Learn To Dive

Beginnersdiscover scuba diving

Ideal for individuals, couples and families to enjoy on holiday.

The half a day Discover Scuba Diving experience programme is designed for people from the age of 10 who want to try scuba diving for the first time.
A similar experience is available for 8-9 year olds and is called Bubblemaker.

See our group and family deals below for great discounts.

Discover Scuba Diving covers basic knowledge on the equipment, some basic theory and then goes on to practice in shallow water. Once you are ready we then move into open water for a dive in the warm, crystal clear, blue waters of Cyprus. Depths are from 2m to 12m depending on your comfort level and as you gain in confidence during the dive.

We have the very best conditions and locations to ensure our divers get the most from this amazing holiday experience. We also highly recommend a follow up open water dive on the same day to enjoy the experience even more and to help cement the skills and knowledge learned during the first dive.

Discover Scuba Diving is suitable for all age groups, for divers who haven’t dived for a long period, and is an excellent taster for those thinking of doing the full Open Water Course.


Padi Open Water Courselearn to dive with the padi open water diver course

Learn to dive with the PADI Open Water Course. Both this and the Scuba Diver sub-course are the first courses to fully qualify you as a Diver.

The Open Water Course is the most popular diving course in the world and takes you from a beginner to being a fully qualified diver to a maximum depth of 18 metres. The course is completed over 3 to 4 days. 

This is your first course as a new diver and therefore is a very important one. At Cyprus Diving Adventures our experienced Instructors will ensure that you are trained to the very best standard and in a friendly manner. We want you to fully learn the key skills required to ensure you enjoy many years of great diving and continually be able to improve your ability. Safety is also a top priority during our courses.



The Open Water Diver course consists mainly of;

  • A knowledge development section where you complete the theory side of the course
  • A number of confined water sessions where you practice all the required skills and learn to dive.
  • 4 open water dives to further develop your diving skills and complete 4 actual dives.

The course knowledge development work can be completed in a number of ways to suit your own preference. There is the hard copy manual version and DVD which you can study here or preferably we can send it to your  home to complete in your own time before you come to Cyprus, saving valuable holiday time. The manual version is also available from an online link that we can send you too. There is no extra charge for both of these options.

When you arrive at the Dive Centre with the completed course work we will then just need a few hours to go over this with you and complete the final exam. You are then ready to start your in water training which then only requires a further 3 days to complete the course.

Alternatively you have an option to complete all of the theory work online with e-learning at home

You can use the Padi elearning link for laptops online, and the Open Water Touch link for Ipads or Android offline below. This completes all theory online with no one to one with an Instructor on the theory but we will be tracking your progress. You can enrol direct via the Padi website or links below, or we can send you the link. Please be sure to select the correct Dive Centre, our 5 Star Dive Centre number is S-23471. This version completes all of the theory, videos and final exam in your own time so again saves valuable holiday time. Your inwater training is then completed with us over 3 days.

There is a cost difference with the online version. You have to pay Padi a fee of €142.00 when you enrol direct online, but we unlike most Dive Centres reduce the course fee by €70 to €345. Therefore when choosing this option the overall cost to you is just an extra €72. As detailed above a cheaper option is for us to post you the manual version of the theory at no extra charge. Another option is for us to send you the online eLearning link for which there is also no extra charge to the course price quoted. Please contact us for any further information.

PADI elearning and on your Ipad with OW Touch. Alternatively we can send you the link by email for either of these options.

Please contact us with any queries you may need or for more details.

Padi e-learning

Group & Family Deals

2-3 Divers get 10%

3-5 Divers get 15-20%

6+ Divers get 25%

Larger Groups - P.O.A

Discounts apply to all courses from beginners to technical - see our Courses page