PADI Junior Scuba Diver or PADI Scuba Diver

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Minimum age: 10 / 15 years old

  • Maximum depth: 40 feet / 12 meters

If you cannot commit with 3-4 days for becoming PADI® Open Water Diver certified, this option will allow you to complete half of the Open Water Diver course and later you may complete the remaining components of the Open Water Diver program.


The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a "bored" classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • 2 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!


In the PADI Scuba Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Here on Roatan you may use your swim suit or a shorty wet suit provided by Cayuco Reef Divers.

Cayuco Reef Divers will provide you brand new equipment during your course.


Getting Started

You can start learning now with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

Enroll in Open Water Diver – a desktop option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!


Classic Schedule Scuba Diver course

  • Day-1 8am Theory-1; 1pm Confined Water-1

  • Day-2 8am Open Water dives 1 & 2


Online Schedule Open Water Diver course

  • Day-1 8am Online review; 10am Confined Water-1

  • Day-2 8am Open Water dives 1 & 2