Scuba diving courses are a great way for individuals to learn the skills and knowledge necessary to safely explore the underwater world. These courses range from beginner to advanced levels, and are taught by certified instructors who are trained to provide a safe and enjoyable learning experience. The basic entry level scuba diving course, Open Water Diver, is the most popular and widely recognized course and is the first step for those who want to become certified divers. It typically takes a few days to complete and includes both classroom instruction and in-water training. With the completion of this course, divers will be able to dive independently to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet under the direct supervision of a dive professional. Other courses such as advanced open water diver, rescue diver, dive master and instructor are also available for divers who want to expand their skills and knowledge.