PADI Dive Courses

Blue Starfish Dive Centre

The Blue Starfish Dive Centre at Lalati Resort and Spa is a full service PADI Resort and Training centre. We are able to offer all PADI courses from introductory level all the way up to Divemaster including the most popular specialities. You can contact us by email with any questions you may have regarding courses and their content – or, if you just have a fishy question or two!

PADI eLearning

With PADI eLearning you can complete the theory portion of your dive courses online at home prior to arriving here in Fiji. Finish the sections at your own pace and save your vacation time for what vacation time should be! The eLearning system allows you to work through the theory fully supported by one of our instructors here via email ensuring any questions or queries you may have are answered promptly. Using PADI eLearning can reduce the time spent completing your course on vacation by up to 2 days!

Open Water Diving

The PADI Open water course is the Entry level diving certification. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Start your scuba certification online.Once qualified an individual can dive worldwide to a maximum depth of 18 meters. PADI Open Water divers can dive with buddies but unsupervised by a Divemaster or above if they wish.

  • Location: Swimming Pool (or Confined Water Area), Open Water Dive Site
  • Course Duration: 3 – 5 Days (depending on personal progress)
  • Course Structure:
  • (5) Theory Sessions (DVD’s, Quizzes and Knowledge Reviews) – can be completed online
  • (1) Final Exam – can be completed online
  • (5) Confined water or Pool sessions
  • (4) Open Water Dives
  • (1) inwater float or tread water (10 mins)
  • (1) 200m swim
  • Minimum Age: 15 years old. 10-12 years for Junior Certification

Open Water Advanced Diving

The PADI Advanced Open Water program provides divers with a structured means to explore special diving interests and gain and broaden dive experience. The program allows student divers to customize their training path and learn various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities as divers.

  • Location: open water dive sites
  • Course Duration: 2 Days minimum
  • Course Structure:
  • (5) Theory Sessions – Knowledge Reviews only – can be completed online
  • (5) Open Water Dives (Two of which must be Deep and Navigation – other 3 are diver’s choice)
  • Course Pre-requisites: PADI Open Water Diver or Equivalent
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years Old

Rescue Diving

The PADI Rescue Diver course is a pivotal step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. Rescue Diver training expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. At the Rescue Diver level, students are ready to learn to manage more complex dive emergencies and to apply direct intervention techniques to assist others in an emergency. By its nature, the course is demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Although the nature and context in which rescue training may be used is serious, the course should be an enjoyable challenge that builds diver confidence.

  • Location: Swimming Pool or Confined Water Area, Open Water Dive Site
  • Course Duration: 3 Days minimum
  • Course Structure:
  • (5) Theory Sessions – Knowledge Reviews and DVD’s – can be completed online
  • (1) Final Exam
  • (10) Rescue Training Sessions
  • (2) Open Water Scenario’s
  • Course Pre-requisites: PADI Advanced Open Water or Equivalent. Must hold current, or complete a First Aid certification including CPR prior to practical section 2 of the course.
  • Minimum Age: 12 Years Old