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Bluewater and Diamond Diving join forces to offer diving in the Med

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The bluewater training team is delighted to announce that we are now able to offer 3 levels of PADI courses in partnership with Diamond Diving

Courses will begin in March 2014 and will take place at Diamond Diving’s  PADI 5* IDC resort in Golfe Juan.

Watersports are a fundamental part of guest enjoyment onboard luxury yachts and although we currently offer Jet Ski Certification (PWC & PWCI), we do see the need to offer additional recreational training in order to remain industry leaders in yacht crew training. 

With the help of experienced partners, such as Diamond Diving, hopefully 2014 will allow us to do exactly that!

Which PADI courses will we be offering?  

-Discover Scuba Diving*  
-Open Water Course   
-Instructor Development Course

(*The DSD course will only be offered to students taking part in Summer School.  This is provided solely to 16-18 year olds, which takes place in July in Antibes.)

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Diamond Diving have been established in the French Riviera for 9 years and have a very hands on, personal approach to instruction…

 “Over the years we have trained a number of yacht crew members, who have often found a PADI qualification to be a very useful addition to their CV.  We are delighted to be working with bluewater as a natural extension and development of this and are looking forward to sharing the quality of diving in the South of France with more yacht crew” explains Alex, joint-owner of Diamond Diving.

The PADI Open Water Diver rating is the most widely recognised entry level diver qualification in the world. An excellent and comprehensive course, the goal is to get candidates to the point where they are competent, confident, safe and above all happy divers.

The IDC is a ten day course that prepares you to become a competent entry level PADI OWSI (PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor).  This course requires that candidates already hold as a minimum the PADI DiveMaster qualification, or an equivalent from another training organisation and 60  logged dives  including experience in deep diving, night diving and underwater navigation.

With access to over 40 local dive sites to suit a range of levels we are confident that these diving courses will help more yacht crew to not only explore the local area underwater but also help others to discover it! Further information on all training courses that we offer can be found here."

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