To gain experience, you can start by working as a Divemaster or an assistant instructor. This will allow you to assist with courses and gain hands-on experience under the supervision of experienced instructors. You can also work at dive shops, resorts, or on liveaboards to gain further exposure to different diving environments and teaching scenarios.
A Scuba Diving Course is a structured program that teaches individuals how to scuba dive safely. It covers essential skills, theory, and practical training needed to become a certified scuba diver.
Prerequisites can vary depending on the course and certifying agency. In most cases, you need to be at least 10-12 years old (age requirements vary), be in reasonable physical health, and be comfortable in the water. Some courses may require a medical questionnaire or a doctor’s clearance if you have certain medical conditions.
The duration of a Scuba Diving Course can vary based on the certification level and the pace at which you learn. An entry-level course like the PADI Open Water Diver course often takes about 3-4 days of training, including theory, confined water (pool) sessions, and open water dives.