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The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. 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 an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • 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.

Academic

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.

Equipment

You learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment you need and may suggest additional educational materials, such as the required logbook.

Getting Started

Get started by registering for Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option. The web-based system gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You only need to complete the first three sections, but have a year to complete the whole program if you choose to go on to earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

The usual time-frame for the PADI Scuba Diver Course is two days. You will learn new skills and develop an understanding of the physics of diving during three confined-water training sessions and two open-water dives. Theory development may be conducted in two different ways:

PADI E-LEARNING

We strongly recommend the PADI E-Learning option of this course, as it allows you to develop all theory prior to your practical training in your own time. PADI has created a user-friendly platform that enables you to interactively acquire the required underlying theory of diving, watch the training videos, and take the quizzes and exams. Additionally, the online platform will remain available to you indefinitely, for future reference and refreshing of knowledge. You will be able to start your practical training right away, spending more time in the water.

PADI BOOK-BASED COURSE

The book-based version of the PADI Scuba Diver Course requires you to work through the manual in addition to the practical skill-development described above. Furthermore, you must watch the PADI Open Water Course DVDs and take the quizzes, final exam, and complete all five knowledge reviews. Some people might find this kind of workload overwhelming and discover that it leaves little time to enjoy our island and what it has to offer, especially when on family vacation. However, if time permits, the theory can be finished at the centre or individually – spaced out over a few days, with the knowledge reviews, quizzes, and the final exam having to be mastered before the course can be completed. If time is not an issue and you like books better than electronic devices, this is the right course for you. In your PADI Ultimate Crewpack you will receive all required materials to complete your course, including the Open Water manual, DVDs, and RDP table.

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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. You will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 18m. Some countries even allow you to dive independently with a buddy that is also an Open Water diver.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water 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.® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Academics

PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online or at our centre.

Equipment

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Pool Training

When you’re fitted with your scuba equipment you can begin your pool training. Your instructor will put into practice the techniques you learned in the academics program. Your training dives will be logged and approved by your instructor before you move on to open water.

Open Water Training

Get ready to experience everything you’ve learned with the freedom of open water. As soon as your open water training dives are approved by your instructor you will be a certified diver. PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

The usual time-frame for the PADI Open Water Course is three days. You will learn new skills and develop an understanding of the physics of diving during five confined-water training sessions and four open-water dives. Theory development may be conducted in two different ways:

PADI E-LEARNING

We strongly recommend the PADI E-Learning option of this course, as it allows you to develop all theory prior to your practical training in your own time. PADI has created a user-friendly platform that enables you to interactively acquire the required underlying theory of diving, watch the training videos, and take the quizzes and exams. Additionally, the online platform will remain available to you indefinitely, for future reference and refreshing of knowledge. You will be able to start your practical training right away, spending more time in the water.

PADI BOOK-BASED COURSE

The book-based version of the PADI Open Water Course requires you to work through the manual in addition to the practical skill-development described above. Furthermore, you must watch the PADI Open Water Course DVDs and take the quizzes, final exam, and complete all five knowledge reviews. Some people might find this kind of workload overwhelming and discover that it leaves little time to enjoy our island and what it has to offer, especially when on family vacation. However, if time permits, the theory can be finished at the centre or individually – spaced out over a few days, with the knowledge reviews, quizzes, and the final exam having to be mastered before the course can be completed. If time is not an issue and you like books better than electronic devices, this is the right course for you. In your PADI Ultimate Crewpack you will receive all required materials to complete your course, including the Open Water manual, DVDs, and RDP table.

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The Adventure Diver course is a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Have you always wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or dry suit diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program. Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification. It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.

You will now be able to dive to a maximum depth of 30m.

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old and want to take the next step should enroll in an Adventure Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

Academic

You can choose what you’re most interested in learning. Need to work on your buoyancy skills? Try the Peak Performance Buoyancy Adventure Dive. Want to know what you’re looking at down there? Try the AWARE – Fish Identification or Underwater Naturalist Adventure Dives. You’ll plan your path with your instructor, go over what you need to know and dive in quickly.

Equipment

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll learn to use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example you will need a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration for the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.

Getting Started

Register for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventure Dives at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.

The usual time-frame for the PADI Adventure Diver Course is one day, assuming that you want to go for a NIGHT adventure dive. If not, it will take two days to complete the course. The DEEP adventure dive is mandatory and the remaining two adventure dives may be chosen by you: Underwater Navigation, Deep Diving, Boat Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Drift Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Fish Identification, Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, and Wreck Diving. You will learn new skills and develop an advanced understanding of the physics of diving during these three open-water adventure dives and learn specific underwater skills, corresponding to the type of conducted adventure dive. Theory development may be conducted in two different ways:

PADI E-LEARNING

We strongly recommend the PADI E-Learning option of this course, as it allows you to develop all theory prior to your practical training in your own time. PADI has created a user-friendly platform that enables you to interactively acquire the required underlying theory of diving, watch the training videos, and take the quizzes and exams. Additionally, the online platform will remain available to you indefinitely, for future reference and refreshing of knowledge. You will be able to start your practical training right away, spending more time in the water.

PADI BOOK-BASED COURSE

The book-based version of the PADI Adventure Diver Course requires you to work through the manual in addition to the adventure dive skills. Furthermore, you may watch the PADI Advanced Open Water course DVD and complete the specific knowledge reviews for your adventure dives. Some people might find this kind of workload overwhelming and discover that it leaves little time to enjoy our island and what it has to offer, especially when on family vacation. However, if time permits, the theory can be finished at the centre or individually – spaced out over a few days, with all knowledge reviews having to be completed before you can be certified. If time is not an issue and you like books better than electronic devices, this is the right course for you. In your PADI Ultimate Crewpack you will receive all required materials to complete your course, including the Advanced Open Water manual, U/W Data Carrier, DVD, Emergency Whistle, and Surface Signal Marker.

