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The PADI Scuba Diver course.

 Is a subset of the Open Water

Diver course. PADI Scuba Divers are trained to dive under the

direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor

or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. PADI

Scuba Divers have more theoretical background and better

developed water skills than Discover Scuba Diving participants,

however, they are not qualified for independent diving.

PADI Open Water Divers

are qualified to:

• Dive with a buddy independent of supervision while applying the knowledge and skills they learn in this course, within the limits of their training and experience.

• Obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services.

• Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (nodecompression) dives

when properly equipped and when accompanied by a buddy in conditions with which they have training and/or experience.

• Continue their dive training with a specialty dive (Adventure Dive), in the PADI Adventures in Diving program or in PADI Specialty courses.

Download PADI Medical Statement  

LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT 

Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding 

PADI Open Water Diver Course Record  

IANTD Open Water Diver / Open Water Nitrox Diver

This program is designed to provide lay people with the knowledge required for diving basic Nitrox, or diving in general.  You can earn this by completing pool dives, knowledge development sessions and by making open water (ocean or lake) dives.  The program certifies divers to use , Nitrox or Basic Open Circuit Diving equipment to 70 fsw (21 msw).  You will learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques.


SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course

This entry-level certification course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor.