PADI Training Diver

Scuba diver

Intermediate level between the beginner’s and the PADI first level (Open Water) diploma ; for divers who want to do a quick training course without taking an exam. Dive to18m with an instructor

Open Water Diver

Dive autonomously down to 18m. The open Water is recognised internationally and valid for life.

Advanced open water

Advanced open water : dive down to 30m. Training involves a minimum of 5 speciality dives: Deep, Navigation and 3 others which you can choose. (More than 12 specialites are available: Night diving, Nitrox and so on).


More than 12 specialities : nitrox , wreck , deep …

Rescue diver

Life saver diver, who can organise assistance, help the guide or instructor in case of emergency  et who knows how to react if s/he finds him/herself in difficulty during a dive. The diploma is internationally recognised and valid for life)


life saving course, and not only for divers (international diploma, valid for life)

Master scuba diver

The highest level of (non-professional) diver in the PADI system, awarded to a rescue diver who has validated 5 specialities.

Dive Master

First Professional level, underwater guide.

Assistant d’instructeur

Intermediate level between Dive Master and OWSI.

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