DIVING IN ALBANIA

DIVING CENTER  IN ALBANIA

Albania Adventure – Diving Center (click here for the location)

Albania is a well-kept secret among the divers who have already discovered its charms. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning coastline, Albania is home to a wide range of scuba diving spots that easily compete with the better-known locations.

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SCUBA DIVING CERTIFICATION IN ALBANIA ADVENTURE - DIVING CENTRE. From beginners to professionals here are the diving course programs you can DO WITH US. Click on any course to learn more about the program.

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The little ones are always the best… here are all the courses for them 😉

Scuba diving is a very suitable activity for children: there are no dangers, there is fun and teamwork. The approach towards them is designed to adapt to their physical and cognitive abilities.

 

JUNIOR SCUBA DIVER

It is the first course with tank in which boys and girls can participate.

For this course is valid the program Scuba diver (for more information click to the course Scuba Diver).

This course is available at those over 10 years old. It is developed in 3 theoretical-practical lessons in the pool and ends with 2 dives in open water. At the end of the course you are provided with a patent that allows you to dive up to 12 meters deep.

 

JUNIOR OPEN WATER DIVER

This course is dedicated to boys and girls who have completed 12 years old and the program is the same as the Open Water Diver course.

It is developed in 6-8 theoretical-practical lessons in the pool and ends with 4 dives in open water.

At the end of the course you are provided with a patent that allows you to dive up to 18 meters deep.

 

JUNIOR ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

The Junior Advanced Open Water Diver course represents the next step for young divers who already hold the Junior Open Water Diver. This course is available for boys and girls 12 years old and over and is almost the same as the Advanced Open Water Diver course (for more information click at Advance Open Water), that is available for those that are 15 years old.

There are two differences: the maximum depth that Junior Advance Open Water patent allows you is 21 m and not 30 m. The dives in Open waters at the end of the course are 4 and not 5 dives. This course have around 6 theoretical lessons and 1 practical lessons in pool.

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Scuba Diver: to become a diver!

It is one of the two ways to start diving (the other way is the Open Water Diver course) and the patent allows you to dive up to a depth of 12 meters in all the seas of the world, with the help of a guide or a certified instructor. The course is aimed at everyone. From a child of at least 10 years old to the oldest person in good physical condition.

 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 12 years old (10 years old for the Junior patent).
  • Fill in the medical report form or at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
  • Have sufficient swimming ability.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 3 hours of theory lessons.
  • 3 hours of lessons in confined waters.
  • 2 open water dives.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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OPEN WATER DIVER - TO BECOME A REAL DIVER AND EXPERIENCE THE SEA AS A PROTAGONIST !

It is the “classic” way to start diving. The course provides participants with all the theoretical and practical notions to dive in safety. It is the course that changes life because it makes those who were not before divers become divers!
 
The patent enables you to dive in all the seas of the world up to 18 meters deep and within the safety curve.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 15 years old (12 years old for the Junior patent).
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
  • Have sufficient swimming ability.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 8 hours of theory lessons.
  • 8 hours of lessons in confined waters.
  • 4 dives at the end of the course in open water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER - TO DIVE MAX 30 M DEEP AND BROADEN YOUR EXPERIENCE.

The aim of the course is to consolidate and broaden one’s diving experience.  In addition to providing deep diving and underwater orientation, there are 3 introductions of as many specialties (eg: night diving, wreck diving, drift diving, etc.).  At the end you get the patent to dive up to 30 meters.

 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 15 years old (12 in the case of a Junior patent).
  • Be in possession of an Open Water Diver certification.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 6 hours of theory lessons.
  • 5 dives at the end of the course in open water (one dive with a depth between 25 and 30 metres; one orientation dive; three dives corresponding to as many introductions to underwater specialties chosen together with the instructor).
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price.  To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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LIMITED VISIBILITY DIVER - DIVE SAFELY EVEN IN POOR VISIBILITY CONDITIONS.

