If you have always wanted to be a scuba diver and explore beneath the waves in exotic locations then the PADI Open Water course is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular scuba diving course in the world and millions of people have been introduced to this fantastic sport.
- To be able to swim comfortably to complete a 200 metre swim without stopping or touching side or bottom
- A 10 minute float keeping your head above the water at all times
- To be a minimum of 10 years old (with written guardian consent up to the age of 18 yrs)
WHAT YOU LEARN
- Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
THE FUN PART
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is fantastic. 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 learn the skills needed in the warmth and safety of a swimming pool and then do four dives at a dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE
Learn all about your scuba gear with PADI scuba lessons. In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. All equipment required to complete the course is included.
THE LEARNING MATERIALS YOU NEED
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course although we normally use the book and DVD package. It is also possible to use a digital iPad version.
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CREWPAK
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’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) 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.