PADI – Scuba Diver

The PADI – Scuba Diver course is the first course that lead to a certification. It is not as know as the PADI – Open Water Diver which most people chose to do first. It is a good option for people who wants to start learning and lack the time to do a PADI – Open Water Diver certification. It can be done in 2 days at the dive center. It include theory, workshops and other practice in the pool and open water dives.

In fact, the PADI Scuba Diver course it is a subset of the PADI – Open Water Diver course and use the same material. This is why it is very easy to take the next step into becoming an autonomous diver.

The structure of the PADI - Scuba Diver course

The course is composed of three parts. First the theory, then the confined water practice in the pool. And at last, the fun part with dives taking place in the ocean at some of the best dive sites on the West coast of Thailand and around Koh Phangan.

Theory relative to the different topics and activities in scuba diving

The academic part of the course covers some extra knowledge specific to an environment, a specialized piece of gear as well as new procedures and techniques. Some courses will flavor more theory as others will be more practical but are all complement the basics of diving.

Pool sessions and workshops

The pools sessions and workshops are an essential part of the Scba Diver course. With a distraction free and optimal environment, new divers taking part in the course can concentrate on learning and mastering the skills required to become a scuba diver.

Dives in the ocean

The last part of the course and the one that most people are eager to take part is the dives in the ocean. This is where the skills practiced and mastered in the pool will be put to test. It is also the part where new divers will experience the natural underwater world for the first time.

The course schedule and organization

The PADI – Scuba Diver course can be completed in 2 days or 3 days although most people choose the first option. It is possible to start right away by booking now and doing the theory online which free up time at the dive center and allow you to only take part in the pool sessions and open water dives.

Here is an example of the PADI – Scuba Diver course schedule with the theory done at the dive center but show where the theory done at home would be corrected and reviewed with the instructor.

  • Paperwork and account setup with PADI if not done already
  • Forms and payments
  • Academic support presentation
  • Self-study
  • Review of the theory if completed online before
  • Pool sessions and workshops
  • Study time alone or with the guidance of the instructor
  • Breakfast at the dive center
  • Planning and briefing of the first dive
  • First dive
  • Debriefing
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Predive planning of 2nd dive
  • Second dive
  • Debriefing
  • Another dive can be done if it is the day with 3 dives
  • Logbook entries on the way back or at the dive center

PADI - Scuba Diver course prerequisites

Since the PADI Scuba Diver course is the first course to give a certification there are no prerequisites in terms of certifications. One just need to 10 years old to enroll in the course. People under 18 years old have to get the permissions from a parent or legal tutor.

  • 10 years
  • Become familiar with the risks and awareness

What is included in the PADI - Scuba Diver Base course

To make it easy all the prices include everything that is needed for the completion of the course. It also includes the free shuttle service as for any other courses. All you have to bring is reef-friendly sunscreen, a towel, and your smile.

  • The learning material in electronic format for the duration of the course
  • The instructor
  • The certification card in electronic format (available in a plastic format on special request)
  • Rental of the full kit of gear including; mask, fins, snorkel, short wetsuit, regulator set, buoyancy compensator, and weight system. Compass, dive computer, tank, and fills are included as needed
  • A minimum of 3 open water dives depending on the added options of course
  • Meals and snacks when taking part in trips include breakfast and lunch, as well as fruits, refreshments, tea, coffee, soft drinks, electrolyte drinks, and of course drinking water.

Prices, packages, and options

The price list starts with the bare core course to which many options may be added. Extra days of training are also possible.

PADI - Scuba Diver Packages Prices
Basic PADI - Scuba Diver Package (2 dives)8,000
The 4 dives options+1,400
Prices are subject to changes without prior notice. We recommend contacting us directly to obtain up-to-date prices and a more personalized service.

What you need to know about the PADI - Scuba Diver course

Even if the course is complete in itself, it does not allow to dive autonomously within a group of other certified divers. A PADI – Scuba Diver still need to be taken under the supervision of a dive professional. This is the reason we encourage people to consider taking the more complete and recognized PADI – Open Water Diver course.

How to continue the adventure after the PADI - Scuba Diver course

The PADI – Scuba Diver course is only the very first step in the diving world. Even before choosing this course we encourage people to have a look at the PADI – Open Water Diver course which is the first complete certification that open all the other doors in diving. As a PADI – Scuba Diver, it is possible to enroll in some PADI specialties already.

Quicks links to continue the adventure:

  • The PADI – Open Water Diver course
  • Some of the PADI – specialties