Sometimes it happens to dive in conditions of poor visibility: the objective of this course is to acquire the techniques for diving in safety when the water is not clear. During the lessons and tests in the water, the notions are acquired to be able to configure the equipment in the best possible way as well as to put communication techniques into practice.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 15 years old.
  • Be in possession of an Open Water Diver certification.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 3 hours of theory lessons.
  • 3 dives at the end of the course in open water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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NIGHT DIVER - TO DISCOVER THE SPECTACULAR NIGHTLIFE OF THE SEA.

The objective of the course is to provide all the knowledge to dive at night, from one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise. During the course, topics related to pre and post dive logistics are addressed and the techniques of communication, orientation and troubleshooting in dark conditions are acquired.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 15 years old.
  • Be in possession of an Open Water Diver certification.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 3 hours of theory lessons.
  • 3 dives at the end of the course in open water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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WRECK DIVER - DIVE INTO HISTORY AND EXPLORE THE WRECKS THAT INHABIT ALL THE SEAS OF THE WORLD.

The objective of the course is to provide all the knowledge to safely dive around a wreck.  During the lessons topics ranging from the study of historical photographs, to the retrieval of information on the sinking, up to the mapping of the positioning, surface and underwater reconnaissance are covered.

 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 15 years old.
  • Be in possession of an Open Water Diver certification.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 3 hours of theory lessons.
  • 3 dives at the end of course dives in open water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price.  To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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SCUBA RESQUE DIVER - TO BE AN ACTIVE PART IN CRITICAL MOMENTS DURING A DIVE.

 
With this course you change your perspective: as a diver focused mainly on yourself, you direct your gaze towards your diving companions.  The objective of the course is in fact to learn and know how to put into practice the procedures to intervene in the event of an underwater problem, to coordinate a rescue action from the surface.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 15 years old.
  • Possess the following certifications: Advanced Open Water Diver, First Aid & CPR.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 10 hours of theory lessons.
  • 3 hours of practical activity in delimited waters.
  • 7 dives at the end of the course sessions in open water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, simply pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs

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FIRST AID & CPR - CAN YOU SAVE A LIFE? LEARN RESUSCITATION TECHNIQUES AND THE USE OF DAE.

The First Aid and BLS-D course is aimed at creating a culture of attention and training to intervene in the event of accidents, injuries and inconveniences that can occur in everyday life. You learn to act in case of injuries, fractures, wounds, airway obstruction, traffic accidents, heart attacks, strokes, etc.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 12 years old.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 6 hours of theory lessons.
  • 3 hours of practical activity with dummy and defibrillator.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, simply pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs

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OXYGEN IN DIVING EMERGENCIES - LEARN HOW TO USE OXYGEN TO RESOLVE ANY EMERGENCIES.

Pure oxygen is the best therapy to treat decompression sickness. However, oxygen is considered as a medical aid and for its administration it is necessary either to be a doctor or to have a qualification in this sense. The patent that is obtained at the end of the course serves precisely to obtain this qualification.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 17 years old.
  • Be in possession of the First Aid & CPR patent.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 4 hours of theory lessons.
  • 1 hour of practical activity with the oxygen kit.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, simply pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs

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DEEP DIVER - TO DESCEND TO 40 M DEEP AND EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE SEA, WITHIN SAFETY LIMITS.

 
Through this course the already advanced diver acquires the concepts and develops the experience to dive up to 40 meters deep, the international limit of recreational diving. During the theory lessons, important issues related to the management of the no-decompression limit in deep dives are addressed.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
• Be over 15 years old.
• Be in possession of an Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
• Present a certificate of healthy and robust constitution.
• Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
• 8 hours of theory lessons.
• 3 dives at the end of the course in the sea.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, simply pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs

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DIVEMASTER - BECOME A DIVING GUIDE AND LEAD OTHER PEOPLE TO DISCOVER THE WONDERS OF THE SEABED.

