SCUBA Diving Center

Name SCUBA Diving Center:
Evasioni Blu Diving Sicily
Website SCUBA Diving Center:
www.evasionibludiving.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Country:
Italy
Island/State/City:
Sicily
Green Fins Member:
Not available in this country
Marine Conservation Efforts:
We plan a Dive Against Debris dive every month in Isola delle Femmine. We also plan a lot of beach cleanups during the year. We have non-profit projects at school, where we tend to increase awareness to our marine debris and Mediterranean Sea health problems.

Teaching and Diving Conditions

Confined water dives (confined open water or swimming pool):
We have two dive center locations in Sicily, in Isola delle Femmine and in Ustica. Confined water dives in pool of Hotel Sirenetta in Isola delle Femmine (PA) or in confined open water in Ustica.
Open water dive conditions:
Open water dives at sea are characterized by very good visibility (30-40m). All open water dives are boat dives, with only 15 min max navigation. The water temperature is variable, from 17-18 degrees Celsius early in the season in April and May to 22-24 degrees Celsius from half July.
Classroom details:
Classroom disposes of all comforts with all digitalized learing equipment, Wifi and refreshments, snacks and coffee.
Things to see on fun dives:
15 dive spots, with very formed landscapes, from steep drop-offs to caves. Typical mediterranean life: from small Macro like nudibranchs, shrimps to reef life of octopusses, morray eels, lobsters, from smaller fish like seabreem to the bigger stuff like clouds of barracuda's and huge amberjacks.
House Reef:
No

Additional SCUBA Diving Courses at this Dive Center

Technical diving courses:
No
Freediving courses:
No
Business related courses:
No
Marine conservation courses and projects:
Very involved in Project AWARE and especially Dive Against Debris program!
Internships:
As a neo-Divemaster or Instructor you probably need a little guidance in the beginning. That's what we help you doing, with our Course Director, Master Instructor and IDC-Staffs being there to giude you and help you get things running smooth and fine. We'll be happy to be your mentor!
Other courses:
A variety of PADI Specialties are available. In addition, we also offer EFR courses and extra refreshers, with a dedicated MD in our staff who can teach you everything about general and diving related first aid.

Local Prices

(Indication of your other expenses)
How to get to the SCUBA diving center from the airport:
From Palermo airport, via public transport (bus/train) or via taxi to Palermo port in about 30-60 min. From the port of Palermo to Ustica there is a good connection with the hydrofoil of Liberty Lines (1.5 hours).
Transportation costs of description above:
40 EUR (USD 47.80)
Low budget accommodation (could be a dormitory):
10 EUR (USD 11.95)
Low budget meal in a bar/restaurant:
5 EUR (USD 5.98)
Beer in a bar:
2 EUR (USD 2.39)

SCUBA Diving Instructors / Your Teachers

Esther de Kruijf
Name:
Esther de Kruijf
Languages spoken:
Dutch, English, Italian
Highest certification level:
IDC Staff Instructor / Dive Control Specialist Instructor
Certification level mentioned above since:
2016
Number of courses per year:
100
Additional information:
MD and specialized in diving medicine
Website:
www.evasionibludiving.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Gaspare Amodeo
Name:
Gaspare Amodeo
Languages spoken:
English, Italian
Highest certification level:
Master Scuba Diver Trainer / Divemaster Instructor
Certification level mentioned above since:
2016
Number of courses per year:
100
Additional information:
Excellent captain apart from being an excellent PADI IDCS!
Website:
www.evasionibludiving.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
Antonio Petrotta
Name:
Antonio Petrotta
Languages spoken:
English, Italian
Highest certification level:
Master Instructor
Certification level mentioned above since:
2012
Number of courses per year:
100
Additional information:
If you're looking for a mentor, this is your guy!
Website:
www.evasionibludiving.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)

Dive Professional Course Package

SCUBA Diving package:
Zero-to-Hero, whatever your diving certification level may be, we will make you become a Hero Divemaster!
Website:
www.evasionibludiving.com (Please mention Dive O'Clock)
SCUBA Diving professional course level:
Divemaster
SCUBA Diving organization / SCUBA certification agency:
PADI

Duration of the SCUBA Diving Course

Number of preparation days
2
Number of course days
30
Number of examination days
1
Total
33

Group Size of Dive Professional Course

Minimum/maximum number of students per dive course:
1 - 2
Average number of students per dive course:
1
Average number of certified assistants (divemaster / staff instructor ) helping:
0

Team of Dive Professionals

How much is done by the dive instructor himself:
We work as a team and there will be several people involved in the teaching / less than half by the same dive professional
Dive instructor joining the students at the exams for support.:
Additional languages by team of dive professionals:
Dutch, English, Italian

Dive Course Price offer

Package price:
1400 EUR (USD 1673.00)
What is included in this dive pro package:
  • Divemaster course and exams
  • Divemaster course materials
Other things that are included in this package:
Included in the Zero-to-Hero package are: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course, PADI Rescue Diver Course, EFR primary and secondary care. All these courses include learning materials (paperback) and certification costs. Depending on availability, we also offer you free accommodation in our staff house. Contact us for more info!

Starting Dates

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