PADI Scuba Diver
Do you want to become a certified diver but are a bit short on time? Then the PADI Scuba Diver certification is for you! This course is designed with the resort diver in mind. It requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five theory and pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives.
The PADI Scuba Diver certification you gain on completion of this course allows you to dive anywhere in the world. The limit of this qualification compared to the PADI Open Water certification is that you must dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional and are limited to a maximum depth of 12 metres.
If you are planning to dive on holiday with a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, then the PADI Scuba Diver course is a good option.
PADI training programs are designed with one goal in mind: for you to relax and have fun when you dive! The only way to have a great time diving is to become truly comfortable with skills and the equipment you will use.
The PADI Scuba Diver course can take as little as a day-and-a-half.
- Homework: Before the course you complete the PADI online training. This is mandatory for our courses and it reduces classroom time!
- Exam: On day one of your course we will give you a quick quiz to check your theory.
- Pool: You will complete three pool dives as part of your course. The first of these will be in shallow water, with your head just beneath the surface. Once comfortable, you will venture deeper in our 3.2 m-deep training pool, so you can learn in water deep enough to experience skills such as ascents.
- Boat dives: Once you have completed the pool and theory components of the course, we will take you out to the beautiful reef surrounding Rarotonga for a snorkel and two boat dives. These dives are to a maximum depth of 12 m with an Instructor.
- Certification: When you have completed the course we will take your photo and issue you with proof of your international PADI Scuba Diver qualification.
- Effort: Learning to scuba dive is similar to learning to drive a car. We will not qualify you for just turning up! You must put in the effort to complete the academic sessions, pool sessions and Open Water dives or you will not complete the course.