PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive 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 enrol in the PADI Scuba Diver you must be at least 10 years old, need adequate swimming skills and be confortable in water. Also, be in good health.

Course Flow

Ensure you have read and are happy to comply with medical requirements or have taken a medical exam to confirm your fitness level.

This PADI adventure can be done in any of the resorts listed below

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.

What is the next adventure?

Once you have completed the PADI Scuba Diver program, we guarantee you'll want to continue in your diving pleasure and education with the PADI Junior Open Water Diver or the PADI Open Water Diver certification. This will enable you to go for dives with just your buddy, giving you the opportunity to explore your dives.

Holidays featuring this Course

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

Club Paradise

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

Club Paradise is set on the beautiful Dimakya Island amidst sparkling turquoise waters filled with delights such as dugongs, green turtles and the Japanese freighter Kyokuzan Maru wreck.

  • Private island resort
  • Explore the island on foot
  • Great house reef diving
  • Dive with dugongs
  • Choice of BB or HB basis
  • Dive centre on-site

Solo Divers

El Rio Y Mar

Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

The beautiful and intimate resort, El Rio Y Mar is located on a picture perfect white sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear blue waters filled with an abundance of marine life! Perfection!

  • Romantic resort location for couples
  • Just 15 cabana style bungalows
  • A’la carte restaurant menu
  • Choice of BB and HB basis
  • Very quiet location on private beach
  • First Class Service/Spa/Infinity Pool

Solo Divers

Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort

Philippines, Mindoro & Anilao

The Atlantis Puerto Galera Resort is located in the heart of the Coral Triangle with spectacular scenery above and below the water. This idyllic resort has to be on every divers bucket list!

  • Boutique resort on the hills of Sabang Bay
  • Center of biodiversity in the Coral Triangle
  • Spa facilities with a range of treatments
  • Up to five dives a day available
  • Excellent camera room facilities
  • 2018 Trip advisor Certificate of Excellence

Solo Divers

Mabul Water Bungalows


The Mabul Water Bungalow is a new floating dive-resort situated at Mabul Island overlooking the world-known Sipadan Island which is 15-minutes away by speedboat.

  • Overlooks Sipadan Island
  • 15 Traditional style water bungalows
  • Full boar inc 3 boat dives a day
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • Peace and tranquility
  • Spa/Massage/Dive centre on-site

Solo Divers

Sipadan Mabul Diving Resort


The Sipadan Mabul Diving Resort is nestled in a coconut grove on the southeast side of Mabul Island overlooking the near by Sipadan Island and just 45 minutes away from Malaysia Borneo by speedboat.

  • Beachfront resort with sandy beach
  • Full board basis with 3 dives per day
  • Unlimited house reef diving
  • 45 chalets (22 deluxe / 23 standard)
  • Dive Sipadan, Mabul and Kapalai
  • Great for all divers and non-divers

Solo Divers

Lotus Bungalows

Indonesia, Bali

Lotus Bungalows is a stunning traditional Balinese style resort with elegant bungalows situated a stone’s throw away from the pristine waters edge making it the perfect place relax and recharge.

  • Serene seafront location
  • 20 bungalows built in Balinese style
  • Gangga Divers on-site
  • Spa & Infinity pool
  • Mola Mola sightings
  • Rebreather facilities available

Solo Divers

Villa Almarik

Indonesia, Gili Islands

Villa Almarik is set on the tranquil island of Gili Trawangan, a picture perfect resort encircled by underwater coral gardens and blessed with gentle giants such as sharks, manta rays and turtles!

  • Located on Gili Trawangan
  • Prime beachfront location
  • 27 traditional cottages
  • Gangga Divers on-site
  • Spa & Pool facilities
  • Manta rays, sharks & turtles