Soma Bay, Egypt

scubaranger02Kids – bring your parents diving! For young adventurers like you, the Scuba Ranger program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. If you’re eight or nine years of age, now is your chance to take the plunge with a SSI Instructor and go pool diving. Whether it’s a glass of milk, bubble gum or submerged beneath the surface – you can’t help blowing bubbles! So try blowing bubbles our way. Start out on the right fin, jump into the SSI Scuba Ranger program.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? No
Minimum age? 8
Equipment use included? Yes
Duration? ½ Day

Introduction to Diving – first breaths underwater

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When you Try scuba diving, you discover excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling! At TGI Diving Centers, the SSI Try Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a TGI Instructor in ideal conditions, such as those found at our resorts. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills before heading off on an open water dive on our beautiful multicolored coral reefs. Your TGI instructor will guide you on your open water dive and you may go as deep as 12 metres/40 feet! (Of course this depends on where you dive), after you complete the Discover Scuba Diving course you can book up to go on some additional supervised dives during your vacation and the SSI Try Scuba Diving experience is a great way to get a head start on your SSI Scuba Diver or Open Water Diver course if you then decide to continue. That’s because the skills you complete during your adventure may credit towards these certification levels, be sure to ask our staff how.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? No
Minimum age? 10
Equipment use included? Yes
Duration? 1 Day | 1 Dive

Beginners/Entry Level Certification Courses – the first steps to a lifetime of adventure

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The SSI Scuba Diver course is an intermediate certification level before the Open Water Diver, it is perfect for holidaymakers when time is limited, or for those who only want to make occasional dives with a professional guiding them. The course includes: three knowledge development sessions, three pool dives, and two open water dives. With the SSI Scuba Diver license you can dive to a maximum of 12 meters under the direct supervision of a SSI Divemaster/Assistant Instructor or Instructor, all parts of the course integrate directly with the Open Water Diver Course, so next time you will just have to complete the remaining modules to achieve the SSI Open Water Diver Certification.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? No
Minimum age for junior certificate? 10
Minimum age for certificate? 15
Equipment use included? Yes
SSI Manual (Digital) Required, included, Available to buy in resort
Cettification Fees included? Required
Duration? 2 Day | 2 Dive

Beginners/Entry Level Certification Courses – the first steps to a lifetime of adventure

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Now is the time to dive into the SSI Open Water Diver course with TGI, the most popular dive program in the world! Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will earn a SSI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. Open Water Diver certification is achieved by successfully completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives. As a certified SSI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional, to a maximum depth of 18 meters. If you already tried a SSI Try Scuba Diving experience or a SSI Scuba Diver Program, check with TGI to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? No
Minimum age for junior certificate? 10
Minimum age for certificate? 15
Equipment use included? Yes
SSI Manual (Digital) Required, included, Available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 4 Day | 4 Dives

Beginners/Entry Level Certification Courses – the first steps to a lifetime of adventure

open_water_diver03If you already hold the Scuba Diver license, but would like to expand your diving knowledge and skills, then this course will take you through the remaining steps to the Open Water Diver level. During the course you will complete a small review of the knowledge and skills learned in your Scuba Diver course, and then continue to complete the remaining two theory and pool modules, before completing the remaining two Open water dives.
Available at this destination? Yes – to book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Scuba Diver
Minimum age for junior certificate? 10
Minimum age for certificate? 15
Equipment use included? Yes
SSI Manual (Digital) Required, not included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 2 Day | 2 Dives

Beginners/Entry Level Certification Courses – the first steps to a lifetime of adventure

open_water_diver03If you already hold the Scuba Diver license, but would like to expand your diving knowledge and skills, then this course will take you through the remaining steps to the Open Water Diver level. During the course you will complete a small review of the knowledge and skills learned in your Scuba Diver course, and then continue to complete the remaining two theory and pool modules, before completing the remaining two Open water dives.
Available at this destination? Yes – to book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Scuba Diver
Minimum age for junior certificate? 10
Minimum age for certificate? 15
Equipment use included? Yes
SSI Manual (Digital) Required, not included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 2 Day | 2 Dives

Continue the Adventure – Courses Beyond Entry Level 

adv_open_water_diver03If you complete a total of five adventure dives, you can earn your Advanced Adventurer Diver certification. After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you can understand more about the underwater environment, and you can choose the dives that meet your own specific interests, some of the choices include; Deep dive, Navigation dive, Wreck dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drift Diving, Multilevel/computer diving, Fish Identification, Underwater Naturalist, Photography (film or digital) and Night Dive.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior certificate? 12
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 3 days | 6 dives

Continue the Adventure – Courses Beyond Entry Level 

first_response01React Right is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization. Dedicated to training the lay rescuer, EFR courses encompasses adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training. Many divers take the React Right courses to meet program prerequisites, such as SSI Stress & Rescue Diver, or as preparation for becoming a PADI Divemaster. However, most have also found the React Right program to be important in every-day life. They have taken a significant step in emergency preparedness, and feel confident that they can provide care should an emergency situation arise.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees Included? Yes
Duration? 1 days

Continue the Adventure – Courses Beyond Entry Level 

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How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun?  – Call it the SSI Stress & Rescue Diver program with TGI! The SSI Stress & Rescue Diver program develops your knowledge and skills so you can effectively perform diver assists and rescues, manage diving accident situations and render first aid. The program is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience as a diver. SSI Stress & Rescue Diver (or equivalent) certification is also a prerequisite for all SSI leadership programs. During the course you will build your knowledge, and learn practical skills included those needed to handle most diving emergencies that could occur. Most people who take this course say it is the most rewarding, practical, challenging and fun diving course they have taken so far.

Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? Advanced Adventurer + React Right or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 12
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment are included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees Included? Yes
Duration? 4 days

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

deep_diverEver wanted to visit a wreck or deep reef, but were not experienced and qualified enough to go there? During the PADI Deep diver specialty we will teach you the additional techniques and safety considerations that you need to be able to dive to a maximum of 40 meters .
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Advanced Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 2 days | 4 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

nitrox

Enriched air diving is rapidly becoming more and more popular with divers all around the world, as more research is showing benefits and more and more facilities now offer nitrox. So why dive with nitrox? There can be several reasons to dive with nitrox, as the mix you breath contains less nitrogen, then your body absorbs the nitrogen more slowly, so increasing your no-decompression limits, particularly beneficial on dives with a depth between 18 and 30 meters , where with the right blend you can almost double bottom time! During the course you will learn about benefits and drawbacks of diving with nitrox, as well as learning how to verify the contents of your blend, and plan you dives using nitrox. The theory can be completed by self study, so can be easily fitted into your schedule without having to miss a day diving for theory lessons.
Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

dupDigital cameras are quickly winning the top place in the market, from simple point and shoot to digital SLR. Many cameras also have underwater housings available for them making underwater photography something for everyone. Most people who have taken a camera underwater before will know that it is not always easy to get the shots that you need, that’s because shooting photos underwater is different from on land, and you need to use some basic rules, and adjust your techniques to suit the environment. With most cameras it is possible to get some truly great underwater shots, when you know how to get the best from your camera. During this course you will learn the basic techniques to take digital photos underwater, how to frame a good photo and how to edit your photos for maximum appeal, you can complete this course with your own camera, or you can rent one of ours. Soon you will have loads of great underwater shots to show your friends what they’re missing!
Available at this destination? Yes. Please go to the bookings page
Do I need any qualification to start? Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

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Most divers have a fascination for diving on wrecks,either for the historical interest or the life that lives on them, of just for the sheer thrill of diving on them, but only a few divers are qualified to do more then a simple tour around the wreck. During the wreck diver specialty course you will learn how to navigate on a wreck and asses the stability and potential dangers the wreck may have, and the proper techniques needed to enter and explore a wreck.
Available at this destination? Yes | subject to weather conditions | no on-line reservation possible
Do I need any qualification to start? Advanced Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 2 day | 4 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

shark_diver_specDuring this Specialty course you will have the chance to learn some more about these fascinating and mysterious creatures. The main areas covered include how you can observe them and interact with them in their natural habitat without disturbing them, the basic principles involved in categorizing and identifying different members of the Shark family, as well as ways in which you can help protect and preserve these amazing creatures, and of course you will have the chance to observe sharks during your dives.
Available at this destination? No. Sorry this course is not available at this destination
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital): Not required
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

night_diver

Diving at night is a very different experience to day time diving, in many places it is all change with the life underwater, the day time life finds a quiet place to hide and all the night dwellers come out, you can have the chance to see some strange and beautiful creatures that never show themselves during the day. To truly enjoy the experience of diving at night you have to learn some additional techniques, some of the things you will learn during this course include; safety procedures, communication and navigation underwater, since even the dive sites that are most familiar to you can look completely different with only a torch light to guide you.
Available at this destination? Yes. Subject to weather conditions. No on-line reservation possible
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 12
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
SSI Manual (Digital):  Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 2 days | 3 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

