General Diving question FAQ

Can I try scuba divining without signing up for a full course?

Absolutely! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience allows you to experience your first birth under water either  in a pool or shallow open water site supervised by a PADI Professional.

How long does it take to get certified?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is flexible and performance based, which means that we are flexible and can offer a wide variety of schedules, organized according to how fast you progress. You can complete the full course  in three or four days by completing the knowledge development portion online via PADI eLearning or int he dive center.

What are the requirements to get certified?

to be fully certified you have to be minimum  10 years old (in most areas). Student divers who are younger than 15 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.

Children under the age of 13 require parent or guardian permission to register for PADI eLearning, or to use PADI Open Water Diver Touch™.

To complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire form and be medically fit. In some areas, local laws require all scuba students to consult with a physician before entering the course. Download the scuba medical questionnaire.

To demonstrate and pass the  basic water skills to be sure you’re comfortable in the water by :

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel) without stopping. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

People with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving. Talk to us  for more information.

Each diver will be given  learning materials to use during the course and for reference after the course. There are several options available, depending on your learning style and technology preference.

Do i have to be a good swimmer to go scuba diving?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your will be assesd this by having you:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course, can be qualified to enroll.

How deep can we go?

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres/130 feet. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres/60 feet. 

Do i have to be a good swimmer to go scuba diving?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your will be assesd this by having you:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course, can be qualified to enroll.

How many dive we can do maximum a day

3 dives

Do i need to be medically fit?

You need to be able  to swim a few laps in a  swimming pool. Our Instructors can help and include this as a fun exercise during your training. You will also need to fill in a medical history form. download the medical form.

Do i have to be a good swimmer to go scuba diving?

Some swimming ability is required. You need to have basic swim skills and be able to comfortably maintain yourself in the water. Your will be assesd this by having you:

  • Swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • Float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods you want.

Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course, can be qualified to enroll.

I'm not sure if I get sea sick or not, what should I do?

The truth is that almost everyone is susceptible to getting seasick. If you’re not sure, then do not even risk it.

We strongly recommend that you take some seasick medication the night before your dive trip, and then again in the morning before we leave to go diving.

We also recommend that you stay away from things with citric acid like orange juice or grape fruit juice. We have had great success with this procedure. The key is to take the medication the night before to get your body a good dose of the medication. Sometimes when people take it right before the trip the medication does not have time to take effect. We have had good luck with TripTone, but any type of over the counter sea sick medication should work ok.

If you know that you are very susceptible to motion sickness you may want to consider consulting your doctor and getting a prescription motion sickness medication.

When can I fly next after diving?

Scuba Master offers and services

What types of dive training or classes do you offer?

We offer the full range of of PADI recreational dive classes. Discover Scuba, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and DiveMaster are all taught on a daily basis. We also teach nearly all Specialty Certifications such as Enriched Air (Nitrox), Wreck Specialty, Deep Specialty just to name a few.

Most of the recreational classes including Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Nitrox are available through the PADI e-Learning system and will save you time on your vacation by allowing you to complete all of the academic, video and exam portions of the class before you arrive!

All you need to do when you get here is dive to complete your certification.  you MUST choose scuba master as your affiliated dive center on the e-Learning system, or we can’t offer you the discounted prices for the class.

We are also a PADI 5 Star CDC and you can “GO PRO” and train to be a PADI Instructor with us!

Click to visit our Instructor Development Center website

What locations do your dive trips go to?

Our dive trips take you to some of the most beautiful coral reefs in UAE. We have beginner, intermediate and advanced locations ranging from shallow to, deep reefs and wrecks. with just a short ride in our boat we can take you, we can take you to all the best sites in Fujaira.

Click here for interactive diving location map.

What times do your dive and snorkel trips leave?

ur morning trips check in at —— and the afternoon trips check in at —– down at our Marina Location. The boats depart ———AFTER check in, so we kindly ask that you be on time for check-in.

How long does it take to get to your dive/snorkel locations?

Depending on the location/dive site we are diving. it can take anywhere from 10-40 minutes

Do you have night dives?

Yes, of course! Every Thursday and Saturday night!

Do you have inclusive packages with accommodation and breakfast?

yes we do have offer this service.

Do your dive trips go out to any wrecks?

Yes we do check our dive sites section. 

Do you offer FREE Dive Guide Service ?

We have  Dive Masters and Instructors available on all of our dive trips to dive with you and show you around the reefs and wrecks.

What documents should i bring on board with me during all diving trip?

Valid ID or copy of your passport.

What is scuba master refund policy if I decide that diving is not for me after registration?

Deduction of 500 DH. However, after obtaining first confined session, there will be 700 DH deduction charge.