WELCOME TO KARACHI SCUBA DIVING CENTER
Karachi Scuba Diving Center (KSDC) was established in the year 1989, it was a pioneering effort By Yousuf Ali, PADI Master Instructor and Mechanical Engineer from Karachi, Pakistan. KSDC’s goal is to organize and promote swimming, lifesaving, skin diving and scuba diving through training and instructional programs.
KSDC’s aim is to increase awareness, responsibility and education of marine life by providing training programs and other important information to the general public, particularly universities and schools, social clubs and NGOs. We hope that over a period of time people will realize the importance of protecting our beaches, marine life and environment. Making documentaries on Environmental awareness, Protection of Marine life, Pollution, and safety on Beaches
Scuba Diving is a healthy sport, and not only sports but also it is of its own science. It enlightens people to respect and protect our fragile environment, educate people on, water-safety, beach rescue, oceans, and its currents, beautiful fauna and flora. This sport also edify us about the underwater world, eye catching coral reefs, colorful tropical fishes and chunky underwater-forest beyond our imagination.
Scuba Diving is a remarkable Sport
- It teaches self-confidence to the meek and humility to the bold, initiative to the withdrawn and philosophy to all
- It teaches us to take infinite pains and build characters, determination and cool judgment
- Mention should be made of the camaraderie in the diving sorority.
- Diving provides an adventure that binds its devotee together by a common sense of responsibility for each other’s safety.
- It brings out the finest qualities in person and results in the most enduring friendship.
Scuba Diving is Fun Diving, thanks to the technology in today’s world a child of 8 years of age Girl/Boy can learn to Scuba dive and have fun, The positive thing in this sport is, that it is a family sport, even grand mama can join the class and enjoy as much as her granddaughter.
Padi Open Water Diver Course
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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous and exciting diving lifestyle.
KSDC completed a research project sponsored by WWF-Pakistan entitled “List changes in Bio-diversity of the Rocky Coast of Buleji Cove And Sandy Beach of Turtle Nesting Ground, Hawks Bay.” The project report was submitted on May 15, 2006.
Marine environment and biodiversity conservation has been identified as a target area in the National Conservation Strategy (NCS). The coastal and near-shore waters are experiencing a number of natural and anthropogenic threats. With continued Coastal development and new urbanization plans, there is a critical need to undertake a base line survey of the coastal amenities. Coastal industrial units, such as thermal and atomic power plants that produce electricity, use seawater from the coast as a coolant and the same water is then discharged and drained into the sea. This water is several degrees higher in temperature than the ambient seawater environment. Higher than ambient seawater temperature poses a significant threat to the fauna of the area and may cause changes in the population structure of marine fauna and flora. Corals are sessile organisms and hence are greatly affected by coastal environmental degradation. Therefore, changes in the coral reef ecosystem will reflect the degree of environmental degradation. The main objective of the proposed project was to monitor the sub-tidal area around Churna Island and near the Hub River Delta, and assess the distribution and abundance of organisms around this area. Data obtained from this area would improve our knowledge on the effects and response of the resident organisms to the changes imposed by coastal pollution.
People have always been fascinated by life that exists beneath the water. Scuba (Self Containing Underwater Breathing Apparatus) diving has become a standard technique that is currently used worldwide as a relatively inexpensive research tool for the study and monitoring of marine life. Scuba diving enlightens people to respect and protect our fragile coastal and marine ecosystems; and it creates awareness and provides for a better understanding of coastal phenomenas and features, such as ebb and flow of tides, long shore currents, rip currents, coastal erosion and accretion. But most of all, scuba diving provides an excellent opportunity to observe exotic marine fauna and flora in their natural habitat and monitor faunal changes that may occur due to abnormal conditions such as changes in water temperature, pH, organic enrichment, and untreated industrial effluent discharge into the coastal areas that alters the faunal assemblages over a period of time.Download Full Report Read Full Report
Marine Life Conservation Project (MLCP) 2008 was a long awaited project that was urgently needed for the conservation of our marine life. This three year project entitled “Project Argus”, alongwith the few we have completed in the last five years covering the coast of Pakistan, has given us a base line to understand the existing marine life of the area and the deteriorating environmental conditions beneath the sea which are leading to major changes in the structure of the rapidly expanding coral reefs and associated fauna and flora. The proposed “Underwater National Park” will help us conserve our heritage to benefit future generations.Download Full Report Read Full Report
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
PADI ADVANCED DIVER COURSE
PADI ADVENTURE DIVER COURSE
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE COURSE
SPECIALTY DIVER COURSES.
MASTER SCUBA DIVER RATING
PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
BUBBLEMAKER 8 yrs+
SEAL TEAM (8 yrs+)
PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE
Is learning to dive difficult?
No, diving is probably easier than you imagine, especially if you are already comfortable in the water. The PADI entry-level course consists of pool diving, knowledge development and open water dives. The course is performance based, meaning that you progress as you learn and demonstrate knowledge and skill.
How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?
Because some people learn faster than others, PADI courses are performance based, which means that you earn your certification when you demonstrate that you have mastered the required skills and knowledge.
Do I have to be physically fit to scuba dive?
Before getting certified, you should be in good physical health. If you are not sure that you are fit enough, please consult your doctor.
Do I have to be able to swim?
You do not need to be an Olympic swimmer, but you do need to be a basic swimmer. The scuba diving certification course includes a swim test that you must pass. If you cannot swim, please sign up for swim lessons before trying scuba diving.
I have a certain medical condition does this mean that I cannot dive?
It depends on what kind of medical condition it is. Please consult your doctor before signing up since you will be required to complete documentation that will require you to explain your medical conditions and may require a doctor’s certificate to prove that you are medically fit.
What age I can participate in scuba diving activities?
There are programs such as Bubble Maker and Seal Team that are open to younger children (8 to 10 years of age). They learn in the swimming pool only. Anyone 15 years or older can become an Open Water Diver. Children between the ages of 10 and 15 can receive a Junior Open Water Diver Certification. At the age of 15 they can upgrade to a regular Open Water Diver Certification.
What do we use in scuba tank?
Recreational divers breathe air, not oxygen. The air in a SCUBA tank is like the air you are breathing but it is also filtered to remove impurities.
How long does an air tank last?
Since people breathe at different rates and as you go deeper you consume air faster, there is no single answer. Therefore, divers carry a gauge that lets them know how much air is left in the tank. However, divers in calm, warm water in 5-10metres (15-30 feet) can spend about one hour underwater with an average tank.
My ears hurt when I dive to the bottom of a pool. Won’t they hurt when I SCUBA dive?
Your ears hurt because of the water pressure on your eardrum. In your scuba course, you will learn simple techniques to equalize your ear spaces to the surrounding pressure, much like you do when you land in an airplane.
In the movies and on TV, divers are always running into sharks or eels. Should I be concerned about marine animals?
Most aquatic animals are passive or timid. A few do bite or sting if provoked, but you can avoid these by not touching them. Divers are not natural prey for sharks and therefore shark attacks are relatively rare.
Is scuba diving dangerous?
Scuba diving is a safe sport as long as adequate training and practice is undertaken. Even 8-year old kids can learn to scuba dive in the safe confines of a swimming pool. This fun and adventurous sportcan be shared with family and friends.
KARACHI SCUBA DIVING CENTER
Yousuf Ali Director Operation & Master Instructor (PADI) Ca.
US Marine Researcher
C-32, Suit# 07, 9th Street Badar Commercial Area
Phase V, Ext. D.H.A Karachi -75500
021-35340595 & 35340528.
0300-219-0304 & 0303-215-1634.