PADI Course Catalog All DisciplinesScuba DivingFreedivingTechnical DivingOther All Experience LevelsYouthBeginnerContinuing EducationProfessional All Course TypesIntroductory ExperienceCertification CourseSpecialty CourseRefresher Course Apply Open Water Diver Diver certification begins here. Start with PADI's online eLearning course. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean/lake) dives. Scuba Diver This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Diver course. If you're short on time but really want to become a diver, the PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you. Emergency First Response Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Discover Scuba Diving A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn all the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver. Skin Diver Learn snorkeling and skin diving techniques including checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives. Basic Freediver Learn basic freediving principles and focus on practicing breathhold techniques in a pool or confined water site. Freediver Your first step toward discovering why freediving is becoming a popular way to explore beneath the waves. No previous freediving course is required.