Open Water

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. Learning to dive in Nusa Penida you will dive on the incredible coral reefs in clear water with schooling fish, turtles, anemone fish (Nemo!) and even have the chance to see the impressive manta rays.

What do I need to start?

Minimum age: 10
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You need to be able to answer NO to all questions on the PADI Medical statement (form in english here), if any answers on the form are YES then your doctor needs to approve you for diving before you can start the course.

How long will it take?

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.


Why Choose Scuba Junkie?

As always with Scuba Junkie, safety is our top priority. Our Open Water Course ratio here in Nusa Penida is 2 students per instructor for the open water dives (maximum 4 students per instructor for confined water dives). Our friendly and professional instructors will guide you safely through blowing your first bubbles and build your confidence to dive over the stunning reefs.

Our equipment is new and well maintained and we include the full set of all required equipment and materials in the course and package rates.

Our custom built dive boat has all of the safety equipment we may ever need and you will cruise to the dive sites in speed and style.

How Does The Course Schedule Look?

The course is conducted over 3 or 4 days and is made up of theory, confined water dives in the pool, and then open water dives form the boat.

The 4 day version covers all of those components here and typically looks like this:
Day 1 - Theory Day (DVD's, knowledge reviews, quick quizzes and exam)
Day 2 - Confined water dives in the pool
Day 3 - Open Water Dives 1 & 2 from the boat
Day 4 - Open Water Dive 3 & 4 from the boat

During the confined water dives your instructor will teach you the 24 basic scuba skills with clear demonstrations and guided learning to build your confidence. You will progress through skills and drills starting in very shallow water and building up to the more complex skills in deeper water in the pool. You will also complete a 200m swim or 300m snorkel as well as a ten minute float.

On the Open Water Dives you will repeat some of the skills that you learned in the confined water dives, but the most fun part is getting to dive on the sites around Nusa Penida! Your instructor will help you master buoyancy control to glide through the water with ease and confidence while looking at the turtles, rays and lot of reef fish! Open water dives 1 & 2 are conducted with a maximum depth of 12m, and open water dives 3 & 4 are conducted to a maximum depth of 18m.

Save time on your holiday and do PADI eLearning before arrival

By choosing PADI eLearning you will complete the theory components of the course at home, before your arrival - This saves you time on your holiday and you can get started with the practical stuff right away when you arrive!
There are a couple of different options if you sign up for this:
Open Water eLearning is PC based and you need to be online to do it.
Open Water Touch is tablet or smart phone based and you can be offline to do it.

With either option you can complete the modules at your own pace in your free time, but all components must be completed before your arrival at the resort. When you sign up for eLearning and affiliate with our store you get a discount on your course price! Please note that the eLearning fee is paid directly to PADI upon registration and the fee varies depending on your location - It's typically around USD 200.

When you complete everything you will get a certificate which you need to email to us or bring with you to hand to your instructor.

The 3 day version starts with an eLearning quick review and then continues like this:
Day 1 - Confined water dives in the pool
Day 2 - Open Water Dives 1 & 2 from the boat
Day 3 - Open Water Dive 3 & 4 from the boat

Open Water Course & Accommodation Packages

We offer awesome Open Water Course & accommodation packages which include accommodation at our resort with daily breakfast, the course, all equipment and materials needed plus TWO extra fun dives!

4 DAY OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE PACKAGES - 6 DIVES INCLUDED
Rates (** PER PERSON **)

Stay Diving Room Options (rates in IDR) Extra Fun Dive Days
Days/Nights No. Of Dives   En-suite AC Room 3 dives
Dormitory (Double/Twin) (Single) (discounted price!)
5D/4N 6 6,560,000 IDR 6,660,000 IDR 7,320,000 IDR Can be added with an extra night
6D/5N 6 6,700,000 IDR 6,825,000 IDR 7,650,000 IDR 1,400,000 IDR
7D/6N 9 8,235,000 IDR 8,385,000 IDR 9,375,000 IDR 1,400,000 IDR
  • Rates are valid till 31st Dec 2019
INCLUDED:
  • AC Accommodation w/daily breakfast
  • All required materials and equipment for the course, eManual and certification, logbook
  • Dives with a PADI instructor
  • Lunch on diving days
  • 10% government tax
EXCLUDED:
  • Transfers to and from Nusa Penida island
  • Meals other than those stated above

3 DAY eLEARNING OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE PACKAGES - 6 DIVES INCLUDED
Rates (** PER PERSON **)

Stay Diving Room Options (rates in IDR) Extra Fun Dive Days
Days/Nights No. Of Dives   En-suite AC Room 3 dives
Dormitory (Double/Twin) (Single) (discounted price!)
4D/3N 6 5,670,000 IDR 5,745,000 IDR 6,240,000 IDR Can be added with an extra night
5D/4N 6 5,810,000 IDR 5,910,000 IDR 6,570,000 IDR 1,400,000 IDR
6D/5N 9 7,345,000 IDR 7,470,000 IDR 7,650,000 IDR 8,295,000 IDR
  • Rates are valid till 31st Dec 2019
INCLUDED:
  • AC Accommodation w/daily breakfast
  • All required materials and equipment for the course, logbook
  • Dives with a PADI instructor
  • Lunch on diving days
  • eLearning discount
  • 10% government tax
EXCLUDED:
  • Transfers to and from Nusa Penida island
  • Meals other than those stated above
  • PADI eLearning registration fee

FAQ

Yes! Our manta rays dive sites rarely have current, so they're great for beginner divers and students! We need to have calm conditions to dive those sites as they're on the South side of the island, and we can check these conditions around one week in advance.

10 years old is the minimum age, and the course requirements are the same for children as they are for adults. Under 15's will earn Junior Open Water Diver certification, and 10&11 year olds will have a limited depth of 12m until they reach 12 years old.

There are two water skills tests as part of the Open Water Diver Course. The first is a ten minute float (or tread). The second is either a 200m distance swim or a 300m distance swim with mask, fins and snorkel. You're not allowed to wear any floatation aids such as lifejackets for the swim tests. Conditions around Nusa Penida can be challenging, so it's important that you're comfortable in the water.

Yes, if you take the eLearning version of the course and as long as you take the earliest boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida at 7am.

Yes, you can! Our dives are usually finished by 3pm at the latest, and the last boat from Nusa Penida back to Sanur is at 5pm. You'll have some dives to log and a small amount of paperwork to do with your instructor after the dives, but there is time to take the last boat. You just cannot fly or go to altitude until 18 hours after your last dive ends.

We keep class sizes small to ensure that you get good attention from your instructor and to make sure that they can keep you safe. You may have up to four students total for theory and pool days, and up to two students total per instructor for your boat diving days.

Absolutely! Our packages include two extra dives (4 open water dives for the course plus two fun dives) or you can add on some extra days after your course ends.

We plan our dive sites based on the conditions. If the conditions allow we can visit the manta sites and other famous sites such as Crystal Bay and SD Point. Our priority will be to choose safe dive sites appropriate for your course objectives as much as showing you awesome marine life :)


Where can I go from here?

Continue the adventure with PADI's Adventures In Diving program, your next step in exploring the underwater world.

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