PADI Scuba Diving Course Flow Chart
PADI Course Structure
Below is the PADI Scuba Diving Course pattern of scuba courses offered. It ranges from the Discover Scuba Diving Experience (1 day dive experience) all the way through MSD (Master Scuba Diver) to the PADI professional levels such as PADI Dive Master and PADI Scuba Dive Instructor.
What is the PADI Course Order?
NOTE: That the highest recreational PADI dive level is the Master Scuba Diver (MSD). This is a diver that is certified through to Rescue Diver and EFR techniques and also hold a minimum of 5 PADI specialty diver courses. The speciality courses can be any that PADI offer and then the application to PADI for the Master Scuba Diver rating can be applied for directly.
The first rung on the PADI professional ladder is the Divemaster Course leading all of the way up to PADI Course Director – which is the highest possible PADI Professional diver ranking. A diver must be 18 years of age to begin the climb of the professional diver ladder. Mermaids offer full training through the professional dive courses. DM, OWSI, MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer), PADI Staff Instructor, PADI Master Instructor and even preparation for your Course Director application to PADI. Mermaids Career Development Center can take you all of the way.
Where and how far do you wish to go with your dive career? :-)…….
PADI Specialty Diver Courses:
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course
*NEW* – PADI Digital Underwater Photography Course
PADI Underwater Photography Specialty Divers Course
PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty Course
PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Course
PADI Nitrox Specialty Diver Course
PADI Night Diver Specialty Course
PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course
PADI Multilevel Diver Specialty Course
PADI Equipment Specialist Course
PADI underwater hunter Diver Course – Spear fishing
Advanced Search and Recovery
DPV – Driver Propulsion Vehicle
Distinctive Specialty – PADI FFM ( Full-Face Mask) underwater communication specialty dive
DSAT Tec Deep Basic Specialty Diver Course
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) web site has a lot more information on PADI Specialty Courses.