Join this Mexican Caribbean PADI Scuba Diver Course in Xcalak to your dive certification in this stunning part of Mexico!
The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you don’t have enough time, but you still want to get a diving qualification, then the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be the right choice for you.
This Mexican Caribbean PADI Scuba Diver Course in Xcalak follows the same sequence as the Open Water Diver certification, so if you decide to continue on to Open Water later, then you will only need to complete the remaining elements, you won’t need to repeat what you have already done (only to show that you remember).
PADI Scuba Divers are qualified to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet. They are able to obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as they are supervised by a PADI Professional. PADI Scuba Divers can also continue their dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses.
No prior experience is required to enroll on a PADI Scuba Diver course, but candidates must:
Be at least 10 years old
Have adequate swimming skills
Be in good health
PADI Open Water manual (or Elearning)
Student divers must view the PADI Open Water Diver Video (unless already viewed with Elearning or Touch product), and each diver must use the PADI Skill Practice and Dive Planning Slate during confined and open water dives.
The cost of the materials is included in the final price.
The PADI Scuba Diver Course generally lasts for two days, starting with a half-day classroom session to cover the three sections of theory (unless Elearning has been done, in which case a quick review is all that is needed). Once the classroom session is complete the Instructor will introduce several scuba skills and allow for practice time in the pool or confined water, as well as completing the waterman skill exercise. Once these are complete we will finish with two open water dives from the boat. The Instructor can change the schedule slightly if necessary.
Candidates for the Mexican Caribbean PADI Scuba Diver Course in Xcalak must:
Complete Knowledge Development 1-3, including quizzes (or complete Elearning)
Complete Confined Water Dives 1-3 including Dive Flexible Skills:
Equipment Preparation and Care
Disconnect Low-Pressure Inflator Hose
Weight System Removal and Replacement
Complete a 10-minute swim/float demonstrating comfort in water too deep in which to stand prior to Open Water Dive 2
Complete Open Water Dives 1-2 including Dive Flexible Skills:
Snorkel to Regulator Exchange
Inflatable Signal Tube/DSMB Deployment
Emergency Weight Drop (in confined or open water)
Read and sign the PADI Scuba Diver Statement