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PADI Scuba Diver Course

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 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. Particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily in the company of a dive guide or if you have limited time to devote to scuba certification, consider becoming a PADI Scuba Diver. This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that's your ultimate goal.

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 as long as they have 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! With less time than the Scuba Diver course takes, you can make the jump to Open Water Diver certification and start scuba diving independently whenever time allows or you're up for more

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 will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get! 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 you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.
  • An introduction to boat diving.

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 when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you might also wear a scuba wetsuit.

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-ROM. 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.

Prerequisites

To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).
  Start Date Course Location Places Available   Price    
20 Nov 2018 ADSD 20/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Tue 20 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Tue 20 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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21 Nov 2018 ADSD 21/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Wed 21 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Wed 21 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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22 Nov 2018 ADSD 22/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Thu 22 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Thu 22 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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23 Nov 2018 ADSD 23/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Fri 23 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Fri 23 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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24 Nov 2018 ADSD 24/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Sat 24 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Sat 24 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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24 Nov 2018 ReA 24/11/2018 Atlantic Ocean Dive Academy - Lahinch 4 € 110.00

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Knowledge
Sat 24 Nov 2018
09:00
60 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Confined Water (pool)
Sat 24 Nov 2018
10:00
60 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Open Water (Atlantic)
Sat 24 Nov 2018
12:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Atlantic Ocean

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24 Nov 2018 PDSD 24/11/2018 4 € 35.00

Try Dive - Pool (Discover Scuba Diving)

Knowledge Development
Sat 24 Nov 2018
14:00
60 minutes
Swimming Pool Dive
Sat 24 Nov 2018
15:00
60 minutes

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25 Nov 2018 ADSD 25/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Sun 25 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Sun 25 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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25 Nov 2018 ReA 25/11/2018 Atlantic Ocean Dive Academy - Lahinch 4 € 110.00

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Knowledge
Sun 25 Nov 2018
09:00
60 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Confined Water (pool)
Sun 25 Nov 2018
10:00
60 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Open Water (Atlantic)
Sun 25 Nov 2018
12:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Atlantic Ocean

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25 Nov 2018 PDSD 25/11/2018 4 € 35.00

Try Dive - Pool (Discover Scuba Diving)

Knowledge Development
Sun 25 Nov 2018
14:00
60 minutes
Swimming Pool Dive
Sun 25 Nov 2018
15:00
60 minutes

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27 Nov 2018 ADSD 27/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Tue 27 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Tue 27 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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28 Nov 2018 ADSD 28/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Wed 28 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Wed 28 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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29 Nov 2018 ADSD 29/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Thu 29 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Thu 29 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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30 Nov 2018 ADSD 30/11/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Fri 30 Nov 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Fri 30 Nov 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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01 Dec 2018 ADSD 01/12/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Sat 01 Dec 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Sat 01 Dec 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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01 Dec 2018 OWDREF 01/12/2018 Dive Academy - Lahinch 6 € 250.00

Open Water Diver - Referral

eLearning
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:12
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Pool Dive
Sat 01 Dec 2018
09:30
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Aquarium Dive
Sat 01 Dec 2018
14:00
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

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02 Dec 2018 ADSD 02/12/2018 Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch Dive Academy - Lahinch 2 € 75.00

Aquarium Discover Scuba Diving

Group 3 - Knowledge Development
Sun 02 Dec 2018
12:00
45 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Group 3 - Aquarium Dive
Sun 02 Dec 2018
13:00
60 minutes
Aquarium Tank - Dive Academy Lahinch

Group 3 - starts at 12 pm

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02 Dec 2018 OWDREF 02/12/2018 Dive Academy - Lahinch 6 -

Open Water Diver - Referral

eLearning
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:12
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Pool Dive
Sun 02 Dec 2018
09:30
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Aquarium Dive
Sun 02 Dec 2018
14:00
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

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18 Jan 2019 DSD 18/01/2019 @2PM Dive Academy - Lahinch 8 € 100.00

Discover Scuba Diving TY (4 classes)

Knowledge+Pool Dive1
Fri 18 Jan 2019
14:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Knowledge+Pool Dive2
Fri 25 Jan 2019
14:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Knowledge+Pool Dive3
Fri 01 Feb 2019
14:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Knowledge+Pool Dive4
Fri 08 Feb 2019
14:00
02 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

Transition Year (Fridays at 2 PM)

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22 Jan 2019 OWDREF 22/01/2019 Dive Academy - Lahinch 6 -

Open Water Diver - Referral

eLearning
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:12
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Pool Dive
Tue 22 Jan 2019
09:30
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Aquarium Dive
Tue 22 Jan 2019
14:00
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

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23 Jan 2019 OWDREF 23/01/2019 Dive Academy - Lahinch 6 -

Open Water Diver - Referral

eLearning
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:12
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Pool Dive
Wed 23 Jan 2019
09:30
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Aquarium Dive
Wed 23 Jan 2019
14:00
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

OWD Referral

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24 Jan 2019 OWDREF 24/01/2019 Dive Academy - Lahinch 6 -

Open Water Diver - Referral

eLearning
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:12
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Pool Dive
Thu 24 Jan 2019
09:30
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Aquarium Dive
Thu 24 Jan 2019
14:00
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

OWD Referral

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25 Jan 2019 OWDREF 25/01/2019 Dive Academy - Lahinch 6 -

Open Water Diver - Referral

eLearning
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:12
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Pool Dive
Fri 25 Jan 2019
09:30
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch
Aquarium Dive
Fri 25 Jan 2019
14:00
03 hours 30 minutes
Dive Academy - Lahinch

OWD Referral

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26 Jan 2019 OWDSTA 26/01/2019