Not sure Scuba is for you?
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.
Ready to learn? Start here.
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
Increase your comfort and skills.
You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.
Be prepared to help!
Increase your skills and confidence. Learn CPR and First Aid. Be able to help yourself and your buddy. Successful completion of the course is an important prerequisite for the PADI Master Scuba Diver* rating which is the highest non-professional level of scuba certification!
Be recognized for your dedication!
The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. When you flash your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you’ve spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures.
PADI Tec Diver
Want to go deeper or stay longer?
Technical (tec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, tec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is for experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.
Become a PADI Professional.
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. The Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with an Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems.
Want to do more as a PADI Pro?
As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you will be able to evaluate student skills in confined water as well as conduct knowledge review presentations for the Open Water Diver course, Advanced Open Water Diver course, Rescue Diver course, and the Divemaster course. Assistant Instructors can also certify divers for the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty, Project AWARE specialty courses, and independently conduct Discover Scuba Diving programs.