The PADI Scuba Diver 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 - particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
- Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
- Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.
To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.
Generally we support two different methods of scuba diving training, traditional and Online, however this course is only available in the Traditional method.
Traditional (Paper Manual) - $279
This is the first step after signing up and receiving your study materials. You will need to read the Open Water Diver Manual chapters 1, 2, and 3 After you have studied and complete the knowledge reviews for each chapter. You are now ready for the 1-2 hour classroom session, where will go over the the material you studied. The classroom is located in Northeast area of Pensacola.
How to Start Learning today!
Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL or Call us at today at 1-850-860-7002 to either start the traditional method, or Online method for your PADI Scuba Diver course. We will talk to you and answer any questions you may have so we can ensure your success in obtaining your certification.
In the PADI Scuba Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Your PADI Instructor will help you out on picking the proper equipment you will need during this course.
Now the fun starts, you will learn and practice your new SCUBA skills in a pool. You will have plenty of time to practice all the skills you will need to move on to the Open Water Session to get your PADI certification. Don't worry if you don't get all the skills the first time, we will have as many pool sessions you need at no additional cost.
Open Water Training
This is where you put all of your skills you learned in the pool to work on your way to get Open Water Diver certified. You will spend about 3 hours in the water under the close supervision of your PADI Instructor. Depending upon the option you selected you will see fresh water or salt water environments, each has their own unique qualities so the choice is yours.
At National Scuba in Pensacola, FL we do things a little differently when it comes to schedule times. We work with both yours and our schedule to get you certified. If you can only meet on certain days that when we will meet. We don't have a set schedule that says on Monday we will do x, Tuesday we do y, and Wednesday we do z. If you can only meet on Tuesday we will meet on Tuesdays to get x,y, and z completed. At National Scuba we work together to get your certified.
Stop by National Scuba Today
5700 Audubon Dr
Pensacola, FL 32504
or call us at: 1-850-860-7002
For more information or to schedule your course today!