Scuba Diving in Xiaoliuqiu Island (Lambai)


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Discover Scuba Diving

Requirements

At least 10 years old, no scuba diving experiences are required and non-swimmers are welcome.

Description

You never tried scuba diving before, or did it but never got certified. The Discover Scuba Diving program is made for those who just want to have a scuba diving experience without doing a course. We will start with a briefing to explain everything you need to know, then we will practice some skills on the shallow part (1m deep). After that we will go for a dive up to 12 meters (12 meters is the maximum depth we can go but it doesn't mean that we necessarily have to go to.). We will take time to teach you and let you try to dive by yourself, staying right beside you. If you prefer we hold you all the time this is up to you. The dive time will be between 25 minutes to 50 minutes, it will depends only on how relax you can be underwater. If you manage to breath slowly, longer will be the dive. For group of 2 peoples or more i will hire assistants, and so on to maintain a 1:1 ratio.

Duration

around 3 hours

Price

2500nt per persons (equipment included)


PADI Open Water Course

Requirements

At least 10 years old (10-14 will get the Junior Open Water Certification, see below on kids section), no diving experience required, need to know a minimum how to swim (see below).

Description

The PADI Open Water Course is made to teach you properly how to scuba dive. It gives you a scuba diving certification, which allow you to dive anywhere on the world up to 18 meters. This certification is for life!
Diving anywhere when you are certified is always cheaper than doing discovery and more fun as you already know how to dive ;D.
To be PADI Open Water you will have to watch a video, then you will have a book (english only) or an e-book (available in many languages). At the end of the course you will have to complete a final exam. Don't worry about the exam, I taught more than 200 Open water students and nobody failed so far.
We will of course review some theory parts together to make sure you understood everything and will do the final exam on your last day.
That was for the theory part, now let's talk about the practice! We will start with a swimming test, you will need to be able to float at the surface for 10 minutes and swim with fins, mask and snorkel for 300 meters. No worry it is not a race, you can take the time you want for that. Then we will learn about the scuba gear and start to practice on shallow water like 1 or 2 meters deep, and practice around 20 skills in total. We will do 4 dives together as well, Once everything is done, we will do the final exam and you will be certified PADI Open Water.

Duration

2.5 days

Price

13500nt, if you are 2 or more it will be 12500nt each. (Included everything related to the course)


PADI Scuba Diver Course

Requirements

At least 10 years old (10-14 will get the Junior Scuba Deiver Certification, see below on kids section), no diving experience required, be able to float 10' (see below).

Description

This course is made for those who want to get certified but do not have enough time for the Open Water Course, it is also a good option if you are not comfortable with your swimming skills as you will just have to float for 10 minutes.
It is basically half the Open Water course, you will have to learn 3/5 of the theory, no final exam, less skills on the shallow part and 2 dives. Once you will be certified PADI Scuba Diver you will be allowed to dive up to 12 meters and always with a dive instructor. If you want to be an Open Water diver on the future you will just have to do an upgrade, so you don't have to start the course from the beginning.

Duration

1.5 days

Price

10000nt or 9500nt each if you are 2 or more (Included everything related to the course)

Shore dives

Requirements

At least 10 years old, PADI Scuba Diver certified or above.

Description

There is 6 shore diving site in Xiaoliuqiu, some of the dive sites might not be accessible because of the waves, however if the north's dive sites aren't accessible we can always dive on the south ones or the opposite. The advantage of shore dives is that we can usually see more sea turtles than on boat dives and you are free to decide how many dives you want to do in one day. All the dive sites are less than 5 minutes driving from the dive shop (the island is pretty small). I prefer to guide small group unless you are a group of friends and wish to dive together.

Price

800nt per dive and per person (Diving gear non included). Diving equipment rental is 1000nt for all day.


Boat dives

Requirements

At least 15 years old, PADI Advanced diver or above

Description

The advantage of boat dives is that it will allow you to see one of the shipwrecks or doing some drift dives up to 30m.

Duration

4 hours (boat dives always includes 2 dives)

Price

It is 2500nt/trip(2 dives) per divers. Dive equipment rental is 1000nt a day. A minimum of 2 divers is required to be guided by myself however for 1 diver only i can help you to book it with an english speaker guide.


