Sea Explorers is a registered PADI 5 Star Gold Palm resort, offering the complete range of PADI courses from introductory dives to professional courses. For beginners there is a choice of three courses:
A one-dive experience that introduces you to the excitement of breathing underwater. Our dive dhoni takes you to the clear waters of a lagoon where you learn the basics of diving before going on a guided dive with your instructor. The lagoon offers an ideal learning environment with calm waters and a controlled depth, yet plenty of fish, corals and marine life to encounter.
For those with a limited amount of time, the PADI Scuba Diver course is ideal. Consisting of 3 confined water dives and 2 open water dives and a shortened theory requirement, the course can be completed in as little as three days. Upon completion you receive a certification allowing you to dive anywhere in the world with a PADI professional. This qualification can be upgraded to Open Water Diver at any stage with any PADI dive centre.
The full PADI entry-level course, this course qualifies you to dive with a buddy to a depth of 18m. Consisting of 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives, this course can be completed in as little of 5 days or over a period of time to suit your schedule.
With Sea Explorers, all dives are boat dives with confined water sessions held in the clean waters of a nearby lagoon. Our open water training dives are held on the beautiful reefs of North and South Male’ atoll.
Children over the age of 10 are able to join the full courses and receive certification as junior divers. For the younger ones there is a range of exciting options...
Snorkeling is open to all ages, offering a simple, safe and fun way to explore the underwater world. Many of our dive sites offer excellent snorkeling opportunities.
Supplied Air Snorkeling
Snorkeling with a fun difference. A foam filled jacket holds a small scuba tank with its own regulator giving kids a chance to experience the fun of breathing like a diver while floating safely on the surface. Suitable for children from the age of 5, it is ideal for those who are too young to dive or for anyone who would like to start off slowly.
For children over the age of 8, 'bubble making' lets them discover the fun of diving under the close supervision of a professional. Held in calm, confined water to a maximum depth of 2 meters, this will be an exciting experience they will never forget.
Once you have achieved your basic certification there is a world of exciting diving opportunities waiting for you to explore. The wide range of continuing education courses offered by Sea Explorers gives you the chance to learn new skills, experience diverse situations, encounter amazing marine life and embark on new adventures.
Ideal for novice divers who want to gain more experience or seasoned divers who want to explore new interests, there is bound to be a course that appeals to you.
Adventure dives let you try out the specialty areas that interest you the most. You can do one or you can do them all: it is your choice. Each adventure dive introduces you to the basics of the specialty area through independent study then lets you experience it directly with a single dive under the guidance of an instructor.
If you complete the Deep adventure dive and Underwater Navigation adventure dive plus three other adventure dives of your choice you are eligible for the Advanced Open Water certification.
The Rescue Diver course builds and expands on the basic safety and problem management learnt in the open water course and teaches you the skills required to handle dive emergencies and directly assist other divers in trouble. As a rescue diver you learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. The course is challenging and rewarding as well as being a lot of fun.
Developed to provide the first aid requirement for Rescue Divers, the Emergency First Response course is also ideal for anyone interested in preparing themselves for an emergency. The course covers CPR and life saving first aid procedures in a logical, easy to remember fashion that gives you the confidence to assist someone when they need it the most.
The pinnacle of PADI education system for recreational divers; the Master Scuba Diver rating is recognition of your diving achievements and experience. To reach this goal you require the rescue diver qualification, five specialty courses and at least 50 logged dives.
Boat Diving: The most popular form of diving in the Maldives: boat diving gives you access to numerous dive sites that would be otherwise unreachable. If you are unfamiliar with boats and would like to know more about procedures, terminology and safety considerations, the Boat Diving specialty will help you feel at home on the sea. This course consists of two open water training dives.
Coral Reef Conservation: a short non-diving course that introduces you to the vital role of coral reefs in marine ecology, the threats that face them and what we can do to help ensure their survival.
Deep Diving: “What is it like at 30m deep?” “How long can I stay?” “Do I have to make special stops?” All these questions and more are answered with the deep diving specialty course. Deep diving is fun and safe if conducted properly. Let a professional introduce you to the skills, knowledge and procedures needed to safely explore the deeper waters. The Deep Diving specialty course consists of four open water training dives.
Drift Diving: Drift diving can be exhilarating, zipping along with the currents is as close as you can get to flying. The drift diver specialty course will introduce you to the special procedures and safety issues involved with this type of diving allowing you to feel comfortable diving in the famous strong currents of the Maldives. This course consists of two open water training dives.
Enriched Air Nitrox: Dive safer and longer with enriched air. Nitrox is air that has a higher percentage of oxygen than normal. This decreases the amount of nitrogen your body absorbs making diving safer or allowing you to stay longer at depth. The Enriched Air specialty course explains the benefits and hazards of diving with enriched air and how to safely plan dives to achieve the maximum advantage
Equipment Specialist: An interesting course that teaches you more about the gear you use. How it is put together, how it works and how to look after it properly. While this course won’t turn you into a repair technician, it will give you a lot more understanding of your equipment and how to perform routine maintenance. You will also get to see and play with a wide range of dive gear.
