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SCUBA DIVER Short on time and just want the basics!

The PADI Scuba Diver Course

This course leads into the PADI Open Water Course and will run exactly the same however there are certain restrictions that is brought up which does not apply to a fully qualified PADI Open Water Diver.

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 meters / 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

The Fun Part

Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want or feel comfortable to do so but still experience the wonders that the underwater world has to offer.

What You Learn

Throughout the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment care and setup, scuba diving tips and techniques, safety protocols and emergency drills. You earn this rating by completing three pool dives, three knowledge development sessions and by completing two open water (ocean or lake) dives, completing the necessary skill on each dive.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You'll use all the basic scuba gear and some of it may be included with your course. You may want to invest in your own masksnorkel, fins and wetsuit since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A Buoyancy Compensating Device (BCD) that holds your cylinder, a Regulator that delivers air, a Weight System and Submersible Pressure Gauge (SPG) to monitor depth and air supply will also be used.

How is the course structured?

You will need to obtain your PADI materials first, either online (you can buy that here!) or physical materials from our dive centre and complete the 5 necessary knowledge Development sections.

You will need roughly two days in total (normally one weekend) to complete the course. The first day will be at our Dive Shop in Pretoria in our on-site heated and enclosed pool. The second day will be at Miracle Waters (in Brits), Sodwana Bay, Aliwal Shoal or Mozambique for your qualifying dives. Depending on which you choose!


  • 10 Years or Older 

For more information about this, or other PADI courses, sign up for our newsletter or come on in, have a cup of coffee and a nice chat with one of our friendly instructors.

Check out our travel website to see where we are going next and maybe jump on board for an unforgettable experience and put your newfound skills to use!

Course Price

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