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Learning to scuba dive is an incredible adventure!
With Mirage Divers as your diving center and PADI as your training organization, your path to breathing underwater is accomplished in three exciting phases:
1. Knowledge DevelopmentLearn the lingo! During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification, you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives.
You briefly review what you have studied in the five knowledge sections with your instructor and take a short quiz to be sure you’re getting it. At the end of the course, you’ll take a longer quiz that makes sure you have all the key concepts and ideas down. You and your instructor will review anything that you don’t quite get until it’s clear.With Mirage Divers you can select the knowledge development option you prefer:
2. Confined Water Dives – Scuba Skills Training
This is what it’s all about – diving. You develop basic scuba skills by diving in shallow water with pool-like conditions surrounded by fish. You will learn everything from setting up your scuba gear to how to easily get water out of your scuba mask without surfacing. You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your scuba mask.
Plus, you may play some games, make new friends and have a great time.There are five confined water dives, with each building upon the previous. Over the course of these five dives, you attain the skills you need to dive in open water.
3. Open Water DivesAfter your confined water dives, you and the new friends you’ve made continue learning during four open water dives with your Mirage Divers PADI Instructor at a dive site. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure – at the beginner level, of course. You may make these dives near the diving center or after a 30 min. jeep drive to the south of Dahab.
It takes only a few days to get certified. It’s possible to complete your confined and open water dives in as few as three or four days.
You can also save yourself some classroom time while you are on your holiday in Dahab by completing the theory portion online via PADI eLearning or through some home study using PADI materials. And it is good to know that with Mirage Divers the PADI Open Water Diver course is incredibly flexible and performance based, which means that we offer a wide variety of schedules, paced according to how fast you progress.
Mirage Divers instructors are interested in you learning to scuba dive, not in how long you sit in a classroom. So training is based upon demonstrating that you know what you need to know and can do what you need to do. This means that you progress at your own pace – faster or slower depending upon the time you need to become a confident scuba diver who dives regularly. and of course you can start learning to scuba dive online right now with PADI eLearning.
Scuba Diving is the most spectacular way to see the reef and explore the underwater world, and learning to dive in Dahab by the Red Sea will put a smile on your face. The memories you take with you will last a lifetime... and we mean that literally.
Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities,
Learning to scuba dive isn’t expensive. For example, you can expect to pay about the same as you would for:
Learning to scuba dive in Dahab with Mirage Divers is a great value when you consider that you learn to dive under the guidance and attention of a high trained, experienced professional – our PADI Scuba Instructor.
From the first day in your course, scuba diving starts transforming your life with new experiences you share with friends. And, you also start learning online and get ready to take your first breath underwater!
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If you have an appetite for excitement and adventure, odds are you can become an avid PADI scuba diver!
You'll also want to keep in mind these requirements:
YES, YOU CAN!
Assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing in on your ears. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure during flying, you'll probably experience no problem learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.
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Any condition that affects the ears, sinuses, respiratory or heart function or may alter consciousness is a concern, but only a physician can assess a person’s individual risk. Physicians can consult with the Divers Alert Network (DAN) as necessary when assessing a scuba candidate.
Download the PADI Medical Statement to take to your physician. and please contact us for more info.
Aside from pregnancy, no.
Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.
That’s not likely
Because you have a gauge that tells you how much air you have at all times. This way, you can return to the surface with a safety reserve remaining. But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your buddy has a spare mouthpiece that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface.
There are also other options you’ll learn in your scuba diving training. Contact us for more info.
Unlikely - people find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing
Year-round excellent visibility in the Red Sea also reduces the likelihood of feeling claustrophobic
Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in.
During your scuba diving training, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly. ans please contact us for more info.
Generally diving on the reef by the Red Sea is easy, with warm, calm, clear waters.
The majority of international levels of dive qualifications are considered acceptable to dive the Red Sea, however, the level of diving qualification is not normally considered as essential as the number of dives that the diver has logged and the conditions that the diver has previously experienced.
Newly qualified divers will have no problems in enjoying easy and amazing open water dives.
For a list of the accepted and valid diving certifications in the Red Sea please click here and please contact us for more info.
At Mirage Divers, we aim to make your first day diving easy and fun
If you are starting Daily Guided Diving:
After being introduced to your dive guide and a tour of the dive center, your first dive (maybe a check dive if you haven't dived for more than 6 months) will probably be diving either at the Light House reef or Moray Garden reef in Wadi Gnai south of Dahab,
They are both brilliant shore dives to start your diving holiday with, thanks to their guaranteed conditions, easy entrance/exit and perfect conditions to check your weights and equipment, though there are other options to dive on the first dive depending on the sea conditions and your diving experience.
