The Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that are perfect for people who haven’t got enough time to complete the whole Open Water Course or for those of you who only plan to dive a couple of times a year. With Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a professional Dive Guide, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip.
You’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing confined water dives, knowledge development sessions and by making two open water dives.
What do I need to start?
Be at least 10 years old and be able to swim.
Piratas provides all equipment, boat trips, etc., for the duration of the course.
Am I fit to dive?
Read this medical questionnaire, if you can answer yes to any of the questions, you may require medical clearance to enroll on a diving course. Email us if you want more information.
Typical Diary of the Scuba Diver Course
Orientation Day- 4pm- 6pm: The Scuba Diver Course is basically 1 day shy of the Open Water Course so you’ll start this course with an introduction to the Open Water Course. We’ll get you to come in at 4pm to meet with your Instructor & the other guys on the course talk about what we’ll do for the next couple of days. Then we’re going to stick a video on & make you sit through it for just over an hour answering as many questions as you can in your Open Water manuals. For homework you will get the ones you missed or to reread the book.
Day 1- Any time – Orientation Day aka Theory. Mentioned above
Day 2- 9am-11.30am: Missed homework (+check in of it) if still needed, and confined water dives. You’ll start in a depth you can stand up in and eventually end up a little deeper as the skills vary.
Day 2- 10am-11.30am: Theory Module 3. Same as yesterday but not as long! Finish off all necessary theory to be certified as a Scuba Diver.
Day 2- 1pm – 5 pm: 2 dives at different dive-sites with a maximum depth of 12 meters. During these dives you will also make a few skill exercises, yet most time is concentrated on exploring the underwater world.
After completing all of the above you will then be certified as a Scuba Diver which enables you to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters assisted by a diving professional.
After completing Scuba Diver course, you’ll want to continue your dive education to the Open Water Diver certification to explore more dive opportunities.