All Hawaii Scuba diving courses are taught in Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) certified instructors, who strictly adhere to safety and quality standards. Divers Alert Network insurance protection - DAN Student Membership Program for all entry level courses.
Scuba Diver Course:
In this one day course you will learn the basic skills for safe and fun recreational diving. Once certified, you will be able to dive to 12 m / 40 ft with a with a profesional (divemaster or instructor) and obtain air fills, scuba equipment and services anywhere in the world.
The PADI Scuba Diver preentry level certification addresses a growing demand for a certification that consumers can earn more quickly, provided the diver dives under professional supervision. The PADI Scuba Diver preentry Dive Today: Open Water Diver, Scuba Diver, Discover Scuba Diving and Discover Scuba The philosophy is to give you maximum flexibility in accommodating student time demands and varying learning styles. level certification opens the door to a new market of individuals: those with personal time constraints and those who prefer to dive with direct supervision. The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the Open Water Diver course, which permits you to meet this demand without stocking an entire array of separate course materials and without working a new course into your teaching schedule.
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subcourse within the Open Water Diver course. It opens diving to those individuals with time constraints, and those interested in diving in groups and tours guided by a certified divemaster, assistant instructor or instructor. It invites these divers to experience diving and encourages them to continue training to the Open Water Diver level and beyond. You handle the training and certification of PADI Scuba Divers using the standards, recommendations and materials used in the Open Water Diver course. Students must use and study with the Open Water Diver Manual and Video or Multimedia, the PADI Quizzes and the Complete System Lesson Guides for the PADI Scuba Diver course.
PADI Scuba Divers, Ratios and Depths:
PADI Scuba Divers are trained to dive only under the direct inwater supervision of a certified divemaster, assistant instructor or instructor. Although similar to PADI Discover Scuba Diving or other resort experience participants, PADI Scuba Divers have more theoretical background and better developed water skills, though they have not been trained for independent diving. Underwater tours (except Discover Local Diving) are not generally PADI programs per se, so no specific standards apply. Divemasters, assistant instructors or instructors leading the tour need to determine appropriate ratios based on the environment, conditions and the PADI Scuba Divers experience. PADI Standards do apply if Scuba Divers join a tour of Discover Scuba Diving participants. In this case, the Discover Scuba Diving ratio of 4:1 applies to the total number of PADI Scuba Divers and DSD participants. The PADI Scuba Diver depth qualification is 12 metres/40 feet. It is recommended that guided dives not exceed this depth. In planning guided dives for PADI Scuba Divers, remember they have no formal training in the use of dive tables or computers. The dive leader needs to watch the dive tables and repetitive no stop limits for PADI Scuba Divers.