SCUBA DIVING

One of the fastest growing leisure pursuits worlwide, the number of people scuba diving and discovering the beauty of the underwater world is increasing each year and it is a sport the whole family can enjoy. Mosaic Holidays specialises in Dive packages to complement your chosen itinery. Be you an experienced diver looking for waters new, a dive club looking to organise a liveaboard trip, or an absolute beginner looking to obtain your open water license, we have a wealth of options to choose from.

Our experienced staff will be happy to talk through the possibilities and advise on the best options, based on your personal requirements. Our Special Offers provide great bargain opportunities to experience life beneath the waves at a price that suits.

Call to speak to one of our consulants for the latest offers and advice on the best diving package option for you - 020 8574 4000

Where To Dive With Mosaic

EGYPT - The Red Sea

Considered to be the Mecca for Divers and once visited it is hard to beat, with its outstanding water clarity, exotic range of colourful fish and beautiful coral reefs. Its wide range of dive sites offers year round diving for all levels. It is recommended for those who want to learn, recently qualified and ardent divers alike. Destinations offered at the Red Sea are Hurghada, Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Marsa Alam and a liveaboard.

Maldives

The Maldive Islands are considered to be one of the best dive sites in the world, with their abundant marine and coral life in warm clear waters. A variety of diving opportunities are available inside the reefs that surround the island, in the channels between islands, and on the edge of the atolls facing the ocean. Diving is good year round, however monsoon winds in November and December and May and June can make the seas quite rough, though not undiveable. This, coupled with the breathtaking beaches is an ideal diving location for divers of all levels. Islands offered are Reethi Beach, Kuredu, Bandos, Helengeli and Lily Beach.

Northern Cyprus

This little known destination is considered to offer some of the best diving in the Mediterranean, with high visibility and clear waters. There is attractive and varied marine life, reefs and caves to explore. This provides a wonderfully relaxed setting for divers to enjoy.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers an abundance of marine life and dive sites to suit all experience levels. Diving is found off the south west coast based at our hotel, Tropical Villas. Diving is a nice complement to exploring this exciting destination, however it is only possible from November to April due to weather conditions.

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Learn To Dive Courses

The majority of dive centres used by Mosaic offer internationally recognised certification courses inc. PADI, BSAC, SSI, NAUI & CMAS. On completion, your qualification will allow you to participate in most diving possibilities during future holidays, with the need for only a little local training and guidance. The most popular beginners course is the PADI Open Water, (PADI – Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Different centres will be able to offer different dive opportunities, but all work within the strict guidelines set down by the certification bodies for your safety and enjoyment. You will find specific details for each resort.

PADI COURSES

Open Water Diver

This course is designed to produce a diver who is competent in the use of scuba equipment both in confined and open water conditions. You will undertake both academic and practical tuition. Once you have mastered the basics in confined water, you will have the opportunity to dive in open water and experience the freedom of this wonderful world at first hand. The maximum depth for the course is 18 metres. The three stages of certification are as follows:

1. Academic Sessions - 5 sessions using course books and visual aids learning about theory and safety procedures. (Course materials are usually on loan. If you wish to retain them you may have to pay locally)

2. Confined Water Sessions - These consist of 5 sessions, usually in a swimming pool, to learn practical skills in a safe environment.

3. Open Water Dives - Four open water dives converting the theory and skills learned in confined water conditions into real open water experience.

Referral Course Option

To start diving straight away upon arrival at your destination you can take section 1 academic sessions and section 2 confined water session of the PADI Open Water certification course in the UK. Details of PADI centres in the UK can be supplied on request.

Which ever method you choose, all necessary diving equipment will be provided for the course, however the hire or purchase of course & log books plus certification fee may not be included, and must be paid locally. If you decide to take the full PADI Open Water course in the resort please note that the courses usually run for 4 to 5 days and may occupy 5 hours a day. We therefore recommend this be taken during a two-week holiday, allowing it to fit in with the diving school schedule, required flying time and weather conditions.

Advanced Diver

This course is designed to expand your knowledge and experience as a diver in open water, and qualifies you to a depth of 30 metres. On this course you will make 5 dives, three being compulsory (Navigation, Night Dive and Deep dive). The remaining two dives can be selected from u/w naturalist, wreck, multilevel, boat, search & Recovery, underwater Photography and Peak Performance Buoyancy.

Additional PADI Courses:

Rescue Diver

Enriched Air Diver (EANx)

Divemaster

Full range of Speciality Courses Call us to discuss your requirements and we will do our very best to put together the required package with your preffered travelling dates.


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