PADI Advanced Course

Requirements

At least 15 years old, Open Water Diver certified

Description

Ready to do the next step ;D.
The 2nd level of PADI, will allow you to dive up to 30 meters. The PADI Advanced course included 5 dives, there is way less theory than the Open Water Course, no quizzes, no videos and no final exams. Just 5 chapters to read and answer some knowledge reviews. The 5 dives are 5 adventures dives which mean they all have a specific objective to learn. The deep dive and navigation dive are required.
Then you can choose between (3 of them):
- Fish Identification
- Night Dive
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Underwater naturalist
- Enriched air “Nitrox” (combine with the Nitrox course only)
- Digital underwater Imaging (With Olympus TG6 camera, 500nt extra)
- Drift dive (boat dive only)
- Wreck dive (boat dive only)
The course will be 5 shore dives, if you wish doing 2 boat dives during this course, it would be an extra of 2500nt. I also offer you the option to combine the Nitrox course with your Advanced course, in this case we will switch one of the adventure dive by the Nitrox dive. The cost of the Nitrox course is normally 6000nt, combine with the Advanced course it would be an extra of 4000nt only.

Duration

2 days

Price

11500nt or 10500nt for 2 peoples or more (Included everything related to the course)


PADI Rescue Course

Requirements

At 15 years old, Advanced Diver certifed, EFR Primary and Secondary Care within 24 months

Description

To be a PADI Rescue diver, there is a theory part with videos to watch and an e-book to read, some knowledge reviews to answer and a final exam. If you book in advance I will send you everything first so you can study by yourself before coming in the island if you want to. The Rescue course takes usually 2.5 days, we will practice different scenarios of emergency on the shallow parts and on dive sites, we will also review some theory parts together. On the last day, we will do 2 “realistic” scenarios where you will apply what we learned before and do the final exam.

Duration

2.5 days

Price

13500nt or 12500 for 2 people or more (Included everything related to the course)


PADI Enriched Air Course(Nitrox)

Requirements

At 12 years old, Open Water certified or above

Description

First let me explain you what is the famous Nitrox(Enriched Air)! In a 'normal' diving tank there is 21% of oxygen and 79% of Nitrogen, in a Nitrox tank we put up to 40% of oxygen so less nitrogen. What is the purpose of that? Less nitrogen in the tank will allow us longer bottom time regarding the decompression limit in our dive computer. So basically we can stay a bit longer during deep dives or multiple dives (well not too deep as the oxygen might become toxic which we will learn more about it during the course). It has also an other advantage, if we plan the same dives profile as diving with air, is to end up the dives with less nitrogen in our body! That is why this speacialty is the most popular. To accomplish this course you will have an Ebook to read, a quiz and a final exam. I will teach you how to analyze a Nitrox tank with an oxygen analyzer and we will go for 1 shore dive with a Nitrox tank with free underwater pictures ;D. If you wish we can also go for boat dives or more shore dives paying an extra.

Duration

1/2(half) day

Price

6000nt or 5000nt for 2 peoples or more (included 1 dive and everything related to the course))


PADI Peak Performance Buyuancy Course

Requirements

10 years old, PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or above

Description

This course is made for those who want to improve their buoyancy skills underwater. It is specially recommended if you are an Open water diver and still struggle with your buoyancy and your BCD. You will get an Ebook, and some knowledge review to answer. We will review all of this together and going for 2 dives practicing skills and games to make you feel more confident while scuba diving.

Duration

1 day

Price

7000nt or 6000nt for 2 people or more (Included everything related to the course)

Bubblemaker

Requirements

At least 8 years old (if 10 or more we can do a Discover Scuba Diving already :D), no diving experiences and no swimming skills are required.

Description

The PADI Bubblemaker program is made mostly for 8 and 9 years old kids, It allow them to dive up to 2 meters. I usually do not give any weight to them and hold them all dive, I just pull them to 1 meter deep time to time to make them feel underwater, I did it couple of time they just love it! At 2 meter deep, we already can find lot of sea turtles in XLQ. We have got small size mask, BCD and Wetsuits. If there is more than one kids, I will hire assistants. And of course parents or tutors are welcome to come to dive or snorkel with us.

Duration

around 2 hours

Price

2500nt per persons


PADI Junior Open Water Course

Description

This course is exactly the same than the PADI Open water course except that they will be allowed to dive up to 12 meters instead of 18m for 10 and 11 years old kids. (see on the beginner section), Prices are the same as well


PADI Junior Scuba Diver Course

Description

This course is exactly the same as well than the PADI Scuba Diver course. On my opinion, it is a good option for young kids as it is less difficult (theory and skills) than the Open Water Course (see on the beginner section), Prices are the same as well