PADI Scuba Diver Course
Be PADI Scuba Diver Today!
Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.
This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver Course, if that’s your ultimate goal. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet
Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipmentand participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses
The Fun Part
The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who’s thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult.
Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you’re up for more
What You Learn
All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you’ll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get!
During the course you’ll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:
Buoyancy Skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
Diving environments and aquatic life you’re likely to encounter.
Preventing common problems underwater.
An introduction to boat diving.
The Scuba Gear You Use
All the equipment you will need is included in a Scuba Diver Course. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI Open Water Diver Manual (included in the course price)
To take the PADI Scuba Diver Course, you must be:
At least 10 years old
No pre-training required
How it Works:
The usual format of the Scuba Diver Course is as follows:
Day one meet at 9.30 and complete the theory part of the course
Lunch break approx. 13.30
14.30 complete the skills in the swimming pool
Second day, two sea dives from one of our boats, either in the morning or aftrenoon
On completion of the course you will recieve the certification and if you chose to upgrade to the Open Water Diver course with Dive Time within 12 months of your course then we only charge the difference in the two programs, plus an small extra certification charge.
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete the PADI SCUBA Diver Course, you’ll want to check out:
Open Water Diver certification courses.
All our recreational courses and experinces include free equipment rental, insurance, manuals and certification costs.
Please note that the upgrade options from Discover Scuba Diving must be made within 12 months of the original experience