Scuba diving training involves taking a course from a training agency such as SDI, NAUI, or PADI.
Basic open water scuba diving training is a process of going through classroom lectures and practical exercises and making multiple dives in a pool environment and then in the open water. Once you successfully complete the classroom portion, pass your exam, and complete all of the pool and open water session requirements, you then become a certified diver. Your instructor will provide you with a temporary card until the training agency you certified under sends you your permanent card. You’re then ready to begin your diving adventure.
Once you complete your open water certification, you can move on to an advanced level certification.
When you begin pursuing getting your diving certification, there are a number of questions you may have and there are a number of questions you should ask your dive shop or instructor. See FAQs for some of these questions.