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Level 4 – Scuba Skills Programme

Minimum Age: 10yrs
Time: 9 hours (3 x 3hrs)
Max participants: 8
Cost per group: £495.00
Approx cost per person per hour: £10.32

Getting your teeth into scuba diving

The Scuba Skills programme is an excellent way to wet the appetite for diving. The programme consists of academic sessions as well as pool training. Your young people will be encouraged to use the pool sessions to practice real world diving skills and gain experience in the use of scuba equipment. This programme includes a diving logbook to document all parts of their training. It also allows them to get a real feel of scuba diving and can be easily up-graded to the PADI Scuba Diver at any time.

To Start…

What do they need to start?

It is a good idea, although not a necessity, to complete either Level 2 or 3 before progressing onto the Level 4 Scuba Skills Programme. That way the young people taking part already have some basic experience of scuba diving before they start. This makes for an easier progression onto the more complex and demanding skills introduced at this level.


What will they do?

The Scuba Skills Programme is the first part of the PADI Scuba Diving programme and is therefore an excellent way to introduce academic sessions to your group. They will learn the basic fundamentals, followed by more advanced safety procedures covering the many aspects of scuba diving. They will also complete all the pool based skills taken from the PADI Scuba Diver programme including buoyancy, mask and breathing skills, self rescue and buddy skills.


How long will it take?

Each three hour session consists of one hour in the classroom covering the academic portion, followed by a two hour pool session.


What will they need to bring along with them?

Just a swimming costume, a towel and a sense of adventure, we supply the rest. There are three forms that we will need to have completed by each person before the start of the programme. One of these forms is a full self certification medical form. For any young person under the age of 18yrs these will need to be completed and signed by a parent or guardian prior to the first session. These forms are available for download here. If you have any questions regarding these forms or the medical statement, please call us at the centre for further guidance.

What’s next?

What can they do after the Scuba Skills Programme?

The Scuba Skills Programme is part of the PADI Scuba Diver. If your young people have completed their training up to this point they are only a short way from a world wide recognised certification in scuba diving. The programme can be upgraded to the PADI Scuba Diver at anytime during and up to six months after the finish of the Scuba Skills Programme.

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