It is the first step if you want to become a diver. The PADI Scuba Diver course is a bit more than half of the PADI Open Water Diver course and if you really want to become a diver but you’re short on time , it might be right for you. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal. PADI Scuba Diver allow to:
  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
  • Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses
.10 years is the minimum age to enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course) and no prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving.

The theoretical part, also called “Knowledge Development” can be completed in the traditional way, with paper manual and visual aids, or using devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs.
About this second option would like to spend a few more words as it allows very interesting advantages, the most important is the freedom. The Open Water Touch allows you to complete the theoretical part at the times and places you like, is an off-line system, it will allow you to read the digital manual and watch videos easily on your smartphone or tablet and you will need the access on-line only to download the digital product at the beginning of the study and then to answer quizzes and the final exam.
This product is really flexible, many students start the theory part even before being in San Vito, and then complete the practice part during the holiday; others prefer the digital product even if already on holiday because it allows them to be free from the theoretical lessons at the diving center.


Here a Demo Video of the Open Water Touch, the video shows the English version, but the product is available in all languages: