Learning to Scuba Dive - Quick Reference Guide 


Firstly you have three options:

  1. Discover Scuba - (Single session with an instructor to get a feel for being underwater)
  2. Referral - (Pool and Classroom in the UK and final Open Water dives at a location of your choosing)
  3. Full Course - (Pool, Classroom and Open Water Dives in the UK with Seastyle Diving)

The next option is to decide how much time you can give up?

  1. PADI Scuba Diver - (3 Pool Sessions, 1 Classroom Session, 1 Open Water Day)
    Approx 2 Weeks
  2. PADI Open Water Diver - (4 Pool Sessions, 1 pool mini dive, 1 pool dry suit orientation, dive theory via home study, 2 Open Water Days)
    Approx 6 weeks

Does that course give you what you need?

  1. Scuba Diver - 12m limit, must dive with professional, option to upgrade to Open Water, Lifetime qualification with world wide acceptance.
  2. Open Water Diver - 18m limit, can dive independently with buddy, full range of courses to continue education, lifetime qualifaction with world wide acceptance.

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Alice PADI Junior Rescue Diver NDAC May 2014 - Photo by Pete Love


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