OPEN WATER DIVER
It is a three-day course and includes five theory lessons, five underwater dives and four open water dives. The dives are up to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is extremely flexible and performance based. This means that our experienced dive instructors offer the program in a wide variety of curricula and pace based on how fast you progress. The PADI Open Water Diver training and course consists of three parts: Knowledge Development, Shallow water dives and Open Water dives.
Knowledge Development: This chapter introduces you to the basic principles and procedures of diving. You learn about things like the effects of water on the diver, how to choose the best equipment, and what to consider when planning dives.
Shallow Water Studies: Prior to open water diving you will develop basic scuba diving skills in a pond or a still and shallow sea environment that meets the conditions of a pool. Here you'll learn everything from getting your gear ready, to easily emptying your mask without taking your head out of the water, to emergency skills like sharing an air source with your dive partner for use if needed. You will perform 5 shallow water exercises, each of which is built on top of the other, with our experienced diving instructor, starting from a depth not exceeding your height, to a maximum depth of 5 meters.
Open Water Diving: Open water training dives are the moment when you fully experience underwater by combining all the knowledge you have learned in knowledge development and shallow water studies. The open water dives section ends with 4 independent dives, from 5 meters to 18 meters, gradually repeating the underwater skills you learned in shallow water studies.
You can complete your Open Water Diver course in three days if you work continuously with your assigned diving instructor, or up to six weeks if you have a limited time slot. Our courses are purely performance-based, which means: Our instructors are concerned with your learning to dive, not how long you sit in the class or how many training dives we have you do. This means you continue at your own pace, faster or slower, based on the time you need to be a safe diver diving regularly. A diver certified as an Open Water Diver (PADI Open Water Diver Certification) can dive to a maximum of 18 meters with a dive partner.