Diving Manual Bundle?
Later this year I will going on a 16 week diving expedition where I will be learning to dive and getting fully trained up to Divemaster.
So this will include-
Advanced Open water
Emergency first response
Rescue diver and
Can anyone tell me if there is a bundle I can buy which will provide me with everything i need?
Or if not tell me what I am required to have other than the individual manuals themselves.
Also am I required to have a PIC card for each course or will just one do?
It is PADI requirement that all members have a copy of their own manuals...
The company are not supplying the materials, i need to buy them from internet etc
- tjs282Lv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
As far as I know, PADI do not offer a complete 'Zero to Hero' bundle, but they do offer 'Crew-Packs', which contain all the required manuals, course DVDs and dive planning/teaching slates, for each of those certifications. You will be looking at spending around 250-300 GBP (for the non-'Pro' versions) on these, if bought from a British dive retailer.
You may also wish to consider getting hold of a cheap (Windows) laptop to take with you wherever you're going, so as to be able to view the course DVDs and use the CD-ROM versions of the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, and Knowledge Workbook (if you can find a Crew Pack which includes these, rather than hardcopies). The Divemaster-level dive theory exams are based on the Encyclopedia.
And yes, you do have to get a C-card for each level, since you cannot progress to the next level until certified at the previous level.
All the best.Source(s): Former full-time SCUBA instructor (PADI # 609394). I checked www.simplyscuba.co.uk (UK online diveshop) for details and prices.
- scubabobLv 79 years ago
Whoever is conducting your training will provide you will all course materials. You'll receive a C card for each level you complete.