PADI Open Water Diver Course
Get Certified! Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver Course
PADI Open Water Diver Course
Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts
We also have the options of doing an Open Water Referal course where you can complete the theory and the pool work with us at Dive Time and then complete the dives elsewhere. There is of course the optiion of completing your dives with us if you have started your course elsewhere as well.
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The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breath underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
What You Learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development (online home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water (pool) Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water (sea) Dives to review your skills and explore!
The Scuba Gear You Use
All the equipment you will need is included in the Open Water Diver Course. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask , snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating jacket that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.
The Open Water Diver Manual (paper version) is included in the course price when you do not take the eLearning option
The online Open Water Diver Manual is included with lifetime access when you sign up for eLearning
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must
Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws
No pre-training required
How it Works:
The usual format of the Open Water Diver Course is as follows:
Day one meet at 9.30 and complete the theory part of the course (exept if you have completes eLearning then the classroom sessions are not necessary).
Day two in the morning we complete the confined water skills and in the afternoon take a dive in the sea
Day three we complete the remaining open water dives in either the morning or afternoon
There is also the option of speading the course over more days should you require a more relaxed schedule
On completion of the course you will recieve the Open Water Diver Certification
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you’ll want to check out:
Advanced and Adventure Diver certification courses.
All our recreational courses and experinces include free equipment rental, insurance, manuals and certification costs.
Please note that the upgrade options from Discover Scuba Diving must be made within 12 months of the original experience.