Skin diver course
What is Skin diving?
Skindiving diving is diving with only mask, snorkel, and fins. It is similar to snorkeling, but at PADI it is snorkeling what mainly works at the surface of the water, and what mainly becomes underwater activities is called skin diving. Despite being able to get closer to sea creatures more than snorkeling, also it's easier than the scuba are the reason of popularity.
Don't need snorkeling vest
Both snorkeling and skin diving enjoy on almost the same equipment, but the buoyancy equipment used on the water surface is different. Snorkeling wears snorkeling vests to ensure that they float on the surface of the water. This vest is made of styrofoam etc. as a base, and it is a structure that keeps constant buoyancy at all times. For skin diving, instead of snorkeling vests, wear a wet suit + weight (get buoyancy by throwing out the weight at the time of emergency) and vests for skin diving that can inflate as necessary.
Approach the fish
It is also fun of skin diving to be able to approach the fish much more than scuba diving. Since it does not bubble like a scuba, it is silent in the water, and almost vibrates. This is the best reason why the fish does not run away. Let's take the beautiful pictures spreading around the coral with the Peael-spot chromis that will soon hide in Branch coral and others.
After the course?
After skin diver course, you can join any snorkeling tour for skin diver without snorkeling vest.
About ear clear
Skin diving is different from snorkeling, ear clear (pressure equilibrium) is necessary. When you have symptoms of the otolaryngology such as colds and hay fever, when you lose sleep, when you drink too much alcohol the day before, it is difficult to clear your ears. Please do not stay up late at night, take care of your physical condition and take a good sleep, making your alcohol of the day before participating in skin diving modest.
※ Skin diving is not a competition for depth, so it would be nice if you could enjoy the depth that matched yourself, but it makes you sad feeling that "I can not clear my ears from my breath to keep my ears away"!
- Think about water pressure
- To judge the sea condition
- To know about sea creatures
- Rule of skindiving
- Adjust skindiving gear for yourself
- Care of equipment
- Preparation for practical skill
- Adjust and fitting of equipment
- Adjust weight
- Snorkel breathing
- How to use BCD
- Fin kick
- Head first dive
- Snorkel clear (2 types)
- Under water swimming
- Weight desorption
- Care of equipment
- Simple rescue etc...
Summary of the course
|Duration Whole year|
|Time required Standard hour３〜４h|
※ For people who get seasickness easy, we recommend taking a sickness stop. And do not forget sunscreen
|Option：Let's go to skin dive|
|Included in price|
Please check with cancellation regulations.→Documents and cancellation provision
|Fill out the participation confirmation|
|Please be sure to check the contents beforehand because you will sign the confirmation of skin diving at the reception→Documents and cancellation provision|
|About minors' participation|
In order to obtain PADI certification, it is necessary to clear the achievement condition stipulated by PADI. If you can not clear the achievement condition during the course period you will not be certified. The options when the achievement conditions can not be cleared are as follows.
People over 50 years old tend to take time. Please consider your itinerary.