International Dive School Hikkaduwa Trincomalee Sri Lanka – Somey and Sachi
Come diving with International Dive School Hikkaduwa Trincomalee Sri Lanka Somey and Sachi. Somey or as he is formally known, “R.K. Somadasa De Silva”, is the founder of the International Diving School in Hikkaduwa. This started off as his Marine Sanctuary, Hikkaduwa “down south” on the south western shores of Sri Lanka.
The school is now in it’s second generation and is managed by Somey’s beloved son Sachin. “Sachi” has an infectious friendly character – he is another devoted diver and takes after his father in many things – especially his love of the sea – above and below !
Sachi has implemented some great plans keeping the school and marine sanctuary inline with international standards to improve your diving experience.
Diving with Somey, Sachi and his well trained crew of more than 20 years experience give you a guarantee for fun adventure and friendly atmosphere. All staff are well trained dive masters and assistant instructors. They organize daily dive trips with our speed boats. On these boats they have Oxygen, GPS and other first aid equipment.
The IDS boat captains have been trained by Coastal Safety International and additionally hold RYA Qualifications.
International Dive School Hikkaduwa Trincomalee Sri Lanka Somey and Sachi
At International Dive School (IDS) you dive with qualified, experienced and friendly divemaster instructors, all fully certified with: PADI, CMAS & UDI
PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors
The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.
PADI Professionals make underwater exploration and scuba diving adventures possible while maintaining the highest standards for diver training, safety and customer service.
PADI’s “Four E’s Philosophy” is that the dive lifestyle requires four elements:
Education: Beyond simply learning to scuba dive, you expand your capabilities as a diver through continued education. PADI’s full range of diver courses introduces you to new underwater activities and can even help you make a career move to become a PADI Professional.
Experience: PADI dive shops offer a variety of experiences from local dive tours to exotic dive travel. Diving is a social activity and, by affiliating with a PADI Dive Center or Resort, you can explore dive sites nearby or visit vacation destinations around the world with others who share your interests. Logging in to ScubaEarth® also provides opportunities to interact with other divers.
Equipment: Scuba gear makes diving possible. The best place to learn about all the fun gadgets and new scuba equipment available to you is at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.
Environmental Conservation: A healthy underwater environment is essential to good diving and divers are great advocates for protecting our water resources. Throughout PADI courses, divers learn the importance of protecting fragile aquatic ecosystems and are encouraged to become involved in local and global conservation efforts. For more than two decades, PADI has partnered with Project AWARE® – a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting our ocean planet – one dive at a time.
CMAS: Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques
CMAS enables divers to undertake accompanied no-decompression dives to a maximum depth of twenty meters. CMAS describes that a One Star Diver shall be deemed “to have sufficient knowledge, skill and experience to procure air, equipment, and other diving services and to plan, conduct, and log open-water dives that do not require mandatory in-water decompression stops, without the supervision of a CMAS Instructor or CMAS Dive Leader, when properly equipped and accompanied by another certified diver of at least the same level, provided the diving activities undertaken, the diving conditions and the diving area are similar, equal or better to those in which training was received”.
The United Diving Instructors (UDI)
UDI is the diver training organization founded in 1983 by Z. Fisher and H. G. Golzing in California, United States. United Diving Instructors, the professional partner for diving training on a high level. With commitment, dynamism and competence, we provide practice – oriented diving through flexible teaching and learning methods. Safety and nature conservation are our top priorities. The training is carried out according to the standards of the United Diving Instructors and CMAS Germany
UDI provide a range of specialty diving courses:
- Orientation and Compass Diver
- Night Diver
- Deep Diver
- Rescue Diver
- Dry-Suit Diver
- Drift Diver
- Mountain Lake Diver
- Cave Cavern Diver
- Ice Diver
- Diving Technician
- Compress Diver
- Wreck Diver
- Mixed Gas Diver
- Apnea Diver
UDI Professional certifications
- Open Water Instructor
- International Instructor
- Staff Instructor
- Honorary Master Instructor
The unique IDS Diving experience
Diving with Somey and Sachi with their properly trained crew more than 20 years experience give you a guarantee for fun adventure and friendly atmosphere. All our staff are well trained dive masters and assistant instructors. We organize daily dive trips with our speed boats. On these boats we have Oxygen, GPS and other first aid equipment.
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