Naui Scuba Diver Course’s :

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether you are doing your NAUI Openwater Scuba Diver course or are onto your next level of scuba training, Once completed & successfully certified you and your dive buddy will be free to explore and discover the endless wonders of the underwater world…Swim with fish, meet new friends, look for treasures !! On course all scuba skills are done in the pool, your openwater dives are done in the sea. Lecture’s are done from a DVD video format at your own pace, schedule & comfort of your own home or an e-learning platform for the academic section is available or the traditional classroom based lecture system. Scuba diving is for the whole family, junior certification starts at 10yrs – 14yrs old. Naui is the one & only diving agency who train the astronauts at NASA…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try Scuba… (Come & Try Scuba Diving, open to 10yrs & up- During the pool/confined-water session, students breathe from the regulator underwater without a mask, share air from their alternate air source and monitor their own gauges.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

.Openwater Scuba Diver… (NAUI Openwater Scuba Diver is your entry level scuba certification course. You will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water without an instructor to a max depth of 18mts.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Scuba Diver… (This course allows individuals to learn about specialities & diving activities, interests & explore new dive sites. Your confidence and skill as a diver will increase while learning more about the underwater world.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitrox Diver… (Would you like to extend your bottom time, lessen your surface interval  & maximise every dive? A Nitrox diver course is for you.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Diver… (When you enroll in a Deep Diver course you will gain the knowledge and skills to plan and make enjoyable deep dives while minimizing risks of deep diving. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 18 meters and 40 meters.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rescue Diver… (Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and  scuba divers.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Master Scuba Diver… (This is the highest attainable non leadership recreational diving certification available today & designed for experienced divers who wish to increase their diving knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment. The NAUI Master Scuba Diver course is recognized worldwide as the most challenging and comprehensive recreational non leadership scuba diver program in existence today.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wreck Diver… (Take a Wreck Diver (External Survey) course and start exploring sunken vessels, aircraft, and other amazing wrecks in the underwater world. Learn about safety, hazards, cautions, special risks of overhead environments, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment, location of wrecks, sources of information, search methods, underwater navigation & so much more.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Available Courses…

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Deep Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Regulator Maintenance
– Search & Recovery
– Shark specialty
– First Aid

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Diver Stress & Rescue
– Environmental & Underwater photography
– Navigation
– Night & limited visibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

– Perfect Buoyancy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naui Openwater Scuba Diver Course :

 

 

 

 

 

 

NAUI Openwater Scuba Diver is your entry level scuba certification course where you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water without an instructor. When you complete your class you and your dive buddy will be free to explore and discover the endless wonders of the underwater world…Swim with fish, meet new friends, look for treasures !! On course all scuba skills are done in the pool, your openwater dives are done in the sea. Lecture’s are done from a DVD video format at your own pace, schedule & comfort of your own home or an e-learning platform for the academic section is available. Scuba diving is for the whole family, junior certification starts at 10yrs – 14yrs old. Naui is the one & only diving agency who train the astronauts at NASA…

 What You Will Learn:
Your instructor will teach you about dive equipment, the science of diving, responsible diving practices and the environment. You will also learn life preserving safety skills in the water with practice time for your safety and comfort and complete your training with a minimum of four open water dives. 

 Cost of course:
The cost for this course is R 6500-00 (ZAR)
This includes the NAUI Scuba Diver academic section, your academic classes, Naui international certification card and registration, a scuba diver’s dive logbook which has space for 40 dives, Naui dive tables, your confined water classes/pool sessions, two shore entry dives off Durban & two boat launch drift dives on the Aliwal Shoal reef system off the Umkomaas coast or two boat launch drift dives off the Durban coast. A full set of both soft & hard gear for the duration of the scuba course ( mask, snorkel, wetsuit, fins, weight-belt, diving regulator, buoyancy compensator & scuba cylinder). You can also buy your own scuba gear from our shop & use it while on course. You will get a newbie diver gear discount on any purchase while on course with us at Pmb Scuba.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excluded in the course cost:

Transport to the various dive sites, E-learning online platform academic section, food, spending money or accommodation if necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you need to be able to do:
Swim 200 meters , non stop within 10 minutes, any style.
Float on the surface of the pool in the deep end for 10 minutes.
Swim underwater, breath hold, for 15 meters.
Breathe through a snorkel, without a mask on , without pinching your nose closed for 5 minutes,
Equalize pressure changes in your ears. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scuba Course Outline

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1- Introduction to Scuba Diving 