Once the first dive is over you have full freedom to discuss with your Dive Guide or Instructor where to go for the other dives depending on sea conditions and divers experience
If you are starting a PADI Course:
You will meet your PADI Instructor who will personally guide you through every aspect of your course from the paperwork and equipment to scheduling water and classroom sessions.
Our Instructors will make you feel comfortable and well looked after right from the start! Please contact us for more info.
YES, A check dive will apply..
It is always recommended to do a check dive if you haven't dived for over than 6 months and if haven't dived for over than one year we would recommend the PADI Scuba Review course
The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day and it will help you brush up on your scuba knowledge and skills and improve your diving ability.
Daily from 8:00 until 17:30
We are open all year and everyday except for the 1st January every year. The reception at Mirage Village Hotel will be more than happy to help if the dive center is not in working hours.
Please contact us for more info about our working hours.
For your safety all diving activities have to be done with a dive guide or instructor from Mirage Divers.
We stick to our principles : Safety + Standards + Environment
• Your safety is our #1 priority therefore one of our guides has to be in charge of each dive. • We employ only certified and experienced instructors and guides with exemplary interpersonal skills, who provide environmental dive briefings and follow local diving regulations.
Your guide will ensure that you will get to dive the best sites possible depending on sea conditions
Easy entry and exit points will be used to make sure that your impact on the environment is kept to a minimum• The Dive Guide joining you will make sure that each diving trip has:- A First Aid box with full contents.- Portable Emergency Oxygen Cylinder.- An easy emergency information board.- Spare box in case of any lost/forgotten/malfunctioning equipment.
Our staff are from different countries so you will definitely find somebody who speaks your language to assure your comfort at the diving center. Your diving experience will be enhanced by the fun and culture of the area which our staff happily and naturally express. With a guide or instructor from Mirage Divers you can relax and enjoy the diving!
Please contact us for more info and click here for the Red Sea diving regulations.
Getting to the dive sites in Dahab is fun itself!
We are based directly between two of the most varying topographical local dives in Dahab; "The Light House" and the stunning "Eel Garden". You can even kit up at the diving center and walk to the dive sites..
For the other dive sites we drive with our cars (jeeps and double-cabin vehicles) to the dive sites, the transportation from/to the dive sites is included in your price, so no extra charge.
Lunch! One of the great things about diving sites out of town is a full day adventure. We will take you not only to great dive sites but great places to relax, eat and drink between dives. Make sure you have some cash to pay your restaurant bill!
If you have your own equipment or are renting ours it will all be stored in our spacious and well ventilated equipment room and lockers
Mirage Divers diving center is fitted with a spacious diving equipment room for washing and storing diving equipment.
You will get a briefing from your dive guide or instructor on how and where to wash and store your diving equipment till next dive time. Each diver will be given a private locker and plastic box for diving equipment use and storing, with wet suits, BCD and boots hanging in a very well ventilated equipment room so it is dry quickly.
Check our dive center facilities and Please contact us for more.
We always hope when you are on holiday you will never be in the position to require medical assistance but in the event that the unexpected happens, Dahab by the Red Sea is lucky to provide some excellent hyperbaric and medical facilitiesBAROMEDICAL DIVING EMERGENCIES & HYPERBARIC MEDICINE FACILITIES
At Mirage Divers, we have First Aid and oxygen. Please contact us for more info.
Egypt has established some National Parks in the Sinai and Red Sea area in order to raise the environmental awareness and care, and recently the CDWS (Chamber of Diving and Water Sports) set out a goal to improve quality, safety and standard of services in the diving and watersports industry, as well as to preserve the unique environment of the Red Sea.
These organizations have developed rules and regulations to be followed by locals, tourists and businesses alike.
Here are the National Parks regulations:
For the CDWS Regulations please check here and please contact us for more info
At Mirage Divers we have kept a shiny record of diving safety and being conservative on diving practices.
Mirage Divers is:
You can dive with your mind at peace as your safety is our main priority. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more info
Booking your diving holiday in Dahab with Mirage Divers could not be easier :)
All you have to do is to fill out our booking form explaining what type of diving services you would like on your holiday and we will reply to you with all details involved within 24 hours.
And you can:
If you are planning a diving trip to Dahab for your friends, family, or group Mirage Divers Group Discounts and Client Rates will save you money or even allow you to dive for free!We take pride in offering lower prices for groups whilst maintaining excellent service and value for money. We will provide full support to help you organise diving adventures for your groups, friends, businesses and more.Reasons to choose us for a Group Diving Experience
Diving trips can be great for your business meetings, team building, seminars or rewards !!!If you are looking for the perfect trip to bring your group together for a seminar or business meeting, look no further than Dahab!
