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. (Course normally run over 1 and a half days)
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:
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:
During the course you will need to complete the following:
You’ll use all the basic scuba gear which will be included with your course. You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you’ll also wear either a full length or shortie wetsuit.
Please ask us about the scuba equipment you’ll use and how you can purchase your basic scuba equipment.
You may want to step up to PADI Open Water Diver certification at your first opportunity but as a PADI Scuba Diver you are also qualified to take the PADI Equipment Specialist and PADI Project AWARE Specialist certification courses.