More than 10 years old
The first diving experience with a scuba unit: a short theory section + one dive in confined water where you learn some basic skills + one open water experience for trying immediately how does a real dive feel. Includes a certificate of the experience.
Short basic course at the end of which you will receive a regular license that allows you to dive at a maximum depth of 12 meters. The course is divided in 3 theory sections + 3 confined water dives + 2 open water dives.
The “classic” and best known 1st level course, based on the development of the most well-tested and reliable educational standards worldwide. It is divided in 5 theory sections + 5 confined water dives + 4 open water dives. At the end you will receive the PADI Open Water Diver license that allows you to dive at a maximum depth of 18 meters.
Since all PADI courses have a modular structure, each of them is just a part of the next level one: so the Discover Scuba Diver is the first part of the Scuba Diver which is in turn a part of the Open Water Diver. This structure simplifies and eases the learning process, offering you the freedom to choose what you want to do along the way: you can start with a Discover Scuba Diver experience and then go ahead until you learn the skills for getting the Scuba Diver or the Open Water Diver license. In addition, the modularity allows to a certified Scuba Diver to become an Open Water Diver in any moment and in any PADI Diving Center or Resort worldwide, adding and completing the missing course parts without having to repeat everything from the beginning.
For 10 to 14 years old, Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver courses and certifications are “Junior” type.