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Ever had to dive and swim against a strong current? This can be very difficult and tiring, but there is an easier way – go with the flow!, drift dives can provide a  great solution when you want to cover a long stretch of reef even when there is not so much current, or when there are no mooring points available for a boat, the same techniques can be applied. During this course you will learn how to stay together as a team, how to adjust your buoyancy and control your speed in a drift, and how to use surface marker buoys to signal to your support boat, with these techniques in hand you will be able to enjoy many more ‘lazy dives’ and let the current do the work for you!
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 12
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

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This course is designed to help you fine tune your buoyancy control underwater, enabling you to dive more comfortably, and conserve energy and air, and in turn help protect the environment by avoiding collisions with the reef or sea bed. We will help you to master buoyancy control, and find the optimum equipment and weight configuration to be most comfortable underwater. This is a great course for anyone who wants to improve their dive technique and is suitable for newly qualified divers.
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

underwater_naturalismThe fascinating underwater world is all about balance, during this course you will learn more about distinguishing different underwater creatures, and learn how we as divers can interact safely with marine life without causing stress or upsetting the natural balance. We will also help you get in focus and look out for the small details and relationships that so many divers pass by without even noticing.
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
PADI Manual? Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

underwater_photographyAlthough Digital underwater photography is steadily taking over there is still something to be said for traditional stills photography, that’s why many of the true professional photographers still use film to capture their images, there is something very satisfying about developing a film that contains great shots without having to have any computer manipulation. If you are a traditional photographer and want to improve your technique and learn the important steps to capture great film shots then this is for you, either use your own camera or hire one of ours. Many of the techniques you will learn can also be easily be adapted to digital photography.
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
PADI Manual? Required, included, available to buy in resort
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

underwater_videography

Many divers make their first dives after being inspired by underwater video footage, a good quality underwater film can capture the atmosphere and action.
As with photography video filming underwater requires a some different approaches to filming on land, during this course we will teach you how to capture the film, and then how to edit your footage to put together a smooth flowing film, what better way can there be to capture your underwater memories?
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Open Water or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

ssi_equipmentThis dry specialty can be something to keep you occupied on the last day of your holiday. Many divers buy their own equipment but not everyone knows how to look after it properly, weather you have already bought your equipment or are planning on buying this course will provide you some valuable information, you will look at all the basic different equipment for diving and learn how to choose the right equipment for you and your kind of diving, how to look after it, and how to make some minor repairs, as well as advise on planning a ‘dive saver’ spare kit something every diver should keep with them when going diving.
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

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There are several different kinds of dive boats used all over the world, and while diving from a boat makes diving much easier and lets us visit many more places, with every different kind of boat, there comes different techniques and protocols for safely executing a dive.
During this course we will practice different techniques for diving from different boats as well as safety considerations on board a boat. Theory can be completed as self study, and with Instructor guidance on the boat, so no need for extra theory lessons.
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

fish_idOne of the things that attracts many people to diving is the many different special of fish they can see underwater, but have you ever found yourself searching through a guide book, or trying to describe a fish you have seen to someone? The picture you have in your head is not always easy to put into words! With this course we will help you to learn the different characteristics of different fish families, by knowing which family they come from along with size and color it will be very easy to categorize and identify correctly the fish you have seen during your dive, and the general families of fish are the same throughout the world, so the techniques you learn on there course wherever you take it will be useful to you on your next diving experience, wherever that takes you!
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Scuba Diver or equivalent
Minimum age for junior Certificate? 10
Minimum age for Certificate? 15
Equipment use included? No
Certification Fees included? Required
Duration? 1 day | 2 dives

Specialties & Master Scuba Diver | follow your own interests

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The PADI Divemaster qualifiacation is the first professional level qualification, this course can be taken with a view to working part or full time in the diving industry or purely to advance and enhance your diving knowledge. The course includes dive theory on a more in depth scale, as well as learning how to  supervise certified divers in the water, and how to act as a teaching assistant to an instructor, as well as learning how to conduct some PADI programs that a divemaster can independently supervise. With TGI we always choose the internship option of training this means that even if you complete your course in the minimum 2 week period during this time you will get the chance to work alongside our staff and help them with real divers and student divers, making the whole experience of the course more valuable. To read full information about the Divemaster course please click ‘here’ to download the info sheet in PDF format, where you can find full information about the course.
Available at this destination? Yes – To book or enquire about this service please send a request to info@tgidiving.com or call us
Do I need any qualification to start? Rescue Diver or equivalent with 40 logged dives
Minimum age for Certificate? 18
Equipment use included? No
PADI Manual? Required, not included, available to buy in Resort.
Duration? 12 days aprox.