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 your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
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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.
As a PADI Open Water Diver you'll be able to:
- Dive with other certified divers to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet.
- Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in dive activities around the world.
The Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts:
- Knowledge Development
PADI Open Water Diver manual: independent study or in a classroom, to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives
5 Dives to learn basic scuba skills from either a beach or a pool
- Open Water Dives
4 experience dives from either the boat or shore to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
To complete the Knowledge Development you can choose from 2 options:
- eLearning: Online version of the manual, requires an Internet connection
- "Touch" Manual: A digital, interactive version of the manual for your iPad® or Android® tablet, which works offline
Our experience shows that both digital versions of the manual are preferable because they allow the student:
- to start to study at home at his own pace;
- to optimize the time with the instructor;
- to dedicate more time to in-water practice;
- freeing up valuable pleasure time during the stay.
All-inclusive rates per person
Instruction, diving logistics and support, equipment rental
PADI Open Water Diver
€ 550* 4 days
- €650* private course
*PADI training materials and certification fee is not included