1st step Knowledge Development The portion of the knowledge development course is designed to let you learn at your own pace and when it's best for you. Complete the academic part online or at a PADI Dive Shop.
2nd step Diving in Confined Water Learn scuba skills and practice in the pool or in a pool-like water body under the direct supervision of an instructor. A little at a time, you will learn new skills and gain confidence to immerse yourself in free water, for example a lake or the sea.
3rd step Diving in Free Water Prepare to experience everything you have learned with the freedom of free water. As soon as your instructor approves your dives, you will be certified as PADI Open Water Diver, which will allow you to embark on unforgettable adventures.
What you must know
PADI PADI courses are based on execution, to allow you to progress according to your own pace. This type of learning ensures competent and prepared divers. The completion of the course varies from individual to individual and normally takes between 4 and 7 days.
Learning to dive is comparable to other popular adventure and outdoor sports. You can expect to pay the same for a day of surfing lessons, a weekend of climbing lessons or three or three hours of private golf lessons.
The fit and comfort of your personal gear are essential for a fun diving experience. At a minimum, when you start your first course, you will want your personal mask, snorkel and fins. When you are ready to make your purchases, your PADI Dive Shop can help you choose the right equipment for you.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience
Have you ever wondered what it is like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but do not feel ready yet to launch a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will allow you to try and dive to find out if you like it.
Take diving lessons with the PADI Open Water Diver Course
Get your PADI diving certification. If you've always wanted to learn how to immerse yourself, discover new adventures or just see the incredible world beneath the waves, it all starts here.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular underwater course in the world, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous lifestyle of divers. Start your diving certification online.
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The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course
Exploration, Excitement, Experiences:
Advanced Open Water Diver
that's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is like! And you do not have to be "advanced" to attend - it's designed for you to do it immediately after the PADI Open Water Diver.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase confidence and improve your diving skills to make you feel much more comfortable in the water.
The PADI Adventure Diver course helps you get more from immersion by introducing you to new types of underwater adventures. It's a great opportunity to work with your Instructor to improve your diving skills and become even safer.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course
The terms that best describe the PADI Rescue Diver course are "challenge and gratification". Based on what you have already learned, this course extends your skills on how to prevent problems and, if necessary, how to manage them.
Improve your skills with the PADI Master Scuba Diver degree
Join the best of the best recreational divers: become PADI Master Scuba Diver. Are you passionate and would you like to join the best of the best of recreational diving? Would you like to live a scuba lifestyle, explore the underwater world, visit new places and see things you've never seen before?
You are looking for Divemaster! Join the tribe!
Do you have a deep and constant passion for diving? Or, more simply, immersing yourself is what you love most? If so, you should consider doing what you love for a lifetime: becoming a PADI Divemaster.