Courses: Open Water Diver
OPEN WATER DIVER
Minimal age requested: 15 years
Maximum deep: 18 mt
Course duration: 5-7 days
Get your PADI scuba certification. If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. 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 at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories.
The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you're diving in tropical, temperate or cold water PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course.
While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM. PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures.
For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.