If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you, particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide.
Upon completion of the PADI Scuba Diver Course you will be able to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres. If you decide to continue on towards the Open Water qualification, you are more than halfway towards your goal!
The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main parts:
- Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.
All hire of basic equipment, instructor, land transport to dive sites and certification card is included in the price. You will need learning materials for the course, which can either be a hard copy or online e-learning, which we can organize for you (this is an additional cost).
To enrol in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.