CochraneScuba - PADI Scuba Diver Course

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PADI Scuba Diver

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time & effort than the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Although a limited certification, the Scuba Diver certification will enable you to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum of 40 feet. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want by completing the remaining Open Water Diver requirements.

Minimum Age: 10 - Student divers who are between the ages 10-14 will receive the Junior Scuba Diver certification; student divers who are 15 and older will receive the Scuba Diver certification.

NOTE - Junior Scuba Divers may upgrade their certification level to Scuba Diver when they reach the age of 15 with no additional requirements.

Course Cost: $200

Course Fees Include:
  • 1 pool session (consisting of 3 dives) & 1 open water sessions (consisting of 2 quarry or ocean dives).
  • All academic instruction
  • Use of all gear, tanks & weights during the course
  • PADI Scuba Diver Certification Card (good for life)
  • Divers Alert Network Student Membership
    • Coverage ends in 6 months or when you become certified, whichever occurs first
    • Provides up to $20,000 recompression treatment during training
  • Lifetime support - Call or email if you ever have any Scuba-related questions

Not Included:
  • PADI Open Water Diver Crew-Pak (required) - $60 - Includes the Open Water Diver Manual, the Recreational Dive Planner and a Dive Log
  • Pool and Quarry entry fees
  • Transportation & expenses if open water dives are conducted in the ocean.

Equipment Requirements: None required - However, divers should have their own snorkel gear (mask, fins & snorkel). I supply the BCD, regulator & tanks. I have snorkel gear available that you can use until you purchase your own set.

Pool and Open Water (quarry or ocean)

Course Overview:
If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, I will take you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the open water (quarry or ocean) getting the background knowledge along the way. The course consists of three parts:

  • Academics - The academics is self-study. You read the book, take the first three chapter quizzes and watch the Open Water Diver video. We'll get together throughout the course to answer any questions, review material and grade the quizzes.
  • Pool - During the pool sessions you will learn the skills you will need as a Scuba diver. The skills are taught over 3 pool dives, which can be completed on 1-2 trips to the pool. Since this training is performance based, additional pool sessions may be needed due to time constraints.
  • Open Water dives - The 2 open water dives are conducted either in a local quarry, in Florida or on a Caribbean dive trip. The open water dives is where you demonstrate to me that you can successfully perform the skills you learned during your pool sessions. The open water dives are completed in one day.

Upgrading to PADI Open Water Diver:
Upgrading your Scuba Diver certification to Open Water Diver certification is a simple procedure:

  • Academics - You'll read the final two chapters, take both chapter quizzes, then take the Open Water Diver Final Exam.
  • Pool - We'll go back to the pool for 2 more sessions where you'll learn more skills.
  • Open Water dives - We'll also go back to the quarry where you demonstrate the skills you just learned at the pool. The open water dives are completed in one day.

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For more information, contact:
Tim B Cochrane
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