Don’t just dream it. Dive it! 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.
As a Open Water Diver, you will have the skills, knowledge and freedom to explore the underwater world. The course will take you 3-4 days to complete and gives you the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to be a diver. During the course, you will cover theory, equipment and basic dive skills.
This course is available to anyone over the age of 10 and is recognized worldwide. It will allow you to dive independently (in a buddy pair) to up to 18 meters deep.
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1. Knowledge Development: Theory that you will study through reading the manual, watching a video, explanations from the instructor, reviews of your knowledge and a final exam. This theory will help you understand the basic principles of scuba diving.
Side note: You have the choice between a paper copy or a digital version of the book. Pressed for time? If you chose to use the e-version, then you can begin reading as soon as your booking is confirmed. This can save you precious holiday time and help you avoid lugging the book around for the rest of your trip. For those of us who like to be green, the e-version is of course the more ecological choice!
2. 5 confined water sessions, which will take place in a shallow reef where you can easily surface. During these sessions you will take your first breaths underwater and learn to master all the required skills that you will need to be a good diver.
3. 4 open water dives take place at different dive sites around the island. You will go to a depth of 12mts/40ft on the first 2 dives and the last two dives will take you down to 18mts/60ft.
The PADI Open Water Diver certification is a permanent qualification. However, if you do not dive for over a year we recommend you sign up for a PADI Scuba Review course that will refresh your knowledge and confidence before diving again.
You might consider investing in some first personal scuba gears such as your own mask, snorkel and fins. These items are a good investment as you can also use them while snorkeling. Some things just feels better when it’s your personal gear.