PADI Recommended Diver-Level
Scuba Certification Courses
To become an accomplished scuba diver, first you learn the fundamentals and then build on these basic skills. You’ll have fun doing it! PADI recommends these core courses to help you become a confident scuba diver who gets the most out of diving and dives regularly:
Open Water Diver
This is where it all begins! Experience your first breath underwater and change your life forever.
Gain in-depth knowledge of specialized aspects of diving. Choose from a variety of courses that will peak your interest and make you a more knowledgeable and confident diver.
Advanced Open Water Diver
Get more comfortable in the water by completing five adventure dives under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. If you’re looking to build your confidence and gain more experience, this is the natural next step.
Emergency First Response
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports – just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course. Emergency First Response is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers.
Expand on what you already know about how to prevent problems, and how to manage them if they occur. Learn techniques for self rescue, rescuing panicky divers and unresponsive divers.
Master Scuba Diver Rating
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Earn your Master Scuba Diver rating, which distinguishes you for acquiring significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.