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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular dive program, globally recognised and illustrates that you have met all the course requirements to dive in open water.
This is where dive certification begins and gives you a ticket to a lifetime of underwater adventure.
Our course is based on students taking an online class (e-learning) prior to commencing the in-water training sessions, which is typically scheduled over the course of three days. A two-day course schedule is also available upon request.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
+ Home Based Study: Online knowledge Development (e-learning materials) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
+ Day 1: Confined Water Dive (1 dive) to learn basic scuba skills
+ Day 2 & 3: Open Water Dives (4 dives in total) to use your skills and explore
Start your course today, and once you have completed your e-learning, we will contact your school to confirm dive dates.
Get your PADI Open Water Diver Certification.
Be certified to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18 metres anywhere in the world (12 metres for those 14 years and under).
Get started today with PADI eLearning as soon as you sign up.
DAY 1 – CONFINED (POOL) WATER TRAINING
The pool training is where you learn your basic scuba skills in a controlled environment. Once you are comfortable in the pool with all your scuba skills, then it is time to move into the open water and that’s where the real scuba diving action begins!
DAY 2 & 3 – OPEN WATER SESSIONS
This is where your OZDIVE PADI instructor will take you into the open ocean water and you will complete at least four open water dives. Everything that you learnt and experienced in the pool will now be experienced in the open ocean water. After successful completion of your open water training dives, you will become a PADI certified open water diver!
Prerequisites & Requirements: