Diving organizations like PADI have developed a diverse selection of courses for scuba diving that can be accessed via affiliated diving schools.
Each scuba diving course includes specific lessons aimed at adapting particular diving skills and specializations that are demonstrated by certification and reporting open water dives in the logbook of the diver.
So whether you’re a regular enthusiast, someone who’s totally passionate about the sport that’s underwater diving or who wants to become a professional diver, you’ll have to go through different levels of training leading to the desired certification and skills or the type of diving you’re planning to do.
- Basic Diver of Open Water: The Basic OW course is the level of entry for higher certifications for recreational and professional diving. If scuba diving is an occasional activity you prefer to do with a group, a basic OW certification would be enough. From this course, aspiring divers will learn the practical aspects of scuba diving that will conclude with dive sessions in a pool to mimic open sea water conditions. Specific scuba gear includes snorkelling, fins and mask that the diving participant should provide. For practical reasons, instead of purchasing them at this training stage, you may choose to rent scuba gear.
Getting the right scuba equipment is necessary for your first open water dive to be successful. H2Odyssey Mask and Snorkel Set, which is retailed in adult and child sizes, would be an economical choice for beginning scuba gear. As for the fins, the IST Talaria Split Fins will guarantee an excellent thrust and versatility of travel.
2. Scuba Diver Professional: If you want more exciting and demanding recreational dives beyond the depth limits of a basic OW certification and prefer diving alone, advanced OW diving courses accredited by PADI will serve as your stepping stone.
To suit your choice, choose from a wide range of course choices. If you have a curiosity about underwater caverns and take up night diving as a specialty, you can opt for cave diving if you match your interest in marine life at night. You’ll need to invest in your own scuba gear such as a wetsuit by this time around.
The Aeris Rio 3/2 Jumpsuit offers effective protection in both cold and warm water temperatures for a completely flexible diving suit. Consider it a flexible wetsuit for swimming.
3. Master Diver Scuba: A master scuba diver is a qualified rescue diver who has gained qualifications in at least four other specialties, apart from having in his logbook a track record of several open water dives.
4. Dive Con: This program is suitable to master scuba divers who are preparing to explore the fundamentals of recreational scuba diving and neophyte divers. In most cases, Dive Con learning participants are practitioners who have turned the ocean into a way of life.
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