Night Diving. Enter a whole new world. Diving at night makes an exciting change from diving during the day. The colorful, lively world illuminated by your dive light is very different; even familiar sites have a whole new perspective. Nocturnal animals such as octopus and shrimp are seen out while the familiar fish and turtles are often seen tucked into rocks, sleeping. Brilliantly colored coral polyps are extended and bioluminescent plankton make you feel as if you are swimming through the starry sky. Night diving also comes with its own challenges and safety requirements. The night diving specialty course teaches you all you need to know to enter this new world safely and with confidence. This course consists of three open water dives.
Fish Identification. “What is that pretty red fish with the blue spots?” “Did you see all those silver fish with the black stripes?” The phenomenal fish life of the Maldives is world famous. If you would like to know more about the fish you encounter, the Fish ID adventure dive is for you. You will learn about the different families of fish and what identifying features distinguish them from each other. You will also learn how scientists conduct surveys on the variety and abundance of fish life and how you can help with this.
Multilevel Diving: The Multilevel Diving course lets you find out more about the effects of nitrogen during a dive and how the use of multilevel planning devices such as the wheel and computers allow you to extend your bottom time. An interesting course that develops your dive planning skills and gives you a greater understanding of how your dive computer functions.
Peak Performance Buoyancy. Buoyancy control is a vital skill for divers. Being able to control your buoyancy lets you go where you want to go when you want to go there. It makes diving safer for you and prevents damage to the coral reefs. It is also a skill that takes practice to master. The peak performance buoyancy course gives you that practice in a controlled environment with the help of a professional. It is also a lot of fun: perfect neutral buoyancy is the closest most of us will get to a zero-gravity environment; let the astronaut in you run free.
Project Aware Specialty. PADI introduced Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education) to raise public awareness about the importance and vulnerability of the aquatic environment, to produce educational materials and organize and support initiatives to protect this unique part of our world. The Project Aware specialty course is a fascinating one day, non diving course covering the structure and interconnectedness of all the world’s oceans, about the threats facing them and what we can do to help ensure the survival of this vital piece of our planet.
Search and Recovery: Nearly every one has lost something into the sea at some point, be it sunglasses, a fishing rod or the anchor of a boat. As divers we are often asked if we can help find them. If anyone has tried a random search you will know how quickly things disappear from view even in seemingly clear water. The Search and Recovery course gives you the skills required to turn fruitless frustration into success. Covering search patterns, navigation techniques and the use of lifting bags, the Search and Recovery specialty course is a fun hands on experience consisting of four open water training dives.
Underwater Naturalist: The Maldives has an incredibly diverse population of marine creatures; here is your chance to learn more about them. The underwater naturalist adventure dive introduces you to the different classifications of aquatic life and gives you the chance to find, identify and observe them.
Underwater Navigation: Under water is a whole new world when it comes to finding your way around. Knowing where you are and where you are going helps you conserve air and energy and lets you see what you went diving to see. The Underwater Navigation course teaches you the techniques of natural navigation, compass use, distance estimation and dive patterns. Enjoyable and rewarding, this course gives you the confidence that comes with being in control of where you are. The course consists of three open water training dives.
Underwater Photography: Capture the incredible beauty and amazing marine life as a permanent reminder for yourself and to share with your friends. Underwater photography is a challenging and satisfying hobby with tangible results. The underwater photography specialty course is an introduction to the art and science of photography and the special considerations when applying photographic techniques under the sea. It includes two open water training dives.
Wreck Diving: Whether you are interested in wrecks for the excitement and challenge or a chance to witness history, there is no doubt that wreck diving is one of the most popular dive activities. The wreck diving specialty course familiarizes you with the techniques and procedures used to let you safely explore, map and penetrate a wreck. The course consists of four open water training dives.
Diving is one of the leading industries in the Maldives and a career in diving offers many opportunities. Sea Explorers can help you realize your dream of working as a professional diver.
As one of the leading dive schools on Male’, Sea Explorers has trained many Divemasters and assistant instructors and helped them establish themselves in the industry. With the excellent reputation of Sea Explorers behind you, you begin your career with an advantage. If you have the required leadership abilities, confidence and discipline, we can help you with job placement and opportunities to help you achieve your goals.
The Divemaster course is the first step in dive leadership. It is here that you will learn how to guide and assist other divers, perfect your diving skills and develop your knowledge of the theory of diving.
While the course can be completed in as little as two weeks, we prefer to conduct it over a period of 2 to 6 months, ensuring that upon completion you have the skills and experience necessary to be a confident and capable dive leader. As a divemaster candidate you become part of our team and experience all aspects of the divemaster profession.
To commence the Divemaster course you need to be a certified rescue diver, be at least 18 years old and have logged a minimum of 20 dives. To be certified as a Divemaster you need to have logged at least 60 dives. Sea Explorers’ competitive pricing includes any dives necessary to reach this requirement.
The Divemaster course is challenging, rewarding and enjoyable. There is a lot to learn as you transform yourself from a diver to a leader of divers but it is a fun and satisfying process.
The Assistant Instructor course is an ideal preparation for future instructors as well as anyone who wants to broaden their skills beyond Divemaster level. The course introduces you to the PADI system of teaching and expands your abilities. As an assistant instructor you can work with an instructor, supporting them and helping them conduct classes, giving you valuable experience. You are also able to conduct a number of programs independently, providing you with more opportunities to develop your expertise as well as increasing your employability.
To begin the Assistant Instructor course you need to be a qualified Divemaster. The course is run over a period of two weeks and covers teaching techniques for classroom, confined and open water presentations, focusing on the programs you will be conducting as an assistant instructor.