Scuba Diver Course
The PADI Scuba Diver course is designed for those who do not have 4 days available to complete an Open Water Diver course, but who still have the desire to get certified.
This course is conducted over 2 half-days and allows you to dive at a maximum depth of 12 meters under the supervision of an instructor or divemaster. It is suitable for the occasional holiday diver and can be upgraded to the full Open Water course at any PADI dive center around the world.
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.
- 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.