We spend a lot of time and effort getting to know the equipment we use in scuba diving.  What about that one irreplaceable piece of kit? How much do we know about how the human diver works?   PADI Psychological Diver is an informational course to help divers be more aware in their diving.

What is …

This course a PADI distinctive specialty written by Laura Walton to inform divers about theories of behaviour and learning.  Take the course to understand why we do what we do as scuba divers. Improve your choice and awareness and take control of your diving and training.

How do I take PADI Psychological Diver?

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The course works similarly to other dive training courses. There is elearning, followed by a classroom session and various options for integrating the learning into your practice.

Start with the elearning: “Psychology for Scuba Divers”

All of the theory is covered in the “Psychology for Scuba Divers” course. You can take this on it’s own, or book as part of the PADI Psychological Diver Course.

To receive the certification you will need to attend in-person with an Instructor for the course.

It’s also perfectly okay to take the elearning on it’s own, although you won’t get a PADI card, you will gain a lot of insight, perspective and theory. Consider reading the reviews from previous students to see if that would be useful to you.


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After completing the elearning, attend a half-day/evening workshop, to check your learning, ask any questions and talk about how our diving experiences fit with the theory.

Availability is currently limited. Contact for more details and complete the request form below.

Where can I find out more?

Then check out the elearning by following the link below. There you can read the course description, see an overview of lessons and sign up to the preview.

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