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Start Your Scuba Diving Certification
Interested in learning to scuba dive? You’ve come to the right place.
Millions of underwater explorers started right here.
Scuba lessons unlock the door to new adventures and amazing animal encounters. By the end of your
scuba certification course, you’ll see our ocean planet through new eyes.
If you just want to try scuba diving, we offer a half-day experience called Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or pool-like environment, with an optional open water dive. It’s a quick and easy way to find out if you like scuba diving, but it’s not a certification course.
A scuba diving certification, also known as an Open Water Diver certification, allows you to dive anywhere in the world. Similar to driving a car, scuba diving requires specific knowledge, skills and training. A PADI Open Water Diver certification allows you to seek adventure anywhere where there’s water.
Explore PADI Certification Levels
Already a certified diver? Congratulations! An exciting journey lies ahead. Whether you want to be able to access more dive sites.
Your Open Water Diver certification introduced you to a new realm of exploration and made you keenly aware that you've only just scratched the surface of the underwater world. Continue your scuba journey with The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
Experience new adventures with a PADI Instructor by your side. Fine-tune your buoyancy skills, build confidence in your navigation abilities, and try new activities like wreck diving, night diving or underwater videography. An Advanced Open Water Diver certification also opens the door to dive sites deeper than 18m/60ft.
Start You Scuba Diving Career
Turn you passion into your job! As a PADI Divemaster or Instructor, you can earn money as you travel the world, or stay in one place and become a local diving expert. Whether you work in a dive shop, resort, or on a liveaboard, you'll enjoy a rewarding career and get paid to do something you love.
The PADI eLearning® Difference
Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or you’re a certified scuba diver looking to continue your education, PADI’s digital scuba programs are the way to go. Work at your own pace, online or offline, using your computer or mobile device. Schedule in-water training when you’re ready.