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PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.

 

By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.

Take This Course If You Want to:
  • Explore the other 70 percent of our planet

  • Support ocean protection

  • See things you've never seen before

  • Learn from a scuba diving expert

  • Carry the world's most recognized scuba certification

Learn How to:
  • Be a confident and skilled diver

  • Assemble and use scuba gear

  • Manage your buoyancy

  • Respectfully approach marine life

INDEPENDENT STUDY

PADI eLearning®

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.

 

It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

  • eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

AT THE DIVE SHOP

With Your Instructor

Practice using scuba gear in a pool (or pool-like environment) until you're comfortable. PADI training includes practice "mini dives" to help you build confidence in your new abilities before making four dives in open water.

  • Prerequisites: Able to swim; medically fit for diving

  • Total time commitment: 3 days

  • Minimum age: 10 years or older

  • Depth: expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft