This is how it works. The course consists of 3 chapters in the small course book, 3 sessions in the pool (which can be combined in longer sessions or split in multiple short sessions) and two dives in open water. This can be competed in approximately 3 days. The minimum age is 10. Junior divers receive a restricted certification.
Your instructor will want a completed medical statement from you. In some regions a medical statement with only “no” answers will be sufficient for participation in the course. In other regions a medical signed and stamped by a medical doctor will be required and must unconditionally say that you are fit for diving.
You start your course by downloading the book and reading it. After you have finished a chapter, you can test your knowledge by doing a small 10 question test. Bring your answers to your SCUBA C&P Instructor to have them corrected. Your instructor will then explain all missed answers to assure that your understanding of diving theory is adequate.
If you prefer to read your book on paper, then ask your instructor. The price for the paper version of this book is €10.90. If you cannot find a SCUBA C&P instructor in your area, then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Your instructor has more questionnaires available if you wish to practice more. To complete the theory part of the course, you will have to pass an exam under the supervision of your instructor. The minimum score for passing is 80%.
For the sessions in the pool and in the open water you will require diving equipment. You can buy your own set. Many divers prefer to use rental equipment at first. After you have some experience, you will have a better idea of what equipment suits you best.
After completion of your course you will sign a statement that you are aware that your maximum depth is 12 metres and that you are only allowed to dive while accompanied by a diving professional.
You will then receive your Scuba Diver certification.