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Apprendre à plonger avec OKÉ PLONGÉE et PADI est une aventure incroyable! Avec PADI comme organisation de formation, votre parcour vers le monde sous-marin se déroule en trois phases passionnantes:

1. Développement des connaissances - Apprenez le jargon.
Au cours de la première phase de votre certification de plongée PADI Open Water Diver, vous développez une compréhension des principes de base de la plongée sous-marine. Vous apprenez par exemple comment la pression affecte votre corps, comment choisir le meilleur équipement de plongée et ce qu'il faut prendre en compte lors de la planification des plongées. Vous passez brièvement en revue ce que vous avez étudié dans les cinq sections de connaissances avec votre instructeur et répondez à un petit questionnaire pour vous assurer que vous l'avez compris.

Commencez dès maintenant et apprenez à plonger en ligne avec OKÉ PLONGÉE via le eLearning PADI à votre propre rythme, à tout moment et en tout lieu (idéal pour les horaires chargés)


2. Plongées en eau confinée - Formation aux techniques de plongée.
C'est de cela qu'il s'agit: la plongée. Vous développez des compétences de base en plongée en faisant de la plongée sous-marine dans une piscine ou un plan d'eau avec des conditions semblables à celles d'une piscine. Ici, vous apprendrez tout, de la configuration de votre équipement de plongée à la façon de vider facilement l'eau de votre masque de plongée sans refaire surface. Vous pratiquerez également certaines techniques d'urgence, comme partager de l'air ou remplacer votre masque de plongée. De plus, vous pouvez jouer à des jeux, vous faire de nouveaux amis et passer un bon moment. Il y a cinq plongées en eau confinée, chacune s'appuyant sur la précédente. Au cours de ces cinq plongées, vous acquérez les compétences nécessaires pour plonger en eau libre.

3. Plongées en eau libre - localement ou en vacances.
Après vos plongées en eau confinée, vous et les nouveaux amis que vous vous êtes fait continuez à apprendre pendant quatre plongées en eau libre avec votre moniteur de plongée PADI sur un site de plongée. C'est là que vous vivez pleinement l'aventure sous-marine - au niveau débutant, bien sûr. Vous pouvez faire ces plongées autour de Montréal ou dans une destination plus exotique lors d'un voyage de plongée avec l'équipe de OKÉ PLONGÉE.

Il est possible de compléter vos plongées en milieu confiné et en eau libre en aussi peu que trois ou quatre jours en complétant la partie en classe en ligne via PADI eLearning.

Le cours PADI Open Water Diver est incroyablement flexible et basé sur la performance, ce qui signifie que nous pouvons offrir une grande variété d'horaires, rythmés en fonction de la vitesse à laquelle vous progressez.

La préocupation de votre instructeur réside dans votre apprentissage de la plongée sous-marine, et non dans la durée pendant laquelle vous restez en classe. Ainsi, la formation est basée sur la démonstration que vous savez ce que vous devez savoir et que vous pouvez faire ce que vous devez faire. Cela signifie que vous progressez à votre rythme - plus ou moins vite selon le temps dont vous avez besoin pour devenir un plongeur confiant qui plonge régulièrement. Vous pouvez commencer à apprendre à plonger en ligne dès maintenant avec OKÉ PLONGÉE et PADI eLearning.

Par rapport à se lancer dans d'autres sports d'aventure et activités de plein air populaires, apprendre à plonger n'est pas cher.

Par exemple, vous pouvez vous attendre à payer à peu près autant que vous le feriez pour:

  • une journée complète de cours de surf
  • un week-end de cours d'escalade
  • un week-end de cours de kayak
  • un week-end de cours de pêche à la mouche
  • environ trois heures de cours de golf privés
  • environ trois heures de cours privés de ski nautique
  • une soirée incroyable au pub!

Dès le premier jour, la plongée sous-marine commence à transformer votre vie avec de nouvelles expériences que vous partagez avec vos amis. Et vous pouvez le faire presque partout où il y a de l'eau. Commencez à apprendre en ligne avec OKÉ PLONGÉE et préparez-vous à prendre votre première respiration sous l'eau!

OKÉ PLONGÉE est fier de pouvoir offrir le cours PADI Open Water à partir de 525 $ par personne.

Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. OKÉ PLONGÉE will help you find the right gear. Each piece of scuba equipment performs a different function so that collectively, it adapts you to the underwater world.

When you start learning to scuba dive, as a minimum, you want your own

  • scuba mask
  • snorkel
  • boots
  • scuba fins

These have a personal fit, and OKÉ PLONGÉE will help you choose ones that have the fit and features best suited to you. Included in the cost of your PADI Open Water Diver course, OKÉ PLONGÉE will provide a:

  • dive regulator
  • scuba BC
  • dive computer
  • scuba tank
  • scuba wetsuit
  • weight system and weights

Check with OKÉ PLONGÉE to confirm sizing available for your course package. It's recommended that you invest in your own scuba equipment when you start your course because:

  • you're more comfortable using scuba gear fitted for you
  • you're more comfortable learning to scuba dive using gear you've chosen
  • scuba divers who own their own scuba diving equipment find it more convenient to go diving
  • having your own scuba diving gear is part of the fun of diving

The kind of gear you will need depends on the conditions where you dive. You may want:

  • tropical scuba gear
  • temperate scuba equipment
  • cold water scuba diving equipment

Easy. There is no best gear. But, there is the best gear for you. The professionals at OKÉ PLONGÉE are trained to help you find scuba gear that best matches your preferences, fit and budget. These professionals can get you set with the right stuff, plus they provide service and support for years of enjoyable and dependable use.

You may also want to talk to other scuba divers in PADI's online scuba community to get recommendations on particular scuba equipment brands and models.

If you have an appetite for excitement and adventure, odds are you can become an avid PADI scuba diver. You'll also want to keep in mind these requirements:

Minimum Age:

  • 12 years old
  • Students younger than 15 years, who successfully complete the course qualify for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15. You must be at least 13 years old to take scuba lessons online with PADI eLearning, due to international internet laws. If you're younger, you can still learn to dive – just have your parent or legal guardian contact OKÉ PLONGÉE.

Physical: For safety, all students complete a brief scuba medical questionnaire that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you're ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your dive physician (SPUMS) must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you're fit to dive. In some areas, local laws require all scuba students to consult with a physician before entering the course.

Waterskills: Before completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, your instructor will have you demonstrate basic waterskill comfort by having you:

  • swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
  • float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods that you want.

About Physical Challenges: Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that allow individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. Individuals with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving. Talk to your PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Shop or Resort for more information.

Learning Materials : Unless you choose PADI eLearning, you'll need and use the following training materials during the PADI Open Water Diver course, and for your review and reference after the course:

  • The PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • PADI Open Water Diver Video on DVD or the PADI Open Water Diver Multimedia (combines manual and video for computer based learning).
  • You will also need your PADI Log book and Recreational Dive Planner (Table, The WheelTM or eRDPTM).

You can dive practically anywhere there's water – from a swimming pool to the ocean and all points in between, including quarries, lakes, rivers and springs. Where you can scuba dive is determined by your:

  • experience
  • level site
  • accessibility
  • conditions interests

For example, if you've just finished your PADI Open Water Diver course, you probably won't be diving under the Antarctic ice on your next dive. But, don't limit your thinking to the warm, clear water you see in travel magazines. Some of the best diving is closer than you think.

Your local dive site can be anything from a special pool built just for divers like one found in Brussels, Belgium, or more typically natural sites like Belize's Great Blue Hole, Australia's Great Barrier Reef or Japan's Yonaguni Monument. It may be a manmade reservoir or a fossil-filled river. It's not always about great visibility because what you see is more important than how far you see.

The only truly important thing about where you dive is that you have the scuba diving training and experience appropriate for diving there, and that you have a dive buddy to go with you. OKÉ PLONGÉE can help you organize great local diving or a dive vacation. Visit today to get started.

No, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and sinuses. The discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure pressing in on your ears. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears – you just need to learn how. If you have no difficulties adjusting to air pressure during flying, you'll probably experience no problem learning to adjust to water pressure while diving.

Not necessarily. Any condition that affects the ears, sinuses, respiratory function or heart function or may alter consciousness is a concern, but only a physician can assess a person's individual risk. Physicians can consult with the Divers Alert Network (DAN) as necessary when assessing a scuba candidate. 

DAN has information available online if you wish to do some research.

Sun burn and seasickness, both of which are preventable with over the counter preventatives. The most common injuries caused by marine life are scrapes and stings, most of which can be avoided by wearing gloves and an exposure suit, staying off the bottom and watching where you put your hands and feet.

Contact OKÉ PLONGÉE for information about exposure protection needed for any of your diving.

 

Aside from pregnancy, no. Because physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving while pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Menstruation is not normally a concern.

With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 metres. Beginning scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 metres unless you are a Junior Scuba Diver then it is 12 metres. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is no deeper than 12 metres/40 feet where the water's warmer and the colors are brighter.

That's not likely because you have a gauge that tells you how much air you have at all times. This way, you can return to the surface with a safety reserve remaining. But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your buddy has a spare mouthpiece that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface. There are also other options you'll learn in your PADI Open Water course with OKÉ PLONGÉE.

People find the “weightlessness” of scuba diving to be quite freeing. Modern scuba masks are available in translucent models, which you may prefer if a mask makes you feel closed in. During your scuba diving training with OKÉ PLONGÉE, your instructor gives you plenty of time and coaching to become comfortable with each stage of learning. Your scuba instructor works with you at your own pace to ensure you master each skill necessary to become a capable scuba diver who dives regularly.

OKÉ PLONGÉE keeps classes small so that we can give you more time to get comfortable with the amazing world of diving.