The PADI Scuba Diver Certification 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. Alternatively, you can can try scuba diving first through the Discover Scuba Diving program
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.
Experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Scuba Diver course.
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.
No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
Minimum Age: 15 Years*
*If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Scuba Diver program available.
To become a scuba diver, you need to demonstrate that you're comfortable in water and have some basic swimming skills. Your instructor will have you float/tread water for 10 minutes - nothing extreme, just enough to determine you have basic swimming abilities.
Throughout the course you will learn the essentials of scuba diving through a combination of theory and practical sessions in the pool and the ocean. You earn this rating by completing:
- 3 (three) pool dives and knowledge development sessions.
- 2 (two) open water (ocean) dives.
*The ocean dives can be done at the beach. However many students choose to upgrade their dive experience with a boat trip.
Normally 2 days*
*PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Scuba Training Philippines has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals needs. We offer private courses for those who want a more personal experience in learning to dive.
12 months from date of commencement, however we strongly encourage students to complete their course within 2 months.
You can complete your course in one go or spread out your dives over a few months. Please speak to an Instructor to create a basic schedule.
Padi Open Water Diver Manual (Own)
Basic Scuba Equipment (Provided)
Free yourself with the PADI Open Water Diver course
Become a specialist diver with one of the many Padi Specialty Courses available: