Exploration, exotic locations, amazing color and beauty… these are just a few of the things you will experience as PADI Open Water Diver in the spectacular underwater world.
Welcome to your new adventure, innerspace. Congratulations – Scuba diving is a wonderful sport for everyone! You can look forward to many memorable diving adventures in the years to come.
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The PADI Open Water Diver Certification is your ticket to the underwater world
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make confined open water dives and four boat dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
Who can enroll?
Children as young as 10 years old (12 years old in some countries) can enroll in the Junior Open Water course and those 15 years and older can enroll in the Open Water course. Junior Open Water certified divers are automatically upgraded to Open Water divers on their 15th birthday with no need for re-certification.
You’ll also need to be in good health with no major health problems, and be able to swim
What does the course qualify you to do?
When you’re certified as PADI Open Water diver you’ll be able to dive to 60 feet / 18 meters (40 feet / 12 meters for 10-12 year olds) whenever you’re accompanied by a fellow diver of the same or higher certification level (the other diver must be 18 or older for Junior Open Water divers). You don’t have to be accompanied by a Divemaster or Instructor, but can be if you’d prefer. You’re also eligible to do the PADI Advanced Open Water course and many specialties.
How long does the PADI Open Water Diver course take?
The course is usually taught over 3 to 4 days. You can even start your theory in the comfort of your own home, if you choose.
What do I have to do to complete the PADI Open Water Diver course
You will be given a text book and videos to watch and will either study independently in your own time, with the assistance of your instructor, on your tablet / phone or online with guided e-learning. You will learn the basics of diving techniques, how diving affects your body, diving safety, equipment selection and maintenance, dive planning, and preview the skills you’ll learn in the water. There will be a test at the end but if you’ve studied your material you should have no problems passing.
Confined Water Training
Your confined water training will be conducted in a swimming pool or swimming pool like environment, such as a calm beach. Beginning in water shallow enough to stand up in you’ll learn all the basic skills you’ll need to confidently and safely enjoy scuba diving. As you gain confidence you’ll gradually move into deeper water and learn some more advanced skills and safety drills.
Open Water Training
This is what it’s all about – open water diving. Over four dives you’ll practice all the skills you’ve already mastered in confined water out in open water, which means the open ocean or another large body of water that is used for diving. You’ll practice the skills with your instructor until you’re completely confident and can perform them with ease in a real diving situation. Of course you’ll also get to check out everything the underwater world has to offer and hopefully develop a life-long love for diving. The fun doesn’t need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further – imagine diving in underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming an underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting PADI Advanced Scuba Diver or Specialty Programs you can get involved in. It’s your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures.
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