Posts Tagged ‘Cyprus’

Diving The Nemesis Wreck Protaras

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Diving The Nemesis Wreck Protaras with Easy Divers.

 

 

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Zenobia Shipwreck Cyprus

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Zenobia Shipwreck Cyprus is an important source of income for the dive community.

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Dive the zenobia wreck with Easy Divers Cyprus

The Zenobia shipwreck off Larnaca contributed over €14mln to the economy annually, officials said on Thursday, calling on the government to ban fishing in the area, which has become an important artificial reef.

A statement to mark the end of Zenobia Week, organised by the town’s authorities, diving centres, and the company that owns the wreck, said it was admittedly a one of a kind artificial reef, contributing significantly to biodiversity in the area.

It was also a source of income for Cyprus, contributing over €14mln to the economy per year.

“A large number of tourists chooses Cyprus and Larnaca as a holiday destination just to dive at the specific location,” the statement said.

Local authorities estimate that Zenobia attracts some 45,000 a year, making it one of the best wreck dives.

Unfortunately, according to the town’s tourism promotion association, government departments appeared to ignore the fact. The forget that a boom in Malta a diving tourism mecca has brought billions of euros to the country!

“It is inconceivable for illegal fishing to be continuing in the location, which constitutes the most important reef in Cyprus and should have been protected,” Dinos Lefkaritis said.

The Zenobia  only a two year old ship sank in June 1980 on its maiden voyage in the mediterranean from Sweden to Syria. It is the largest shipwreck in the Mediterranean at 174 metres long, 28 metres wide and 21 metres high.

Its hold contained 108 Lorries full of cargo such as cars, military equipment, telecommunication systems, air conditioning systems, toys and food.

It was also carrying a million eggs, many of which are still intact on the seabed.

The wreck has turned into an artificial reef that hosts thousands of fish species such as groupers, barracuda, bream, and others, along with coral, sea anemones and other underwater vegetation.

Sank at a depth of around 42 metres is easily accessible and is just 10 minutes by boat from the mainland.

The CTO (Cyprus Tourism Board) need to take control of this wreck and make it a cyprus heritage and monument. At present the Zenobia wreck is owned by a private company that can dictate who dive here and who dont!

Zenobia Shipwreck Cyprus important source of income for the dive industry.

The eRDPML™ in PADI Courses

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

You’ve heard that the eRDPML is replacing The Wheel and the eRDP, but did you know that your divers can use it to meet all knowledge development and testing requirements for all PADI courses from Open Water Diver to instructor? Here’s a simple guide to how you can use the eRDPML in your courses.

Using the eRDPML in PADI Courses
Student divers can use the eRDPML in all PADI courses to answer Recreational Dive Planner exam questions. Beginning 1 January 2009, all PADI Divemaster and Instructor Development Course candidates – including those only participating in an Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor programs – will be required to have their own eRDPML in addition to the RDP Table version.

PADI Open Water Diver Course
During the PADI Open Water Diver course, student divers may use either the eRDPML or the RDP table to answer questions in Quiz Four and the final exam. If you currently teach multilevel diving using The Wheel in your courses, your divers can now use theeRDPML to answer all RDP questions.

In the future, PADI eLearning participants can choose to learn the eRDPML in Section Four, Section Five and the final exam. Multilevel dive planning is optional and not part of the PADI eLearning assessments.

PADI Divemaster Course
Since the eRDPML has replaced The Wheel and the original eRDP, divemaster candidates can use the eRDPML to answer all questions on the Decompression Theory and The Recreational Dive Planner Exam. You will also want to make sure that candidates understand the RDP Table version so they will be able to answer any student diver questions while assisting with PADI courses.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
IDC candidates may use the eRDPML to answer questions from the Recreational Dive Planner exams. However, candidates must still demonstrate mastery of the RDP Table version. Candidates should be proficient in both versions and be prepared to teach either version during the IDC.

PADI Instructor Examination
Instructor candidates can use the eRDPML to solve all RDP problems in the dive theory exams. Knowledge Development assignments based on the RDP during the IE will clearly designate whether candidates should teach using the RDP Table version or the eRDPML (or The Wheel through the remainder of 2008).

Please use the eRDPML during any professional diver training courses like Padi Dive Master or Padi Instructor Courses in Cyprus

PADI Business Academy

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

http://padiproseurope.com/dont-miss-2014-padi-business-academy/

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PADI Business Academy is the powerful, and hugely successful in help individuals and dive professionals minded people to look at business development tool only accessible to PADI members.

If you want to increase your business plan exposure, sales and bottom line profit/sales you can’t afford not to become one of the thousands of successful international PADI Business Academy graduates. Easy Divers Cyprus recently joined this elite group of Padi Business Academy in Cyprus.

Business Academies taking place in 2014.  This two day programme will inspire, equip and motivate you, helping you prepare your business for unprecedented growth. Harness The Power and join the ranks of Padi Business Academy.

 

Look into booking yourself on to a PBA soon.

PADI SIDEMOUNT DIVER COURSE CYPRUS

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Learn padi sidemount diver skills during your next course in Cyprus with Easy Divers Cyprus

SIDEMOUNT DIVER COURSE With the popularity of the Padi Sidemount course increasing, it’s only fair to give it a try and see how much fun sidemount diver course can be!

At Easy Divers Cyprus we have been teaching sidemount course for four years. Our number of Padi sidemount diver courses that train with sidemount equipment is increasing. We have a variety of different styles of sidemount diving BCD to suit all levels and sizes of divers. You shouldn’t just take sidemount harness without trying others.

During your course you will have a chance to see what type of sidemount gear that suits you.

Who should take this course?

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting?

Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course with Easy Divers in Cyprus.

How can you start learning now?

Visit Easy Divers Shop in Protaras or email us to enroll in the Sidenount course and get your PADI Sidemount Diver or Tec Sidemount Diver Course. You need to read chapter one before meeting with your instructor to review key points. By studying ahead in your own time, you’ll be better prepared to start using your sidemount gear when you join your course.

If technical diving interests you, chapters two and three of your manual apply to the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

What scuba gear will you use?

You’ll want to use your own mask, fins, snorkel and exposure suit. Your PADI Instructor at Easy Divers will explain the sidemount equipment you’ll need, such as a BCD and harness configured for sidemount diving along with cylinders, each with a regulator and SPG.

Next Step

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