YOGA DIVING BEGINNERS COURSE (4 days)
For divers who do not have a licence and would like to obtain a PADI Open Water or PADI Scuba Diver certificate in small groups.
Individualised tuition to suit your needs. Schedule tailored to divers' level and fitness. No experience necessary in either yoga or diving. Private tuition available with an additional supplement.
Beginners Course Overview:
Each day begins with an 8 am yoga class which teaches you to breathe properly and
prepares you for the sport element of diving. Your diving instruction begins where
the yoga leaves off with very gentle introduction to equipment and breathing
underwater on your first dive. As a beginner you will dive in shallow, easy locations
while still surrounded by the beauty of undersea life; no swimming pool work is
necessary as tuition is either one to one or in a very small group with your instructor.
Relaxation and safety are the goals of your diving & skills are taught at your own pace
in a relaxed manner. Divers enter and exit the sea from the shore, walking onto a shallow
sandy bottom before venturing out to the reef.
Beginners who would like certification are encouraged to preview the PADI Open Water manual before coming and bring the book with them or purchase the book from the Reef 2000 dive counter.
There is a yoga class every morning at 8.00am with one free day per week. During the week guests are invited to join an optional Desert Dinner: Meditate in a silence incomparable to any other. Watch for shooting stars in a sky with a million and have dinner cooked by local Bedouin in traditional style. People are so struck they never want to leave. We often have the opportunity to go on a mini safari to the Three Pools diving & snorkelling site, where we will practice our morning yoga session by the sea shore. Afterwards you will be delighted by a Bedouin breakfast & you can then dive. The Three Pools is named due to the natural formation of coral pools, each connecting to the other.
The group also generally go out for dinner together a couple of evenings in the week to one of Dahab's many restaurants.
On your day off you can visit the famous Mount Moses and/or visit St Katherine’s Monastery. You can also go to snorkel at Ras Abu Galum, a small Bedouin village one hour north of Dahab up the coastline. Bedouin live there as they have done for centuries and it is still without electricity. There is wonderful snorkelling there and you can stay the night there hosted by Bedouin. There is still plenty of time for additional activities which include diving, snorkelling, camel or horse riding, desert dinner/meditation, trekking, mountaineering and wind/kite surfing
Course week includes 7 nights b & B at the Bedouin Moon Hotel, 6 yoga classes, 4 days diving (2 dives per day) with full equipment and tuition, transportation and return airport transfers.
Cost per person:
Twin mountain view a/c £595
Single mountain view a/c £645
Twin sea view a/c £615
Single sea view a/c £635
Beginners need to purchase a PADI Open Water manual preferably before the start of the course and read as much as they can. Alternatively they can buy one from the dive center when they arrive. PADI certification fees are paid to PADI at the end of course completion. PADI certification is not a requirement for Yoga Diving Beginners. It is an option to do during your holiday if you want.
You must be in good health for diving. Contraindications/ or ask your GP if you have: heart or lung issues (including asthma) are taking medication (including antidepressants), back/neck injuries, history of panic attacks. If you have any health challenges at all you must check with your doctor first before committing to diving.