Padi Scuba diver course is a course within Padi Open Water Diver. If you don’t have much time but you wish to become a diver, the level of PADI Scuba Diver can be a great choice for you, particularly if you expect to dive mainly with a diving guide. If obtaining the Open Water diver certification is your goal, this course is an intermediate step for it.
The PADI Scuba Divers are qualified for:
Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI professional up to a depth of 12m/40feet.
Obtaining air charge, rent or buy diving equipment and participate in diving activities as long as they are adequately supervised.
Continue the diving training reaching to the completion of the PADI Open Water Dive certification and do some diving specialty course.
You must be older than 10 years old in order to register for a PADI Scuba Diver course. You need appropriate swimming techniques and be fit. No previous diving experience is required but you can try firth the Discover Scuba Diving program.
The course PADI Scuba Diver is form of 3 main stages:
Knowledge development (online, self-studying or at the class) in order to understand the key principles of diving on your own. This is covered in the first three sections out of the five of the Open Water Diver.
Diving in confined water to learn the basics diving skills – covered in the first three sections out of the five of the Open Water Diver course.
Diving in open water in order to put your skills into practice and explore – covered in only two of the four sections of the Open Water Diver course.
You will learn how to use the basic equipment, including googles, snorkel, booties, regulator, buoyancy control device and scuba cylinder. The equipment varies depending if you are diving in tropical water, warm or cold. Your PADI instructor will explain the equipment you will need and can suggest extra materials, like the diving diary which is mandatory.
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Start by registering online for the Open Water Diver course – the eLearning option of PADI. The online system provides the basic information that you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own through a interactive program that is easy to use. You only need to complete the first three sections but you have a full year to finish the full program if you choose to do the PADI Open Water Diver certificate.
There are other study materials to do at home and you can choose among the Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet device app) and the Open Water Diver user’s guide and the Open Water Diver video (book and DVD). Stop by at your loca PADI dive shop to register for the course, pick up material and start to learn the book and watch the video. Your PADI instructor will meet up with you in order to plan the review lessons and the diving sessions in confined water and open waters.