Now is the time to dive into the PADI training 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
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
do I need to start?
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.
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?
Everything you need will be provided for the course
Use of all necessary equipment
PADI Open Water training material - crewpack
can I go from here?
Once you have complete the Open Water course you can
continue exploring the underwater world with PADI’s
Adventures in Diving program by building up your experience
to complete the Advanced Open Water course.
As an Open Water diver you may also expand your diving
skills in specific areas with specialty courses. The
Enriched Air Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider are our
most popular courses.