PADI Open Water Diver Course
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is universally recognized as the first step to become a certified recreational diver. After completion of this course you will receive the PADI Open Water Diver Certification, which will allow you to dive to 18 meters deep , anywhere in the world accompanied by a certified dive buddy.
Note: For children aged between 10-14 years we offer the PADI Junior Open Diver Water Course, which is essentially the same course, but with a lower maximum dive depth. Contact us for more specific details.
PADI Open Water Diver Course
What Will you Learn?
The diving theory
How to plan a dive
How to react correctly and the different dive protocols
How to communicate underwater
How to set up and check your equipment
How to breathe and control your position underwater
How to swim with fins, with a proper position
Discover beautiful marine life
What to Expect
The theory is divided into 5 chapters. For each chapter, you will watch a video while answering multiple choice knowledge review questions. You may also reference the PADI textbook to provide additional information on any of the concepts. After each chapter, the instructor will review the questions with you and thoroughly explain any points you missed or areas where you need clarification.
After each chapter, you will have a closed book quiz with 10 questions. This is to help reinforce your knowledge and prepare you for the final exam.
The final exam contains 50 multiples choice questions and you will need to score 75% or higher to pass. Don’t worry, all of our instructors will prepare you well in advance.
Alternatively, you may enroll in an e-course and complete your theory work in advance. Please contact us for more details.
The Confined Water
Once you have a good understanding of the diving theory, we will head to our on-site pool for hands-on skills training. The instructor will run through the steps for a number of different skills, and provide a demonstration for each. After the demonstrations, you will be asked to practice the skill, and perform it until you can complete it with ease. Don’t worry, we will practice the skills together and do not hesitate to take extra time if needed.
The Open Water Dive
In order to complete your training, we will complete four dives in the ocean with the first two dive at a maximum depth of 12meters and dives 3 and 4 at a maximum depth of 18 meters. At the beginning of each dive we will repeat a series of skills you already practiced during the confined sessions (it usually takes 5 – 10 minutes at the beginning of each dive). After we complete the skills, we go into exploratory mode and search for marine life.
The PADI Open Water Diver license is recognized worldwide and valid for life, allowing you to dive independently to 18 meters max. This experience will expand your understanding of the ocean and how lucky we are to explore the wonders it holds.
The Open Water Diver course includes:
All teaching materials and certification
All dive equipment
Free coffee and tea
Drinks and snacks on the boat