Who should take this 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 Certified; The open water diver certificate is accepted as the world’s leading entry-level course for scuba diving.
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 will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
How can you start learning now?
Enrol in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. This program allows you to complete the knowledge development sessions online at your leisure, leaving you free to concentrate exclusively on diving upon arrival at Easy Dive.
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Contact Easy Dive to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.
What scuba gear will you use?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
Check with Easy Dive about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.
What is next?
Upon successful completion, you will receive your permanent PADI Open Water Diver certification card, granting you the freedom to scuba dive worldwide. You are certified to a maximum depth of 18 meters and can conduct dives independently with a certified buddy or under the supervision of a PADI professional. You are also immediately eligible to sign up for the PADI Advanced Open Water course, the next certification level in the PADI system, where you fine-tune your dive abilities, expand your depth limit, and discover all the new things that advanced diving has to offer.