This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.
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.
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.
May only dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
Learn fundamental concepts about scuba through PADI eLearning or classroom instruction.
Complete three of five confined water (pool) skill practice sessions.
Complete two of four open water dives
Can plan and execute dives with a certified buddy or dive professional to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.
Learn fundamental concepts about scuba through PADI eLearning® or classroom instruction (knowledge development)
Complete five confined water (pool) skill practice sessions
Complete four open water (ocean) dives