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SCUBA DIVER COURSE 2 days
Tailor-made for people with a serious interest in diving but who lack the time to pursue a full Open Water Course. The Scuba Diver course is actually a part of the Open Water Course. It consists of learning safe diving theory, equipment training, shallow-water exercises and two boat dives. After receiving your PADI Scuba Diver certification, you can dive to a maximum depth of 40 feet under the guidance of either a Divemaster or an Instructor. This course can be completed in 2 days and there is no written exam!
You also will always have the option to "upgrade" to a fully certified PADI Open Water Diver at any PADI Dive Center. There is no time limit in upgrading from Scuba Diver to Open water in your certification level. Do it whenever you're ready!
Minimum age 15 (or 10 for Jr. certification)
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OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE 3-4 days
Becoming a certified Open Water Diver is the ticket that enables you to dive anywhere in the world! This PADI Course is the most popular entry level SCUBA program available and upon completion of this course you will be able to experience underwater adventures anywhere you may travel! No previous SCUBA diving experience is required as this thorough program will encompass everything that you need to know to be a safe and competent diver. The PADI Open Water Diver Course consists of these parts:
1. You have the option of reading and completing the Knowledge Reviews in the PADI Open Water Diver manual or by using the modern, interactive DVD "Go Dive". We have them both available in our dive shop; however, we suggest that you complete this before you arrive on island so you will be ready to go right into the Confined Water Training. You will be introduced to safe diving fundamentals and every detailed facet of SCUBA.
2. Confined Water Training sessions involve introducing you to the SCUBA equipment and training you to use it in shallow, pool-like conditions. You will learn a series of skills that will give you confidence and prepare you for your Open Water Dives.
3. Open Water Training Dives: The first dive is a shallow dive under the close supervision of your Instructor designed to give you a wonderful first time experience in the underwater world! The next three training dives will involve performing the skills that you learned in Confined Water and getting the practical experience of SCUBA diving with your Instructor. You Instructor will teach you at a slow, safe pace as he leads you step by step through our comprehensive training program as you enjoy some of the BVI's top dive sites. Upon completion of the course, you will be qualified to participate in scuba diving trips, get tanks filled with air, and continue your diving education with Advanced and Specialty Courses.
The course fee includes classroom, confined water training sessions, four (4) ocean dives and certification fee. We also provide use of tanks, weights, regulators and buoyancy compensators (BCD's) at no additional cost to you. Typically your course can be completed in as little as three (3) days. You choose the times and days. We cater to your needs.
Previous experience required: NONE
Minimum age 15 (or 10 for Jr. Certification)