F.A.Q. – Scuba Diver Course


Q. At what time do I need to be on the boat?

You need to be on the boat at 09:00 a.m. unless you arrange differently with your Instructor.

Q. What do I need to bring with me on the excursion?

A jumper for the beginning and the end of season, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, a towel, a good pair of comfortable non-slip shoes (flip flops not advised). Extra money for snacks and refreshments and the optional extra facilities such as: CD for your underwater photos, T-shirts, Sweatshirts. If you tend to get motion sickness it is recommended that you take motion sickness pills prior to meeting the boat at the pier.

Q. Is lunch included?

No. But we have a fully stocked bar with a variety of sandwiches and snacks and cold drinks for sale at reasonable prices.

Q. I am with a friend who is on the Try diving program will we be separated?

No, you will be all on the same boat. The only time that you will be separated is while you are diving.

Q. I am with a friend or girlfriend for holidays. Can I bring him/her with me on the Liamis Dive Boat?

Yes you can. Spectators can join the boat with an additional fee of 20 €. They can sunbathe on our sundeck, swim in crystal clear waters, or even upgrade onboard to snorkelers or even try divers.

Q. Are you doing transfers from/to hotels?

Unfortunately no. There is the local public bus service you can use and of course taxi.

Q. How long must I wait after diving before flying?

For a single dive a minimum or 12 hours
For multiple dives a minimum of 18 hours.
Plan to dive early in your vacation to allow yourself time to do more if you wish.

Q. Are there any dangerous marine species in your diving areas?

No there are not any dangerous species here in Kos/Pserimos. There isn’t any diving accident recorded in the history of sport diving in Kos/Pserimos with a marine creature involved.


Q. What is PADI?

PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years’ experience, over 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,000 dive centres worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.
All PADI programs, entry-level through instructor training, fall under strict educational standards to maintain worldwide consistency and quality. PADI takes a proactive approach to, with a full-time department that randomly surveys PADI Divers to monitor PADI programs and to confirm that PADI courses meet PADI’s high standards. This commitment to a strong quality assurance process helps maintain credibility and continually improve customer satisfaction.

Q. How long will my certification last?

A Scuba Diver certification is a lifetime certification. You won’t need to re-certify, however, it is recommended to keep practicing your skills and continue learning.

Q. What is the minimum age to get certified to SCUBA dive?

The minimum age is 10 years old to be certified as a Scuba Diver.

Q. How deep can I dive with the Scuba Diver certification?

You will be qualified to 12m and need to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. During the PADI Open Water Diver course scuba divers can dive to the depth of 18 meters.

Q. Are there any exams to study for?

There are no exams. However, the Scuba Diver course consists from 3 knowledge development sessions. Most students are found to quickly forget information they only study for a test. The PADI method of scuba certification focuses on modern methods of academic learning and hands-on training with more time spent in the pool learning and practicing real-life skills.

Q. What happens if I cannot finish the course in time?

We have a couple of options here. If for example you are unable to finish the course because of ill health or just not having enough time then we can provide you with a referral form. This form will allow you to go to another PADI Instructor who will complete the rest of your training. You will not have to do it all again, just the components that you have missed. Of course, if you have more time in Kos then we will use an extra day or so to get you finished.

Q. What happens if I use up all my air?

That’s not likely because you have a gauge that tells you how much air you have at all times. This way, you can return to the surface with a safety reserve remaining. But to answer the question, if you run out of air, your buddy has a spare mouthpiece that allows you to share a single air supply while swimming to the surface.

Q. What if I have a medical condition; can I still learn to scuba dive?

For your personal safety, all student divers must complete a medical statement prior to commencing a dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and are ready to start. If any of them affect you, as a safety precaution, a physician must examine you and sign a medical form that confirming that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months. Click here to view the form.