PADI Scuba Diver

From €470

4 or 5 dives

The PADI “Scuba Diver” represents the first step in your diver training.  This certification permits you to evolve underwater, all over the world, under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional.

The course is quick, designed for clients without much time, or those who have very busy schedules.  It is also suited to those who need more than one or two dives to make up their minds about diving.  The Scuba Diver course is, in fact, the first part of the PADI Open Water Diver Course.  It’s therefore easy to upgrade this first certification to become a 100% autonomous diver.

The theory can be done via eLearning before your holiday, meaning we’ll just have to do a check via a quiz, and then dive.  Your studies will be completed by learning specific techniques in the sea.


  • To want to do it.
  • 10 years old.
  • Able to swim.
  • No previous diving experience necessary, you can try diving with the Aqualonde Experience.
  • Be medically fit to dive.

Competences you’ll acquire

  • Look after your diving equipment
  • Evolve correctly in a group of divers
  • Go diving
  • Anticipate and manage problems
  • And lot’s of other stuff!

Course length

4 or 5 dives according to option chosen (can be reduced by one dive if you did the Aqualonde Experience with us)

The course includes

  • Adapted and personalised training
  • Course conducted by a high level professional
  • 4 or 5 half days of training
  • 4 or 5 training dives
  • Theory
  • Continuous assessment (no final exam)
  • Certification costs
  • Equipment hire

The course does not include

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Sun cream or shower gel

Additional options

  • Basic Nitrox course
  • Private training
  • Supplementary training dives

Organisation and booking

RDV at 2.00 or 2.30pm at our dive base in La Londe les Maures.

When you reserve you’ll choose the date of your first lesson.  At the same time we’ll establish the dates of the next two or three lessons (if you want all of the dates please specify whilst booking).

What’s different with Aqualonde?

  • The possibility with the premium version to be guided up to 20 metres and benefit from a double certification!
  • No lifting, your gear is systematically transported with our chariots between the centre and the 10 metres distance to the boats.
  • Hot showers on the boat and in the dive centre changing rooms.
  • Access to the most beautiful and prestigious dive sites of the Mediterranean.  You’ll discover the marine park of “Port Cros” and Porquerolles amongst the Golden Islands, opposite “Fort Bregançon” the residence of the President of the Republic.  The pinnacles (little underwater mountains) or the famous “Gabinière drop off” one of the most protected and richly populated sites in the heart of the “Port Cros” marine reserve.  Or even a wreck called the “Cimentier” (3-15m).  There is something for all tastes, enormous schools of barracuda, from turtles to sunfish via monkfish and groupers and red gorgonians!
  • Many hotels and restaurants nearby, for all budgets.  La Londe Les Maures is at the heart of the Côte d’Azur, between Hyères and St Tropez, in one of the most preserved areas due to the “Port Cros” National Park and the summer residence of the President of the Republic : “Fort Bregançon”.  We’re located on the port, with a big car park, a departure point for the ferries to the Golden Islands and all public transport connections.  There are many other activities available for all of the family while you’re making bubbles!
  • Did you like the equipment you used?  We offer it for sale at competitive prices.

Continue the adventure

Once you’ve got the PADI “Scuba Diver” certification you can gain more independence and dive with a buddy without direct supervision from a PADI Pro by becoming a PADI “Open Water Diver”.  You’ve just got a few more bubbles to liberate!

Price and payment

  • €470:  Standard PADI Scuba Diver course.
  • €570: Premium PADI Scuba Diver course:

Double certification FFESSM (license included) and PADI + 1 extra dive + maximum depth 20 metres.

Scuba Diver

  • Personalised training
  • 4 training dives
  • Practice
  • Theory
  • Insurance
  • PADI certification
  • 1 extra dive
  • Niveau 1 FFESSM certification
  • Access to max depth 20 metres

Scuba Diver

  • Personalised training
  • 4 training dives
  • Practice
  • Theory
  • Insurance
  • PADI certification
  • 1 extra dive
  • Niveau 1 FFESSM certification
  • Access to max depth 20 metres