The PADI Scuba Diver course is a beginner level scuba diving course in India certified by PADI. It is one half of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you have the determination and enthusiasm to become a scuba diver but lack the time to do a full OW course, the Scuba Diver course by PADI may just be the perfect fit for you. This first step towards becoming an independent scuba diver teaches you a plethora of techniques and prepares you to finish the Open Water course at a later date. There are several scuba diving institutes in India that offer this course. So if OW is your ultimate goal, this course might just be the right fit for you!
PADI Scuba Divers can:
- Dive up to a depth of 12 meters under the supervision of a PADI Professional.
- Rent or purchase scuba equipment, obtain air fills, participate in dive activities - all under proper supervision.
- Continue diving training through the PADI Open Water Diver course.
PADI Scuba Diver course prerequisites:
- Must be 10 years or older.
- Must be in good physical health.
- Must know basic swimming.
- Prior scuba diving experience not necessary.
The structure for the PADI Scuba Diver course is divided into three phases:
- Theory (eLearning, independent study or classroom training) to learn about the basics of scuba diving. Only the first three out of five sections of Open Water Course are included in the Scuba Diver Course.
- Confined water dives to familiarize yourself with basic scuba techniques. Only the first three out of five dives of Open Water Course are included in the Scuba Diver Course.
- Open water dives to finally take your training to the see and explore the world below the surface.
Only the two out of five dives of Open Water Course are included in the Scuba Diver Course.
PADI Scuba Diver course equipment:
Through this course, participants learn to use basic scuba diving gear like snorkel, tank, mask, buoyancy control device, fins, regulator, etc. The type of wetsuit will depend on where you are diving - tropical, temperate, or cold waters.