The real deal!
Do it all Viking style!
DIVE.IS, Iceland’s first and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center welcomes you to learn diving from a new perspective. Take your PADI Open Water Diver course in the pristine waters of Iceland and be better prepared for what comes next!
This package gives you the opportunity to go from a complete beginner to a true Viking in just 4 days!
You will complete a PADI Open Water course and additional Dry suit Specialty course, this will be combined into one course so you can complete two in one! This means that we will certify you for two certification at once. We will end our awesome weekend by baptising you as Vikings in the famous bucket list divesite, Silfra!
The Open Water and Dry suit course will require you to do some skills both online and in the water, those skills inclue:
• The Underwater World
• Dive Equipment
• Buddy Systems
• The Dive Environment
• Dive Planning
• Problem Management
• Dive Tables and Dive Computers
To take part in both the Open Water and Dry suit course you will have to complete a specific Elearning on the PADI website. There you will go over everything that you need to know to become a safe diver. Elearning can and must be finished anytime before course starts, including final exam. Then it´s only a quick review with Instructor before we jump in water and do:
• Confined Water Dives 1-5
• Watermanship requirements: 200m continuous swim and 10 minute float
Confined Water Dives are 5 in total, but relatively short dives conducted the same day. It usually taked 4-5 hours in a pool to finish all diving skills and watermanship requirements(200m swim and 10 mins float) and it´s usually done on Friday afternoon, before Open Water Dives over weekend.
The next two days we will do a total of 5 dives, 4 for the Open Water certification and one more for the Dry suit certification
They include performing the same skills already practiced in the pool and exploration of local dive sites. We try to include different dive sites to get more experience and to see more of uderwater world, but it depends on weather, tides and other factors as well.
We will then end this awesome weekend by diving in the amazing Silfra and become true Vikings!
April – October. Also available on request.
The course is scheduled to run over 4 days
The course requires a minimum of 3 students. Max 4 students per Instructor.
The price includes the eLearning registration fee, which we pay directly to PADI. The eLearning fee is approximately 20.000 ISK.
NOW 30% OFF! 111.993 ISK for courses operated in May, June and July 2020.
- Your PADI certified instructor
- All equipment,
- PADI Open Water Course eLearning material
- PADI Dry Suit Course eLearning material
- PADI certification fee
- All confined water session and
- Pool rental and admission
- All open water dives
- Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik on all 3 days.
- Pickup for the Silfra Dive can be booked for additional fee.
Information about this course
The first day of the course you will do confined water dives in a swimming pool in Hafnarfjörður. The other other two days will be done in a open water site that is most convenient at the time taking weather into consideration. The fourth and final day will be a dive in the famous Silfra.
You will need to finish all Knowledge Developments and exams online on the PADI website. This gives you the opportunity to complete all online at your own speed. It is very important that you finish this e-learning before day one at the pool. As you are doing the Viking Diver Course please finish the Open Water one before you move to the Dry suit one.
Day 1: eLearning Quick Review, Confined Water Session 1-5, 10 minute float and 200m swim
Day 2: Open Water Dives 1 & 2
Day 3: Open Water Dives 3 & 4 - Dry Suit Dive 1
Day 4: Silfra Dive Tour
When you have completed the PADI Open Water and PADI Dry Suir Courses you will have completed:
- 5 Theroy parts about diving with tests and one final exam.
- Confined waters in a pool session.
- 200m swim and 10min floating.
- 5 Open Water Dives.
Union Grants and Other Benefits
- Most unions in Iceland subsidize a part of the course fee for their members. We encourage you to find out your rights within your union.
- If you are a high school or university student, the course may provide a certain number of credits that you can use towards your degree.
- Former DIVE.IS students who have completed their Open Water course with us receive a 50% discount on all diving day tours from Reykjavík.
be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
be physically fit
know how to swim and be comfortable in water
be able to communicate in English
not be pregnant
complete a PADI Medical Statement
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30% off courses in May, June and July 2020. Use the code DIVEATHOME2020 on the checkout page to take advantage of the discount.
You may be able to get a part of the cost for this course subsidized - check with your Icelandic union for details.
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