How do I get scuba dive certified?

Answer Find a Certifying SourceContact a credible scuba dive certifying organization. Call the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for assistance on finding a responsible certifying orga... Read More »

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Do you need to be certified to scuba dive?

Although dive training with a certified dive school is strongly recommended, you can buy your own scuba equipment and dive in whatever body of water is accessible to you. There is no legal requirem... Read More »

How old do you need to be to scuba dive?

You must be at least 10 years old to take scuba diving lessons with a Professional Association of Diving Instructors certified teacher. Children ages 10 to 14 can qualify for PADI Junior Open Water... Read More »

Can I scuba dive if I am overweight?

Overweight individuals can scuba dive. However, overweight divers must wear heavy weight belts to counteract buoyancy--which means expending more energy and wearing heavier oxygen tanks. Doctors at... Read More »

How far down can you scuba dive?

The standard depth limit for recreational scuba diving is 130 feet, although many recreational dive tables extend to 138 feet. Technical divers, with more training and specialized equipment, can di... Read More »