School Programs

At Divers Down, we have close links with the schools all over the UAE and the Middle East. Currently we offer two different programs, the After School Activities (ASA), and we offer programs to run with the Creativity, Action and Service Projects (CAS).

We have had great success with schools such as Dubai British School, Gems World Academy Dubai, Raffles International School Dubai, Jumeirah English Speaking School, Australian International School Sharjah, and have had schools flying over from Saudi Arabia to participate in our programs.

WEEK WITHOUT WALLS (WWW)
We run Week Without Walls programs for schools within the UAE and neighboring countries. It is organized by the schools for large groups of children to come over and do 4-5 days of dive training and participate to environmental projects to preserve the ocean.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES (ASA)
Currently with the ASA programs, we offer training from PADI Open Water Diver through to PADI Rescue Diver. We also offer the PADI Seal Team for those who are too young to participate in the full Open Water course just yet. The following information explains the prices, how much time it takes, and what is required of the students to complete the courses.

OPEN WATER Price: 2500 AED (Required to attend a max of 9 sessions & study in own time)

This is the introduction to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Age 10 Years and up. Must be able to swim 200 meters and float for 10 minutes, as well as answer NO to the medical questionnaire.
Run from Divers Down Dubai and Fujairah.
Course fee includes deluxe participant manual, full rental equipment & certification.
5 Classroom sessions, 5 swimming pool sessions, 4 sea dives.

ADVANCED OPEN WATER Price: 2000 AED ( Required to attend a max of 5 sessions)

Exploration, Excitement, Experience. The course helps build confidence and expand scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.
Aged 12 Years and over. Must already have a recognized Open Water Diving certification and answer NO to the medical questionnaire.
Course fee includes deluxe participant manual, full rental equipment & certification.
5 Knowledge development sessions and 5 sea dives.

RESCUE DIVER AND EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER Price: 2900 AED (Required to attend 10 sessions and study in own time.)

Aged 12 Years and over. Must already have a recognised Advanced Open Water Diving certification and answer NO to the medical questionnaire.
Course fee includes deluxe participant manual, full rental equipment & certification.
Knowledge development, 10 practical skill applications and 2 scenarios for the rescue diver. 2 knowledge development sessions and 2 scenarios for the CPR and First Aid.

SEAL TEAM Price:1200 AED (Required to attend 5 sessions, Parent or Guardian must be present)

Aged 8-9 years, must answer NO to the medical questionnaire.
Run from Divers Down Dubai
Course fee includes deluxe participant manual, full rental equipment & certification.
5 pool sessions incorporating various diving skills.

Pleasure Diving

You will now be a certified diver, so the first you need to do is go diving. No skills to worry about just enjoying being in the big blue. We are offering 1 guided dive trip each month to get you in the water between projects and courses. Please contact us when the dates are posted to book spaces.

International Project

If you interested in completing an International Project with SCUBA then planning must begin. The planning forms that need to be completed as a first step are available in your CAS Project Folders. I will be discussing the International Project when we visit the schools and have the numbers of interested divers.

Aware and Coral Watch (Service)

Coral Reefs and coastal areas are hugely impacted by our actions as well as environmental stresses such as el Nino. The service part of your projectwill be to help conserve and monitor the and the reefs.
Requirement:
2 Classroom Sessions in Dubai,
2 Open Water Dives in Fujairah.

PROJECT AWARE (SERVICE)

You have just become a diver and you have likely already experienced the marine-debris and coral reefs issues. The shark species are critically endangered, especially in this area of the world. In this project you will become an active member of a growing movement of scuba divers working to protect the ocean. You will be involved in underwater clean ups and you will learn how to identify different species of sharks and turtles and their habits.
Requirement: Open Water Diver certification and answer NO to the medical questionnaire.