PADI Skin Diver
The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get – and keep – your fins wet
While snorkeling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkelers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal.
To enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course, you must be:
♦ At least 8 years old
♦ Comfortable in the water
What You Learn
The Fun Part
The best part is learning to use your mask, fins and snorkel so you don’t miss a moment of underwater action. Whether you’re looking at your local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, you’ll have a new perspective on just about every body of water. You can use your new aquatic skills to explore a brand new world during an optional open water dive. And, when you’ve finished the course, you’ll get a PADI Skin Diver certification card for your efforts and be ready for your next adventure.
The Gear You Use
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, exposure protection like a wetsuit and dive weights as needed.
Semper DIVE! can provide you with all of the equipment you’ll need.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Skin Diver course doesn’t have any required materials, but you’ll enjoy the PADI Discover the Underwater World video. The video covers all of the great reasons to jump in and includes tips that will come in handy once you hit the water. A companion piece is The Snorkeler’s Field Guide. This handy booklet illustrates various underwater environments along with their common aquatic life.