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PADI Scuba Diver


Scuba Diver is the first level of PADI diving certification.  You can enjoy diving in the open water with some limitations.

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PADI Scuba Diver is like a provisional license – you get to scuba dive but you are limited in depth and you must be accompanied by a PADI professional level diver.  With nearly 5000 PADI centres in over 175 countires, there’s no shortage of opportunities for Scuba Divers to dive at home or abroad.

You can use this course as a stepping stone to further levels by continuing your scuba diving training or you can happily stay diving as a Scuba Diver.  It is a great course for you if just want to dive occasionally on holidays or if you have limited time.

PADI Scuba Diver Course FAQs

Yes, if you are reasonably fit and comfortable in the water.  If you are under 16 years, have a look at our Junior Scuba Diver course.  You don’t need to have tried scuba diving before but if you would like to do so first, have a look at our PADI Discover Scuba.

You will practice scuba diving skills in the comfort of our heated pool session and you’ll learn about the underwater world and it’s effects how we see, hear and feel differently that on land.  You’ll learn safe diving practices and how to “speak” to other divers underwater with PADI diver sign language.  And when you are comfortable in the knowledge and skills, you will go on 2 open water scuba dives with one of our experienced PADI instructors.

Depending on how you schedule your course, you can expect to have mastered the required skills and knowledge to become a PADI Scuba Diver within 3-4 evenings or 1 weekend.  You will follow this with 1 day of diving when you will do 2 open water dives.  This could be at local site, on a day trip out of Dublin or on one of our weekends away.

The course fee is €375 and this covers all the tuition you need to learn the skills and knowledge at your own pace.  It also includes your manuals and certification with PADI.  We don’t charge extra for these essentials not do we charge for private classes.  We offer flexible training schedules on all our PADI courses.

You don’t need to buy any scuba diving equipment as use of all equipment is included in the Scuba Diver course

As a Scuba Diver, you can dive to a maximum depth of 12 m, whilst accompanied by a PADI Divemaster or Instructor. You can dive at home or abroad.  Shallow dives up to 12 m offer great colour and light so are the best for photography and also for marine life.  If your goal is to see wrecks, you might want to consider doing further dive courses to increase your depth range.

You can dive practically anywhere in the world where you’ll find enough water – lakes, rivers, quarries and of course the sea.  There’s so much to see and do underwater.  The Scuba Diver course might be the starting point to a new hobby as a history detective on ship wrecks, or an underwater photographer, or an eco-warrior, wherever your interests lie.

Let Dive Inn Scuba introduce you to underwater world and all that it holds with the PADI Scuba Diver course.

Contact us to organise a class schedule to suit you.  We can run courses mid-week days, evenings and weekends.  You decide how you want to do the course online, on a tablet or Ipad or traditional book.

If you are unsure if diving is for you, why don’t you have a try a dive first.  We offer PADI Discover Scuba sessions in the pool where you get to test the equipment, see what it’s like to breathe underwater and meet our dive team.  You only pay for the Discover Scuba but if you continue onto the course, we’ll deduct that off the course, so there’s no penaly in tryng it out first.

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