We can offer many PADI Diving Course qualifications, and where better to study diving than the Wakatobi Marine National Park!? So if you want to try diving for the first time and get an internationally recognized qualification, or if you are already a keen diver and feel it is time to take your diving qualification one step further, then come and visit us for a fun diving packed holiday at Patuno Resort Wakatobi. Study hard and let the beautiful Wakatobi white sand beaches and warm clear blue waters be your classroom!
Confined water dives are for learning basic scuba skills and are generally taught in swimming pools but at Patuno Resort Wakatobi you will take your confined water dives in sheltered shallow waters close to one of the Wakatobi’s most beautiful coral reefs. This gives you the opportunity to start experiencing all that the Wakatobi underwater paradise has to offer right from the start of your scuba diving adventure.
Below is a list of PADI Dive Courses offered at Patuno Resort Wakatobi:
PADI Scuba Diver Course
This dive course takes 2 days and includes 2 dives along with some basic dive theory. It is the ideal option if you don’t have much time but would like to give Scuba Diving a go. If you only have a weekend in the Wakatobi and you don't want to miss out on experiencing Wakatobi diving then this is the course for you.
PADI Open Water Course
This dive course takes 4 days and includes between 3 and 5 confined water dive sessions and 4 open water dives (on some of the Wakatobi's best dive sites!), along with basic dive theory classes, module quizzes, and a final exam. Most divers take this diving course as their first PADI diving qualification, and there is no pre-requisite to taking this course. Upon completion of this dive course you will have an internationally recognized diving license which is valid for life. The PADI Open Water Certification allows you to dive up to a depth of 18 meters anywhere in the world.
PADI Advanced Open Water Course
This dive course takes 2 days and includes 5 dives. This is the next step after taking the PADI Open Water Course and it is a very fun course. It doesn’t include a lot of theory and it is designed to improve your diving skills and give you some diving experience after finishing the PADI Open Water Course. On the PADI Advanced Open Water Course at Patuno Resort Wakatobi you will do; a night dive, a navigation dive, a peak performance buoyancy dive, a deep dive (to 30m), and a PADI Aware Fish Identification dive. Upon completion of the PADI Advanced Course you will be certified to dive up to a depth of 30 meters.
PADI Rescue Diver Course
This course takes 4 days and teaches you how to deal with a whole range of emergency situations which may occur when diving. It comprises of a theory exam and many in-water practical exercises. We also train you in Emergency First Response (EFR) and First Aid for which you will receive a certificate at the end of the course. It is a fun course with many scenario role-plays and will increase the confidence of any diver. You will come away knowing what to do should an emergency occur. This course is highly recommended for all keen scuba divers and it is necessary to complete 20 logged dives before enrolling on the PADI Rescue Course.
PADI Dive Master Course
The PADI Dive Master course is the next step after the PADI Rescue Course and it is particularly appropriate for scuba divers who are interested in becoming professional scuba divers. The prerequisite is 60 logged dives and the course generally takes a minimum of 12 days, and can take up to 1 month depending on individual diver skills and experience. If you are interested in taking this dive course please contact us for more details. When contacting us please include info regarding your current diving license, your current number of logged dives, info on how long you have been diving for, info on where you have been diving, and info on how long you have to take the course with an idea of your dates. We will then get back to you with a tailor made itinerary and quote for the PADI Dive Master Course.
All dive course rates include:
- Dive equipment rental for the duration of the course
- PADI license card & fees
- PADI course manual and all learning materials
- PADI Instructor and mentor