Becoming a SCUBA Diver – What to know and when.

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There are many mysteries to uncover within the underwater realm. Your Dive Instructors yield seemingly otherworldly knowledge and skills that may seem out of reach. There are many important things to learn when becoming a SCUBA diver and knowing what you can do and when is a valuable skill set to learn.

An absolute beginner? – Learn to SCUBA Dive.

Taking the PADI Open Water Diver course is potentially life changing. From here on you may discover (if not already), a whole new passion for diving and the underwater world. You’ll take your first breaths underwater and experience marine life while exploring the beneath the oceans surface for the first time.

You gain lot’s of essential knowledge and skills before heading to the open water for the first time so no need to worry. Plus you’ll be with a PADI Professional SCUBA Instructor who will help make sure you get things right and get the most out of your time underwater. There is little needed to take the PADI Open Water Diver course; some basic swimming skills, a simple Medical Form/check and a little online study is all that’s needed to be fully prepared for your in-water lessons. No prior experience necessary.

Many people take the PADI Open Water Diver course as it is the most popular scuba diver course in the world. You’ll become certified to SCUBA dive unsupervised to a maximum of 18 metres anywhere in the world!

Got your diving “ticket”? What to do next…

Gain some guided diving experience with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Your continuing education courses are even more enjoyable and fulfilling. Your tales of underwater adventures will start to really resonate and you’ll start to gain a sound understanding of what makes a really great dive. There are 5 different dives in the course including Underwater Navigation and a Deep Dive. Your other three dives are optional with some popular dives being Peak Performance Buoyancy, Wreck, Naturalist, Fish ID and the Night dive.

Once a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you can take the PADI Rescue Diver course. This is an excellent way to hone in your diving safety, especially if you’re looking to get out diving further a field. You’ll refine some of your Open Water Diver skills and learn new Rescue Diver Skills and expertise to keep yourself and others diving safely. Never long for a dive buddy again as certified PADI Rescue Divers also make great dive buddies, and everybody knows this too.

When the underwater world starts to become your second home.

Have no fear, you’ve only explored the first minute percentage of the underwater world… There is so much to see and do underwater that it’s best to do or start just about anywhere. You’ll never miss a thing if you’re moving forward with PADI Specialties. Every rating builds a knowledge base and certification levels to take you to the very reaches of Recreational Diving. You can learn more about the underwater world and your Equipment with Naturalist and Equipment Specialties. Plus there’s Enriched Air Nitrox diving, Underwater Archaeology and many more.

The PADI Master SCUBA Diver rating highlights and acknowledges a Diver who has achieved Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, 5 PADI Specialty Diver ratings and 50 or more logged SCUBA Dives. The accomplishment is highly sought after and divers with this rating are said to be among the elite divers who are able to dive with the best and at the best dive sites around the world.

Becoming a Professional and/or getting Technical.

Wanting to gain Leadership ratings, start a career in SCUBA Diving or and/or maybe join the “Dark Side”?

You can start at these levels with as little as Advanced and Rescue Diver ratings. You’ll need some logged dives is all and the world of Professional and Technical Diving opens up to help you reach unfathomable levels of accomplishment and adventure beyond belief.