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.


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

 2 DAYS 2 Dives