PADI Scuba Diver

Short on time and long on the urge to become a certified diver? The PADI Scuba Diver certification might just be for you. This course requires less time than the PADI Open Water Diver course, covering only the first three of five sections of knowledge development, the first three of five pool sessions, and the first two of four open water training dives, resulting in a limited certification.

This certification allows for ample dive experience and is a good warm-up for the Open Water Diver course, if that’s your ultimate goal. PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to:

Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres / 40 feet, obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities as long as they have the required supervision.

Upon completion of your PADI Scuba Diver course at Subsurface Fiji you can schedule further fun dives on any of our daily dive trips.

It’s SAFE, it’s EASY and A WHOLE LOT OF FUN!!!!

What you will learn

All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development, a set of scuba skills in the pool that you’ll use again during open water dives. During the course you’ll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.

Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.

Diving environments and aquatic life you’re likely to encounter.

Preventing common problems underwater.

An introduction to boat diving.


To take this course, you must be: 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification)

Your Next Adventure

You may want to step up to Open Water Diver certification at your first opportunity.