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Over the many years Euro-Divers has been training scuba divers, we’ve found there are a few questions that are asked more than others; both total beginners and those new to the location understandably want to check things out before embarking upon the wonderful underwater adventure that is diving!

Here are the top 10 questions we regularly answer:

What happens if I run out of air?

During your initial training you will learn how to prevent and deal with out of air situations. If you follow the safety procedures in place this is a very unlikely scenario but, just in case the unexpected were to happen, you dive with a buddy, both of you have a spare regulator from which the other can breathe to safely reach the surface.

How long will my dive last?

The regulations in each country may be slightly different but, in the Maldives, the maximum dive time is 60 minutes. Depending on your depth, type of dive, fitness, and experience, you may find your tank of air doesn’t last for 60 minutes and the protocol is that when either you or your buddy reaches 60 bar of air pressure remaining, you ascend to the safety stop for 3 minutes and surface with a minimum of 50 bar in your tank.

How deep will I have to dive?

Your maximum dive depth is dependent upon your certification level but in the Maldives the absolute maximum is 30 metres. The reefs here are abundant with life from 5 metres on many dive sites and novices will have incredible dives shallower than 18 metres.

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Do I need my own scuba gear?

No, you can rent high quality, well-maintained gear from Euro-Divers. If you want to invest in your own, we recommend starting with a mask that fits you well.

I’m not a strong swimmer, can I still dive?

You need to be comfortable in the water, but you do not need to be a strong swimmer. The PADI Open Water Diver course requires you to be able to float for 10 minutes and to swim 200 metres or 300 metres with mask, fins and snorkel.

Will my ears hurt?

You will be taught how to equalize your ears during your training and as long as you do this regularly during the descent you should not feel any discomfort, if you do, you should stop the descent and ascend a little.

Will there be dangerous animals such as sharks that might attack me?

The ocean is full of wonderful creatures and as you become more comfortable underwater, you’ll most likely become an avid shark spotter. There are poisonous creatures and those with teeth BUT we are not on their menu. As long as you don’t touch the reef or provoke creatures you won’t have anything to worry about – we are in the water with them daily and they are truly wonderful, never giving us any reason to fear them.

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Can I still learn to dive if I don’t have a buddy?

Yes! Many people arrive for diving with us and don’t come with a buddy. We pair you up each time you go diving and if there are odd numbers, you can buddy us!

How long does the PADI Open Water Diver course take?

This will depend on whether you have completed your theory sessions at home with PADI eLearning. There are 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives, and we can be very flexible with timings depending on the length of your stay. As a rough guide, it will take 3-4 days to complete but please do contact us to discuss your requirements.

Are there any health requirements for scuba diving?

Yes, you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire and if you answer yes to any of the questions, you will need to get checked by a doctor before we can take you diving. It is a good idea to check the questionnaire whilst still at home – view it here: Scuba Diving Insurance

If you have any further questions our teams will be very happy to help you.

A wonderful adventure awaits!