Corso Garibaldi N. 243, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy

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UPGRADE FROM SCUBA DIVER TO: SSI OPEN WATER DIVER

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Depth: 18 meters

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: included

Program: 2 theory sessions, 2 skill sessions in shallow water, 2 open water dives from our comfortable boat

As a scuba diver you are certified to dive, when accompanied with a Instructor, to a maximum depth of 12m. The upgrade teaches students how to become a more independent diver. In just 2 days you can upgrade to a open water certification, allowing you to dive to 18 meters, anywhere in the world. All you need to complete is the final 2 theory sessions, 2 skill sessions in shallow water and 2 open water dives.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

SSI Open Water Diver

Duration: 3 days

Maximum Depth: 18 meters

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: included

Program: 6 theory sessions e-learning, 6 skill sessions in shallow water, 4 open water dives from our comfortable boat

Unlock the wonders of the underwater world and embark on an extraordinary adventure with the SSI Open Water Diver Course at Zingaro Diving Center in Sicily.

Our comprehensive program, combined with SSI’s innovative Digital Learning platform, provides you with a flexible and enjoyable way to become a certified open water diver.

No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through a SSI Try Dive.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

SSI Scuba Diver Course

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Depth: 12 meter

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: included

Program: 3 theory sessions e-learning, 2 skill sessions in shallow water, 2 open water dives from our comfortable boat

Embark on an exciting underwater adventure with the SSI Scuba Diver Course at Zingaro Diving Center in Sicily.

This program provides the perfect foundation for becoming a confident and safe diver, allowing you to explore the mesmerizing underwater world.

With a combination of online learning, shallow water dives, and open water training, you’ll gain the essential skills to scuba dive up to 12 meters deep alongside an experienced SSI Professional.

No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through a SSI Try Dive.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

SSI Try Dive (Introduction Dives)

Half day excursion with a try-out dive
Have you ever been fascinated watching documentaries of the colourful underwater world?
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?
If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, a Try Dive offers the ideal opportunity to dive between the colourful fish in Sicily.
At Zingaro Diving Center, we do understand that your first introduction to the underwater world has to be an unforgettable experience.
We ‘ll let you enjoy a lovely day on our boat. You will be individually assigned to a professional Instructor, who speaks your language. You will dive in the shallow, crystal clear waters of Sicily, under the direct and personal supervision of a professional.
A safe, exciting and unique experience!
What to expect of a full day excursion with introductory dive?

A private van will pick you up at any hotel in Castellammare del Golfo, between 07:30 am and 08:15 am. The driver will bring you safely to the dive center.

You can try on the dive equipment, that is of impeccable quality.

During the briefing you go through the main dive signs and make the necessary agreements with the instructor. Then you will make a first dive with full dive gear in the shallow, crystal and clear waters of Sicily. The professional Instructor will be in constant contact with you and will help you in all possible ways. The maximum depth is 5 meters.

After this unique experience, you can enjoy a snack break.

If you enjoyed your first dive, you can enroll for a second dive (at an extra fee) at another dive site in the afternoon. Or you can just relax and sunbathe or snorkel. If you loved the experience, why not choose to continue your diving adventure and sign up for a full diving course?
After the second dive, we ‘ll start our trip back to the marina and diving center.
At 12:30 pm our boat docks in the marina and our drivers will safely bring you back to the hotel, with some golden memories of this unique day.
Our service for a half day excursion with introductory dive includes
Hotel pickup and drop-off by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Half day trip on “Rubby”, our 7 m long, comfortable rib.
A clear and full briefing about the doings and safety procedures on the boat
A personal and professional dive instructor who assists you in your own language
An introduction dive in the morning
A snorkeling session or a second dive (optional)
Use of well-maintained dive-and snorkel gear.

