PADI Open Water Diver

During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.

The course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives.

Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment.

During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in shallow water. You’ll enjoy making one or more mini dives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives.

To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site.

Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions.

As a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than those in which you trained.

It’s just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.

Diver Prerequisites

  • 10 years or above
  • Medically fit to dive – check the medical declaration form
  • Should be able swim 200 meters without support (no time limit)
  • Should be able to float / tread water for 10 minutes

Certification Requirements

  • Complete five knowledge development segments, including quizzes and exam
  • Complete confined water dives 1-5
  • Complete open water dives 1-4

Time Commitment

The PADI Open Water Diver is a performance based course ie there are clearly stated requirements that you need to meet to earn your certification. So, the duration of the course can vary as per the individual diver. But generally it takes 3-4 days to complete the course.

Online Learning

Now you can start learning with PADI home-study materials right at home even before you come to the dive center. This way you can save on your precious holiday time and shave a day off from your course here on the island. Contact for details.