RECREATIONAL DIVING

At Buceo la Herradura we deal with each course personally, because, not only do we want you learn, but we want you to enjoy the experience, with all the security and professionalism that you can expect through the experience we have earned during thousands of courses taught. We place special emphasis on your safety and in certifying you when you are fully prepared to enjoy the wonders of the sea, without any danger. For this reason, if we believe that you need more practical experience than those set out in each course, we will offer the extra practice free of charge, to get you certified.
We offer courses of all levels.
We are flexible to your needs and timetable.

SCUBA DIVER

This is an introductory course to diving, prior to the Open Water Diver, the difference being that you don’t certify as an independent diver and will always have to dive accompanied by an instructor, and to a maximum depth of 12 metres. It consists of theory classes, swimming pool and two dives in the sea.

Incluye:

Student materials
Theory classes
Training in confined water and 2 dives in the sea
Full Equipment Rental

Requirements:

Provide 2 passport size photos, photocopy of ID Card or passport
Medical Certificate (Ability to dive with SCUBA equipment)
If you are under 18, we require the authorisation of a parent or guardian.

Duración:
2 days
Price: 220 €

OPEN WATER

Your first step as a diver: OPEN WATER DIVER.
Begin scuba diving safely: we have experienced, qualified professionals.Our facilities and classrooms are spacious and our boats are moored just 10 metres from the door of the Centre making your dives really comfortable. You will meet many people and we are sure you will make new friends!

Includes:

Student materials
Theory classes
Training in confined water and in the sea
Full Equipment Rental

Requirements:

Provide 2 passport size photos, photocopy of ID Card or passport and Medical Certificate (Ability to dive with SCUBA equipment)
If you are under 18, we require the authorisation of a parent or guardian.

Duration:

The course usually takes four days, it is quite intensive, with theory and practical classes each day of the course. Every session consists of a theory class, where the instructor explains the subject in the classroom, then afterwards is the practical part, which consists of a trip to the sea.

The approximate timetable of each session is 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the afternoon..
Price: 320 €

ADVANCED OPEN WATER

Experience new emotions and improve the quality of your dives. The AOWD course consists of 5 specialties:

Deep diving and underwater navigation are mandatory, the other three are your choice, from: night dives, undewater scooter, buoyancy, search and recovery, multi-level, underwater naturalist, and many more!. Each specialty consists of theory classes and practice in the sea.

This course, once completed, qualifies you to dive in the marine reserves of Spain and other destinations, such as the Red Sea.

Include:

Student materials (Manual and dive table)
Full Equipment Rental
5 dives in the sea

Requirements:

You must have OWD Qualification or equivalent
12 or more registered dives
Provide 2 passport size photos, photocopy of ID Card or passport
Medical Certificate (Ability to dive with SCUBA equipment)
Bring torch or diving light, DSMB and wrist compass.
If you are under 18, authorisation of a parent or guardian.

Durationn:
2/3 days
Price: 295 euros

SPECIALTIES

You already are an experienced diver, it's time to go a little bit further.
If you know what you expect or need about diving, we offer you a big choice of specialties according to your necessities.
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Basic if you want to become a great diver, control your ascents and descents, we will teach what the "trim" is, try more efficient finning styles.
All of this will help you to feel more comfortable, safe and improve your air consumption during your dives.
Night diver
You have never dived during the night, everything turns different when you dive after the sun sets. The activity under the sea changes, lots of species hunt during the night, what will let you see some of them that you can't see during the day.
Dry suit diver
Experience how it feels not to get cold, you will go out from the water completely dry, we will teach you how to control this kind of suits under the water.
Deep diver
If "The Blue" is your passion and you want to know what there is deep down, this is your specialty. Reach the recreational diving limit: 40 metres.
We will teach you how to plan this kind of dives with security, to discover the limits of the no-decompression diving, that will open the doors of the technical diving world .
Enriched Air Diver
You have dived with air until now, do you want to discover the advantages of "Nitrox"? stay longer at the bottom, and dive safer? This is your specialty, specifically for those who want to travel on a live on board cruise or do consecutive dives.
Navigation
Until now, you have been diving with a guide, when you have finished your dive, you have gone back to the boat, but you don't know how? Learn how to orientate yourself under the water, we will teach you orientation techniques, and you won't miss a thing ever again.
Tune up
Has it been long since your last dive? you never learnt to deploy a surface buoy or did you forget how to correctly use the compass...

RESCUE DIVER

Learn how to react properly and efficiently in a problematic situation. With this course you will develop your skills to be able to anticipate problems. The course is organised in 5 modules of theory and 12 skill exercises of sea rescue.

 Include:

Student materials
5 theory classes
12 exercises in the sea
Full Equipment Rental

Requirements:

You must have AOWD Qualification or equivalent
12 or more registered dives
Provide 3 passport size photos, photocopy of ID Card or passport and Medical Certificate (Ability to dive with SCUBA equipment)
First Aid Certificate (Can be obtained during the course for additional 60 euros)

Duration:
4 days
Price: 350 euros

DIVEMASTER

Your first step on the road to becoming a professional! You will learn to supervise dive activities and assist in student training.

This course develops through a series of theoretical and practical classes with real students, and will allow you to work, assisting diving activities and in the supervision of training exercises.

Include:

Student materials (Manual and Dive Table)
Theory classes
Exercises and practice, simulated and real
Full Equipment Rental

Requirements:

You must have Rescue Diver Qualification or equivalent and First Aid Training
20 registered dives at the start and 60 dives at the end of the course
Provide 3 passport size photos, photocopy of ID Card or passport and Medical Certificate (Ability to dive with SCUBA equipment)
First Aid Certificate (Can be obtained during the course)
Minimum age of 18 yrs

Duration:
15 days approx.
Price: 650 euros