PADI Scuba Courses

Course Prerequisites:

Anyone in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can earn the PADI Open Water Certification. The minimum age requirement is 15 years old; for those under 15 there is the PADI Jr. Open Water Diver Certification available.

Course Components:

The PADI Open Water Course is separated into 3 components; 1) theory, 2) confined water training and 3) open water dives.

Theory: Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving by watching the Open Water Course DVD, completing the knowledge development sessions and passing the Open Water Course Exam.

Confined Water Training: There are 5 sessions in the swimming pool. Your Instructor will introduce you to diving equipment and demonstrate the skills and techniques necessary to become proficient in the water. Once you have mastered the skills in the pool you will take your newfound knowledge and apply it in the ocean.

Open Water Dives: There are 4 open water dives required for certification as a PADI Open Water Diver. During the 4 dives you will demonstrate your diving skills to your instructor, but don’t worry it’s not all skill work; afterwards your Instructor will take you on a guided tour of some of the best diving that Fiji has to offer.

Upon successful completion of all 3 components of the course, you will have earned the certification of PADI Open Water Diver; valid worldwide, this will allow you to book dive slots, rent equipment or purchase air fills.

PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course Schedule:

Day 1 – Theory/Confined Water Training
Day 2 – Theory/Confined Water Training
Day 3 – Open Water Dive 1 & 2
Day 4 – Open Water Dive 3 & 4

PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course Fee: FJ$ 960.00

Course Fee includes the use of all required PADI materials, 5 confined water dives, 4 open water dives, all required scuba equipment and PADI Certification Card upon successful completion.

Don’t want to waste your vacation in the classroom? Check out the PADI Open Water Referral Program!  Complete the theory and confined water training at home and make the 4 open water dives required for certification in world famous Beqa Lagoon here in Fiji.

Course Prerequisites:

Anyone in good health, reasonably fit and comfortable in the water can earn the PADI Open Water Certification. The minimum age requirement is 15 years old; for those under 15 there is the PADI Jr. Open Water Course available.

Course Components:

Upon arrival at Beqa Adventure Divers, your instructor will check your documentation of  completed theory and confined water training.  After a quick review of your knowledge and skills, it’s time to hit the ocean and make the 4 open water dives required for certification. During the 4 dives you will demonstrate your diving skills to your instructor, but don’t worry it’s not all skill work; afterwards your Instructor will take you on a guided tour of some of the best diving that Fiji has to offer.

PADI Open Water Diver Referral Course Fee: FJ$ 760.00

Course Fee includes the use of all required PADI materials, 4 open water dives, all required scuba equipment and PADI Certification Card upon successful completion.

The PADI Adventures in Diving Program is your gateway to acquiring more diving knowledge and underwater skills and offers two levels of certification, PADI Adventure Diver and PADI Open Water Certification.

The PADI Adventure Diver rating is earned by successfully completing any three adventure dives. If you want to give wreck diving a go or perhaps try your hand at underwater videography, then the PADI Adventure Diver Course is for you.

Course Prerequisites:

Must be PADI Open Water Diver certified or equivalent. For those under 15 years of age there is the Jr. Adventure Diver rating available.

Course Components:

The PADI Adventure Diver Course consists of two components; theory and open water dives.

The theory consists of learning the principles of your chosen adventure dives from the Adventures in Diving DVD/Manual and completing the appropriate knowledge reviews.

During the open water dives you will hone your current diving skills and put into practise your new knowledge, all this while diving among the stunning and prolific life in Beqa Lagoon.

PADI Adventure Dives Available:

AWARE-Fish Identification
Boat Diver
Deep Diver
Drift Diver
Multilevel Diver
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search & Recovery Diver
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Underwater Photographer (own camera required)
Underwater Videographer (own camera required)
Wreck Diver

PADI Adventure Diver Course Fee: FJ$ 730.00

Course Fee includes the use of all required PADI materials, 3 open water dives, all required scuba equipment (except cameras) and PADI Certification Card upon successful completion.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is your gateway to acquiring more diving knowledge and underwater skills .

The PADI Advanced Open Water Dive certification is earned by successfully completing the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and any other three Adventure Dives. Earning the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver rating opens up a new level of diving for you by giving you new skills and knowledge. By being more experienced and comfortable in the water you will find that you enjoy your diving even more!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Prerequisites:
Must be PADI Open Water Diver certified or equivalent. For those under 15 years of age there is the PADI Jr. Advanced Open Water Diver Certification available.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Components:
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course consists of two components; theory and open water dives.

The theory consists of learning the principles of your chosen adventure dives from the PADI Advanced Open Water DVD/Manual and completing the appropriate knowledge reviews.

During the open water dives you will hone your current diving skills and put into practise your new knowledge; all this while diving among the stunning and prolific life in Beqa Lagoon.

