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SCUBA DIVER Short On Time And Just Want The Basics?

The PADI Scuba Diver Course with SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER

Have the urge to become a certified diver, but you're short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification. If you are short on time or plan to primarily scuba dive with a guide, then PADI Scuba Diver is for you! 

PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities with the required supervision
  • Continue their dive training and complete PADI Open Water Diver certification and other courses such as Project AWARE and equipment specialty courses

The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult. Upgrade to Open Water Diver whenever you want! It's a short jump from Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver certification and you can start scuba diving independently. This course is perfect to quickly get you ready to head away on a holiday where the diving will be guided by a Divemaster.

What You Learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll use again during open water dives, and an appreciation for the underwater world that you can't get anywhere else! During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques
  • Diving environments and aquatic life
  • Safe diving skills

The Scuba Gear You Use

You'll use all the basic scuba gear and some of it may be included with your course. You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use with a personalized fit. A buoyancy compensating device (BCD) that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system, a wetsuit, and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. 

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver - book and video on DVD package or a multimedia DVD. PADI's Scuba Diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER.


To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old (or 12 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with a SUGAR LAND DIVE CENTER team member.