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SCUBA DIVER Short on TIme and just want the basics!

The PADI Scuba Diver Course with DV Diving

Short on time and have the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver. This certification allows for dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

DV DIVING offer this course in a variety of packages to suit your schedule. Contact us now to start your certification today.

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 metres / 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

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you're up for more. This course is perfect for the person that has no time and is about to head away on a holiday where the dive will be guided by a Divemaster.

What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get! During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
  • Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.



To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old (or 12 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DV DIVING Team members.


Where and When

Once you have booked the Scuba Diver Course with DV Diving we will contact you to find the best method of getting your knowledge development materials (PADI's Ultimate Crewpack) to you, whether you pick up the pack in store, require it be posted to you or if you decide to go with PADI eLearning instead. 

The underwater section of this course begins with your confined water dives in a swimming pool during either our weekly pool session on Wednesday evenings at 8pm in the Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Lesiure Complex or, if you choose to upgrade your package to VIP, a flexible private pool session booked to suit your own schedule.

The two Open Water dives are completed over one day based on your availibility and are of course weather dependent. For the Open Water dives we meet at the DV Diving centre in Carrowdore, gather any equipment needed and head in various directions to a suitable site. See our dive sites for more information.


The Cost

 We offer a variety of packages to complete your Open Water DIver Course:

  • Full Course - £360
  • Training To Referral Point - £235

Confined Water (pool) and Knowledge Development (Theory) Only

(suitable for individuals who will complete open water dives on holiday abroad)

  • Open Water Dives - £150

Confined Water and Knowledge Development must be already completed

Package Extras:

  • VIP Package Upgrade - Additional Charge of £50

Includes: private booking of pool session(s) for confined water lessons to suit your schedule with one of our Instuctors.

  • Open Water online theory via PADI E Learning - Additional Charge of £75

Includes: Access to Open Water Touch Resources via the PADI Library App.

  • Discount available for group bookings of 4 or more (Please contact us for discounted price)



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 mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a DV DIVING Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver - book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD. PADI's Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DV DIVING.

Your Next Adventure

After completing your PADI Scuba DIver, you may be interested in upgrading your qualification to Open Water Diver. Contact us for more information on how to upgrade.