PADI Open Water Diver Course
- Duration :4 Days
- Equipment :Included
- Requirements :To enrol on the PADI Open Water Diver course you need to be at least 10 years old, be able to swim at least 200m without stopping and be able to tread water for 10 minutes. Divers certified between the ages of 10-14 earn a Junior Diver certification.
COURSE OVERVIEW :
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. Similar to driving a car, scuba diving requires specific knowledge, skills and training. A PADI Open Water Diver certification allows you to seek adventure anywhere where there’s water.
The PADI Open Water Certification is recognised in more countries around the world than any other diving certification and is your ticket to discover what the underwater world has to offer from beautiful coral reefs, historical ship wrecks to swimming with graceful manta rays. During the course, you’ll make four pool dives and four Open Water dives at a local dive site under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
What you’ll learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving. This can also be done via e-learning, see below.
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the underwater world.
As a result, you will become a confident and skilled diver who can assemble and use scuba gear, descend and ascend safely, manage your buoyancy and handle common problems. You’ll also begin to understand and appreciate the delicate marine ecosystems and respectfully approach marine life.
If you’ve participated in a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
E-Learn before You Dive
Discounts are available for anyone who has signed up to PADI e-Learning and has associated the course to us through the online portal.
For more information on eLearning Click Here
The Scuba Gear You Will Use
All the equipment you will need is provided for the PADI Open Water Diving course. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask and snorkel, fins, a wetsuit, a buoyancy compensating jacket (BCD) that carries the scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and gauges to monitor depth and air supply. Your PADI instructor will also give you an introduction into using dive computers and compasses.
You will also need to complete a standard PADI Medical form which may require a doctor’s signature to say you are fit to dive if you have any pertinent medical history. If you’ve never suffered from any of the conditions listed, you can sign it yourself.
Continue The Adventure…
Now you’re an excited certified PADI Open Water Diver, where do you go from here? You have the option of moving onto the PADI Advanced Open Water diver course, where you will increase your diving experience and develop your underwater skills or you can start getting specific with one of the many PADI Specialty Diving courses.