Scuba Diving Courses

Scuba diving is an adventure sport that can be enjoyed as a holiday hobby, regular hobby or even as a well paid profession, and there are scuba diving courses available to suit all your diving requirements. The party city of Benidorm, aside from its raucous nightlife, is also a popular destination for thrill seekers looking to enjoy a variety of extreme sports and thrilling land and water based activities. The city certainly doesn't disappoint and offers a huge variety of things to do that will get your adrenaline pumping, from the all time holiday favourite, jet skiing to the latest craze of fly boarding.

Scuba Diving Courses

Enjoying a privileged position in the Bay of Altea's Marina Greenwich is the well established and award winning Greenwich Diving Centre. Altea is just a 20 minute drive from Benidorm and can easily be reached by bicycle along the picturesque coastal road. The Bay of Altea is a popular destination for all types of water sports, and the town offers a great selection of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as a choice of holiday accommodation; although when doing one of the scuba diving courses with Greenwich Diving Centre, they can arrange accommodation for you.

Greenwich Diving Centre is conveniently located just a few metres from their specially designed dive boats which are berthed in the marina. Open 365 days a year, they can arrange up to 6 dives per day and offer an excellent range of snorkelling and scuba diving packages and holidays. Their scuba diving courses cover everything from an introductory course through to dive instructor. For qualified divers they offer a great choice of dive sites for both day and night dives.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This is their most basic of scuba diving courses, and is perfect for those who are thinking of taking up scuba diving as a hobby or profession but would like to gain some diving knowledge and information before spending money on the more advanced courses. The course is available every day and gives you a feel for diving under the expert supervision of a PADI certified instructor.

You will be taught some basic scuba skills and diving concepts before you take to the sea for an optional open water dive. Course schedules are flexible, take 1 – 2 days and include short theory sessions, confined water training, as well as an optional open water dive. The first dive is either done in a swimming pool or just off the beach, allowing you to learn some basic skills and familiarise yourself with the equipment. The second optional dive is at sea to a depth of 12 metres.

COURSE ITINERARY & PRICES

  • Diving medical exam required.
  • 12 years minimum age requirement.
  • Course includes all instructions and lessons, insurance and certification fees, complete scuba diving equipment, confined water training and optional open water dive.
  • The course price including the pool/beach training session is 59€
  • An optional open water dive from the boat is 59€
  • If you decide to do the Open Water Diver course after completing this one, you will be given a special offer of just 299€

PADI Scuba Diving Course

Successful completion of this course allows you to enjoy unlimited diving to a maximum of 12 metres under the supervision of an instructor, assistant instructor, SSI Divecon or dive master, and is the ideal course if you wish to become a certified diver and don't have much time. The 2 day course includes classroom theory, 3 practical sessions in confined water and 2 open water dives from the boat.

COURSE ITINERARY & PRICES

  • Diving medical exam required.
  • 12 years minimum age requirement.
  • Course includes 2 day complete Scuba Diver Certification Course.
  • Classroom lessons.
  • Confined water and open water training.
  • Complete scuba diving equipment.
  • All instructions, insurance and certification fees.
  • The course costs 229€
  • If you decide to do the Open Water Diver course after completing this one, you will be given a special offer of just 169€

PADI Open Water Diver

Of all the available scuba diving courses this is the most popular one worldwide. You need to be a competent swimmer and in reasonably good health to take this course as it will involve swimming and training sessions in full gear. The course offers daily starting dates and has flexible schedules. The 3 – 4 day course combines classroom lessons with 5 confined water practical sessions where you will be taught diving skills, techniques, safety, and get familiar with all the equipment. This is followed by 4 exciting open water dives from the boat. There is the option of enrolling in a PADI E-learning online course which will give you more time in the water and less time in the classroom.

COURSE ITINERARY & PRICES

  • Diving medical exam required.
  • 12 years minimum age requirement.
  • Course includes 3 – 4 day complete Open Water Diver Certification Course.
  • Classroom lessons.
  • Confined water and open water training.
  • Complete scuba diving equipment.
  • All instructions, insurance and certification fees.
  • The course costs 329€
  • If you decide to do the Advanced Open Water Diver course after completing this one, you will be given a special offer of just 269€

Greenwich Diving offer a number of more advanced scuba diving courses that include Dive Master, Diving Instructor and Rescue Diver, as well as a selection of speciality scuba diving courses that will be covered in a separate article.

Please note: All prices may be subject to change.