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PADI Scuba Diver Course

If your time is tight, PADI Scuba Diver and Referral programs offer you more options to get into diving. In both options you complete part of the Open Water course.

PADI Scuba Diver Course is a pre-entry level scuba certification - a limited license.


PADI Scuba Diver course can be completed in as little as two days. It is a pre-entry level certification - a limited licence. You will be qualified to dive under supervision of a PADI professional to the depth of 12 meters.


PADI Scuba Diver certification is an option if you can't finish your Open Water course or if you don't have the time to do the full course. You can upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification by completing the remainder of the PADI Open Water Diver course any time after your PADI Scuba Diver certification.

Scuba dive training at Chi Fu Fa Yuen swimming pool, Hong Kong Island

Scuba Diver course pool practice covers about two thirds of the skills in the full Open Water course.

Open water diving in Sai Kung, HK

Two open water training dives are required for the PADI Scuba Diver certification.

For PADI Scuba Diver certification you complete part - about 60% - of the PADI Open Water course:


  • one (1) review session (three chapters out of five for the academics)

  • one (1) pool session (three confined water modules out of five)

  • two (2) open water dives in one day out of four dives


Please see the PADI Open Water course page for prerequisites and further info.

How long does it take?


PADI Scuba Diver course can be completed in as little as two or three days, if you are doing it privately or have a ready made group.


Course fees


Group Course      HKD3,500 / person (minimum 2 participants)
Private                HKD5,200 / person (One-on-one with the instructor)


Course fees include professional instruction, PADI Open Water Diver manual, RDP table, log book, use of scuba gear, tanks, weights and weight belts during the course, pool fees, two (2) open water dives and certification processing fee. Transportation to and from pool, pier/shore dive site is not included.


Course material & equipment


PADI Open Water Diver manual, RDP table, log book. Course fee includes the required materials and use of equipment you need.


What you need


Swim suit/trunks and towel for pool and open water dives. A passport photo for certification at the end of the course.


How to sign up


Courses are arranged by request. A group course can be set up with minimum two participants.


Please contact us by email or phone. Our office will direct you to one of our instructors, so you can talk directly, ask questions and arrange a course schedule.

To sign up, you should come to our office to collect the study materials, fill in the paperwork and pay the course fee. It is best to set up a time with your instructor so he/she can take you through the paper work, course requirements, study materials, etc.

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