Scuba Diver Course Structure
Dive theory :
Chapter one of the Open Water course addresses some basic scientific concepts such as pressure and buoyancy. In chapter 2 we discuss emergency procedures and how to dive safely in a buddy team and chapter 3 focuses on diving conditions and how to choose appropriate dive sites.
Pool skills / Confined Water :
The pool skills include how to clear water out of a ‘regulator’ or mouthpiece, how to clear water out of a mask, some out of air emergency drills, buoyancy practice, surface skills, swimming technique and hand signals.
Open water dives :
When it’s time to go diving we choose an easy descent on a sandy bottom to a maximum of 40 feet.
We do two dives and we ask you to repeat skills practiced in confined water to make sure you know what you’re doing! When we return to the dive shop we will show you how to log your dives on a dive app and how to continue to your Open Water Certification.
PADI Scuba Diver to PADI Open Water Diver
Well, you simply show the next dive shop your Scuba Diver card (and we recommend downloading the PADI app rather than a plastic card) and continue working through your manual or PADI eLearning. Keep in mind PADI eLearning is valid for 1 year.
So if you chose the digital course for your Scuba Diver you’ll need to upgrade within the year. If you’re not sure if you will upgrade within the year then ask for the physical manual.
You will then complete the following step before receiving your new license :
- Chapters 4 and 5 plus the exam.
- Pool sessions 4 and 5.
- Dives 3 and 4 to 60ft/18m.
Frequently Asked Questions
The PADI Scuba Diver is suitable for those that have completed many Discover Scuba Dives and finally want to dive without having to perform skills every time.
This course also suits those that may have found the Open Water Course too challenging to complete in the days allocated and that want to take more time and dive in more locations before receiving the full Open Water license that permits diving without a guide.
The “scuba diver” is short course to enhance skills before the Open Water Dive level.
- Scuba diver : Dive to 40ft, supervised by a PADI professional.
- Open water : Dive to 60ft, without supervision.
The Scuba Diver certification fit to anyone with a minimum age 10 years.
A great option for kids between 10 to 13 years old.
Price & Booking
PADI Scuba Diver
All our courses include a Private Instructor | Price in USD | 5% Cash Discount
Scuba diver course
$ 395 pp
Duration: 2 days
Includes eLearning for the full Open Water Course, all equipment, fees and instruction.
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Diving course reviews
Great Team and Company 6 out of 5 stars!
Cabo Private Guide, and Laura, Jenny and her team are truly wonderful to work with. I was looking for a company that could handle my whole family 10 12 and 14 year old and my wife- and I was the only one…By Rob I on TripAdvisor
Best guide in cabo!
I cant say enough great things about cabo private guide and Laura. LAURA is the best. I have been diving with her and just finished 4 PADI courses with her. She is the best guide and instructor. I'd recommend her for all…By Sara on TripAdvisor
Highly Recommend!! Wonderful from start to finish
Highly Highly Recommend this company. We had Certified scuba divers, Discovery Divers and snorkelers and they were able to accommodate all of us. Great Dive Masters. Will be using again on return trip to Cabo. Appreciate how easy it was to book…By Deedee Beem on TripAdvisor
Best company and dive guides in cabo
Laura is a great dive guide and also a great PADI course instructor. Highly recommend Laura and cabo private guide! I plan on taking more padi courses with Laura and diving with her anytime I visit cabo.By Sara K on TripAdvisor
First time diving in open water and had a blast!!
I did the private guided scuba dive. Felipe was great! He was very accommodating, attentive, and patient as this was my first time diving in open water. Also, the boat took us to lovers cove which was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend…By Jeremy on TripAdvisor
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Cabo Private Guide has been the best dive center to deal with. Jenny and the rest of the team was amazing to work with and made the entire trip an enjoyable and fun experience! They love what they do and it shows.…By John K on TripAdvisor
Amazing experience for our young daughter
We were looking for a private and friendly scuba adventure for our young children - and Cabo Private Guide was amazing. The owner, Laura, made the booking easy and our dive instructor, Antonio, help provide a wonderful and positive scuba dive for…By mfrenchdds on TripAdvisor
Laura has always been very helpful in helping us arrange everything. And our instructor Antonio has very high standards. We have great experiences with them! Definitely recommend to everyone.By Harry G on TripAdvisor
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Had an incredible time getting certified for open water - Laura and her team (Jenny and Brandon) were super friendly and flexible with our dates. Very patient and helpful in making us super comfortable in the water. Would highly recommend! Also went…By Jenny L on TripAdvisor
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Marissa and Laura were very helpful in getting my open water dive certification. Super easy, patient and helpful every step of the way. We got to see great marine life and and would suggest Cabo private guide to everyone. Thanks againBy Matt D on TripAdvisor
The Best Experience with Marisa
I did my scuba certification training one on one with Marisa and I am so glad. She was extremely patient with me and made me feel better about any thing I was slightly uncomfortable with. In the water dives she made me…By MaryannaK19 on TripAdvisor
Thank you, Cabo Private Guide for the experience of a lifetime!
This was my very first time scuba diving and everything from start to finish exceeded all expectations. My boyfriend and I chose Cabo Private Guide to take us out for my open water certification. While Laura, the owner, was unable to join…By Margo W on TripAdvisor
Best place in Cabo
This is an amazing shop with amazing service. From Laura that managed all my requests, answered my millions questions, some unrelated to diving, to great dive guidance from Jenny, and everything in between, it was perfect. Personal, private, professional. I felt spoiledBy TravelerOana on TripAdvisor
Both guys were very patient with all of the five of us. Only one had ever done any scuba at all. They offered great instruction and encouragement.By Clint K on TripAdvisor
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I signed up with CPG to get my PADI Scuba Certification and really enjoyed working with these guys! Laura and Jenny were extremely passionate about diving and very knowledgeable! Learning to dive is a beautiful sport and learning in Cabo was perfect!…By Katie A on TripAdvisor
This team is amazing!
Getting PADI open water certified with Antonio was absolutely perfect. He is an excellent teacher and made the biggest difference in getting my certification. If I had to choose all over again I would pick Cabo Private Guide every time. Although the…By Carly E on TripAdvisor