Open Water Diver

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.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible! You breathe 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.

Duration of the course

The course is a 4 day course, Day 1 and 2 will spent in the classroom and pool, Day 3 and 4 are spent in the ocean doing 4 dives to qualify.

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • 5Knowledge Development Sessions to understand basic principles ofscuba diving;
  • 5Confined Water Dives to learn and practice the basic skills;
  • 4Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the underwaterworld.

The Scuba Gear You Use
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will use all the basic scuba gear (hire of which is included with your course). You may want to invest in your own mask, snorkel and fins since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply will also be used. You will also wear a scuba wetsuit.

  • Ifyou plan to purchase equipment before your course please contact usand we can advise of suitability.

The Learning Materials you will use

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Scuba Diver. While Online is the most convenient option, you may also choose the paper version that includes your manual and RDP Table.

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 will jump in the pool 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.

All the study materials you will need are included in the course price.

Start Now
You don’t have to wait to get going. With PADI Open Water Diver Course Online, you can start right now. The PADI Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.

Prerequisites
To enrol in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must

  • Be10 years or older

Your next adventure

To expand your skills and comfortability the next step is the PADI advanced Course.

Dive Courses

Open Water Course

R4,450.00