PADI Scuba Diver
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a sub-course of the PADI Open Water Diver course, which is the entry-level certification for recreational scuba diving. The Scuba Diver course is designed for people who do not have the time to complete the full Open Water Diver course, but still want to become certified scuba divers and enjoy the underwater world.
The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main parts:
- Knowledge Development: This involves learning about scuba diving theory and principles, including diving equipment, dive planning, and dive safety. You can complete the knowledge development portion of the course through self-study, online learning, or in a classroom with an instructor.
- Confined Water Dives: During this part of the course, you will learn and practice basic scuba diving skills in a pool or other controlled environment. You will learn how to use your scuba diving equipment and practice buoyancy control, diving signals, and emergency procedures.
- Open Water Dives: After completing the confined water dives, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills in the open water, under the supervision of a PADI instructor. You will complete at least two open water dives and learn to use a dive computer and dive tables.
Upon completion of the PADI Scuba Diver course, you will receive a PADI Scuba Diver certification, which allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters (40 feet) under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or higher professional. You can then upgrade to the PADI Open Water Diver certification by completing the remaining training and dives.
Overall, the PADI Scuba Diver course is a great way for beginners to get their feet wet and start exploring the underwater world, while still having the option to upgrade to the full Open Water Diver certification at a later time.