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What is the PADI Scuba Diver course?

The PADI Scuba Diver course is the first half of the full PADI Open Water course. It’s the perfect option if you only have two days available.  You can upgrade to the PADI Open Water course next time. In fact, the Scuba Divers certification lasts a lifetime so you may never feel the need to upgrade at all.  You can decide later. Read below for full info.

What’s the difference between the PADI Scuba Diver course and the PADI Open Water course?

  1. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive to 12 meters (40 feet).  With the PADI Open Water certification you can dive to 18 meters (60 feet). Does this matter?  At first it won’t be a problem because you will find most fish and coral in the shallow waters.  However probably after some time you will want to dive deeper.

  2. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification  you will always need to dive with a professional (a Divemaster or Instructor).  With the PADI Open Water certification you can dive with just a friend or family member.  

Anyway at Bali Scuba you don’t need to worry because one of our PADI professionals will be by your side every minute of every dive on any course or any dive trips you take. It’s an extra level of safety we provide for all our diving guests.

Do I need to be able to swim?

You need to be able to swim 200 metres/yards (or 300 metres/yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit and you can use any swimming strokes you want.

How long does it take?

Two days. The first day in the class and swimming pool. The second day in the ocean.

How many dives will I do?

Two amazing dives in the ocean.

What will I see?

Bali is a wonderful place to learn to dive. You’ll be amazed at the fish and coral you can see on your first ever dives. Watch the 90-second video at the top of the page.

Can I take the course alone?

Yes you can.

What days do you run the PADI Scuba Diver course at Bali Scuba?

Every day, subject to availability. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Will I receive a certificate card after completion?

Yes you will. You will need to show it whenever you go diving. You will also need to show your PADI Scuba Diver certification card when you plan to upgrade to the PADI Open Water certification.  

How can I upgrade from PADI Scuba Diver to PADI Open Water diver?

The PADI Scuba Diver course is the first half of the PADI Open Water course. You can upgrade any time in the future at any PADI dive center worldwide. If you come back to Bali Scuba to upgrade on your next vacation you will receive a special bonus (and a big ‘Welcome Back’ smile from our crew). There is no time limit to upgrade. You will use the same theory manual when you upgrade so no need to buy another book.

How much does the PADI Scuba Diver course cost at Bali Scuba?

IDR 4,300,000

  • Included: log book, diving insurance, certification fee, lunch and soft drinks, towels, door-to-door transfers (most destinations South Bali)
  • No hidden extras!

 Have more questions?

Read our beginner scuba diving FAQ

How can I book?

For safety reasons we have maximum 4 divers to each Instructor. Book before arrival to guarantee your place on the PADI Scuba Diver course at Bali Scuba. Contact us now.

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