Who should take the PADI Scuba Diver Courses ?
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. It is ideal for people with a limited amount of time in their holiday and can usually be completed in two days. You will watch three short DVDs and have theory training with an instructor. You will then go on to three confined water lessons to teach you essential underwater skills before completing two open water dives at any of our dive sites up to 12m deep. This course takes 2-3 days to complete and can be extended into the Open Water Diver course at any time.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
- Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
- Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.
To enroll 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.
What will you learn?
The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development ( in Poseidon Diving station classrooms) to understand basic principles of scuba diving just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
- Three Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Two Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore underwater.