Adventure Cook Islands Centre de Plongée et Location
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a basic entry-level dive certifiction course which can be completed with us in Rarotonga in only three half days. In the course you will learn the basics of scuba diving theory and we will practice basic dive skills with you. You will also complete two open water dives with our experienced PADI instructors on real dive sites in Rarotonga.
During the PADI Scuba Diver course you will cover the first three out of five chapters of theory of the PADI Open Water Diver course. You will also practice the skills of the first three out of five modules of confined water training of the PADI Open Water Diver course. To finish your course you will successfully complete the first two out of four open water dives of the PADI Open Water Diver course. The PADI Scuba Diver course is basically half the PADI Open Water Diver course course and takes about half the time to complete.
Once you have completed the two open water dives of the course you have earned your PADI Scuba Diver certification. The PADI Scuba DIver certification restricts you to dive only under the supervision of a dive professional and only to a maximum depth of 12 metres.
The PADI Scuba Diver course is the right course for you if you only want to dive with a divemaster or instructor and only want to stay shallow. Another reason why you may choose to take the PADI Scuba Diver course instead of the PADI Open Water Diver course is if you are restricted in time.
As a certified PADI Scuba Diver you can upgrade to the PADI Open Water Diver certification with any PADI Resort, PADI Dive Center or PADI Instructor, anytime in the future, anywhere in the world.
You need to be 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.