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Fish 'n Fins - Courses

We offer all PADI courses and specialties, from Discover Scuba to an Instructor course. A full list is available at http://www.padi.com/. Below we have listed some of our most popular courses. Our experienced instructors come from Palau, UK, Japan, USA, Philippines and Israel. We craft an individual schedule with each student, so we are very flexible. Fish 'n Fins is both a PADI 5* Gold Palm IDC Center (Only one in Palau) and an TDI Nitrox facility.

You can start an individual course and do it one on one or you can join our small groups. Discount may apply for group courses


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Fish 'n Fins Discover Scuba (Resort Course)
For those that have never been into the water and want to try SCUBA or those who are lacking time, the Discover SCUBA Program is the best choice.

COST: $225.00

Prerequisites
12 years old

Course Outline
Short lecture in the morning
1/2 hour skills session
2 dives in the beautiful Palauan waters Classroom
Course Includes
Full scuba equipment
Two open water dives
Lunch on the boat
Duration 1 Day

Fish 'n Fins Open Water Diver
This course certifies you to SCUBA dive, rent SCUBA equipment and tanks anywhere in the world. With small instructor to student ratios, you can be assured the highest excellence in safety and personalized diver education. Our instructors will not only teach you how to dive, we will teach you the finer points of boat diving and underwater awareness techniques.

COST: $545.00

Prerequisites
10 years old for Jr. Open Water certification, 12 years old for Open Water
Course Outline
Day 1 - Academics and equipment practical
Day 2 - Pool session and academics
Day 3 - Open Water dives 1 and 2
Day 4 - Open Water dives 3 and 4
Course Includes
Full equipment rental
Textbook rental
4 open water dives
Lunch on boat
Certification
Duration 4 Days

Fish 'n Fins Advanced Open Water Diver
This fun and educational two-day program is designed for divers taking the next step in their diving education. You will study in depth and complete 5 advanced open water dives: a Deep dive, a Navigation dive, and three elective dives from the following choices: Drift, Fish Identification, Underwater Photographer or Videographer, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Night, Underwater Naturalist, Wreck, Multilevel or Blue Corner.

COST: $425.00

Prerequisites
15 years old, 12 for Jr. Advanced program
Course Outline
Day 1 - Pre-dive briefing and 2 open water dives
Day 2 - Pre-dive briefing and 3 open water dives
Course Includes
Manual rental
5 open water dives
Lunch on boat
Certification
Duration 2 Days

Fish 'n Fins Rescue Diver
This course is taught for divers to be more self-sufficient in the water, or for those making their first step in becoming a professional diver. You learn to recognize potential accidents and respond appropriately through the classroom, confined and open water lessons and activities.

COST: $515.00

Prerequisites
Advanced Open Water
Current CPR certification or the PADI course "Emergency First Response" (we offer it)
15 years old
Course Outline
Day 1 - Academic and Confined Water session on basic problem management skills
Day 2 - Open Water Training session on basic problem management skills
Day 3 - Open Water Training skill application in 4 scenarios
Course Includes
All water and academic facility use
Manual
Lunch on boat
Certification
Duration 3 Days

Fish 'n Fins Divemaster
This course welcomes you into the professional world of diving. An ultimate expansion of your diving knowledge and the certification required for you to start your diving career.

COST: price upon request

Prerequisites
Certified Rescue Diver,
Current CPR and Emergency First Aid,
At least 60 logged dives prior to certification,
Minimum 18 years old
Medical clearance attesting to fitness to dive
Course Outline
Schedule is flexible to suit everyone's needs!
Course Includes
All water and academic facility use
Divemaster manual
Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving manual
Diving knowledge Workbook
Lunch on boat
Duration Approximately 2 - 5 weeks, ask ahead.

IDC Center (Instructor Development Course)
Fish ‘n Fins is Palau’s ONLY PADI IDC center and we run annual IDC programs
Become an instructor in one of the world’s most spectacular environment and pristine water.
As of October 2009 or success rate is 100%!!

Photo right: IDC candidates with course director R. Guzman during a course

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Fish 'n Fins Blue Corner Distinctive Specialty
Spend a day sightseeing the many sharks, schools of snapper and barracuda, eagle rays, Napoleon Wrasse and turtles with the great visibility and strong currents of the world's most exciting dive. PADI has evaluated our self-designed course and awarded us with the PADI Specialty course label.

COST: price upon request

Prerequisites
Open Water or Jr. Open Water
Course Outline
Currents
Human vs. animal interaction
Food chain
Underwater landscape
Proper reef hook use and deployment
Marine life awareness
Course Includes
2 dives at Blue Corner
Lunch on Boat
Reef Hook
Certification
Duration 1 Day

Fish 'n Fins Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

This course is the basic NITROX course. It allows divers to breathe Nitrox, a mixture of 22%-40% oxygen that increases your bottom time, reduces fatigue, lowers the risks for DCS, and makes overall diving more conservative and much safer. You will not only learn the physiological and physical aspects of NITROX, but will also learn how to analyze your gases and plan your NITROX dives. PADI or IANTD certification.

COST: $ 295

Prerequisites
Open Water
Course Outline
Day 1 - 4 hours of theory
Day 2 - 2 NITROX Dives
Course Includes
Manual and tables
NITROX Gas
2 Open Water Dives
Lunch on Boat
Certification
Duration 2 - 3 Days

Fish 'n Fins Wreck Diver

Spend two days learning the history and exploring the untouched relics of the WWII and the Desecrate I air raid. With the use of Klaus Lindemann's Desecrate II as a manual, you will not only dive superb underwater superstructures, you will be able to trace and read more about the wrecks' history. Diving these wrecks is done in a very controlled, safe environment with an emphasis on good buoyancy and wreck penetration.

COST: price upon request

Prerequisites
Open Water or Jr. Open Water
Course Outline
Day 1- Academic Theory and 2 open water wreck dives
Day 2 - 2 more open water wreck dives
Course Includes
4 wreck dives
Lunch on boat
DESECRATE II by Klaus Lindemann
Manual rental
Certification
Duration 2 -3 Days

Fish 'n Fins Deep Diver
This course will teach you the physiological and physical behaviors of diving deep. Palau's geology enables divers to engage in some thrilling deep diving on the shear vertical wall. Go deeper than you have before with the safety of an instructor.

COST: price upon request

Prerequisites
Open Water or Jr. Open Water
Course Outline
Day 1 - Academic theory and 2 open water deep dives
Day 2 - 2 open water deep dives
Course Includes
4 Open Water dives
Lunch on boat
Certification
Duration 2 Days

Fish 'n Fins Drift Diver
Learn to master the drift diving in Palau, where powerful currents make you feel like you're flying over the reef or along the wall. Three major ocean currents enrich the waters in Palau and provide for the world's best drift diving.

COST: price upon request

Prerequisites
Open Water or Jr. Open Water
Course Outline
Day 1 - Academic theory and 2 open water drift dives
Day 2 - Academic theory and 2 open water drift dives
Course Includes
4 Open Water dives
Lunch on boat
Certification
Duration 2 Days