Kristiansand is the city in the south of Norway, the main city and harbor of the Agder region, located on the Skagerrak strait.
The land of thousands of beautiful islands, countless bays and small fjords, called by many "the Mallorca of the North", due to the climate. The summer is warm and the winters are really mild. This allows you to enjoy the beautiful and wild nature all year round.
We can also enjoy the Norwegian underwater world all the time. There are many places to dive from land, for beginners with a gently sloping bottom, and advanced divers with almost vertical rocks falling to a depth of 30 - 40 meters and more.
The underwater world around Kristiansand is characterized by a variety of flora and fauna and many shipwrecks. Some wrecks are accessible from the land, some of them can only be explored by boat.
More information, details on dive sites, wrecks, courses, events and boat trips you can find in the individual sections.
See you under the water! Real Divers Team
Master Scuba Diver Trainer PADI, EFR (First aid) Instructor
He started his diving adventure in 2010. In 2012 he completed the Divemaster course but after two years later he decided to become a recreational diving instructor. Since 2015, he has been the active instructor, training students on basic courses and in many specializations. The main accent is on practice, risk assessment and own skills during dives in Scandinavian waters. He spends most of his free time in the water, training in the swimming pool and open water or diving from the boat, often on wrecks with his buddies.
He divides the rest of his free time between mountain hikes and indoor and outdoor climbing. The history teacher by education and the passionate traveler, who loves several-day trips to historic places and European capitals.
Irek doesn't know words such as "impossible" and "I can't do it". Everyone gets from him as much time as necessary to complete the basic course where students got the tools and theortical knowledge but in his opinion only permanent practice, diving together with experienced divers, allows for further development and systematization of theoretical knowledge.
And finally ... see you under the water !!!
Jacek has been thinking about diving for many years, but in the beginning of 2020 he made the decision and realized his dream to complete the PADI Open Water Diver course. Then the next steps, gaining experience and at the beginning of 2021 obtained the title of DIvemaster. Invaluable assistant in the swimming pool and open waters, who has control of all aspects related to help the students in preparation for diving. He dives several times a week, around the year, and spends the rest of his free time on his second passion, which is fishing.
His main motto is - Don't talk, let's dive!!!
Our courses are addressed to people who don't want to wait for others ... Join and start today!!!
Conducting recreational diving classes in a group or in an individual mode? The answer to this question is not clear. Group diving has many advantages (we get to know diving partners, exchange experiences and have fun). However, the individual course of teaching is of great importance during practical learning underwater. Regardless of the number of people (group 3,4,5 or more), the instructor is one. Only he can carry out and approve the correct performance of exercises performed in the pool (or pool-like waters) and in open waters. The individual system allows you to devote attention to only one student, which translates into the effective time spent under water. He is not just a passive observer of what others do, but he can practice and improve his skills for 100% of the time, and you have to take into account that we have limited time there. Of course, in some cases two people are needed to perform the exercise, but the role of the instructor is to be able to use the help of a divemaster.
In other sections we present the range of basic and specialist courses implemented under international PADI standards, including price information, acquired authorizations and further development opportunities.
Each of the following courses is completed with a separate certificate and registrated in PADI diving organization database. After completing the course, student is received an e-document with a photo (PADI app).
The price of the course does not include any possible travel to dive sites related to the specificity of the course- from boats, wrecks, etc. It includes theory books, and certification costs.
DISCOVER LOCAL DIVING
If you travel to a new location or visit an unfamiliar dive environment, get a local orientation. Its good advice and easy to do. Just ask us about Discover Local Diving. Scuba diving with an experienced local dive professional lets you relax and better enjoy the adventure. Any certified diver who wants to dive in a new area or environment. For example, if all your diving has been in warm water on coral reefs and you travel to an area with cooler water and kelp forests, Discover Local Diving is for you.
We have many underwater places from the land and from the boat where you can enjoyed yourself.
Discover Local Diving cost 700 kr from the land and 1500 kr from the boat (min. 2 divers).
DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
If you have ever thought about diving but you are not sure if it is really an activity for you, you can take one class. There you will learn about diving theory, rules of underwater safety and communication and what is the most important for you, you will take your first breath underwater.
I recommend this solution before decision on the full course. The cost of Discover Scuba Diving classes is 700 kr. The price includes all the necessary equipment and entry to the swimming pool. If you decide to take the PADI Open Water Diver course, this amount will be reduced from the course price.
Classes are in the swimming pool (max. depth of 2 meters) or in pool-like waters.
Diving from the boat gives you the opportunity to discover underwater places located around the islands and inaccessible bays from the shores. In addition many wrecks are far away from the shore and they can only be reached by the boat.
We always start from Korsvik Marina and then by fast RIB, within 10 - 15 minutes we reach amazing and beautiful places.
The boat can easily accommodate 10 divers configured in technical diving sets plus 2 crew members.
You can find more about interesting dive sites from the boat and more, wrecks and prices in other sections.
We offer an assortment suitable for all budgets and various climatic conditions. Both for people who are starting their adventure with diving and those who are advanced.
We offer products only proven producers as WATERPROOF, SCUBAPRO, AQUALUNG, APEKS, TECLINE, SUUNTO, GRALMARINE and METALSUB.
If you are interested, please contact Irek directly (+47 457 60 495 or email - email@example.com) to discuss the details.
We dive in Norway all year round. Mainly during the weekends. There are diving classes at the Aquarama swimming pool every Sunday. Sometimes we organize all-day trips to interesting places or to amazing wrecks. Sometimes it is only a barbecue where we can meet one another and you can discover diving with the basic program Discover Scuba Diving.
All the necessary information about the events organized by Real Divers can be found on facebook - Real Divers Kristiansand Norway PADI Scuba Diving Center and Spond group - RIB diving Kristiansand.
If you have an interesting idea for spending time together, share it with us, we will organize it for you!