Chapter 2- Diving Equipment – Basic Equipment, Cylinders, Regulators, Additional Diving Instruments, Buoyancy Compensator, Weight & Weight Belts, Diving Suits, Accessory Equipment 

Chapter 3- Diving Skills – Snorkeling Skills, Assembling and Donning Scuba Equipment, Entering and Exiting the Water, Mask Skills, Regulator Skills, Buoyancy Skills, Safety Skills, Buddy System, Communication, Handling Your Scuba Equipment, Navigation Skills 

Chapter 4- Diving Science – Direct Effects of Pressure, Buoyancy, What is Pressure, Your Body under pressure, The Anatomy of Your Lungs, Indirect Effects of Pressure, Thermal Effects of Diving 

Chapter 5- Decompression, Dive Tables, and Dive Computers,  Nitrogen and Diving, Dive Table Overview, Dive Table Organization, Dive  Planning Worksheet, Special Rules, Using Dive Computers 

Chapter 6- Dive Planning and Recording, Dive Planning  & Dive  Recording 

Chapter 7- Problem Solving – Diving Situations, Assisting and Rescues, Emergencies and First Aid, Diving Practices 

Chapter 8- Diving Environment – Physical Characteristics of a Site, Entries and Exits Water Conditions, Visibility and Temperature, moving  Water and Its Effects, Marine Life, Conservation and the Environment 

Chapter 9- Diving Activities – Getting the Most From Your Open Water Scuba Diver Certification 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you need to do:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scan & email all forms back us, Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Scuba Diver / Junior Advanced Scuba Diver
Enroll in a NAUI Advanced Diver Course to explore new dive sites and undertake exclusive activities under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor. This course allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of particular interest. Your confidence and skill as a diver will increase while you experience the excitement of learning more about the underwater world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

During training, students complete a minimum of six open-water dives, including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving, and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters of maximum depth), plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible activities include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Search and recovery
  • Boat diving
  • Light salvage
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Exploration and underwater mapping
  • Wreck diving (non-penetration)
  • Observation and data collecting
  • Diving in surf or currents
  • Altitude diving
  • Salt Water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
  • Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
  • Shore diving
  • Diving for photos and videos
  • Using dive computers​
  • The course price includes all scuba gear for the duration of the course & course academics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What you need to do:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scan & email all forms back to .
Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

Enriched Air Nitrox Diver (Nitrox Diver)

Would you like to extend your bottom time, lessen your surface interval  & maximise every dive? A Nitrox diver course is for you. You will learn how to choose the proper blend of Nitrox for your dive profile, determine maximum depth limits for your Nitrox mixture, analyze your breathing mixture, and plan and safely execute each dive. Your instructor will teach you about the physiology of oxygen and nitrogen; advantages, disadvantages, and risks of nitrox oxygen toxicity; hazards and precautions of handling oxygen; the concept of Equivalent Air Depth; use of EANx Dive Tables; common gas mixing procedures.

After your exam and two dives you will receive your Nitrox Diver certification card.

What you need to do:

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

Scan & email all forms back to .
Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

Rescue Diver 

If you are at least 15 years of age and a certified scuba diver, you can expand your diving knowledge with a Scuba Rescue Diver course. Learn how to  manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving  emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, how to perform surface  rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers. All divers who wish to delve deeper into the sport should take this exciting class.
CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course. Your Scuba Rescue Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader: Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster or Instructor.

Prerequisites: 
Advanced Scuba Diver Course  completion, CPR and First Aid

What you need to do:

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

Scan & email all forms back to .
Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

Deep Diver Course

Does the thought of deep diving interest you? If you are at least 18 and have a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent, you can enrol in a Deep Diver course where you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to plan and make enjoyable deep dives while minimising risks of deep diving.

Although this is not a decompression techniques course, you will learn about decompression procedures including nitrogen narcosis and decompression sickness, and the use of dive computers including avoiding the need for stage decompression. Your course will also include teachings on the purpose, problems, hazards, planning, preparation, equipment, air supplies, personnel, techniques, gas management, emergency procedures and depth limits for recreational diving. Deep diving is defined as dives made between 60 feet / 18 meters and 130 feet / 40 meters.

What you need to do:

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

Scan & email all forms back to .
Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

Wreck Diver (External Survey)

If you are at least 18 years old and have a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification or the equivalent thereof, you can take a Wreck Diver (External Survey) course and start exploring sunken vessels, aircraft and other amazing wrecks in the underwater world.

