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Scuba Diver

Begin your scuba journey with the PADI Scuba Diver course at Diving World! Ideal for those short on time, this course provides the essential skills and knowledge to start diving under professional supervision, setting you on a path to full certification.

About the course

By the end of the PADI Scuba Diver course at Diving World, you’ll be qualified to dive up to 12 meters (40 feet) under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. This certification is your first step towards becoming a fully certified diver and it provides a solid foundation for advancing in your diving education. It also allows you to participate in dive activities worldwide as long as they are properly supervised, opening doors to further exploration and adventures beneath the waves.

The PADI Scuba Diver course at Diving World is the perfect stepping stone for those short on time but eager to begin their diving adventure. This certification course offers an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills needed for underwater exploration. Guided by our seasoned PADI instructors, you’ll start your journey from the basics of scuba diving to becoming a capable diver, ready to explore the underwater world under professional supervision.

This course is specifically designed not just to teach you the rudiments of diving but also to ensure you are comfortable and secure as you take your first steps into the larger world of scuba diving. By the end of the PADI Scuba Diver course, you’ll be qualified to dive up to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet under the supervision of a PADI Professional, and you’ll be well on your way to completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification if you choose to continue your training.

Learn the Basics Through PADI eLearning®

Learn the Basics Through PADI eLearning®

The eLearning component for the PADI Scuba Diver course mirrors that of the Open Water Diver course, utilizing PADI’s flexible online platform. You will study the foundational principles and terminology of scuba diving, covering only the first three of five sections used in the Open Water Diver course. This tailored approach ensures that even those short on time can fit scuba lessons into their schedule.

eLearning Details:

  • Duration: Typically requires 3-5 hours of self-guided study, less than the Open Water Diver course.
  • Accessibility: Learn online using any device or download the materials for offline study.
  • Instructor Interaction: Connect with your instructor for any questions as you prepare for the practical sessions.
Practical Training in a Controlled Environment

Practical Training in a Controlled Environment

Just like the Open Water course, you’ll begin practical training at our dive shop. However, the Scuba Diver course involves only the first three of five confined water dives from the Open Water course, focusing on the most essential skills to prepare you for supervised diving.

Training Highlights:

  • Environment: Practice in a safe, controlled, pool-like setting with fewer required skills than the full Open Water course.
  • Skills Practice: Focus on mastering key scuba skills necessary for safe, supervised diving.
  • Safety Drills: Learn crucial safety and problem management procedures tailored to beginner divers.
Open Water Dives

Open Water Dives

The Scuba Diver course includes fewer open water dives than the Open Water Diver course, specifically two instead of four. These dives apply your new skills in a real-world setting under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.

Dive Details:

  • Number of Dives: Complete two open water dives.
  • Depth: Dive up to a maximum of 12 meters (40 feet), less than the 18 meters allowed for Open Water Divers.
  • Support: Receive comprehensive guidance and support from your instructor, ensuring your safety and confidence as you dive.
  • What Do You Want to Know?

PADI Scuba Diver Frequently Asked Questions

What is the PADI Scuba Diver course?

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. It’s designed for those who want to become certified divers but are short on time. As a Scuba Diver, you’ll be qualified to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.

Who should consider the PADI Scuba Diver course?

This course is ideal for those who anticipate diving primarily with a dive guide or those who may want to quickly start diving but plan to complete their Open Water Diver certification in the future. It’s a great choice if you’re looking to get a taste of diving or find yourself limited by time constraints.

What are the prerequisites for enrolling in the PADI Scuba Diver course?

To enroll, you must be at least 10 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What does the PADI Scuba Diver course entail?

The course includes three main components: Knowledge Development through eLearning or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving, Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills, and two Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore under direct supervision.

How long does the PADI Scuba Diver course take to complete?

Typically, the course can be completed in 2-3 days. The exact duration depends on the number of classroom and pool sessions required before performing the two mandatory open-water dives.

What certification do I receive upon completing the course?

Upon completion, you’ll receive the PADI Scuba Diver certification, which allows you to dive under direct supervision to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. This certification also allows you to upgrade to an Open Water Diver certification with additional training.

Can I upgrade my PADI Scuba Diver certification to an Open Water Diver certification?

Yes, you can upgrade to the Open Water Diver certification by completing the remaining sections of the Open Water course, which includes additional knowledge development, confined water dives, and open water dives.

What equipment will I need for the course?

You will use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), and a tank. Depending on the diving environment, you might also need a wetsuit. Most equipment will be provided by the dive centre.

Where can I take the PADI Scuba Diver course?

You can take the course at any PADI dive center, like Diving World Victoria. It is offered globally at most locations where PADI courses are available.

What are the costs involved in taking the PADI Scuba Diver course?

Costs vary depending on the dive centre and location. Typically, the course fee includes eLearning materials, equipment rental, instructor fees, and certification costs. Additional costs may include travel and accommodation if not local.

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