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PADI SCUBA DIVER CERTIFICATION Short on TIme and just want the basics?

PADI Scuba Diver Course

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COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $500 (all inclusive)
1-2 days (after eLearning)
Buy Course Online PREREQUISITES: 10 years old Completion of dive medical form           (see below) COURSE CONTENTS: Knowledge development online Contained Water (pool) training Two Openwater training dives A lifetime of FUN! EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: We provide everything you. LINKS: PADI Medical Questionnaire

Short on time and have the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification.

Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver. This certification allows for dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of  40 feet / 12 metres
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision
  • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses


What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get! During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
  • Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.


The Learning Materials You Need

Just eLearning


The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want!

With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you're up for more. This course is perfect for the person that has no time and is about to head away on a holiday where the dive will be guided by a Divemaster.

 What Does It Cost?




What Is Included? 

  • Everything!
  • eLearning or combination textbook and DVD
  • 1 Confined water (pool sessions) covering 3 training modules
  • 2 Openwater training dives
  • Use of all scuba gear
  • 10% discount on any dive gear you choose to purchase
  • Openwater crew pak including log book
  • Processing of your certification card
  • Reduced rate "fun" dives for up to two weeks after certification