We can also arrange airport transport for your group (with AC). Please contact us for more information.Group Organizer PacksWe have a specialized group organizer for you. We can provide you with a pack containing flyers about Dahab diving trips, what to bring- where to meet - a poster to help you to advertise the trip, catalogs, sign up sheets, and more….!Give us a call at our office at (002) 069 364 14 76 or on mob. (002) 016 477 02 94 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
the Payment can be done in many ways but first you should know that there is :
Online pre-bookings will just put your mind at peace as everything can be sorted for you :
YES! We can arrange various types of accommodation for you in Dahab
Dahab has plenty of great places for you to stay on your holiday, offering options for all budgets.
And we would like to let you know that whatever your taste in accommodation, you'll find it in the Bedouin capital of the Red Sea - Dahab !
We are affiliated with some selected Bed and Breakfast hotels, holiday apartments and resorts.
Check out our Accommodation Directory and bear in mind that it is not a problem at all if you want to stay in a different hotel and still dive with us - we will be happy to arrange it all for you.
And if you are looking for backpackers accommodation, Dahab is just the right place for you, let us know and we will send you some rocking deals close by -:).
No, we don't arrange flights, but when it comes to the transfers services to\from Dahab put your mind at peace.
Our sister company is Bedouina Tours and they are considered one of the best companies in Dahab (they are legal, registered, insured, quality vehicles and always on time).
You can bring as much luggage as you like as the cars always have the space. Please contact us for more information.
Transfer Note: Full names, Nationality, Passport no. and flight details will be required.
Mirage Divers is different . . .
Dahab is a small town with a large range of prices when it comes to diving. At Mirage Divers we believe in offering high standards at reasonable prices. You can find cheaper but you won't find better! :)
Mirage Divers is PADI Certified Five Star Dive Resort and Member of CDWS 2012 (Chamber of Diving and Water sports, Egypt)Mirage Divers is EUF certified center for European Recreational Diving Services according to the international EN & ISO Standards.
And here are some of the highlights to keep in mind: ( please check for more info on the about us section)
There is nothing like knowing that you can dive the Red Sea in few hours from your home country!
After checking in your hotel and getting your shorts on :) and there is still enough sunlight time, we will pick you you up or you can come down to the diving center to plan or make your first dive.
It is all your choice and depends on you and your arrival time. you can start the diving straight away or just relax and start the day after in the morning. as Mirage Divers is flexible as it gets and planning dives is what we do all day :).
When you are in the diving center you will find yourself a friend with everyone in no time, while everyone is catering to make you feel comfortable in the place.
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Checking in at the diving center is too simple !
Just come down to our counter at the diving center and they will help you sort everything out including your diving plan, paper work, getting the diving equipment and having a diving center tour so you get to know what is what, who is who, and most importantly to know where you can make your tea and coffee for free -:)
Yes you can, however, proof of your certification will be required,
If you are a PADI diver just let know your full name as was written on the card and your birth date and you are set.
We will be able to get your PADI certifications records online and give you a copy to have as a reference.
It is always good to know that, the Diving and snorkelling are more than underwater sightseeing,
They are exhilarating sports that require a reasonable level of fitness and a recognition of your limitations.
Divers undertaking diving courses or signing up for fun guided dives will be required to complete a straightforward PADI medical questionnaire to confirm their medical fitness to dive is still current (you can download it from here). If any of the conditions listed in the form apply you will have to be checked by a doctor to make sure that you are fit to dive (normally it takes 30 min. to give the doctor a visit or have him come to the diving center).
Your safety is our main priority so we will not be flexible with safety standards. please check the form at our downloads section.
If the doctor does not declare you fit to dive you are more than welcome to join our diving trips so you could do some snorkelling or whatever fits your health situation.
If you are starting daily diving activities you will need to bring:
If you are starting diving courses you will need to bring:
Renting diving equipment can be done when you check in
Once everything is sorted with paperwork your instructor, guide or the counter staff will start helping you to get the right equipment for the whole week.
If you require any special diving equipment please let us know and we will arrange it for you.
Checking out and settling your bill is just another simple process.
Once you are through with all your diving activities you will need to check the equipment out at the counter and we will prepare your bill. Pay it right away or just come the next day to do so as you like.
As you may have noticed all our prices are in euros, but you can also pay in US dollars or Egyptian pounds.
You also can pay in credit card (we accept VISA and Mastercard only).
If you pre-paid through a travel agent or to Mirage Divers through a bank transfer you will only pay for any extras you have done on top of the package you have booked.
In case you haven't finished all your pre-paid package with Mirage Divers we will work it out against any extras you have done or give you another voucher for your next visit. And if you haven't finished all your pre-paid package through a travel agent please contact them to settle your account.
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