There are two excellent PADI programs for you to choose if you want to become a certified diver: the PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver programs.
The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year. As a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver Program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints.
With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip. This program is a wonderful opportunity to explore the underwater world with the comfort and safety of having an experienced guide with you at all times. The knowledge and skills you learn in this program are just the beginning of an exciting array of courses and programs that await. With a PADI Scuba Diver certification card, you will be able to obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services for diving under supervision. After completing the program, you’ll want to continue your dive education and the PADI Open Water Diver to explore more dive opportunities.
Credit earned in this program can be used toward the PADI Open Water Diver. The Open Water Diver course uses the same materials as the Scuba Diver course, so already you are on your way to continuing further dive adventures.