This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. If you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.
Of course, this certification also provides ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the PADI Open Water Diver course, if that’s your ultimate goal.
Once the course is completed, PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet.
- Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment, and participate in other diving activities, as long as they have the required supervision.
- Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses, such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses.
3 Pool dives + 2 Ocean Dives = $229
Rentals for ocean dives = $80 (Wetsuit) or $100
The Fun Part
The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who’s thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Plus, you can upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you’re up for more.
What You Learn
All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you’ll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get!
During the course, you’ll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:
- Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
- Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills, and buddy diving techniques.
- Diving environments and aquatic life you’re likely to encounter.
- Preventing common problems underwater.
- An introduction to boat diving.
The Scuba Gear You Use
- a mask
- buoyancy compensating jacket w/ scuba tank
- depth and air supply monitors
- wetsuit or weight system (optional)
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology, and safety procedures. For each concept, you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or our training facility) to practice these skills with your instructor. Once you’re a certified diver, you may use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.
Although these products come with the course, they are also available for purchase, if you wish to have them for reference. To purchase these products, please contact us.
To take this course, you must be:
- 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification)
Your Next Adventure
Upon completion of this course, you may want to consider:
- Prices do not include HST.
- Prior to making a reservation, please review our Payment, Deposit, and Refund policies.
- You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel, and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly.
- If you would like more information about the equipment that you will be using, please feel free to contact us.