Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most
popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime
of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards
in the global diving community.
Why PADI 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. If you already tried a PADI Discover
Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with
your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the
open water program.
What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, 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 Jr Open Water Diver program is available to you. If you
are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a
PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
- A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years
may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified
guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving,
including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing
five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four
open water (ocean or lake) dives.
long will it take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate
mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that
is comfortable for you.
What will I need?
- PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
- PADI Open Water Video or DVD
- Log Book