If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you
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.
What will you Learn
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. The classroom is located in the Northeast are of Pensacola where will go over the the material you studied.
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 Scuba Diver certified. You will spend about 3 hours in the water under the close supervision of your PADI Instructor. Depending upon the options available you will see salt water or fresh water or environments.
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.
Flexible schedules is our speciality! We don’t have just certain times of the month or year when classes are held, we hold them on demand. We understand you have a busy schedule or a timeframe that you must obtain your certification. That’s why here at National Scuba we work with your and ours schedule to get you certified. Why wait for other shops to offer their course when we can usually schedule you in on your schedule.
Call 1-850-860-7002 or Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL to start your PADI Scuba Diver course or receive more information. Your course will materials will include Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver video. By studying independently, you’re better prepared to get in the water with your instructor and start learning how to scuba dive.
Scuba Diver – $279 + tax
Your pricing is all inclusive, which means you do not have to own any scuba gear to become a Scuba Diver. We can provide all the gear needed to complete your certification including mask, snorkel and fins.