PADI Open Water Diver Course
Why should I take the PADI Open Water Diver Course? What is Open Water? What is Scuba?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course. Scuba stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus – and breathing underwater for the first time is an experience you are unlikely to forget. A doorway opens into the aquatic world of Scuba and once you enter through it your life will be changed forever! Millions of people worldwide choose to get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most widely recognized and popular scuba course. Open water means any large body of water subject to changing weather and environmental conditions – this is your ticket to a whole new world of adventure! PADI is the largest & most experienced Diving Association in the world and represents a benchmark of teaching that is unsurpassed. In the safe hands of your PADI Instructor you will have fun while receiving the best standard of training possible.
The Best Part
The best part about the PADI Open Water course is that once you become a certified Open Water Diver, you have the freedom to dive independently anywhere in the world that you choose. There are so many different aspects to diving that the PADI Open Water course can become a gateway into a lifelong adventure!
What will you learn?
- Knowledge Development – This covers the physics of diving, dive equipment, the underwater environment, dive planning and all the basic principles that you will need to make you a safe & competent diver. This section of the course can be taught in a few hours in the classroom or the e-learning option allows you to learn all the theory work at your own convenience at home.
- Confined Water Dives – In the safety of a swimming pool environment, you will get time to practice your scuba skills over five confined water sessions, all under the watchful eye of your experienced PADI Instructor. The course is performance based, and you will have ample time to practice until you are comfortable with the skills.
What will you do?
Under the close eye of your qualified PADI Instructor, you will organize and make at least four Open Water dives, ranging from 12 metres / 40 feet to 18 metres / 100 feet
- You will have to demonstrate sufficient mastery of most of the skills that you learnt in confined water, in the Ocean environment, spread out over four dives
- You will have time to explore and master your new skills further
- minimum age 10 years old
- Competent swimming skills
- Reasonably good health
- PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver
What will you get?
Apart from the incredible sense of accomplishment you’ll also receive:
- The PADI Open Water Diver certification
- You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Open Water Diver certification
- If you are short on time the PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you
Your Next Adventure
A favourite companion course to the PADI Open water Diver course is the PADI Advanced Open Water course. This course builds on the skills you learnt during the Open water course. Over five Adventure dives you will extend your depth rating down to 30 metres /100 feet and develop your navigational skills. The other three Adventure dives can be conducted in an area of your choice, whether it be Digital Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Multilevel Diving or much more – the choice is yours!