Dive Courses

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BubbleMaker

The PADI Bubblemaker program is for boys and girls age 8 and above. It’s fun, easy and safe. The PADI Bubble maker program is a way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be OK in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers since the maximum depth is only 2m/6 ft.

  • For children eight years and older who want to have fun in the pool
  • Also available as an open water experience (two metre/six foot max. depth)
  • Conducted by PADI Instructors
  • No pre-training required
  • Uses equipment made for children – not adults
  • Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included)

 

For more information on becoming a Bubblemaker please contact your local PADI centre or to explore more course options return to the PADI course directory.

 

Seal Team

The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba "AquaMissions." Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an Astronaut? These are AquaMissions. You will learn about safe diving and you can try AquaMissions. Like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more. Here's your chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world.

  • PADI Seal Team is a fun pool-only experience
  • PADI Seal Team is conducted by certified, trained PADI Professionals
  • PADI Seal Team is a fun activity for both boys and girls ages 8 and above
  • PADI Seal Team helps children learn responsibility
  • PADI Seal Team teaches children about the aquatic environment
  • PADI Seal Team AquaMissions and activities usually about an hour each.

 

Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year.


As a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip.

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a Scuba Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Scuba Diver program available.

  • Minimum age: 10

 

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing pool dives, knowledge development sessions and by making two open water (ocean or lake) dives.

 

After completing the Scuba Diver program, you'll want to continue your dive education and the PADI Open Water Diver certification to explore more dive opportunities.

 

Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool or pool-like conditions and progress to the open water (ocean, lake, quarry, etc.) getting the background knowledge along the way.

At your own pace, you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI eLearning.

Earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquility await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand. For more details on the PADI Open Water Diver course,  Click here.

  • Number of Dives: Five Confined Water Dives and Four Open Water Dives
  • Knowledge Development: Five sessions
  • Prerequisites: 10 for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.
  • Materials You’ll Need: PADI Open Water Crew-Pak, PADI Open Water Video or DVD, Log Book.
  • Equipment you’ll use during the course includes: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and exposure protection as required by the local environment.

Adventure Diver

Have you always wanted to try underwater photography? How about wreck diving? Here's your chance because you can sample three dives of your choice, get a taste of what you like, and feel more comfortable in the water, strengthening your underwater skills and letting you enjoy diving more than ever.

This certification includes three of the following Adventure Dives:

  • Adventure Dives available to divers 10 years old and older:
      • AWARE-Fish Identification
      • Underwater Naturalist
      • Boat Diver
      • Underwater Navigator
      • Peak Performance Buoyancy
      • Underwater Photography
  • Additional Adventure Dives available to divers 12 years old and older:
      • Altitude Diver
      • Multilevel Diver
      • Deep Diver
      • Night Diver
      • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
      • Search and Recovery Diver
      • Drift Diver
      • Underwater Videography
      • Dry Suit Diver
      • Wreck Diver.

 

Advanced Open Water Diver

Move up and experience real adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the PADI Open Water Diver level, you make five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, digital underwater photography, wreck diving and much more. These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate non professional certification in recreational diving.
With your PADI Instructor you complete the deep and underwater navigation Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence as you build these foundational skills. Then, you choose three additional dives from more than 15 Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can go diving at night, check out the local wrecks in the area or even fly through the ocean on a diver propulsion vehicle – all during your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.

  • Must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Number of dives: Five dives
  • Adventure Dive options include altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, dry suit diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater videography and wreck diving
  • Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course
  • Materials: Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak, Adventures in Diving manual and video and logbook

Rescue Diver

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they’ve ever taken.
You'll cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • Dive accident scenarios

Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before. Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver – a rating that puts you in a class of distinction. You earn it by diving it, writing your ticket to endless adventure through the experience and training that set you apart as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you've reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you’ve acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

  • Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 50
  • Minimum qualifications: PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 12 years old, five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

DiveMaster

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. 

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

  • Knowledge Development: 12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training
  • Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives, 18 years old.
  • Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster

 

Materials You’ll Need:

  •  PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and RDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
  • The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • PADI Divemaster Video
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters. You may purchase these guides from your PADI Dive Centre/Resort or you may download PDF versions by clicking on the links below.
    1. Discover Scuba Diving
    2. Discover Snorkelling/Skin Diver Course
    3. Scuba Review/Discover Local Diving

 

Assistant Instructor

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Be part of the magic and adventure of scuba diving.
Start today to become part of the way the world learns to dive.
Become a PADI Instructor.

 

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Instructor, you must:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials.)
  • Hold a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
  • Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • Want a fun and exciting career!

 

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Be part of the magic and adventure of scuba diving.
Start today to become part of the way the world learns to dive.
Become a PADI Instructor.

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Instructor, you must:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials.)
  • Hold a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
  • Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • Want a fun and exciting career!

 

Speciality Instructor

A PADI Specialty Instructor dives more, has more fun and teaches about favourite subjects. Don’t see a specialty on a subject that interests you? Write your own specialty! It’s easy and it gets you teaching divers about things you like. Whether it’s Ice, Deep, Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox or one of your own, PADI Specialty Instructors are out there diving and training. Join the fun.

  • You're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with only five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings

  • As a PADI Specialty Instructor, challenge your students to become Master Scuba Divers

  • Increase your marketability as a PADI Professional

  • Three ways to become a PADI Specialty Instructor – with a Course Director, use your experience to apply directly to PADI or write your own outline.

  • Teach courses that interest you

  • Offer more, do more…

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

You tell your students to aim for PADI Master Scuba Diver. You also want to tell them that you can take them all the way there because you’re a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well.

You’re a new instructor? Just finished the IE? No problem. See your Course Director for PADI Specialty Instructor Training and the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course.

Click here for a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Application.

To qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you must be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor with five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications, and you must have certified at least 25 PADI Divers. As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you 

  • Teach what you love to teach.
  • Enjoy watching your student divers excel as you lead them from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver.
  • Increase your income with multiple level training.
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Meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor.

 

IDC Staff Instructor

As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge. Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI IDC, you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Instructors.

 

In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor, you can also:

  • Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
  • Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.

 

Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education.

 

Master Instructor

Be recognized as one of the elite dive educators – PADI Master Instructor. PADI Master Instructors embody the essence of a true dive professional having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI system of diver education, and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI Divers. They are dive industry leaders who help to shape the development of future dive courses.

The PADI Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI System – it is the one rating that you do not earn through training. You earn it by exemplifying what it means to be a PADI Instructor in what you do.

Join the elite. Become a PADI Master Instructor today. Requirements include:

  • Be a renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructor.
  • PADI Instructor for at least two years.
  • Current Emergency First Response Instructor.
  • Certified at least 150 PADI divers

 

Possess a complete understanding of the PADI System of diver education