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Scuba Diver

The PADI SCUBA Diver course allows you to dive under the supervision of a dive professional.

Take the PADI Scuba Diver certification course


Scuba Diver The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult.

Complete your Open Water SCUBA Diver whenever you want! Take your Scuba Diver certification to the next level with a few additional dives and knowledge development, to make the jump to Open Water SCUBA Diver certification.

What is this course?

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver.

This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water SCUBA Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet.
Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision.
Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water SCUBA Diver certification.

Now is the time to dive into the PADI SCUBA Diver course! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

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What gear will I use?

You'll use all the basic scuba gear will be included with your course. A SCUBA quality snorkeling kit (Mask, Fins Snorkel, Boots) is not included with this course. If you do not already own these items, they can be purchased at the store. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you might also wear a scuba wetsuit .

What materials will I need?

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also choose a book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

PADI's Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

What will I learn?

Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
Preventing common problems underwater.

Prerequisites for entering the course

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Be at least 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification)

Where do I go from here?

You may want to step up to Open Water SCUBA Diver certification at your first opportunity.

What will it cost?

Call Chicagoland SCUBA for pricing and more information.

Private classes available at an additional cost.
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