Scuba Diving FAQ
I can't swim. Can I still try scuba diving?
Yes you can! We do recommend that you are at least comfortable in the water but an instructor will be with you 100% of the time and assists you in every way so that you can simply relax, breathe and enjoy the amazing underwater world that Maldives has to offer.
Can I take photos?
Yes. Absolutely you should record your first scuba dive
on camera to share with friends and family! SUB AQUA DiveCenter
offer a digital underwater camera rental service or if you have an underwater camera of your own, please bring it with you. However, please be cautious. Breathing underwater and staying safe is a priority - capturing your experience on camera should only come AFTER you are feeling comfortable.
How old does my child have to be to try scuba diving?
A special try diving program for kids is our Bubblemaker program and this starts from age 8 with a maximum depth limitation of just 2 metres on the first dive. For all other divers trying scuba for the first time, the minimum age is 10 years old.
How deep will I go?
You will start your first dive in water that you can still stand up in! Simply put your face in the water and breath. Remember, your PADI Instructor will be right beside you so you have nothing to fear.
You may go up to 6 metres depth on your first dive. If you decide you want to make more dives with us, we can take you diving again but without completing the full course, your maximum depth limit will be 12 metres. If you want to go deeper than 12 metres then you should sign up to complete your PADI Open Water Course
Is diving safe?
Absolutely and at SUB AQUA DiveCenter
, safety is a top priority. With any water sport there are inherent risks and this is why we ask you to complete a short medical questionnaire before you take part in any scuba diving activity. This medical statement is to be read and signed by you, stating whether you have any pre-existing medical conditions that might stop you from scuba diving
. You do not need to bring a medical certificate with you unless you think you may have medical conditions that prevent your from diving. In this case, make sure your Doctor signs the medical statement to confirm you are fit to dive before you arrive.
Can I scuba dive with Asthma?
Asthma is classed as a pre-existing medical condition. Some people with asthma do still enjoy scuba diving but you must obtain a signed medical certificate from your Doctor stating that you are fit to dive if this is the case. Bring it with you on holiday or we won't be able to take you diving!