Entry Level to SCUBA Diving
Becoming a scuba diver is a wonderful adventure! Scuba certification includes three phases:
- Knowledge Development
During the first phase of your scuba lessons, you’ll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as what to consider when planning dives.
- How to choose the right scuba gear for you.
- Underwater signals and other diving procedures.
- Confined Water Dives
This is what it’s all about – diving. You’ll develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in confined water – a body of water with pool-like conditions, such as off a calm beach. The basic scuba skills you learn during your certification course will help you become familiar with your scuba gear and become an underwater explorer. Some of the essential skills you learn include:
- Setting up your scuba gear.
- How to get water out of your mask.
- Entering and exiting the water.
- Buoyancy control.
- Basic underwater navigation.
- Safety procedures.
- Open Water Dives After your confined water dives, you’ll head to “open water,” where you and your instructor will make four dives, usually over two days. On these dives you’ll get to explore the underwater world. You’ll apply the skills you learned in confined water while enjoying what the local environment has to offer. Most student divers complete these dives close to home, but there is an option for finishing your training while on holiday. Your PADI Instructor can explain how you can be referred to another PADI Instructor in a different location.
- a full day of surfing lessons
- a weekend of stone climbing lessons
- a weekend of kayaking lessons
- a weekend of sail-fishing lessons
- about three hours of private golf lessons
- about three hours of private water skiing lessons
- one incredible night out at the pub!
Learning to scuba dive is a good value when you consider that you learn to dive under the guidance and attention of a tall trained, experienced professional – your PADI trained Aquatic Safaris’ Scuba Instructor. From the first day, scuba diving starts transforming your life with new experiences you share with friends. And, you can do it almost anywhere there is water. Start learning online and get ready to take your first breath underwater! Q: What scuba gear do I need to learn to scuba dive? A: Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. Aquatic Safaris will help you locate the right gear. Each fragment of scuba equipment performs a different function so that collectively, it adapts you to the underwater world. When you begin learning to scuba dive, as a minimum, you will want your own
- SCUBA mask
- SCUBA fins
- Dive regulator
- SCUBA BC
- SCUBA tank
- SCUBA wetsuit
- Weight system and weights
- you’re more comfortable using scuba gear fitted for you
- you’re more comfortable learning to scuba dive using gear you’ve chosen
- scuba divers who own their own scuba diving equipment locate it more convenient to go diving
- having your own scuba diving gear is part of the fun of diving
- Tropical scuba gear
- temperate scuba equipment
- chilly water scuba diving equipment
- 10 years old
- Students younger than 15 years, who successfully complete the course qualify for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15. You must be at least 13 years old to take scuba lessons online with PADI eLearning, due to international internet laws. If you’re younger, you can yet learn to dive – just have your parent or legal guardian contact us at Aquatic Safaris.
- swim 200 yards (or 300 yards in mask, fins and snorkel). There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want.
- float and tread water for 10 minutes, again using any methods that you want.
About Physical Challenges: Any individual who can meet the performance requirements of the course qualifies for certification. There are many adaptive techniques that permit individuals with physical challenges to meet these requirements. Individuals with paraplegia, amputations and other challenges commonly earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Even individuals with more significant physical challenges participate in diving. Aquatic Safaris provdes the learning materials in your Open Water Crewpak as part of the course enrollment process. Q: Where can I scuba dive? A: You can dive practically anywhere there’s water – from a swimming pool to the ocean and every points in between, including quarries, lakes, rivers and springs. Of course diving with Aquatic Safaris in Southeastern NC is the best. Where you can scuba dive is certain by your:
- Experience level
- Site accessibility