November 5th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Scuba Diving And Certifying at Couples
Hi Everyone! We will be returning home to CTI in December, freshly out of the NAUI Scuba Class. We would like to do our open water dives/Certification while on vacation. Questions are 1. Cost 2. NAUI referrals accepted 3. Equiptment 4. Contacting the dive guys ahead of time via e-mail possibility to set-up. And any other dive tips you might have. Thanks in advance!
November 5th, 2009, 07:16 PM
I think the cost is about $250. They have new sherwood BC's and the diving's good. We were certified witH NAUI this summer and spent 2 weeks diving at CTI last month. Colin and Rasta were great. felt like Pro's after a few days. Have fun.
November 5th, 2009, 11:40 PM
Not sure about CTI but at CN it was around $300 about.
November 6th, 2009, 05:38 PM
At CSA they do PADI certification. You might want to check if NAUI works at CTI.
November 8th, 2009, 05:17 PM
My understanding is that NAUI is international, and with a referral it will be fine. Hoping to hear from someone who has done this..
November 12th, 2009, 01:36 AM
Anyone..Am hoping to get in touch with the dive master at CTI via e-mail.
November 12th, 2009, 08:55 AM
Here are the requirements directly from the PADI instructor manual. I suggest you contact the instructor at CTI to insure all the referral paperwork and the timing is done correctly. Per this is looks like NAUI needs to complete your first OW dive to count as a referral - see point 6 below.
Accepting Referral Students From Certification Organizations Other Than PADI
You may complete training for referred
entry-level students from certification
organizations other than PADI by using
the following procedures:
1. The Teaching status PADI Instructor
receiving the student:
• Reviews the referral document
to verify that the
student has completed the
knowledge and skill development
portions of an
entry-level scuba course.
• Verifies that the student has
completed a water skills
assessment (at least a 200
metre/yard swim or 300
metre/yard mask, snorkel,
and fin swim and a 10 minute
• Verifies that the training
completion date listed on
the referral document is not
older than 12 months.
2. The student completes a PADI
Medical Statement, Standard
Safe Diving Practices Statement
of Understanding, and
Liability Release and Assumption
of Risk Agreement.
3. The receiving Teaching status
PADI Instructor ensures that
the student successfully completes
the entire PADI Scuba
Review program (refer to the
Experience Programs Instructor Guide in this Manual)
along with the PADI Open
Water Diver Final Exam. Remediate
the student’s knowledge
and skills, as necessary, before any
open water training occurs.
4. Use the PADI Skill Evaluation
to assess student skills.
In addition to the skills listed
on the PADI Skill Evaluation
Grade Sheet, the student must
also demonstrate mastery of
the following skills:
• Underwater swim without a
• Air depletion exercise
• Air depletion/Alternate Air
Source (AAS) combined exercise
5. A student referred from a
other than PADI must complete
Open Water Dives One
and Two for Scuba Diver
certification, or One through
Four for Open Water Diver
certification. For instructional
consistency, it’s recommended that
the receiving instructor/dive center
conducting the preassessment and
required remediation complete the
open water training.
6. Students may be referred any
time between Open Water
Dive 1 and Open Water Dive
4. Issue a PADI Open Water
Diver Referral Record, along
with other referral documentation
attached when referring
students between open
water dives. Preassessment
and remediation, as necessary,
is required before any
open water training occurs.
7. The Teaching status PADI
Instructor who completes the
final open water dive certifies
the student. The certifying instructor
submits a PADI Positive
Identification Card (PIC)
envelope to PADI for processing.
The certifying instructor
retains the student’s referral
documents along with a
signed Medical Statement,
Standard Safe Diving Practices
Statement of Understanding
and Liability Release and
Assumption of Risk Agreement
Good luck and enjoy!
November 12th, 2009, 07:30 PM
Islandbliss! CTI and CSA can deal with Naui Certification.
They both have Naui instructors. Naui DOES NOT HAVE TO DO YOUR FIRST OW DIVE TO BE CLASSED as a Refferal.
SEAN Paul is not understanding the Instructor manual correctly.
November 13th, 2009, 09:39 AM
thanks! I caught the mistake after I posted, it refers to PADI referals. Glad to see there are NAUI instructors as well. Thanks for watching my posts so closely ;-) BTW, the Maldives were amazing!
November 16th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Thanks for all your help, I have sent an e-mail to Collin ahead of time to see if i can arrange everything so there are no problems when we arrive.. I can't wait!
November 19th, 2009, 05:13 PM
I'd like to contact the divemaster at CTI before we arrive. Would you kindly provide the e-mail address? Thanks!!
December 13th, 2009, 02:23 AM
Does anyone know how far is an each lap on the swim test I have to pass?
Is it 25 meters, 15 meters or 10 meters?
December 13th, 2009, 04:48 PM
My fiance and I will be at CTI in January for our honeymoon. I am certified with SSI (Scuba Schools International), but my fiance is not. I have a few questions.
1- Is it worth bringing my own scuba equipment? Or maybe just fins and mask and snorkel?
2- Do we need wetsuits?
3- We are only there for a week, how much time will it take to get my fiance certified.
4- Do I have to get a refresher course ( It will be about 8 months since my last dive)
5- what kind of dive is included - My fiance does not want to do any really deep dive, maybe just a reef. or are there wrecks to see without too much depth
6- Last question, I am certified for open water, can I get a nitrox certification while my fiance is getting open water certified?
I cant wait for CTI (only 33 days to go)
December 14th, 2009, 11:49 PM
1, its up to you, bring as much or as little as you want, most of the equipment was only a year or two old and in decent condition for rental. I bring fins mask and regs. they had sherwood stuff
2, water is about 84-86, i wore a 3mm full but most everyone had just a shirt and bathing suit, my wife dove in a dive shirt and bathign suit and did get cold on the morning dives.
3, your fiance can shorten her time by completeing the course work online before you go, check padi.com. with the course work done she will have to do the skills and dives. if there is an instructor free for one on one this can be completed in as fast as one and 1/2 days, but it really depends on how well she graps the skills as they will not move on until a skill is mastered.
4, bring your card and log book, usually 12 months is the cutoff for a refresher
5, I can sppeak for CN, morning dives go as deep as 70 and afternoon dives are 55 or so
6, i dont believe they offer nitrox, but im not sure
have fun, we had a great week of dives last month.