PADI - The Way the World Learns to Dive™

PADI Courses

Scuba Lessons, Training and Going Pro 

Whether you want to try scuba diving, become a PADI Master Scuba Diver or Go Pro, let the PADI scuba diving experts guide you to your goal.

  • New to scuba?  Check out the Start Diving area.
  • Want to improve your skills and continue the adventure?  Browse the Keep Diving section.
  • Ready to get a life and a dream career?  Go to Teach Diving.

Choose from a wide range of PADI scuba certification courses with flexible study options including online courses to accommodate your busy schedule:

  • Online courses for convenience and the ability to start right this minute!
  • Most popular specialty courses and receive special offers!
  • Professional level courses to become a divemaster, scuba instructor and further your professional leadership career.
  • Technical courses for gas blending, deep diving and rebreather diving.

As a PADI Diver, you carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted.

Dive into the scuba guide below or start your scuba course online right now!

PADI Courses Flow Chart


PADI Courses Flowchart Skin Diver Discover Scuba Diving Bubblemaker (8 yrs+) Seal Team (8 yrs+) Discover Snorkeling DUP Project AWARE Specialist Project AWARE PADI Scuba Diver Open Water Diver Underwater Videographer Enriched Air Diver Emergency Oxygen Provider Equipment Specialist NG Diver Multilevel Diver Altitude Diver PADI Sidemount Peak Performance Bouyancy Underwater Naturalist Underwater Photographer Underwater Navigator Dry Suit Diver Drift Diver DUP Aware Fish Identification Boat Diver Night Diver Advanced Open Water Diver Adventure Diver Rescue Diver Master Scuba Diver Wreck Diver Deep Diver EFR Instructor Trainer EFR Instructor Emergency First Response Provider Scuba Review Tec Sidemount Cavern Diver Ice Diver Search and Recovery Course Director Master Instructor IDC Staff Instructor Master Scuba Diver Trainer Assistant Instructor Specialty Instructor Divemaster Open Water Scuba Instructor Semiclosed Rebreather Image Map