As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with our instructors to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.
Minimum age: 10
Virtually anyone who is in good health (form in english) , reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You must be older than the age of 14 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above the age of 14 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program, then the PADI Junior Open Water Diver program is available to you.
PADI Open Water usually takes 3-4 days to complete, if you need a bit of extra time then don't worry, additional days can be arranged.
Throughout the course, you'll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five confined open water dives and knowledge development sessions (DVD, quizzes and an exam) and by making four open water dives. You also need to complete a 200m swim test or 300m snorkel (no lifejackets allowed!) and a 10 minute float (or tread water).
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