Who is this course for
The PADI Scuba Diver certification is a subset course of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but still want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be best for you? Especially if you anticipate going scuba diving essentially with a dive guide. This course is an intermediary step for earning an Open Water Diver certification if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct guidance of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
- Obtain air fills, rent or buying scuba gear and participate in dive activities as long as accurately supervised.
- Continue dive training by achieving the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking individual specialty diving courses.
To register in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be ten years old or older. You need sufficient swimming skills and need to be in healthy physical conditions. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.
SCUBA Gears used
You’ll learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, fins, regulator, snorkel, buoyancy control equipment and a tank. The gear you wear ranges, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperatures or cold water. Your PADI Instructor will explain the material you need and may suggest additional educational materials, such as the required logbook.