PADI DIVE COURSES IN RAROTONGA

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Learn to scuba dive in the Cook Islands!

Easy diving in warm water, good visibility and with ample marine life makes Rarotonga a well sought after location for scuba diver training.PADI Course

At Reef To See we offer a wide range of PADI dive certification courses that are recognized worldwide.

Whether you are already a qualified scuba diver and you want to extend your dive skills or if diving is all new to you and you want to blow your first bubbles – Rarotonga offers ideal conditions for scuba dive courses. The lagoon surrounding our beach is our natural training pool, just a few metres away. The open water dive sites on Rarotonga are within a few minutes boat ride.

We offer PADI dive courses in English, German and French.

Medical Requirements: To enroll in any of our PADI dive courses you need to be medically fit and healthy. You will have to fill out a questionnaire about your medical history at the beginning of each PADI dive course. If you answer any of the questions on the medical form with YES, you will have to get a medical clearance from a doctor prior to any inwater training. If you are unsure about whether you have a medical condition that is incompatible with scuba diving, you can view and download the full RSTC Medical Questionnaire here.

You may also choose to complete the theoretical part of any PADI course online through PADI’s eLearning system. Please click on the eLearning banners below to get started or CONTACT US for more information.

  Our range of PADI dive courses in Rarotonga:Dive Course

PADI SCUBA DIVER

During this one and a half day entry-level certification course you will learn the basics of scuba diving. You will spend half a day in the classroom, half a day in confined water as well as half a day on the boat, conducting 2 open water dives on Rarotonga ’s outer reef. As the course does not contain any decompression theory, the certification restricts you to dive only under the supervision of a dive professional and to a maximum depth of 12 metres. This course is basically half the Open Water Diver course and is designed for people who only want to dive with dive professionals and not below 12 meters or who are restricted in time. You can upgrade from your PADI Scuba Diver certification to the PADI Open Water Diver certification with any PADI Resort/ Dive Center or PADI Instructor, anytime in the future, anywhere in the world.

Course requirements: You need to be medically fit and healthy and a moderate swimmer (see medical form here). Prior diving experience is not necessary for this course; however some snorkel experience is required. Minimum age: 12 years (10 and 11 years old children can participate on instructors discretion) for “Junior Scuba Diver” certification, 15 years for “Scuba Diver” certification.

eLearning banner anytime For more information about the PADI Scuba Diver course, please click HERE.  
 

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

The most sought after entry-level dive certification in the world! Open Water Dive Rarotonga

During the 3 day course you will learn all the fundamentals of scuba diving. You will spend two half days in the classroom, mainly watching and reviewing training videos on skills and topics required for the PADI Open Water Diver certification, two half days in confined water where you will practice and gain new dive skills. In summary within the 3 day course you will spend two half days on the boat, during which you will conduct 4 open water training dives on Rarotonga ‘s outer reef.

With this certification you can buy or hire dive gear, get tanks filled and of course dive anywhere in the world, as long as you have a buddy who is also certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or higher.

Course requirements: You need to be medically fit and healthy and a moderate swimmer (see medical form here). Prior diving experience is not necessary for this course; however you should be a comfortable snorkeler before you start the course. Minimum age requirement is 12 years for “Junior Open Water Diver” certification (10 and 11 years old children may participate on instructor’s discretion) and 15 years for “Open Water Diver” certification.

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For more information about the PADI Open Water Diver course, please click HERE.

 
 

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER AND ADVENTURE DIVER

This is the next step up from the Open Water Diver certification if you want to broaden your dive knowledge. The course takes 3 half days over which you will conduct 5 open water Adventure Dives around Rarotonga. Each Adventure Dive is in a different field. You will conduct a deep dive and an underwater navigation dive, as well as 3 other elective dives. The theory is limited to self-study of the chapter to the specific dive that you will conduct.

If you are constraint by time while you are in Rarotonga, you may choose to complete only a few of the 5 required Adventure Dives with us and complete the remaining dives on a later date and/or in a different place. After completing 3 Adventure Dives, you may get certified as a PADI Adventure Diver.

Course requirements: You need to be medically fit and healthy (see medical form here) and hold a PADI Open Water Diver certification (or the equivalent from another recognized training organization such as SSI, NAUI, CMAS, and NZUA...).

Minimum age: 12 years for “Junior Advanced Open Water Diver” certification (10 -11 years old may participate in some of the Adventure Dives and may obtain the “Junior Adventure Diver” certification), 15 years for “Advanced Open Water Diver” certification.

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PADI RESCUE DIVER

Are you looking for a challenge?

Dive Courses PADI Rescue DiverThen talk to us about our action packed and challenging Rescue Diver course during which you will gain many new rescue skills and build up your confidence in your own dive abilities.

Course requirements: You need to be medically healthy (see medical form here) and physically fit, be a good swimmer, hold a current First Aid certificate and be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or the equivalent from another recognized training organization such as SSI, NAUI, CMAS, and NZUA...).

  • Minimum age: 12 years for “Junior Rescue Diver” certification, 15 years for “Rescue Diver” certification.
For more information about the PADI Rescue Diver course, please click HERE.  
 

PADI DIVEMASTER

Are you looking to go PRO? Dive Courses PADI Divemaster

If you are seeking a career in the recreational dive industry, the first step is to become a Divemaster. During the Divemaster program you will broaden your understanding of all aspects in diving and learn all the fundamentals about working in the modern dive industry:

Customer service, office work, organizing and conducting dive trips, assisting during diver training, equipment maintenance and repair as well as boat handling.

For more information about our Divemaster programs please CONTACT US by email. For more information about the PADI Divemaster program, please click HERE.  
 

PADI SPECIALTY COURSES

Please CONTACT US for more information about our range of specialty courses.  
Junior Diver Restrictions
  • Junior Divers are required to dive with a buddy of legal age. 10 and 11 year old Junior Open Water Divers are required to dive with a buddy who is also a legal guardian or a dive professional and they are restricted to a maximum depth of 12 meters.

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