Open Water Diver (OWD)

Open Water Diver (PADI)
Get certified! The adventure starts here!!!

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it all starts.

Get your 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.

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.

Get certified! The adventure starts here!!!

Learning how to dive is incredible. Breathing underwater gets you to a fascinating new world.
During the course, you will make at least five confined water dives and four open water dives under the guidance of your personal PADI Instructor.

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver course segments

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three segments:

  • Knowledge Development/Theory( online, independent study or in a classroom)
  • Five Confined Water Training session (basic scuba skills in confined water)
  • Four Open Water Dives (sea dives) to use your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried a Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course.

Furthermore, if you don’t have sufficient time to complete the open water course, then the PADI Scuba Diver Course might be the right course for you. You can always complete the prerequisites towards a full open water diver certification at a later stage.

You can start studying the theory today

You can start studying the Open Water Course theory today, before you come to us for confined and Open water training. This way you can be ready with all the theory done.

Check the three methods of Studying the Theory below:

  1. Open Water Diver Online (PADI’s eLearning option)

PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program.

Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet application)

The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. After you download the Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can truly learn anytime, anywhere.

Want to try it?

You can download the free PADI Library app for Apple or Android and experience the Touch introduction. Trying to decide which method of learning is best for your PADI Open Water Diver course? Learn more about the Touch or contact us. We will help you decide on the best method suited to you.

  1. Open Water Diver Crew pack (Manual & DVD package).

When you come to our dive center we will provide you with the crew-pack. We will then schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

What is your Next Step?

Feel free to Contact us and we will guide you towards the best method for you

Register for the Open Water Diver Touch or Open Water Diver eLearning and start your underwater journey right away.

What scuba gear will you use?

During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you will wear varies, depending upon the weather and your personal needs.

Prerequisites for the Open Water diver course

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.
Download a Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf).

Your next adventure

Get more experience and enhance your knowledge with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
No, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take it,
it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.
You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.