The Divemaster is the first professional figure in diving. During the course you acquire the experience to manage a group of divers both out of the water before the dive, both during the diveensuring their safety, and out of the water again after the dive. Allows you to work at any Diving Center.

 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Be in possession of the following licenses: Deep Diver, First Aid & CPR, Oxygen in Diving Emergencies, Scuba Rescue.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
  • Have made at least 60 dives, of which at least 40 following the Open Water Diver certification.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 20 hours of theory lessons.
  • 20 hours of hands-on activity out of the water.
  • 10 hours of practical activity in the water.
  • 12 dives in open water to finish the course.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.

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ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR - START TEACHING CLASSROOM AND CONFINED WATER SCUBA COURSES.

The objective of the course is to train a professional who has the right credentials to be employed of diving schools and diving centers. The Assistant Instructor is the first professional figure in teaching according to European Community standards and in fact can carry out theory lessons and in confined waters with the indirect supervision of an Instructor.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Be in possession of the following patents: Divemaster, First Aid & CPR, Oxygen in Diving Emergencies, Scuba Rescue.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
  • Have made at least 80 dives, of which at least 10 carried out as a Dive Guide.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 25 hours of theory lessons.
  • 5 hours of hands on activity out of the water.
  • 10 hours of practical activity in the water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price. To enroll, simply pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs

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SCUBA INSTRUCTOR - TO CONVEY TO OTHERS THE EMOTIONS THAT ONLY THE SEA CAN GIVE.

The Instructor Course is a point of arrival and at the same time a starting point for those who want to make diving something more than a simple pastime. It is the completion of own experience and a new beginning towards emotions to be fully experienced. The course is organized in specially formed sessions based on the number of participants.
 
WHAT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP
  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Be in possession of the following licenses: Dive Master or Assistant Instructor, First Aid & CPR, Oxygen in Diving Emergencies, Scuba Rescue.
  • Fill in the medical report form or, at the request of the instructor, deliver a certificate of suitability for non-competitive diving issued by the general practitioner.
  • Have made at least 100 dives, of which at least 30 carried out as a Dive Guide or Assistant Instructor.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
  • 30 hours of theory lessons.
  • 10 hours of hands-on activity out of the water.
  • 10 hours of practical activity in the water.
 
PRICE OF THE COURSE AND METHOD OF PAYMENT
Contact us for all the information on how to carry out the course and on the price.  To enroll, it is sufficient to pay a deposit and the rest of the payments can be deferred until the end of the lessons, according to your needs.
 

Diving in Albanian coastline - Diving Center

DAY 1

You will meet our guides at “Mother Theresa” International Airport. Afterwards will be headed towards the coastline of Albania in Vlora city.

As well as being home to a fascinating history, it’s also the start of the wonderful stretch of coastline known as the Albanian Riviera; home to some of the most spectacular shorelines.

One of the best things to do in Vlore is to simply stroll along the promenade with the rest of the crowd. Stop for some food, or a drink, or just enjoy the party atmosphere. There’s something here for everyone.

Accommodation in a nice hotel.

DAY 2

DIVING IN KARABURUN & SAZAN NATIONAL MARINE PARK

We will leave the hotel early in the morning, accompanied by Albania Adventure’s 4WD vehicles, in the direction of Vlora’s fishing port.  It is here where we leave by boat towards Karaburun peninsula.

Wonderful landscapes are unavoidable throughout the boat trip as well as mountains rising on cliffs with an altitude up to 1200 m above the sea level. At the cliffs’ bottom you will be marveled by bays and beaches unspoiled by men, of which only few can be reached by land. This magnificent and unusual place will be explored by diving. It is a virgin region on the edge of Ionian and Adriatic Sea, near Haxhi Ali’s cave.

Sazan Island is a military area but for several years during the summer months is open to visitors. It is located inside the Karaburun-Sazan National Underwater Park. Offers the opportunity for completely unique diving experiences. The seabed of the island is full of life. Diving here is remarkable as you will admire different aquatic plants and marine life.

On this day we will do two dives. One of this in Karaburun and the other in Sazan island.

The night life of the Albanian Rivera can be fully enjoyed in the vibrant bars and clubs in Vlora. Accommodation in Vlora.

DAY 3

DIVING AT THE HOSPITAL SHIP “PO”

In the Bay of Vlora, resting at a depth of 35 m, lies one of the largest and most impressive wrecks in the whole Adriatic, that of the Italian hospital ship Po, sunk by British torpedo bombers on 14 March 1941. In the darkness of the night, the pilots were not aware that the ship was a hospital ship. In the attack that ensued, 21 on board the ship died. The ship also hosted Mussolini’s eldest daughter, Edda Ciano Mussolini, who was working on the ship as a nurse for the Red Cross and survived the attack.

The tip of the shipwreck is 18 meters deep. It is in a protected position and away from currents. It is a 150 meter long. At the Po shipwreck we will do 2-dives.

Late in afternoon we leave Vlora to continue our adventure in direction of one of the most popular beaches of the southern coast, Drymades beach.

DAY 4 

DIVING CENTER – DRYMADES BEACH – SHIP WRECK

There will be 2 dives in Drymades.

The first dive at the ship wreck. Take diving into a whole other level and explore the shipwreck of the first Albanian marine diving support vessel, produced in China in 1974, with a length of 28.4 m and width of 5.4 m.

A memorable experience for divers who crave an adventure spiced with a sense of exploration and discovery

This recreational diving experience is unique in its kind considering that this is the only shipwreck in the Mediterranean seas where you can find and visit an old Hyperbaric chamber, which nowadays is very hard to find even in the Shipwreck Centers and Maritime Museums.

The waters of Drymades beach are known for being warm and calm all year round with great visibility, making this experience much more enjoyable and ensuring that great photos can be taken during this dive.

Second dive

Besides being renowned as a pristine dive destination with flourishing marine life, the waters of Drymades beach are the resting place of a MIG 21 fighter plane wreck from the communist era.

Accommodation in Drymades.

DAY 5

DIVING CENTER – DIVING IN PORTO PALERMO PENINSULA

After enjoying at the utmost our experience at Drymades beach we move in the direction of  Porto Palermo tectonic peninsula, which is considered as one of the 10 most beautiful diving spots in Europe.

We will carry out our first dive on the right side of Ali Pasha’s castle, where is a cave that has an entrance at a depth of only twenty meters and extends to almost 30 m. The inside of the cave is really large, which give you the possibility to have great photos the of marine life.

After our first dive has been accomplished we have the chance here to visit Porto Palermo’s castle

It is situated in the bay with the same name, on the coast of Ionian sea in southern Albania. It is beautifully positioned in the Porto Palermo’s tectonic peninsula (known in antiquity as Panorma Bay). This triangle-shaped castle is positioned not far away from Qeparo village. The castle occupies an area of 150 m x 400 m and its walls reach up to 20 m height.

Our second dive will be accomplished on the castle’s left side of the Castle. In antiquity ships used this area to be protected by storms. This dive is absolutely going to be marvelous as we will have the possibility to come across numerous types of amphorae and other antique objects.

We will leave Porto Palermo to go back to Drymades beach.

Accommodation in Drymades beach.

DAY 6

We leave the coastline to go and visit the Albanian Capital. Tirana is the cultural, economic, entertainment and political center of Albania. It is a town full of interesting things to see and do. Tirana is one of the most colorful cities you’ll see in the Balkans. Strolling through the town, you’ll see painted facades, street art graffiti and murals that add brightness to this already lively town.

One of the best ways to admire the colors of Tirana is to walk through the Blloku area to Pazari i Ri. Accommodation in a nice hotel in very good location.

DAY 7

Depending on your flying timetable we will be headed towards “Mother Theresa” International Airport.