The PADI Scuba Diver course is your shortcut to the underwater world!
This course is perfect for people who want to obtain a diving certification but don’t have enough time for the entire PADI Open Water Diver course.
It is also ideal for those who plan to always dive under the direct supervision of a dive professional. After you complete this course, you’re more than halfway towards obtaining your PADI Open Water Diver certification, which you can upgrade to at any time.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive with a dive professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet
- Continue their education by upgrading to the Open Water Diver certification
The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:
. Dive theory to understand basic principles of scuba diving
. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
. Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore !
The course takes 2 days – 1 day of theory and shallow water skills training followed by 1 day of training in the open water with 2 training dives.
You will be introduced to basic scuba theory by watching some videos, reading and answering the questions in your manual. Your instructor will review the material with you to ensure complete understanding.
.Skills training in shallow water
Right off the beaches around Ko Lipe and the surrounding islands we have calm, clear, pool-like conditions in which to learn and practice the basic scuba skills you will need to master. Your instructor will explain and slowly demonstrate each and every skill for you and give you enough time to practice. You will also have to demonstrate the ability to swim.
.Open water training dives
During your course you will participate in 2 open water training dives which will last approximately 45 minutes, depending on air consumption. These dives will take you to a maximum depth of 12 meters / 40 feet. The first dive does not include any formal skills and will help you to acclimatize to the new environment. During the second dive you will apply the skills you have already mastered in shallow water, combined with a guided tour of the reef.
To enroll in the PADI (Junior) Scuba Diver course, you must:
. Be 10 years or older
. Be in good health *
. Be able to swim 200 meters
* Please note before you undertake any course or scuba diving training you must complete a PADI Medical form to ensure you can dive. You can download it here.