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padi scuba diver course
Short on time? Short on cash? Have young children wanting to learn too?The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. In its simplest terms it's half way to the PADI Open Water Diver certification which means it takes less time.
If you have children learning to dive with you, then its also ideal as it gets them diving safely without having to learn the final theory modules of the PADI Open Water Diver course. These final modules can be a bit challenging for younger children and this course offers an excellent way to get them interested and learning.
What's the difference?This course covers the first 3 of 5 theory modules, the first 3 of 5 pool sessions, and the first 2 of 5 Open Water training dives. There is no exam. Your resulting certification allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 12m under the supervision of a PADI Dive Master or Instructor.
On Dry Land:You will learn the theoretical components by watching specially crafted PADI instructional DVDs and through knowledge development learnt along with your instructor and your PADI Open Water Diver manual.
At the end of each section you will discuss the key points with your instructor who will further develop your knowledge pulling on their vast experience. Once we feel you have understood, we ask you to complete a short quiz which simply lets us know if we need to explain some things again or in more detail.
In The Water:We start you in very shallow water just deep enough so you have an inch or two of water over your head when you are kneeling down making it easy to stand up if you wish.
We start with some basic orientation exercises that will teach you how the equipment works.
We break every technique down into small parts so that you can master each portion gradually before putting it all together.
We teach you how to clear water out of your mask to ensure a comfortable dive and make sure you can see the underwater world clearly.
We show you how to deal with emergencies and how to control your position in the water too.
When you have more time, cash or your children are older you can top up this certification to a full PADI Open Water course anywhere in the world at any time you choose!
Price 7,000 THB
To take this course, you must be 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification)
The typical Scuba Diver course schedule is run over 2 days; below is a sample schedule. However if you require a different timetable, contact us and we can tailor a course to suit your needs.
Day 1 -Starts at 9am with an orientation and your first knowledge development session. You will have a break for lunch and then hit the water to blow your first bubbles. We will teach you your SCUBA skills and techniques. Your day will be finished by 5pm.
Day 2 -Starts at 9am and completes your knowledge developement. Expect at least an hours break for lunch followed by an afternoon in the water learning making your 2 dives. Upon returning to the dive centre you will receive you certification. Your day will be complete around 5pm.
The course includes all the elements required for completion: your own copy of the PADI Open Water Diver manual, internationally recognised PADI Scuba Diver certification card, full equipment hire and boat fees, high quality instruction from experienced and qualified instructors, tea, coffee, water and light refreshments on the boat and collection from the pier upon arrival if required.
we can also offer you a selection of discounted accommodation which you can take a look at here.
or contact us with your requirements and we can send you some suggestions.
Ready to book now? With Master Divers you can book online with a small deposit, using your VISA or MasterCard.
Please note that the dive center is closed for the following dates each year: 1st January, 14th April, 1st-30th November, 25th December. If any of these dates fall into your intended travel dates, please contact us first before booking.
where to from here?
Your next certification level is PADI Open Water Diver, this will allow you to dive to a maximum depth of 18m with a buddy independent of a dive professional if you wish.
As a PADI Scuba Diver you also qualify to take the Equipment Specialist and Project AWARE Specialist courses.