PADI COURSES

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba divingin a highly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting individuals try it for them selves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment.

 

Prerequisites

To participate in the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program, an individual must:

Be 10 years or older.

PADI SCUBA DIVER

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subcourse within the Open Water Diver course. It opens diving to those individuals with time constraints, and those interested in diving in groups and tours guided by a certified divemaster, assistant instructor or instructor.

 

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

• Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor while applying the knowledge and skills they learn in this course, within the limits of their training and experience.

• Obtain air fills, scuba equipment andother services when diving under supervision.

• Under supervision plan, conduct and logopen water no stop dives (no decompression) only when properly equipped and accompanied by a certified divemaster, assistant instructor or instructor in conditions in which they have training or experience.

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification: none

Minimum age: 15 (10 for Junior Divers)

OPEN WATER DIVER

The Open Water Dives complete the integration of the principles learned in Knowledge Development and the skills learned in the Confined Water Dives byhaving student divers apply both in the open water dive environment. By practicing skills mastered in the Confined Water Dives, students continue to learn as they use these skills in the open water.

 

PADI Open Water Divers are qualified to:

• Dive with a buddy independent of supervision while applying the knowledge and skills they learnin this course, within the limits of their training and experience.

• Obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services.

• Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives when properly equipped and when accompanied by a buddy in conditions with which they have training and/or experience.

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification: none

Minimum age: 15 (10 for Junior Divers)

ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course provides divers with a structured means to explore special diving interests and gain dive experience. Participating in an Adventure Dive is often the first step novice divers take after their initial certification. However, all divers benefit from the program’s flexibility and the opportunity it providesfor discovery and exploration. The program allows student divers to customize their training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities as divers.

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Certification: PADI Open Water Diver or qualifying certification Minimum Age: 15 (12 for Junior Diver)

RESCUE DIVER

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond them selves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. This is why the PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership-level training (PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, and Open Water Scuba Instructor).

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Certification: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.

Prerequisite Dives: Proof of 20 or more logged dives documenting experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.

Minimum Age: 15 (12 for Junior Diver)

DIVEMASTER

As the entry to professional levels in diver training, the PADI Divemaster course plays a pivotal role within the PADI System of diver education. Those who join the PADI Divemaster ranks assist  instructors with training student divers. They supervise diving activities for certified divers, snorkelers and skin divers. Obviously, these entry-level professionals can strongly influence the safety and fun divers enjoy during training and diving. At the same time, many PADI Divemasters are looking ahead, gaining professional experience they will apply as PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water Scuba Instructors.

 

Prerequisites

Prerequisite Certification: Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification, and PADI Rescue Diver or qualifying certification

Prerequisite Dives: 20 to start training. Prior to certification: 60

Minimum Age: 18 (by course start date)