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PADI Scuba Diver


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Years Old Minimum

confined water

Open Waters

Days needed

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 scuba diver, the PADI Scuba Diver certification might be for you, particularly if you plan to dive primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step before obtaining an Open Water Diver certification, if that is 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 refills, rent or purchase diving equipment, and participate in diving activities, under appropriate supervision. Continue their diving education by completing the PADIOpen Water Diver certification and enrolling in certain specialty courses. To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver (or Junior Scuba Diver) course, you must be at least 10 years old. You must know how to swim and be in good health.

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