Putting safety first our training programme is based on the world class PADI system and is run by qualified and experienced PADI Staff Instructors and PADI Divemasters.

 

PADI Discover Scuba sessions and formal training courses are run on a regular basis and new divers can qualify on our PADI Scuba Diver course in as little as 2 days.

 

The PADI Scuba Diver course is our entry-level course and is included with your club membership fee. The only extras you need to pay for are drysuit hire and also your PADI materials and PADI certification which cost £50 and £30 respectively .

 

More advanced training is also available from our preferred external PADI training provider. Our Chief Instructor will be happy to discuss this with you during our regular club sessions.

Training

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

 

What Will You Learn?

You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure.

 

Get ready to:

 

  • Go over the scuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.

  • Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.

  • Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.

  • Have fun swimming around and exploring.

  • Hear about becoming a certified diver through the PADI Open Water Diver course.

 

PADI Scuba Diver

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you, particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification, if that’s your ultimate goal.  


PADI Scuba Divers are qualified 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. 

 

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.

 

What Will You learn?

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

 

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving – just the first three of five sections of the Open Water Diver course.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills – just the first three of five dives of the Open Water Diver course
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore – just two of four dives of the Open Water Diver course.

 

Next Steps After PADI Scuba Diver
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a great way to get started in recreational diving and the cost of the training is included in your annual membership fee. Once you've passed the course you will be able to join us on regular club sessions at our inland dive site at Preston Hill quarry which, with a maximum depth of 11 metre / 36 feet, is well within the 12 metre / 40 feet depth limit for the PADI Scuba Diver qualification.

 

If you're feeling adventurous and want to progress to the next level  we can arrange, via our preferred external PADI training provider, for you to undertake further training courses which will not only extend your depth limit but allow you to dive independently without the supervision of a PADI Professional. Our Chief Instructor will be happy to discuss this with you during our regular club sessions. 

 

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PADI Discover Scuba
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

 

Forth Diver Training is pleased offer this program which we normally conduct in a local swimming pool. While not a scuba certification course, the PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.