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PADI Diving Courses

DST Sardegna is a PADI Dive Resort that allows you to take a diving course and obtain the PADI patent in the splendid setting of Tavolara, Molara, Golfo Aranci and the Island of Figarolo

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PADI Diving Center


The Diving & Snorkeling Team Sardegna of Golfo Aranci is a PADI Dive Resort.
Here you can take scuba diving courses for all levels and obtain the PADI didactic diving certificate, the world's leader in diving education.

At the PADI Diving Center, diving courses are organized for every level of experience. Scuba diving is a fun and exciting recreational activity that allows you to discover unexpected landscapes and environments.

DST Sardegna is located in a strategic position in terms of underwater activity as it is located in Golfo Aranci where it is possible to learn to dive while enjoying the Capo Figari cliff. It is also close to Tavolara Marine Protected Area one of the richest in the Mediterranean sea. Learning to dive in an exciting environment is an experience to try!

If you are an expert diver and would like to continue your diving training with specialty courses or level upgrades, contact us to organize a tailor-made course for you. If you are on holiday with your family and want to be with your loved ones without giving up diving, you can also dive on a rubber boat excursion with them. While they admire the beauties of Tavolara you can complete your diving training by spending a pleasant day together.

And for your family there are also excursions to Tavolara and the dolphin watching tour on a rubber dinghy in Golfo Aranci. Make your holiday in Sardinia unforgettable with DST Sardegna!

for everyone

We organize beginner courses and courses for expert divers, releasing PADI licences, accepted all over the world. The educational aids, manuals, videos, computers; the availability of the swimming pool and the possibility to dive from the beach and by boat, the flexibility of the times and the customization of the lessons, allow the student to carry out and develop his course with maximum comfort. The experience gained over the years by the DST instructors, thanks to the issue of hundreds licences in different parts of the world, their friendliness and professionalism in conjunction with the location, make the course a fantastic and unforgettable experience.

Discover Scuba Diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

First time under water

If you have never tried diving and want to have an unforgettable experience, you can choose the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program: a real baptism of the sea.

The PADI DSD program allows you to experience diving with all the necessary equipment, in shallow water and in complete safety. In this way you can experience the thrill of immersing yourself in an enchanting sea and decide to take the PADI certification.

Padi Beginners Courses

Beginners courses

Nice introduction to scuba dive for children with funny games and activities. Every child is supervisioned hand by hand by a PAD Instructor! 1 dive. Maximum depth: 2 meters. Minimum age 8 years.

Seal Team program is an exciting activity to introduce young people in the underwater world. 5 acquaMissions ". Maximum depth: 2 meters. Minimum age 8 years.

If you've never tried it, the DSD program you will allow to live a fantastic DIVING experience in shallow water. You will learn to use the equipment, with some basic skills and safety rules. This way can tell If you like diving and maybe continue your diving career. Minimum age 10 years.

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course and an intermediate step for obteining an Open Water Diver certification. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you—particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide.

PADI Open Water Diver and Junior Open Water Diver Certifications are recognized everywhere in the world so your diving experiences will be truly limitless. Millions of people learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. Your underwater journey starts here.

Advanced Padi Courses

Advanced Courses

The ADVANCED course helps you to increase your self-confidence and improve your diving skills. It is an excellent way to do more Dives while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI instructor. 5 dives Minimum age: 15 years, or 12 for the Junior Advanced diver (Max depth 21 mt.)

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE You will learn the basics of first aid and some techniques to manage emergency situations. Learning will take place in a calm and positive environment, making the course lighter and funner. The use of the manikin and the defibrillator is foreseen to simulate emergency scenarios. The course is open to everybody!

The notions of first aid will give you the green light to the Rescue course, a program that deals with the management of diving emergencies. A challenging but rewarding course, which makes you even more aware in the practice of this activity. Required: Advanced Diver; First aid Minimum age 12 years

Divemaster training develops your leadership skills, qualifying you to supervise diving activities and act as an assistant during the training activities for underwater students. It is the first professional level, if you want to undertake on your diving career also from a business point of view. Minimum age required 18 years. Required: Rescue Diver and at least 40 dives recorded in the logbook.

Padi Speciality Courses

Specialty courses

Know and learn how to manage the equipment. This will help you to Increase your ability for a good configuration and for manage the little inexpected problem, that sometimes happens (as an 0-ring, a breack strap or other). Padi equipment specialist helps you to learn basic maintenance, resolve common problems and stay updated about news on market . Minimum age 10 years. Patent required: jr . Scuba Diver

With this program you will learn the techniques to dive between 18 and 40 meters in complete safety. You will develop your knowledge of equipment and the ability to planning this kind of dive. Minimum age 15 years Patent required: Adventure diver .

Night dive is exciting. You will meet numerous forms of life. In this course you will learn to plan a night dive, the techniques of entry and exit from the water and how check your buoyancy during this kind of dive. Minimum age : 12 years Patent required: jr . Open Water Diver

Often the temperature in the water is a limiting factor. With this course you will acquire the knowledge and skills to put on, dive, take off and put away a dry suit. You are introduced to the various types of wetsuits, so you can choose well when you decide to buy a drysuit and you will also be trained on how to manage the buoyancy, how to take care of your drysuit and how to dress properly under it. All this will allow you to extend your diving season. Minimum age required: 10 years Patent required jr. Open Water Diver

Don't loose the underwater orientation is crucial to return to the dive boat. With this course you will be trained on this and learn how to take natural landmarks and the correct use of the compass. Minimum age: 10 years Patent required: jr.Open Water Diver

Learn why some creatures behave in a certain way and what their roles are in the aquatic ecosystem. During the course you will know the basic systematics of aquatic life, the interactions and information that serve to demystify the danger of certain organisms; The role of aquatic plants, food chains and prey / predator relationships. All of this will teach you to interact responsibly with aquatic life. Minimum age required 10 years Patent required Jr. Open Water Diver

Diving with enriched air means having more time underwater, especially in repetitive dives without exceeding the no•decompression limits. So learn these techniques and the conditions necessary to dive safety with nitrox and check the suitability of your equipment. Minimum age: 12 years Patent required: jr.Open Water Diver

When an emergency arises, be ready to help a diving friend by becoming an Emergency Oxygen Provider. You can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with oxygen, and to be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites required for this course. Scuba divers, snorkelers and anyone who is around divers - boat crew, lifeguards, etc. - will benefit from having this training. Then you'll practice: Assembling and disassembling emergency oxygen equipment, deploying a non-rebreather mask and a demand inhalator valve on a breathing diver, using a pocket mask on a nonbreathing diver.

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PADI instructors

Antonio Palladino Padi Master Instructor

Antonio Palladino

PADI Master Instructor 929059

Register of diving instructors Region Sardinia, n.525

Ilaria Papaccioli Padi Instructor

Ilaria Papaccioli

PADI Instructor 945044
E. F. R. Instructor

Register of diving instructors Region Sardinia, n.874

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Our excursions


Dolphin Watching

Golfo Aranci

Dolphin watching excursion in the bay of Golfo Aranci, an unmissable tour for adults and children aboard comfortable dinghies

Adults 35€

Dolphin Watching + Snorkeling

Golfo Aranci


Snorkeling excursion with guide, to discover the island of Figarolo and Capo Figari, with dolphin sighting and stops for a swim

Adulti 70€

Guided snorkelling in Tavolara

Golfo Aranci


A tour to see the Tavolara Protected Marine Area and swim at the natural pools of Molara Island

Adulti 70€

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