The PADI System of Diver Training
As a full-service PADI Dive Center, Scubawest is dedicated to excellence in
diver training at all levels, from beginner, through continuing diver education,
all the way to professional-level certification.
This section will describe the several options open to those who are not yet
certified divers and even for those who know they never will be. Scuba diving
used to be something like being an astronaut -- easier to want than to have.
But since those days, technology and training methods have developed as much
in the field of recreational diving as they have in the field of home computers!
Even children as young as ten can safely participate in this extraordinary sport!
If you are interested in completing the academic and confined water portions
of your PADI Open Water Course at home, then coming to St. Croix and Scubawest
to complete your open water dives during the first two days of your dive vacation,
click on "Start Diving!" to learn the details!
Advanced Diver Training
Everything beyond the entry level! Specialty diver courses can make dive vacations
that much more exciting and fun. And every certified diver should consider the
Master Scuba Diver certification -- the highest non-professional certification
level a recreational diver can achieve. The Master Scuba Diver Track includes
all certification levels between Open Water Diver and professional-level certification.
And for those divers who have been away from the sport for some time and would
like an instructor-guided reintroduction, Advanced Diver Training is the place
to be! Or... Click on the Course or Program track that interests you for detailed