In addition, it is an intermediate step to achieve the immediately superior certification, PADI Open Water Diver.
The PADI Scuba Diver course enables you to:
Diving under the direct supervision of a guide or instructor at a maximum depth of twelve meters
Carry bottles, rent or buy diving equipment and participate in supervised diving activities
Continue with the diving training completing higher level courses and specialties.
The PADI Scuba Diver course lasts two to three days and consists of three main modules:
Academic module: in which the necessary knowledge is developed to understand the basic principles of diving with autonomous equipment (which coincide with the first three subjects of the five that are part of the course immediately above, Open Water Diver).
This module can be done in person, acquiring the materials through Atlantic Eco Diving; or with the e-learning modality in the following link: https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/elearning/Default.aspx
Confined Water Module: in which the basic skills of diving are learned (corresponding to the first three of the five Open Water Diver)
Open Water Module: these are two dives in which the skills acquired in confined water are put into practice (they correspond to two of the four dives of the Open Water Diver
Be TWELVE years of age or older
Appropriate swimming techniques and being in good physical condition
No prior experience in diving is required