Friday, 22 November 2013

Rescue Course

The Rescue Course is probably the most challenging and rewarding of all the recreational dive courses. The Diver course is a crucial step in a diver's education and is highly recommended to all divers. Divers  move beyond just diving for fun by expanding their knowledge and come to appreciate and understand the importance of diver safety and incident minimization and management.

The course includes  the following topics:
  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Exits
  • Dive accident scenarios

With its emphasis on prevention, self-rescue, and the importance of managing situations effectively, the Rescue Diver Course will equip you to deal with a wide range of typical problems, making you a better buddy, and increasing your confidence as a diver.

Having completed your study online, your first day will consist of confined water work, equipping you with basic skills such as assisting panicking or non-responsive divers.

The second day is spent taking part in emergency scenarios like conducting searches, and bringing an unconscious diver to shore safely, as well as learning how to administer oxygen, and in-water artificial ventilation techniques.

At Dive-In Larnaca, Cyprus we run the SDI and PADI Rescue courses at Green Bay in Protaras where you get the practice the skills required and test your ability to solve problems under pressure and then deal with difficult situations before they develop into full-blown crises.

To enroll in the Rescue Diver course, you must

  • Be 12 years or older (15 years for SDI course)
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver or SDI Advanced Adventure certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be trained and current for first aid and CPR within the previous two years.
Rescue course costs 325euro plus 35euros for certification and approx 105euro for the online study. Prices include all equipment hire for the course and a pocket mask.

For more information contact Chris or Sheri at or visit our website at


Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Dive Kit we use

The only kit we recommend is what we love and use ourselves. So for Tech diving the only computer for us is the Shearwater Petrel.

With 2 easy to use buttons, prompts and the ability to use any AA battery it really is a winner - not to mention its large clear HD colour screen  which is a must for those of us over 40 whose arms are no longer long enough to read many computers :-)

The Petrel comes with or without a Fischer cable so it can be connected to just about any CCR unit or used as a stand alone computer. It has the capability to hold 5 gases in CCR or OC mode, multiple decompression algorithms and can be updated quickly via bluetooth.

Current Retail price is 885Euro for the standalone version.

Our Dive Torches are made by Tilly Tec from Germany. They are modular lights with varying sized lightheads and batteries depending on what burntime and brightness you want and can be a handheld torch or umbilical.

A battery size TT1 with a 1500 lumen head (shown above) will give you a 3-4 hour burn-time, or a TT3 battery with a 1500 head goes on for over 10 hours!! Long enough for most dive days.

For Regulators Dive-In Larnaca uses Apeks and has a full stock stock of 2013 XTX regulators and instruments in stock.  Cris took Apeks Regs on his Deep dive to 210m, so we have every confidence in them!! Wea re also service Technician for Apeks and so can service you regulators quickly and without sending them away.

 While stocks last XTX50 with XTX40 are 495euros and a full set of Tec3 are 895euros.

As from 1st November 2013 Dive-In Larnaca are also proud to be Halcyon Dealers, our initial small order will be arriving mid November with SMBs, SPGs,knives, snaps, line arrows and mask straps, all bearing the coveted blue H.

If you are interested in any dive equipment from the above suppliers just contact Dive-In Larnaca on or +357 24627469 for further details.