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  • The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

    COURSE PREREQUISITES

    DURATION: TWO EVENINGS AT ANDARK LAKE

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    • Light handling and communication techniques.
    • Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
    • Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviours at night.
  • Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings.

    COURSE PREREQUISITES

    • PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent)
    • Minimum age 10 years

    DURATION: ONE DAY – OPEN WATER IN ANDARK LAKE

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    • Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
    • Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
    • Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
    • Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.
  • Underwater photography is one of the most popular specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

    COURSE PREREQUISITES

    DURATION: ONE DAY

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    • Through hands-­on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI

    • Professional, you’ll discover:

    • How to choose the right underwater camera system for you.


    • The PADI SEA (Shoot, Examine, Adjust) method for getting great shots quickly.
    • Principles for good composition of underwater images.
    • Practical techniques to take great photos with your digital camera.
  • Whether purpose­-sunk as an artificial reef for scuba divers, or lost as the result of an accident, wrecks are fascinating windows to the past.

    COURSE PREREQUISITES

    PADI Advanced Open Water Course  (or qualifying certification from another organisation)

    Be medically fit to dive, please carefully read the medical declaration below

    Minimum age 15 years

    DURATION: TWO DAYS, OPEN WATER DIVES, VOBSTER QUAY

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
    • Surveying and mapping a wreck.
    • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.

    • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

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Andark was formed in 1976 , originally as a diving contractor working on many underwater projects from ship hull surveys to underwater construction and marine salvage. In 1980 we diversified into scuba diver training . Today Andark is one of the country’s biggest leisure diving schools offering a range of world-recognised dive courses.
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