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You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving (up to 30m). The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

Sign up for Advanced Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to get started immediately. The web-based system lets you learn about seven of the most popular Adventures Dives – including the required Deep and Underwater Navigation Adventure Dives, plus Boat, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist and Wreck Adventure Dives. You study at your own pace through an easy to use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Adventures in Diving manual and can complete sections for other Adventure Dives as directed by your PADI Instructor.

You can also choose to read the Adventures in Diving manual and watch the Adventures in Diving video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Adventure Dives.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a compass and dive knife or dive tool. You’ll also use specialized gear depending on the Adventure Dives you choose. For example, you’d obviously use a dry suit for the Dry Suit Adventure Dive or a sidemount configuration during the Sidemount Adventure Dive. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as a dive light for night diving or a lift bag for search and recovery diving.

The usual time-frame for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course is two days, assuming that you want to go for a NIGHT adventure dive. If not, it will take three days to complete the course. The DEEP & NAVIGATION adventure dives are mandatory and the remaining three adventure dives may be chosen by you: Deep Diving, Boat Diving, Digital Underwater Photography, Drift Diving, Dry Suit Diving, Fish Identification, Night Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, and Wreck Diving. You will learn new skills and develop an advanced understanding of the physics of diving during these three open-water adventure dives and learn specific underwater skills, corresponding to the type of conducted adventure dive. Theory development may be conducted in two different ways:

PADI E-LEARNING

We strongly recommend the PADI E-Learning option of this course, as it allows you to develop all theory prior to your practical training in your own time. PADI has created a user-friendly platform that enables you to interactively acquire the required underlying theory of diving, watch the training videos, and take the quizzes and exams. Additionally, the online platform will remain available to you indefinitely, for future reference and refreshing of knowledge. You will be able to start your practical training right away, spending more time in the water.

PADI BOOK-BASED COURSE

The book-based version of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course requires you to work through the manual in addition to the adventure dive skills. Furthermore, you may watch the PADI Advanced Open Water course DVD and complete the specific knowledge reviews for your adventure dives. Some people might find this kind of workload overwhelming and discover that it leaves little time to enjoy our island and what it has to offer, especially when on family vacation. However, if time permits, the theory can be finished at the centre or individually – spaced out over a few days, with all knowledge reviews having to be completed before you can be certified. If time is not an issue and you like books better than electronic devices, this is the right course for you. In your PADI Ultimate Crewpack you will receive all required materials to complete your course, including the Advanced Open Water manual, U/W Data Carrier, DVD, Emergency Whistle, and Surface Signal Marker.

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Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

Academic

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Equipment

You’ll use your basic scuba equipment and will need a pocket mask to practice in-water resuscitation. During exercises, you’ll work with an oxygen unit, floats, marker buoys and perhaps CPR mannequins. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment that you need and may suggest additional gear, such as your own first aid kit, which will be useful throughout your diving career.

Getting Started

Register for Rescue Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You progress through five knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You also have access to an online version of the Rescue Diver Manual for reference during and after the course.

If you prefer, you can choose to study with the Rescue Diver Manual and watch the Rescue Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Go to your local PADI Dive Center and Resort to enroll in the course, get your materials and start learning. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your rescue exercises and scenarios.

The usual time-frame for the PADI Rescue Course is three to four days.  You will learn new problem solving skills and develop an advanced understanding of surface and underwater problem management during 10 Rescue Exercises that will develop your new rescue skills, and 2 Rescue Scenarios that will allow you to put those skills into real-world practice. Theory development may be conducted in two different ways:

PADI E-LEARNING

We strongly recommend the PADI E-Learning option of this course, as it allows you to develop all theory prior to your practical training in your own time. PADI has created a user-friendly platform that enables you to interactively acquire the required underlying theory of diving, watch the training videos, and take the quizzes and exams. Additionally, the online platform will remain available to you indefinitely, for future reference and refreshing of knowledge. You will be able to start your practical training right away, spending more time in the water.

PADI BOOK-BASED COURSE

The book-based version of the PADI Rescue Diver Course requires you to work through the manual, complete all five knowledge development sections and their corresponding knowledge reviews, and pass the Rescue Diver Exam. Furthermore, you must watch the PADI Rescue Diver DVD, which comes as part of your Rescue Crewpack. Some people might find this kind of workload overwhelming and discover that it leaves little time to enjoy our island and what it has to offer, especially when on family vacation. However, if time permits, the theory can be finished at the centre or individually – spaced out over a few days, with all knowledge reviews and the exam having to be completed before you can be certified. If time is not an issue and you like books better than electronic devices, this is the right course for you.

Emergency First Response & Secondary Care

You can make this prerequisite part of your Rescue course, being able to put the skills and knowledge obtained during the EFR course into practice immediately.

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Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply – ask your PADI Instructor.

Academic

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

Getting Started

Sign up for Divemaster Online – PADI’s eLearning option – to start now. You can work through eight knowledge development sections using a web-based system that lets you learn at your own pace. You also have access to an online version of the Divemaster Manual for reference during and after the course.

Another option is to study by reading the Divemaster Manual and watching the Divemaster Video (a book and DVD package). Visit your local PADI Dive Center or Resort to enroll in the course and get your Divemaster Crew-Pak, which also includes other reference materials – like the PADI Instructor Manual and The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving – that you’ll need during the course.

Consider taking Dive Theory Online, another PADI eLearning® program, that takes you step-by-step through dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus a Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) review. By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for half of the Divemaster Final Exam. Your PADI Instructor can explain how this works when you meet to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.

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Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

Academic

  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
  • Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
  • First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.
  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.
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