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PADI Open Water

Diver Course

Start your adventure now and become a PADI Open Water Diver, this program is the world’s most in demand course for learning to dive.

Completing this course will give you access to countless fantastic memories, good times and fun. Once you get your Open Water Diver qualification you will then have the option to dive with any other divers tat you choose including friends and family on your own. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide as the standard for scuba diving competence.

During this course, you will get to absorb then master the basics of diving, which will include everything about the kit you need underwater and you will learn the most efficient way to dive and how to cope with all the situations that may occur during your dives. The certification is awarded once you have done 5 confined water or dives in a swimming pool with a PADI Instructor as well as attending and passing 5 dive theory lessons and by completing 4 dives in open water which depending on your location could be in the sea or even in the beautiful ocean waters. This comprehensive diving program will give you a passport to a lifetime of adventure, you will be amazed how many doors get opened by your new PADI Open Water Diver Certification card that you will receive once you complete this course.

Usually you will spend the first two days of the PADI Open Water Diver course in a classroom and pool, learning all the theory and skills you need to become a safe and proficient diver. Then typically you will be taken for two days on a comfortable day boats to a local dive site. After your instructor takes you through the necessary skills, you will have plenty of chance to enjoy the underwater delights.

Although 4 days is the normal duration, you can also complete the course in 3 days if you are in a hurry and you are prepared to do a little bit of reading the evening before your course.(can pick up the manual before the start of the course) Some dive centers are very flexible with their scheduling. If you only have 2 days then the PADI Scuba Diver course is the choice you.

Once completed your next step is the PADI Advanced Open Water Course (commonly referred to as Open Water Course part 2)

Life’s an adventure, don’t miss out, DIVE in today!

Ok, that sounds great, what do I need to start?
Be reasonably fit, comfortable in the water and be at least 10 years old

Fantastic, what happens, what do I get and how much is it?

You complete 4 Open Water Dives*, 5 Pool Dives, 5 Open Water Knowledge Reviews, Final PADI Open Water examination, Your personal PADI Open Water Manual, Recreational Dive Planner (table), Theory Lessons, Full rental equipment and your PADI (PIC) certification – we issue PADI Gold Cards
Duration: 4 days,


Short on time? take a 3 day course (quicker and cheaper, although you must do a bit of reading before the course)
Want to dive off our beaches? take a beach dive option (less traveling time and cheaper)
PADI Open Water Diver course with 2 beach-dives and 2 Boat-dives aboard a day boat
2 boat dives / 2 beach dives

PADI Open Water Diver course with 4 beach-dives

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