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What better place in the world to experience what it feels like to breath underwater than the Egyptian Red Sea? Become weightless in an alien habitat, mingling with the myriad of creatures that float by – discover a whole new world, just waiting for you!

Minimum Age: 10
Course Duration: Full or half day
Other Requisites: Adequate swimming skills and general good health. No other prior experience needed.

Price : 100$

Perfect for those on a tight schedule!

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Anthias offer this program either off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

What will you learn?

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:

  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.
  • Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.
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The Egyptian Red Sea is the perfect environment to take your first steps to becoming a fully fledged scuba diver. The crystal clear warm waters offer an unparalleled window into a whole new world just waiting to be discovered!

Minimum Age: 10 (for junior scuba diver)
Course Duration: 2+ days (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: Adequate swimming skills and general good health. No other prior experience needed.

Price: 240$

Ideal for students on a tight deadline!

PADI Scuba Diver Course

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you   ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain speciality diver courses.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.
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Minimum Age: 10 (for junior open water)
Course Duration: 3+ days (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: Adequate swimming skills and general good health. No other prior experience needed.

Price: 410$

PADI Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to  get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

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Open Water Online Training

You’ve got the diving bug and you’re eager to learn more! Let us take you on the next leg of your adventure where you’ll expand on existing skills and learn some new ones, all in the incredible waters of the Red Sea.

Minimum Age: 10 (for junior advanced open water)
Course Duration: 2+ days (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: PADI Open Water Diver certification or equivalent certification with another training agency.

Price: 275$

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is your ticket to adventure and you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Online

Minimum Age: 10 (some courses vary)
Course Duration: 1-2 days (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: PADI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver certification (dependent on course – see list below for details) or equivalent certification with another training agency.

Price: Dependent upon Course.

PADI Specialty Diver Courses

PADI Specialty Diver Courses are distinctive courses that let you explore a particular aspect of diving. If you love photography, for example, then why not take the Digital Underwater Photography course where you will learn how to get the best from your camera equipment while adapting your photography to the underwater world.

The Red Sea is home to numerous wreck sites including the world famous S.S. Thistlegorm, the Dunraven, the Kormaron and many more. Explore these vast and unique habitats while learning new skills designed to enhance your diving experience.

Anthias Divers offers a comprehensive list of PADI Specialty diver courses. For more information see the flow chart below and contact us to arrange you PADI Specialty course today!

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Minimum Age: 12
Course Duration: 2-3 days (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification with Navigation Adventure Dive and Emergency First Response (First Aid) Primary Care and Secondary Care Course.

Price: 410$

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
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PADI Rescue Online Training

Minimum Age: 12
Course Duration: 1-5 days (dependent upon student and current certifications)
Other Requisites: PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

Price: Dependent upon Specialties.

PADI Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.

Become a diving ninja and earn your Master Scuba Diver rating!

We recommend the following specialty courses for your Master Scuba Diver rating.

  • Deep Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Nitrox Diver
  • Navigation Diver
  • Night Diver
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Do your kids love water? Then they’ll love Bubblemaker! Let them explore being weightless and breathing underwater while under the expert supervision of a PADI Instructor. *** Warning – may cause constant nagging to get certified ***

Minimum Age: 8
Duration: Half day
Other Requisites: Adequate swimming skills and general good health. No other prior experience needed.

Price (Pool): €45
Price (Beach): €50

Mum & Dad can join in too!

PADI Bubblemaker

Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family at Anthias Divers.

What will your child learn?

Bubblemakers get a chance to:

  • Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro.
  • Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 feet.
  • Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults.
  • Have lots of fun.
Book Pool Option Book Beach Option

Join the ranks of the professionals and earn yourself the coveted PADI Divemaster certification – then continue your adventure with the PADI Instructor Development Course and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Live your dream – Go Pro! 

Minimum Age: 18 
Course Duration: 2-6 weeks (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: PADI Rescue Diver with Emergency First Responce Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid), signed medical statement within the last 12 months and at least 40 logged dives at the start of the course and 60 by certification.

Price: Contact us for details.

PADI Divemaster Course

The Red Sea is one of the top dive destinations in the world to earn your PADI Divemaster certification. Our Divemaster course is designed to give you the very best experience possible while under the expert tutelage of one of our top notch PADI Instructors. As well as everything the Divemaster course teaches you we will also prepare you to organise and run your own daily diving boat, including logistics, dive site selection and leading a dive.

So, you love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.


Minimum Age: 18 
Course Duration: 10 days + 1 day of preparation.
Other Requisites: PADI Divemaster or equivalent and a qualified diver for at least 6 months. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) within the last 24 months as well as signed medical statement within the last 12 months. Before you can participate in the Instructor Exams you have to have 100 logged dives.

Price: Contact us for details

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Course dates for 2019:

IDC Preparation EFR I IDC IE (Dahab) IE (Sharm) MSDT package
6th– 7th February 8th – 18th February 21st – 22nd February 19th – 20th February 23rd – 24th February
10th – 11th


12th – 22nd
23th – 24th April 25th – 26th April 27th – 28th April


25th -26th June 27st June –
7th July
10th – 11th July 8th – 9th   July 13th – 14th
27th – 28th August 29th August –
8th September
11th – 12th September 9th -10th September 14th – 15th September
26th – 27th November 28th November – 8th December 11th – 12th December 9th -10th December 14th – 16th December


Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.So, if you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.Anthias Divers can offer you the IDC at our location in Hilton Fayrouz Resort, Naama Bay where you will advance beyond the Divemaster level under the expert guidance of our seasoned PADI Course Directors, James Wilkinson and Wael Elshahat.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course runs for the first 6 days of the IDC and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program that continues for another 4 days. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
At Anthias Divers we offer a free one day IDC preparation. During this you will meet the PADI Course Director, our IDC Staff as well as completing any last paperwork.
We will review the five topics that you covered during your PADI Divemaster course. These topics will be part of the Instructor Exams.

They are:

  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Recreational Dive Planner
  • Skills and Environment
  • Equipment

There will be a presentation on all of these topics as well a chance to ask questions to review your knowledge before the IDC starts.
A skill circuit will be conducted to refresh your memory of all skills.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor. However we offer crossover candidates may participate in the whole IDC for the price of an OWSI course.

Over a minimum of ten days, but usually eleven days because of the one day free IDC preparation, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

Anthias Divers offers a full range of EFR (Emergency First Response), Primary care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses at our Na’Ama Bay center. Although this course is a prerequisite for several PADI courses, you don’t need to be a certified diver to take this course; it’s suitable for all!

Minimum Age: None (10 recommended)
Course Duration: 1 day (dependent upon student)
Other Requisites: None

Price: 140$

The Emergency First Response Course is a prerequisite for the following PADI Courses:

  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver

Emergency First Response (EFR) Courses.

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
  • Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
  • First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.
  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.
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