PADI Discover Scuba Diving

This 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.

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 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. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

What the Course Entails

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

Course Pre-requisites

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.

Course Flow

PADI Scuba Diver is a qualification you can apply to undertake once you had a go at Bubblemaking and/or done your PADI Seal Team program.

How Can I Get Started?

Get started by registering for Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option. The web-based system gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an easy-to-use, interactive program. You only need to complete the first three sections, but have a year to complete the whole program if you choose to go on to earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

There are other home-study materials you can choose from including the Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) and the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

What is the next adventure?

Enrol for the PADI Open Water Diver Course

Holidays featuring this Course

Solo Divers

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

Bonaire, Bonaire

The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is ideally located along the west coast of Bonaire with fantastic diving. This bustling resort is great for families, couples and divers alike!

  • 126 oceanfront and garden rooms
  • Located close to restaurants and bars
  • Pool/Spa/Baby Sitting/Casino/Gym
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Room only basis
  • Great for divers and families

Solo Divers

Ports Of Call Resort

Turks & Caicos, Provo

The Ports of Call Resort formerly known as Comfort Suites Hotel offers affordable, standard hotel accommodation on the Providenciales Island just 15 minutes from the international airport.

  • 98 Spacious Junior Suites
  • BB basis included
  • 2 minutes walk from Grace Bay
  • Casino and Golf club local to hotel
  • Local to shopping centre
  • Good for nightlife

Solo Divers

Point Grace

Turks & Caicos, Provo

This is an extraordinary Caribbean retreat, located at the Point of the pristine twelve mile beach of Grace Bay just 15 minutes from Providenciales international airport.

  • 30 cottages and different sized suites
  • Grace Bay privileged location
  • Award winning a’la carte restaurant
  • Served by Dive Provo
  • Great for families & couples
  • Beachfront location

Solo Divers

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort

Philippines, The Visayas

Exotic Dive & Beach Resort is the perfect hotel with a variety of rooms, a magnificent beachfront location, out of this world thresher shark diving experiences and a unique man-made house reef.

  • Beachfront located divers resort
  • 29 rooms with choice of types
  • Choice of BB, HB or FB basis
  • Daily thresher shark diving
  • Dive centre on-site
  • Diving at Gato Island

Solo Divers

Bohio Dive Resort

Turks & Caicos, Grand Turk

Bohio Dive Resort is a small, intimate resort, committed to providing a friendly and personal service with everything you could need on one idyllic spot just minutes away from the airport.

  • Located on a white sandy beach
  • 16 rooms all with beach front views
  • BB basis including daily diving
  • Great for all types of traveller
  • Paradise like holiday experience
  • Cocktail bar and a’la carte restaurant

Solo Divers

Osprey Beach Hotel

Turks & Caicos, Grand Turk

The Osprey Beach Hotel is an informal beachfront hotel adjacent to beach, 5 minutes walk to town and about 10 minutes from Grand Turk Airport.

  • 27 rooms right on the beachfront
  • Room only board basis
  • Cocktail bar adjacent to the beach
  • Diving with local dive centre
  • Pool/Bar/Restaurant/WIFI
  • Great for couples, families & groups

Solo Divers

Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib

Red Sea, Marsa Alam

The Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib hotel is a beautifully decorated new resort offering comfort and a first class service to all guests.

  • Divers resort by the Marina
  • 203 rooms and suites
  • Half board basis
  • A favourite with our customers
  • Suitable for all types of divers
  • Emperor Divers next door

Solo Divers

Magic Island Dive Resort

Philippines, The Visayas

Magic Island Dive Resort is an intimate retreat ideally located on a small coastal area with breath-taking views and a fantastic house reef enriched with an abundance of marine life to enjoy.

  • Located in a small coastal area
  • Fantastic house reef diving
  • Small divers resort with 10 cottages
  • Choice of board types
  • Featured in DIVER Jan 2012
  • Fluoro diving

Solo Divers

Eriyadu Island Resort

Maldives, Male Atoll

The perfect escape Eriyadu is one of the smaller, more intimate resorts where you can indulge and relax on a breath-taking island and explore the beautiful house reef abundant with marine life.

  • Located on North Male Atoll
  • Beautiful small island resort
  • Private beach and house reef
  • Only 60 rooms on the island
  • Great for non-divers & couples
  • PADI dive centre on-site

Solo Divers

Rihiveli Beach Resort

Maldives, Male Atoll

Rihiveli Beach Resort is located on a quiet island offering a rustic, barefoot existence and with direct access to the colourful house reef this certainly is a delightful resort.

  • Located on South Male Atoll
  • Rustic Maldivian island retreat
  • 48 beachfront bungalows
  • Euro Divers on-site
  • Full and Half board basis
  • Array of watersports activities