The new updated PADI course also include the Thinking Like a Diver video and chapter. Completing this first will give the tools to start thinking like an experienced, prudent diver including; planning dives, developing and applying situational awareness, managing task loading and maintaining good diving habits. You will discuss these principles with your instructor before each of your open water Adventure Dives.

The following two PADI Adventure Dives are compulsory for the Advanced Open Water certification:

Deep Diving – Ever wondered about venturing deeper than 18m/60ft? On the deep dive you’ll learn what’s involved when selecting equipment, determining dive objectives, underwater techniques and all important safety factors.

Underwater Navigator – Knowing more about where you are underwater can be incredibly useful and a lot of fun! On the underwater navigation dive you’ll learn about compass and natural navigation so you can put this into practice on all your subsequent diving experiences.

Then a choice of three additional PADI Adventure Dives are available from the following;

AWARE Shark Conservation – Learn about the issues facing shark populations both globally and locally here in Fiji. Also learn about what is being done at our very own Shark Reef Marine Reserve in terms of ongoing research and protection for these magnificent creatures.

Boat Diving – Have you ever got on a boat and wondered what should be there, what to do and when? The boat adventure dive will open your eyes to what to look out for when diving from a new boat, plus how to make your boat dives more effective and enjoyable.

Digital Underwater Imaging (own camera required) – Do you want to get more out of your GoPro footage or camera stills? The Digital Underwater Imaging dive will information on how to set up your own system for better results, tips to use underwater and how to care for your camera to keep it good as new for as long as possible.

Drift Diving – Many dive sites in the world (including some in the Beqa Lagoon) will experience current either some or all of the time. In order to dive these sites safely and enjoyably you can complete what is called a Drift dive. In this dive you will learn how to safely execute a drift dive and also what you need to do have and do in order to prepare for one.

Enriched Air Diving – Would you like to experience longer bottom times at depth and learn how to analyse and use Nitrox safely? If so you can complete your Enriched Air certification alongside the Advanced Open Water course, and earn two certification cards instead of one. You would need to sign up and pay separately for Enriched Air eLearning and an additional charge of FJ $50 on top of the course price would be required for your Enriched Air tank for your Enriched Air Adventure Dive.

Fish Identification – Have you ever wondered what that big blue fish with the yellow fins is actually called? This adventure dive will introduce you to the fish families and give you a head start when it comes to using fish identification books to uncover exactly what you are looking at. Be warned, once you start with this, you will want to know exactly what everything underwater is called!

Peak Performance Buoyancy – Are you starting your advanced course with just a few dives and still feel a little uncomfortable underwater? Do you have no idea how much weight you should be wearing whilst diving? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive is perfect for you. We will get you properly weighted and spend an entire dive practising the most important skill in diving, being able to effortlessly achieve neutral buoyancy. Once you have mastered this diving becomes all about what you are seeing with the diving itself as second nature.

Search & Recovery Diving – Do you enjoy using compasses and like a challenge? Search and Recovery diving teaches you how to use search patterns to locate small and large objects in a variety of diving conditions, how to select the right pattern and how to safely raise objects that may be found underwater. It will also give you a glimpse of how you can apply these skills beyond Advanced Open Water in courses such as Rescue Diver.

Underwater Naturalist – Have you ever wanted to know more about the underwater world in terms of ecology and ecosystems? The underwater naturalist dive introduces you to the underwater ecosystem in more depth including information about how to interact with aquatic life, hazardous marine life and animal behaviours. It also teaches how you can become an underwater ambassador and protect what you love to look at.

Wreck Diving – Are you interested in history? Would you like to explore a wreck? Well here in the Beqa Lagoon we have a choice of three wrecks we can take you to as part of the Advanced Open Water course (conditions permitting). Our instructors favourite is the Tasu II wreck at our dive site 7 Sisters. As part of this dive you can explore the 30m longline fishing vessel that was purposefully sunk 20 years ago. Marvel at the marine life that has made this wreck their permanent home and note the hazards and features of this artificial reef. It also offers some great photo opportunities should you have your own camera.

PADI Advanced Open Water and The Fiji Shark Dive
Our instructors can combine The Fiji Shark Dive into the PADI Advanced Open Water course upon request (additional FJ$25 Marine Park Levy Required). The Boat, Deep, AWARE Shark Conservation, Digital Underwater Imaging and Fish Identification dives can all be conducted on The Fiji Shark Dive excursions. However only one shark dive excursion can be included on the Advanced Open Water course.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course Fee: FJ$ 880.00
Course Fee includes the use of all required PADI materials, 5 open water dives, all required scuba equipment (except cameras) and PADI Certification Card upon successful completion.

