If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you - particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning the Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
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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.
As a PADI Scuba Diver you'll be able 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.
The Scuba Diver PADI course takes a minimum of 2 days, it includes:
- Knowledge Development
Self-study through Chapters 1-3 of the Open Water Diver Manual
- Confined Water Dives
2/3 sessions to train basic skills from either the pool or beach.
- Open Water Dives
2 experience dives from either the boat or shore to a maximum depth of 12 meters.
To complete the Knowledge Development you can choose from 2 options:
- eLearning: Online version of the manual, requires an Internet connection
- "Touch" Manual: A digital, interactive version of the manual for your iPad® or Android® tablet, which works offline
Our experience shows that both digital versions of the manual are preferable because they allow the student:
- to start to study at home at his own pace;
- to optimize the time with the instructor;
- to dedicate more time to in-water practice;
- freeing up valuable pleasure time during the stay.
All-inclusive rates per person
Instruction, diving logistics and support, equipment rental
PADI Scuba Diver
Private course, one student €350*
- *PADI training materials and certification fee is not included