Thinking of getting certified for an upcoming vacation, but don’t have the time to put into a regular diver course? Now there’s a quick and easy program
designed especially for you! This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and experience an intense adventure in a short amount of time. The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year.
As a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip. This program is a wonderful opportunity to explore the underwater world with the comfort and safety of having an experienced guide with you at all times. The knowledge and skills you learn in this program are just the beginning of an exciting array of courses and programs that await. With a PADI Scuba Diver certification card, you will be able to obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services for diving under supervision.
After completing the program, you’ll want to continue your dive education and the PADI Open Water Diver certification to explore more dive opportunities. After completing the PADI Advance Open Water certification you’ll have the chance to participate in some of the many specialty courses including underwater photography, dry suit diving, or the Project AWARE fish identification Specialty.
During the course of the 2 day course you will use the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and Video or multimedia CD-ROM. Credit earned in this program can be used toward the Open Water Diver certification. The Open Water Diver course uses the same materials as the Scuba Diver course, so already you are on your way to continuing further dive adventures.
Anyone age 15 or over qualifies for the PADI Scuba Diver program. If you are between the ages of 10 and 14, a PADI Junior Scuba Diver program is available. A PADI Instructor will ask you to complete some paperwork, which includes a medical question naire, Liability Release, and a Safe Diving Statement. After the paperwork is complete and you have the necessary signatures, its time to dive!