Ondine considers dive training for yacht crew as an integral part of improving the safety standards in regards to in water recreation activities that are conducted during working hours on board.
Gaining PADI certification up to Rescue Diver level or SSI Stress & Rescue gives yacht crew a basic understanding of not only dive emergencies but the ability to safely and calmly deal with all in water recreational emergencies. Near drowning is near drowning with or without SCUBA equipment, hence the skills learnt in our dive courses can be used in most water related emergency situations.
Taking our time to discuss individual working situations with our students is also part of our dive training; we listen to how they operate their diving on board and explore areas that we see could be improved.
We offer two types of recreational dive courses for yacht crew:
SSI – Scuba Schools International
Each of our Training Programs is based on our Diver Diamond Methodology, which focuses on the proper knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience required in becoming a highly qualified diver.
Knowledge replaces fears and fantasies with correct information. The SSI Home Study Total Teaching System (Full color Manual, DVD and Study Guide) will teach you certain safety rules and your instructor will relate that information in a “land value” to “water value” format with an interactive classroom presentation.
There are only two ways that people learn — either shock or repetition. Shock is not a good way to learn anything, especially diving. SSI’s signature water training method is “Comfort though Repetition.” It is important to take the time to develop the skills necessary for you to become a safe and comfortable diver.
The safest way for anyone to become a diver is in their own high-quality, personally fitted Total Diving System. Being familiar with your equipment increases your ability and confidence using life support equipment. During your training, you will learn several equipment configurations which will enable you to make the best possible choice for your own Total Diving System.
While training develops knowledge and skills, the only way to get experience is to go diving. This is why SSI encourages more open water dives during training instead of just the minimum number of dives as required by industry standards. The more you dive, the more you will enjoy the sport. So get out there, explore new worlds, meet new friends and see why diving with SSI stands for “The Ultimate Dive Experience”!
- PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors
PADI is by far the most commonly known SCUBA certification agency; with the PADI system divers have the ability to complete courses at different stages. Entry level Open Water followed by Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver. Once again we highly recommend our divers to go through to Rescue level. Simply completing an Open Water course does not give divers enough time, skills or understanding to really be assured they are safe and able to help themselves or others. The combination of all three PADI courses is what creates a solid base for becoming a competent diver.
The next level is professional, PADI Divemaster is your first step towards taking SCUBA responsabilities further. Combine this course with a customized team training program to assist in the managerial roles and responsabilities required to safely oversee SCUBA operations on board luxury yachts.
Mallorca is a perfect location to gain dive experience through training and local fun dives, then once in the Caribbean or other exotic locations safety is no issue and its all about fun diving. Dive training here in Mallorca and fun dives everywhere else, it makes sense!
Please contact us to book your dive course or to answer any questions you may have.
I got the diving buzz back and signed up for a refresher dive with the intention of going on to further courses. On refresher dive day the first thing that got my attention is the high standard and quality of the dive equipment that Ondine are using. All you need to bring is a towel and your costume of choice. After a detailed dive briefing and a thorough underwater review of excercises and basic dive skills I was hooked, again.
I have since done my PADI advanced and am now doing the Rescue Diver course. The courses are detailed and in some cases challenging but always fun, even in winter. This is largely due to Ondine´s style of teaching. They don’t lecture, they share information and expect you to do the same. This keeps you on your toes and I feel that you absorb more information this way…