Practical information:

Minimum age: 10 years old
To be specified at the time of booking: shoe size, height, and body weight
Our drivers will pick you up at your hotel between 07:30 am and 08:15 am; the exact time will be informed a day before
The boat leaves at 8.30 am (exceptionally at 9:00 am)
You can make a second introduction dive in the afternoon, at an additional fee
Return arrival in the marina between 12:30 and 13:00 pm, depending on the itinerary, dive sites and weather conditions
Transport by our drivers to your hotel

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

SSI Advanced Adventurer

Duration: 2 days

Maximum Depth: 30 meter

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: not included

Program: 5 academic sessions e-learning, 5 different adventure dives of your and your instructor’s choice

Welcome to the SSI Advanced Adventurer Program at Zingaro Dive Centre in Sicily.

This program is designed for divers who want to explore various specialty dives and experience the thrill of advanced diver training.

With the SSI Advanced Adventurer program, you have the opportunity to try out different specialties before committing to full specialty programs.

Let’s dive in and discover the exciting possibilities!

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

SSI Enriched Air Nitrox

Duration: 1 day/2 dives

Maximum Depth: according to your mixture

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: not included

Program: digital e-learning and 2 boatdives with Nitrox 32 %

Welcome to Zingaro Dive Center, the premier destination for scuba diving in Sicily.

We take pride in offering the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program, designed to elevate your diving experience to new heights.

As an Enriched Air Nitrox diver, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the stunning underwater world with extended bottom times and enhanced safety margins.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

SSI Perfect Buoyancy

Duration: 1 day/2 dives

Maximum Depth: 30 meter

Minimum age: 10 years

Equipment: not included

Program: digital e-learning, 2 boatdives with advanced buoyancy skills and techniques

Mastering buoyancy is the key to becoming a confident and skilled diver. With the SSI Perfect Buoyancy course at Blue Paradise in Hurghada, you’ll enhance your diving experience and unlock a whole new level of underwater exploration.
Buoyancy control is not only essential for conserving energy and air, but it also plays a crucial role in protecting fragile marine ecosystems.
Our comprehensive program goes beyond the basics, focusing on fine-tuning your buoyancy techniques, so you effortlessly glide through the water with minimal impact on the environment.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

DPV Diver

The purpose of the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) Course is to familiarise divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organisation, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of using DPV’s while technical diving.

Upon successful completion of the TDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty training, the student will be able to: demonstrate comprehension of the practical knowledge necessary for DPV diving, properly plan and safely conduct DPV dives, and implement techniques and procedures to manage and minimize DPV diving hazards. This course is ideal for technical divers looking to extend their range and take advantage of the benefits of utilising a DPV on technical dives.

The TDI DPV course covers advantages of DPV options and use, rigging, parking, dive planning, care and maintenance and problem solving procedures such as malfunction or failure, towing and gas sharing with DPVs

  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Provide proof of 25 logged open water dives

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

Full Cave Diver

This level of cave diver is the highest of the TDI cave diving series. It will teach you how to plan and execute dives in complex underground systems.

​Prerequisites:

– At least 18 years of age.

– Minimum certification : Intro To cave Diver.

– Have completed at least 15 intro to cave level dives.

– Required equipment : Configuration DIR / Hogarthian double tank or Side mount.

​Course length: 4 days minimum.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!

Intro to Cave Diver

This course is the second level of the TDI cave series. It will allow you to review the knowledge and skills acquired during the cavern diving course. It will also provide the knowledge and skills needed to explore the caves beyond areas illuminated by daylight. The successful student of INTRO TO CAVE TDI is qualified to dive underground cavities without supervision and within its prerogatives.

​Prerequisites:

– At least 18 years of age.

– Minimum certification : Cavern diver.

– At least 60 logged dives.

– Required equipment : Configuration DIR / Hogarthian double tank or Side mount.

​Course length : 4 days minimum.

Cavern Diver TDI + Intro To Cave Diver TDI.

Course length : 6 days minimum.

Many other courses are available, ask which one you would like to do!