What would you do if another diver needed help in the water? Not really sure? Then the PADI Rescue Diver Course will teach you the skills and knowledge required to make decisions when it really counts; you will learn to look out for the safety of other divers around you. Yes, the PADI Rescue Diver Course is a serious program; however, having the confidence in your skills and knowledge makes it one of the most rewarding courses to take.

Course Prerequisites:

Must be PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certified or equivalent and have completed a sanctioned CPR course within the past 24 months. For those aged between 12 and 15 years old there is the PADI Jr. Rescue Diver Certification available.

Course Components:

The PADI Rescue Diver Course is separated into 3 different components: theory, confined water training and open water training.

The theory introduces you to the principles of rescue skills with the Rescue Diver DVD/manual, knowledge development sessions and the Rescue Diver Exam. The confined water and open water training is hands-on practical training. Throughout all the sessions you will learn how to prevent problems from occurring, and if needed how to handle any dive emergency.

PADI Rescue Diver Course Fee: FJ$ 970.00

Course Fee includes the use of all required PADI materials, confined water training, open water training, all required scuba equipment and PADI Certification Card upon successful completion.

Why not consider taking one of the many PADI Specialty Diver Courses available and take your diving to the next level? You can already go ahead and explore the aquatic realm with your current certification, but imagine how much more fun and enjoyment you could gain if you knew just that little bit more about what you are seeing down there. There is a multitude of PADI Specialties available, something to suit everyone’s taste from Wreck Diving to AWARE Fish Identification. The PADI Specialty program is all about diving, so you will be in the water doing what you love most.

Course Prerequisites:

Depending on your chosen PADI Specialty, you must hold either PADI Open Water or PADI Advanced Open Water Certification or equivalent. For those under 15 years of age, there are PADI Jr. Specialty Certifications available.

Courses Available:

AWARE Fish Identification
AWARE Coral reef Conservation
Boat Diver
Deep Diver
Drift Diver
Equipment Specialist
Multilevel Diver
Oxygen First Aid
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Search & Recovery
Underwater Naturalist
Underwater Navigator
Underwater Photographer
Wreck Diver

PADI Specialty Diver Course Fees: Prices available upon request.

Looking to turn your pastime into your career? Then take the first step into the world of PADI professionals and become a PADI Divemaster. Mentoring you through the program is a PADI Instructor who will train you in the skills, knowledge and qualities required of a PADI Divemaster. Upon successful completion of the program, as a PADI Divemaster you can take your skills worldwide and work in dive stores, dive resorts and liveaboard dive vessels.

Course Prerequisites:

• PADI Rescue Diver Certification or equivalent
• Medical clearance signed by a doctor
• Minimum 18 years old
• Minimum of 20 logged dives

Course Components:

The PADI Divemaster program is divided into 3 different components, theory, confined water training and open water training.

The theory introduces you to the qualities and knowledge required of a PADI Divemaster. With the use of the Divemaster DVDs and manual you will cover topics such as diving physics, diving physiology, diving equipment etc.

The confined water training and open water training will bring your dive skills up to the standards needed for demonstration and for leading divers on guided dives. You will complete various water skills and stamina exercises, testing your problem solving, organisational and leadership abilities.

The culmination of the course involves some hands on divemastering experience with our crew at Beqa Adventure Divers.

Upon successful completion of the PADI Divemaster Exams, all confined water and open water exercises; you will have become one of the most sought after individuals in the diving industry, a PADI Divemaster.

PADI Divemaster Certification Course Fee: FJ $1,900.00

Course Fee includes the all PADI materials, confined water training, 6 open water dives, all required scuba equipment and hands on experience with Beqa Adventure Divers’ crew.

Course Fee does not include PADI Divemaster application fee (ask for current PADI fee), Shark Reef Marine Reserve Levy (FJ$25 per day in Reserve).

The PADI Enriched Air Diver (nitrox) course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course.

As PADI’s most popular specialty diver program, the Enriched Air Nitrox course teaches you the skills and knowledge of diving with gases that have an increased amount of Oxygen than in air. Breathing Enriched Air Nitrox helps you get more out of your diving experience by extending your no decompression limits whilst receiving the physiological benefits of breathing higher levels of Oxygen.

Course Prerequisites:

To qualify for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course, an individual must:

1. Be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver* or have a qualifying certification from another training organization.
2. Be 15 years of age or older.

Course Components:

The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course is designed to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“nitrox”) for no stop recreational diving. The program addresses the use of enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen, with emphasis on enriched air with 32 and 36 percent oxygen.

The training is classroom based and utilises the Enriched Air Diver DVD, manual and RDP 32% and 36%.

The DVD and manual will cover the benefits and safety considerations of diving with Enriched Air and hands-on practical learning will cover how to analyse and label Enriched Air cylinders.

PADI Enriched Air Diver Certification Course Fee: FJ$ 600.00

Course Fee includes the use of all required PADI materials and PADI Certification Card upon successful completion.

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