Your NAUI Wreck Diver (External Survey) instructor will teach you about safety, hazards and cautions, special risks of overhead environments, entanglement, limited visibility, deep diving, equipment, location of wrecks, sources of information, search methods, underwater navigation, legal aspects, artefacts, treasure, salvage, archaeology and much more. Get ready to start exploring!

What you need to do:

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

Scan & email all forms back to .
Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

Master Scuba Diver Course

​NAUI Master Scuba Diver certification is the highest attainable recreational non leadership diving certification available today. This course is designed for experienced divers who wish to increase their diving knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment. The NAUI Master Scuba Diver course is recognized worldwide as the most challenging and comprehensive recreational non leadership scuba diver program in existence today.  

Gain the in-depth knowledge and experience. This course will test your water skills and expand your diving capabilities and in water comfort. After passing the exam & 8 allocated dives, you will be awarded the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving – the NAUI Master Scuba Diver card.

During training, students will engage in a minimum of eight open-water dives, including the following required dives:

  • Emergency procedures and rescue
  • Deep/simulated decompression diving
  • Limited visibility or night diving
  • Underwater navigation – search and recovery – light salvage

You may also choose from many different dives for your elective dives, such as:

Skin diving

  • Environmental study or survey
  • Air consumption (practical application)
  • Boat diving

Individuals ages 15+ and who have a NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver certification (or its equivalent), may enroll in the Master Scuba Diver course.

​​WHAT AM I GOING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT?

  • Applied Sciences – This is a review and continuation of the material covered in the NAUI Scuba Diver and Advanced Scuba Diver courses. Included are physics, physiology, medical aspects and fitness. Emphasis will be placed on the applied aspects, so that the diver is able to perform diving skills and tasks involving buoyancy control, pressure changes, air consumption and personal limitations.
  • Diving Equipment – this area reviews and expands upon the information presented in the Scuba Diver Course by covering the care of equipment, detailed functioning, specialised gear and applications, plus additional gear to be used in the Master Diver Course. Technical information on scuba mechanics may be included.
  • Diving Risks – This is to cover rescue, first aid and emergency procedures as applied to diving in open water. Underwater communications, orientation and navigation, the environment, dive planning and safety measures, including the benefits of emergency oxygen first aid, are also to be covered. First aid is to include the definition, types, cause, prevention, signs, symptoms and care of: shock, wounds, drowning, heart attack, fractures, sunburn, overheating, exposure, hypothermia, lung overpressure injuries, decompression sickness and seasickness. Rescue training is to include problem recognition, diver assists, rescues, in-water rescue breathing techniques, transports, carries and an orientation to CPR. Diving Environment-This area is to provide the diver with a better understanding and appreciation of both the physical and biological aspects of the environment, which affect or engage the diver. Coverage will include: plant and animal identification, relationships, dangers, regulations and uses; conservation, preservation and pollution; water movement and characteristics; shore, bottom and surface conditions; and diving locations.
  • Deep and Simulated Decompression Diving – This area enables the diver to anticipate and prevent problems, utilise concepts, methods, and equipment used in this type or diving. The diver is to acquire a thorough knowledge of the dive tables. Deep diving in this case is defined as any actual or simulated dive made between 18 and 40 m.
  • Limited Visibility Diving -This area prepares the diver to function safely and effectively in dirty water or at night. The problems, techniques, skill levels, hazards and safety procedures will be covered.
  • Underwater Navigation -This area provides the diver with the skills needed to use a compass and natural aids for orientation in order to: establish relative position, swim in prescribed directions for set distances and find particular locations while submerged and at the surface.
  • Search and Recovery -This area provides the diver the information and training needed to select an appropriate search pattern and method for a given area and then perform a search using proper techniques. The problems, planning, methods, techniques and equipment are to be covered.
  • Light Salvage -This area prepares the diver to recover intermediate-sized objects with limited or basic equipment. Theory, problems, hazards, methods, gear, rigging, calculations and principles involved are to be covered.

What you need to do:

Send an email to & request course enrolment forms & details on the scuba course you want to do.

Full in the forms provided ( Course enrolment application, medical form, indemnities & banking details ).
Get a scuba medical done and have the medical form signed by your doctor.

Scan & email all forms back to .
Deposit the scuba course fee’s into the provided account with your surname as the reference.
A confirmation of the scuba course booking will be e-mailed back to you.

 

We also offer varied speciality courses including:

– Regulator Maintenance

– Search & Recovery
– Shark speciality
– First Aid

– Diver Stress & Rescue

– Environmental & Underwater photography
– Deep Air
– Navigation

– Dry suit
– Night & limited visibility

– Perfect Buoyancy

 

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