The Nika Diving Centre, with highly qualified Italian instructors, guarantees a professional and bespoke service. PADI courses and challenging excursions for expert divers are available. Diving spots around Nika are among the most spectacular in Ari Atoll, an underwater paradise where you can explore shoals, reefs, caves, Manta point, Shark point, shipwrecks and Malos Thila (among the world’s most famous for the beauty of its corals).
There are many diving spots among coral gardens, sharks and manta rays at depths from 40 to 100 feet:
KUDA THILA – DASHU THILA – MYARU GAA – MATTIBURI – PARADISE ROCK – DHIYNOLU GAA – BLUE CAVES – FUTTARU FARU – IMMANDI FARU – GANGHEI KANDU NORTH – GANGHEI KANDU SOUTH – MAAAVARU – UKULAS – ANGHOTI – MAAYA THILA – KUDA KANDU – MAALHOS THILA – FISH HEAD – BATHALA THILA – BATHALA MAAGAA KAN THILA – FINGERS – RASDHOO MADIVARU KANDU
PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING EXPERIENCE
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you’d like to try scuba diving, but you’re still not ready to take the plunge and get certified, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to exploring the underwater world. You must be at least 10 years old to participate in PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience. No experience is required, but you must be in good health.
Bubblemaker is pure fun and it’s exactly that: the possibility even for younger children to make bubbles underwater. Children who are at least 8 years old can use diving equipment to breathe underwater and swim in shallow water.
Minimum age is 8, children must have basic water skills, but no particular previous experience is required. Parental authorization is required.
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
If you’ve always wanted to dive, experience the world beneath the surface of the waves like never before, this is your springboard. Get your certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the most popular and widely recognized diving course in the world. Millions of people have learned to dive and have been able to discover the wonders of the underwater world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver (or Junior Open Water Diver) course, you must be at least 10 years old, have adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health.
PADI SCUBA DIVER COURSE
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a sub-category of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you are short of time, but still want to become a diver, this PADI course is for you. This course is the intermediate step before acquiring an Open Water Diver certification.
At the end of the course you will be able to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional at a maximum depth of 40 feet. You can also get air fills, rent or buy diving equipment and take part in diving activities under proper supervision.
You can continue your journey by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking part in a few special diving courses.
To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver), you must be at least 10 years old, have adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health.
PADI ADVENTURE DIVER COURSE
The PADI Adventure Diver course is a sub-category of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Have you always wanted to experiment with digital underwater photography, learn to identify different fish or try a dry suit? There is a long list of topics that can be explored in this program. After completing three adventure dives, you can get your Adventure Diver certification. It is a great opportunity to work with your instructor and hone your diving skills. To register for this program, you need to be a PADI Open Water (or Junior) diver of at least 10 years of age. Young divers can only participate in specific Adventure dives.
PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to expand your diving skills and can be taken immediately after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps to increase self-confidence and enhance your diving skills through different dives. You can try different specialties and gain experience under your instructor’s supervision, and always finding new ways to have fun.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE – PADI EFR COURSES
The Emergency First Response course is designed to prepare you to respond to emergency medical situations and perform first aid. Course participants learn simple steps to be performed in emergency situations, and train by practicing exercises in a non-stressful environment. All courses are supported by instructional manuals, videos and quick reference cards that allow you to get started immediately.
EFR courses meet with CPRs and the first aid training required for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all other professional training levels.
The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical and emergency guidelines.
PADI COURSE – RESCUE DIVER
Divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, but also the most rewarding course they have ever taken. Why? Because this course teaches you to prevent and manage problems in the water and to become more confident in your skills by enabling you to help others in case of need. During the course, problem-solving skills are acquired through serious and targeted learning, but without forgetting that it also must be fun.
To enroll in this program you must be a PADI Advanced Open Water (or Junior) diver of at least 12 years of age (Under Water Navigation Adventure Dive certification is required). It is also necessary to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certification (CPR and first aid) in good standing, not older than 24 months. You can still complete this training during the Rescue Diver course.
PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE
Do you love diving? Do you want to share your passion with others on a whole new level? Take part in the PADI Dive Master course and do what you like most on a professional level. Being a diving instructor means being a leader capable of guiding and motivating others. As a Dive Master, not only you will have the opportunity to dive, but you will also witness the joy of others when you take them underwater.
The PADI Dive Master course is the first step of professional training. By working closely with an instructor you can hone your skills, learn how to manage efforts, emergency situations and become skilled at anticipating and solving common problems. You will acquire management and supervision skills and become a role model for other divers.
As a PADI Dive Master, you will guide other divers, supervise underwater activities and provide assistance during training. Whether you want to work in dream destinations or in the Dive Center closest to home, the greatest adventure of your life awaits you! PADI Dive Masters are respected underwater professionals, in line with the largest and most esteemed diving organization in the world – PADI.
THE DIVING CENTER
We arrange customized dives, both for divers looking for their first underwater exploration on Air or Nitrox. We offer the entire range of PADI courses and certifications. We provide new and well-maintained equipment for all dives. Our facility and our team carry out activities with a personal tailor-made approach. We are committed to offering guests an experience focused on discovery, comfort and safety.
Do you want to make the most of your stay at Nika without having to study during your vacation?
Get your certification online with PADI. This link lets you enroll in a PADI course online and study everything you need for your certification before getting to the island. You will have more free time for diving during your vacation.