Padi Courses And Education Flowchart
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors is the world´s largest scuba diving training organisation. PADI qualifications are recognised worldwide.
Courses are available at every level from absolute beginner to instructor.
Entry Level Diving Courses
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Junior Open Water Diver: Entry level certification to 12 metres for 10 and 11 years old and 18 metres 12 years to 15 years. Includes confined water training sessions, self study and open water dives. Duration 3/4 days.
Diving Courses For Divers Already Certified
Advanced Open Water: Certification to 30 metres. Five open water dives; deep and navigation are compulsory with three elective dives from a selection list. Duration 2/3 days.
Rescue Diver: Expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level. Look beyond yourself and consider the safety and wellbeing of other divers. Although a serious course, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence. Duration 3 days.
Emergency First Response: Gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid, whether you are a diver or a non-diver. EFR prepares you to properly handle potentially life threatening situations. Duration 1 day.
Master Scuba Diver: Top of the PADI recreational ladder and a fantastic achievement showing commitment to safety by obtained the Rescue diver and a varied experience of diving circumstances having completed 5 PADI diver specialities.
Step on the PADI Professional Ladder
Divemaster: Take the first step in your dive career. You´ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a professional. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.
There are also a number of specialty courses available including enriched air (Nitrox), wreck, deep, photography and night dives.
Looking at the flow chart for the PADI system of diver education one might conclude that its purpose is to take you to Master Scuba Diver or Open Water Scuba Instructor. But that is not it at all.
Apart from achieving satisfaction or a career in scuba diving, the purpose is to provide a means to 1. meet new diving friends, 2. go places diving, and 3. do things underwater.