If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver level may be great for you, particularly if you expect to dive primarily with a dive guide.
This course is an intermediate step towards an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
- Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and take certain specialty dive courses.
The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge development (online, independent study or classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving (These are the first three sections of the five sections of the Open Water Diver course).
- Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills (This is the first three of the five sections of the Open Water Diver course).
- Open water dives to use your skills and explore (These are two of the four on the Open Water Diver course).
- Full scuba diving equipment PADI teaching material to complete the course.
- Accident and liability insurance during the course.
- Processing of the qualification.
To enrol in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 12 years of age or older.
You need to have proper swimming skills and be in good physical health.
No previous diving experience is required, but you can try the Discover Scuba Diving programme first. Duration 3 to 5 days.
Possibility of hiring additional photos and videos (normal, 360º, Drom).
Dive locations depending on weather conditions.