PADI Scuba Diver Course
Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be 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. Particularly 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.
This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the?Open Water Diver?course, if that?s your ultimate goal. 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
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.
- 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.
The Scuba Gear You Use
You?ll use all the?basic scuba gear?and some of it may be included with your course. 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. A buoyancy?compensating jacket?that holds your?scuba tank, a?scuba regulator?that delivers air, a?weight system?and?instrumentation?to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you might also wear a scuba?wetsuit?.
The Learning Materials You Need
You can choose a book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.
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 pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Once you?re a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.
These products will be provided to you when you sign up for the course.
The Prerequisites for This Course
To take this course, you must be:
- 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification)
- Must successfully complete a simple dive medical examination.? The list of dive medical practitioners in Sydney are listed below.? Download a copy of dive medical form for your doctor to complete.
|Manly Medical||9977 4167||$60|
|Dr Harry at Bondi||9389 8000||$65|
|George St Medical||9231 3211||$77|
|Surry Hills Medical Centre, Dr Rad||9699 3311||$85|
|DMC Medical Drummoyne||9819 6666||$100|
|North Sydney Medical||9922 3022||$100|
Your Next Adventure
You may want to step up to?Open Water Diver certification at your first opportunity but as a PADI Scuba Diver you also qualify to take: