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.
PADI is the leading certification agency for recreational scuba diving. Open Water certification enables the diver to buy and rent scuba equipment, and to dive without instructor supervision. Learning to dive is fun and can be accomplished by anyone who is at least 10 years old, able to swim, and reasonably comfortable in the water.
The PADI Open Water Diver course begins with viewing the PADI Open Water Diver Video online, and completing the Knowledge Reviews while viewing the video. You will review use of diving equipment, and diving skills are then practiced during confined water dives in a saltwater swimming pool. Learning how to apply the newly acquired knowledge and skills in a dive environment are then practiced during four open water dives, over two days.
Why PADI Scuba Diver?
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, these classes allow 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
What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a Scuba Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is typically a PADI Junior Scuba Diver program available.
- Minimum age: 10
What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing pool dives, knowledge development sessions and by making two open water (ocean or lake) dives.
How long will it take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.