PADI Scuba Diver
PADI Scuba Diver
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that's your ultimate goal.
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:
- Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
- Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
- Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.
- Arrival at the FlyingFish Scuba School
The excitement surges as you arrive at the FlyingFish Scuba School for your introductory scuba diving experience. We'll start the scuba dive registration process at the center and then set off on an electrifying adventure into the underwater world!
- Briefing & Safety Gear
After completing the necessary paperwork, join us for a brief orientation session led by our experienced instructor. They will provide you with all the essential knowledge you require as a novice scuba diver.
Following a comprehensive safety briefing on scuba diving, the instructor will guide you through skill practice in the swimming pool. This training will help you become comfortable with the underwater environment and familiarize you with the dive equipment.
- Heading for the dive site
You're now feeling confident and even more excited about your upcoming solo scuba diving adventure. Take your time, savor a cup of hot tea or enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the café. Soon, we'll make our way to the Sinquerim jetty, where a dive boat is ready to transport us to the dive site
- The dive begins
Embark on an exhilarating scuba diving expedition under the expert guidance of an instructor at Grand Island, a location brimming with exciting exploration possibilities.
After an enriching and revitalizing experience in the underwater realm, we'll make our way back to the dive center.
- Extensive swimming pool training session with an internationally qualified instructor
- SCUBA equipment
- Snorkelling equipment
- Dolphin sighting
- Scuba certificate
- Flying Fish scuba T-shirt
- High definition stills and videos
- 10% referral code
What to Carry
- Valid ID is mandatory for all.
- In case of availing special offers and discounts, relevant supporting identification is essential.
- Swimwear for pool training session.
- Alternatively, synthetic shorts and T-shirt may be worn.
- Rubber slippers
- Waterproof sunscreen
- Towel, Hat, Sunglasses and Waterproof Bag
What is scuba diving?
Scuba diving is a water activity that allows you to explore underwater environments using specialized equipment, including a mask, fins, a breathing apparatus (scuba tank), and a buoyancy control device (BCD).
Do I need any prior experience to start scuba diving?
No, you can begin scuba diving as a beginner with no prior experience. Most dive shops offer introductory courses for beginners.
What are the basic certification requirements for scuba diving?
You'll need to complete a basic scuba certification course, such as PADI Open Water Diver or SSI Open Water Diver, which includes both theory and practical training.
How deep can I dive as a basic scuba diver?
Basic scuba divers are generally limited to depths of 18-60 feet (5-18 meters) depending on your certification agency and the specific course.
What safety precautions should I take before diving?
Always check your equipment before diving, ensure you have a dive buddy, monitor your air supply, and familiarize yourself with the dive site and local conditions.
Is scuba diving safe?
Scuba diving is safe when practiced with proper training and precautions. Following guidelines and diving within your certification limits is crucial for safety.
What should I do if I run out of air underwater?
Running out of air is a serious situation. You should have a pre-determined "out of air" signal with your dive buddy and ascend to the surface safely.
Can I dive if I have a medical condition?
You should consult a doctor experienced in dive medicine to determine if it's safe for you to dive with any medical condition. Some conditions may require clearance before diving.
What equipment do I need for scuba diving?
Basic scuba gear includes a mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit or drysuit (depending on water temperature), scuba tank, BCD, regulator, and dive computer.
What marine life can I expect to see while scuba diving?
The marine life you encounter depends on your location, but common sightings include fish, coral, sea turtles, rays, and sometimes larger creatures like sharks and dolphins.