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PADI Scuba Diver Course

Short on time? or maybe just have the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time to complete than the PADI Open Water 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 dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water 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 Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses


To enrol in the PADI Scuba Diver course:

  • Participants must be at least be 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).
  • No pre-training required although dive experience is useful.
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Forms 

What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get! During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
  • How to set up your equipment with skill and care.
  • 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 such as, cramp removal, emergency weight drop, and snorkel to regulator exchange.
  • How to complete a 10-minute swim/float in water too deep to stand.

The Fun Part

Other than learning skills that are great fun to do, you will be getting used to being that little bit more independent in the water and solving problems yourself.

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door to the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you're up for more. This course is perfect for the person that has no time and is about to head away on a holiday where the dive will be guided by a Divemaster.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You'll use all the basic scuba gear including a buoyancy compensating jacket that also holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that you will be breathing from, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.

However you may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel, and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. You may also want to wear a scuba wetsuit to enhance the comfort and relaxation.

Already have your own equipment? Maybe you have a mask or fins? GREAT! feel free to bring it along. Anything you don't have, or might need, we have here at Galaxsea.

The Learning Materials You Need

We offer a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver Course, a book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD.
The 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. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

 Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!