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Diving at Hideaway

Hideaway Island dive is a fully equipped 5 star PADI dive resort.  We have everything you’ll need to enjoy your dive experience whether you are new to diving or a seasoned veteran.

Hideaway Island has a reputation for being a relaxed paradise for divers and snorkelers alike. Where else in the world can you roll out of bed and be SCUBA diving in less than 15 minutes?  We have more than 18 dive sites all within 15 minutes of the shore. With a number of boats available for diving we can accommodate individual divers to large groups with enough capacity and variety to keep everyone happy.

Dive Times

We have scheduled dives available at 8:30am, 10:30am and 2:00pm. If these times aren’t convenient for you, we can plan dives around your other activities, including night dives – just call into the dive shop to make arrangements.

Decide you want to dive at the last minute? No problem, just walk up, sign-up, gear-up and we’ll have you in the water in no time.

Many of the dive sites also make for excellent snorkelling, so feel free to join a dive group or the snorkel tour that leaves the island just after noon each day.

Instruction

If you have never tried diving before you have the ideal opportunity to experience this sport through our PADI Scuba Experience programs in our pool-like marine sanctuary. With a resident instructor, we can help you get underwater and under way, whatever your requirements.

If you are already a diver, our experienced and friendly dive team will make sure you see the best of what we have to offer. The sites are all teeming with life ranging from sponges and hard corals, to anemones, gorgonian fans, and a host of fish. The sites themselves offer a range of styles – from right off the shore for great snorkelling or night diving, wreck dives to steep walls dropping off to 90 meters, and caves formed by lava flows. The fine array of finned creatures that inhabit the sites have no fear of either divers or snorkelers.

Our resident PADI instructor and divemasters have thousands of dives between them so you’ll be in good hands.

PADI Dive Courses

We can instruct from beginner to divemaster with a large range of beginner and continuing education courses, and we can tailor our theory and in-water training sessions to suit your availability. We run Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Rescue courses for individual students and groups to get you diving or expand your experience.

We offer a wide variety of specialty courses to increase your understanding of the environment you are diving in (such as Underwater Naturalist and Project AWARE courses) brush up your skills (eg Peak Performance Buoyancy, Navigation, Photography) or teach you to access new places or skills (Night, Wreck, Nitrox, Deep, Search and Recovery).  We also instruct Bubble Makers and Seal Team for all the young ones 8 years and over.  Please feel free to inquire for additional information.

Hideaway Island Resort offers PADI eLearning for a number of courses to help you make the most of your holiday by studying online before you come. For more information have a look at our Dive Training page or click on the banner below.

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 EQUIPMENT

Our equipment is all maintained to ensure comfort and safety – we use Scubapro gear including BCD’s, Regs, computers and fins and have over a hundred tanks ranging from 9.5ltrs to 15ltrs for all those air pigs out there!  Other hire gear available to enhance your dive experience includes torches and wet suits;  3mm full and short for both men and women.

 

Hideaway  offers divers the opportunity to dive with Nitrox! Our compressor and “Nitrox Stik” allows us to blend up to 40% Oxygen mix. Whether you want to extend your bottom times or just add a better safety margin Nitrox is the way to go!  If you are not already a Nitrox diver, why not do your Nitrox Diver Specialty Course while you are here!