PADI Open Water Diver Course
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What's in the course?
During the theory lessons you will cover five areas and complete the knowledges reviews and quizzes to make sure you have understood them.
There will be five dives in the pool during which you will learn about assembling and using scuba equipment. You will also learn how to manage simple problems you might encounter while diving.
You will demonstrate a basic level of fitness enabling you to dive by being able to tread water in water too deepto stand for ten minutes. You'll also complete a surface swim of 200m.
What will I have when I have finished this course?
You will have documentation that you can present to any PADI diving instructor worldwide showing the course elements you have achieved so far. Your PADI diving instructor can then complete the course and certify you in the normal way.
Who can do this course?
Anyone over the age of 10 years old can complete this course, youths between 10 and 14 years of age attain the Junior Open Water Diver certification. A Junior diver is not certified to dive independently and should always dive with a parent, adult or dive professional. (Varies with age). Student divers must also be fit enough to complete the waterskills (swim 200m and tread water for 10 minutes).