"The PADI Scuba Diver course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you ̶ particularly if you expect to go scuba diving primarily with a dive guide. This course is an intermediate step for earning an Open Water Diver certification if that’s your ultimate goal.
What will you learn?
Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.
Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities as long as properly supervised.
Continue dive training by completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification and taking certain specialty diver courses
To sign up for a PADI scuba diver, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.