWD aus 3 verschiedenen sogenannten Specialties zusammen. Das sind Kurse zu einem bestimmten Thema:

Pflicht-Speciality sind Navigation / Deep Diving

Das dritte könne Sie frei wählen. Meiner Meinung nach macht allerdings nur das Dive Group Management oder Perfekt Bouncery Specialty wirklich Sinn, aus diesem Grund biete ich ihnen auch nur das an.

Goal of the Course:

Understanding principles in theory and practice of underwater navigation

  • become familiar with diving at a depth of more than 20 metres
  • and gain understanding and experience in the additionally chosen specialty.
  • to plan and conduct dives safely with divers of the same experience

Duration:

2 day

Open Water:

5 dives, where you practice and show among other things:

  • that you can tare properly,
  • that you act responsibly in fresh water at a depth of 30 metres
  • that you can plan, lead and follow up a dive
  • that you can dive a geometric figure with the compass without losing the buoyancy control
  • that you are a responsible diver and take care of your fellow divers and check the appropriate hand signals that ensure a safe dive and can handle minor stress situations.
  • that she will find her way back to her starting point even without a compass.

CMAS 2*

it goes deeper and stress situations are solved

CMAS 2*

The CMAS 2* includes the i.a.c. AOWD and additionally you receive the training to bring an accident-damaged diver safely to the water surface as well as to initiate emergency measures.

There is also another theory and apnea unit.

Goal of the Course:

  • You are able to plan, lead and prepare dives.

  • You dive and operate safely at a depth of 20 meters.
  • You have mastered buoyancy control.
  • You will learn the basics of compass navigation and natural navigation.
  • They’ll be leading a small group.
  • You can recognize, classify and solve stress situations.
  • You will learn how to use signal and rescue equipment correctly.
  • You can safely bring an injured diver to the surface, take first aid measures.

The course includes an i.a.c. Nitrox Specialty as well as a first aid course with focus on diving accidents.

Duration:

4 day

Theory:

As with the OWD, we will be discussing the same topics in depth, plus topics such as group guidance, dive planning, orientation with and without a compass.

You can also do this by self-study from the book you received for this course.

Topics Analogous to the OWD, beyond that we will discuss topics such as group guidance, dive planning, orientation with and without compass.

This course also includes a first aid course focused on diving accidents. CPR and the use of resuscitation techniques as well as the initiation of an emergency chain including a call to an emergency call centre is part of the program.

At Nitrox Specilty you will be instructed in diving with gas mixtures consisting exclusively of oxygen and nitrogen with an oxygen content of maximum 40%.

Nitrox Specilty you receive instruction in diving with gas mixtures which consist exclusively of oxygen and d nitrogen with an oxygen content of maximum 40%.

At the end you will be able to pass a small quiz.

Open Water:

Apnea:

First I will do a practical apnea part with you without jacket and bottles:

45 sec. Time diving with change of location, 30 meters distance diving, 7.5 meters deep diving

Diving with the dive equipment:

We will conduct various dives and you will learn:

  • to act responsibly in fresh water at a depth of 30 metres without any problems
  • how you can plan, guide and follow up a dive
  • how you can use the compass to dive to a target point on land if you lose your bearings
  • how to find your way back to the starting point without compasses in the event of a loss of orientation
  • to ascend in a controlled way without using the fins on 6 meters with clear stop on 9 meters. After taring, only I am allowed to mouth over the mouthpiece with the jacket.
  • to take care of their fellow divers and to be able to control appropriate hand signals, which guarantee a safe dive and to be able to deal with smaller stress situations
  • to use the octopus breathing correctly
  • be able to use rescue and signalling equipment efficiently
  • to search for an injured diver under water, to rescue him, to bring him to the surface and on land
  • First aid measures including an emergency call at the Aqua Med emergency call centre.

i.a.c. Diver Master

Stress & Recue

Master Diver:

Goal of the Course:

You will familiarize yourself with accident prevention, how to recognize problems with yourself and other divers as early as possible. And how to behave correctly in accident situations.

You will gain knowledge in rescue and transport techniques as well as the efficient use of rescue and signalling equipment. Rescue chain, first aid and resuscitation techniques complete the Stress & Rescue part.

You will be able to assess the dangers of night dives, select and use the right equipment and orientation aids for night dives.

Duration:

2 days

First Aid Course

These include, among other things:

  • Dealing with accidents on land
  • Handling Shock conditions
  • Detect decompression accidents and initiate immediate measures
  • Efficient use of oxygen emergency systems
  • CPR exercises
  • realistic emergency call at Aqua Med

Open Water:

During the dives we will apply what we have learned in theory in practice.

  • You will get to know different surface scenarios
  • search and find missing divers and bring them to the surface and under various transport techniques on land.
  • to take the right action on land.
  • For the Night Diving Speciality we will conduct a dive at night.

Specialties

Nitrox 40

Goal of the Course:

  • Safe handling of modified breathing air mixtures.
  • Plan dives with modified breathing air mixtures and determine their modified maximum parameters.
  • Detection and testing of nitrox gases

Duration:

1 evening theory

Night dive

Goal of the Course:

You’ll familiarize yourself:

  • the changed perception during night dives
  • how you can plan and conduct a safe night dive
  • what backup mass reductions are to be made during night dives.

Duration:

1 evening incl. dive

Group Leadership

Goal of the Course:

You’ll familiarize yourself:

  • a reasonable group division and positioning of the divers under water
  • everything necessary to lead a group safely in a diving area.
  • to ask for the appropriate hand signals in good time
  • Problem solving of minor stress situations

Duration:

1 day in open water

Orientation

Goal of the Course:

You’ll familiarize yourself:

  • orientation with compass under water
  • the natural orientation
  • the re-finding of the entrance

Duration:

1 day free water

First Aid Course / O2 & Medical Provider

Goal of the Course:

You’ll learn the basic rules of first aid underneath:

  • how you can provide first aid to your needy person on land.
  • how to make an emergency call including a call to an official emergency number
  • dealing with all eventualities that may occur when diving ashore
  • the handling of a defibrillator
  • the allocation of oxygen with different systems

Duration:

½ Day

Why take a diving course at Discover Planets? What makes it so special?