PADI Courses – Island Divers PADI Courses

Bubblemaker Program

Kids – bring your parents diving! For young adventurers like you, the Bubblemaker Program is an introduction to the thrill of breathing underwater. If you’re eight or nine years of age, now is your chance to take the plunge with a PADI instructor and go diving in the pool.

Whether it’s a glass of milk, bubblegum or submerged beneath the water – you can’t help blowing bubbles! So try blowing bubbles our way. Start on the right fin, jump into the PADI Bubblemaker program today.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving program

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI professional in pool or pool-like conditions. During your adventure, you’ll master some basic concepts and scuba skills and might even head off to experience an open water adventure.


What do I need to start?

Minimum age: 10

A completed and signed Discover Scuba Diving brochure


What will I do?

When you participate in a Discover Scuba Diving program, you discover the excitement and adventure – freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the “weightless” exhilaration of breathing underwater. Only a diver knows the feeling!

PADI Scuba Diver

Thinking of getting certified for an upcoming vacation but don’t have the time to put in a regular diver course? Now there’s a quick and easy program designed especially for you! This is your chance to slap on some fins, strap on a mask and experience intense adventure in a short amount of time.

Why PADI Scuba Diver?

The PADI Scuba Diver program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple of  times a year.

As a subprogram of the PADI Open Water Diver program, the PADI Scuba Diver rating allows you to get certified quickly and easily by minimizing time constraints. With the PADI Scuba Diver certification you can dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional on your next vacation or dive trip.

What do I need to start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonable fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a Scuba Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Scuba Diver program available.

Minimum Age: 10


What will I do?

Throughout the course, you’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing pool dives, knowledge development sessions and by making two open water dives.

Open Water Diver

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or a PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

What do I need to start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonable fit and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

What will I do?

Throughout the course you’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives.

Adventure Diver Program

Want to take diving to the next level? Well, look no further! Become a PADI Adventure Diver today and start experiencing the exciting adventures the world of diving has to offer.

The Adventure Diver program is the perfect opportunity to gain additional experience and skills under the guidance of a PADI professional.

To become a PADI Adventure Diver you need your PADI Open Water Certification (or equivalent) and the desire to experience thrilling adventures.  This in-water performance based program includes a total of three dives from the list below.

  • If you’re 15 or older and a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) then you’re ready for the Adventure Diver program.
  • Or, if you’re a PADI Junior Open Water Diver or equivalent and between the ages of 12 and 14, there’s the PADI Junior Adventure Diver program.

After successfully completing the program, you’ll receive the PADI Adventure Diver certification. Now take the next step! Complete two more adventure dives (must include deep and navigation) and become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.

PADI Scuba Review

PADI Scuba Review program is designed to get you back in the water – comfortably! You will benefit from a Scuba Review experience if you’re:

A certified diver and have been out of the water for a while.

  • Looking to refresh your dive skills and knowledge.
  • PADI Scuba Diver or a referral student diver and want to earn your Open Water Certification.
  • Experienced diver seeking certification.

PADI Scuba Review program consists of two parts – a Knowledge Review and a Confined Water Skills Review.

The Knowledge Review segment covers basic safety information you learned during your entry-level training. The only material you need is the Scuba Tune Up Multimedia or the guidebook.

The Confined Water Skills Review will give you the opportunity to practice basic scuba skills. With guidance from a PADI instructor, you will update and fine-tune your diving skills.

There is also an optional supervised open water dive.

This recommended dive offers the opportunity to obtain an environmental orientation to a local site from a PADI member as well as the comfort of supervised diving.


Advanced Open Water Diver

After your five dives, you’ll be more experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.


What do I need to start?

PADI Open Water Diver Certification (or qualifying certification from another organization).

Minimum age: 15 (12 for PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)


What will I do?

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the Deep Adventure Dive and three of the following:

–          Altitude Diver

–          Boat Diver

–          Drift Diver

–          Deep Diver

–          Dry Suit Diver

–          Diver Propulsion Vehicle

–          Multilevel Diver

–          Night Diver

–          Peak Performance Buoyancy

–          Search and Recovery Diver

–          Underwater Naturalist

–          Underwater Videographer

–          Underwater Photographer

–          Underwater Navigator

–          AWARE Fish Identification

–          Wreck Diver

Rescue Diver with Emergency First Response

The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience beyond purely recreational level because you’ll learn to look beyond yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence.

What will I do?

  • Rescue diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. During the five open water sessions you’ll cover:
  • Self rescue and diver stress
  • Dive first aid
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Swimming and non-swimming assists
  • Panicked diver response
  • Underwater problems
  • Missing diver procedures
  • Surfacing the unconscious diver
  • In water artificial respiration
  • Egress (exits)
  • First aid procedures for pressure related accidents.
  • Dive accident scenarios


Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response gives you the tools you need to perform CPR and First Aid. Whether you’re a diver or a non-diver, Emergency First Response prepares you to properly handle potentially life-threatening situations.
What do I need to start?

  • No dive certification required
  • No minimum age limit

What will I do?


This comprehensive program is composed of two core modules that can be taught in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response – Primary Care and Emergency First Response– Secondary Care. Together, these courses proved extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid as well as providing the optional yet recommended. Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Emergency Oxygen Sections.



Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develop your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can PADI Divemasters do?

  • Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
  • Assist PADI Instructors with students
  • Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers
  • Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 20 logged dives
  • 18 years old

What will I do?

Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions

Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water

Training exercises to test organization and problem solving abilities

An internship or series of practical training exercises.