A guide to diver registration and orientation at Kuredu Maldives03 May 2018
Your scuba diving holiday in the Maldives has been booked and dreams of manta rays, sharks and dive sites full of colourful fish fill both sleeping and waking moments. It’s understandable that the main priority is to don the dive gear and get in the water as soon as possible, so what happens next?
Before leaving home…
- – Browse the website to get an idea of the different diving excursions available
- – Divers thinking about furthering their diver education can view a selection of the most popular courses available too
- – Fill out the diver registration form online and save precious holiday time, the Prodivers team will know to expect you
- – If you have answered yes to any of the medical form questions visit the doctor to get the all clear for diving
Once in the Maldives…
- – Enjoy the view from the seaplane window – those aquamarine reefs are waiting to welcome you
- – Come along to the Dive Center and sign the paperwork; those who have not already registered online can fill the forms in too
- – Sign up for the Orientation Dive. Maldivian diving regulations state that if a person hasn’t dived in the last 3 months an orientation dive is mandatory, Prodivers thoroughly recommend it anyway as it’s a great dive!
The orientation dive…
- – The instructor will give guests a tour of the Dive Center and explain the sign-up procedures for the various activities on offer
- – Rental equipment and weights will be issued; those with their own equipment will be allocated an area for storage
- – Briefing of the Kuredu House Reef and diving procedures for any subsequent dives there with a buddy
- – Kit up and off we go!
- – An opportunity to check for correct weighting
- – For divers own comfort & safety, there will be a repeat of a few skills from the Open Water Diver course including mask clearing and regulator retrieval
- – Relax and enjoy the dive! It’s not a test, just a guided dive in easy-going conditions to get re-acclimatised and used to new equipment. There’s loads to see including the wreck and it’s a great opportunity for divers to familiarise themselves with the reef so they can dive it again without a guide
After the orientation dive guests are welcome to join a variety of boat dives; ask the instructor or any of the team in the dive center – to find out more and ask what is suited to you.
The Prodivers Team are looking forward to showing you round the reefs they know so well. In the meantime be sure to visit and like the Prodivers Facebook page to get updates on the latest Maldives diving and snorkelling news!