Explore the underwater world from the surface. 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.
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 course provides basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management and safe skin diving practices.
Inwater training includes various techniques for:
The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), exposure protection like a wet suit and dive weights as needed.
Ask us what equipment you'll use in the course. We have everything you need at Patriot Dive Center.
Before your PADI Skin Diver course you will be supplied with the PADI Discover Snorkeling guide. The guide illustrates various techniques and background knowledge that will be put into action during your course.
To enroll in the PADI Skin Diver course, you must be:
Once you complete the Skin Diver Course, you'll want to check out the PADI Basic Freediver Course to learn more about breath hold diving!