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We are delighted that you would like to pursue your Open Water Diver course and explore the magic of the oceans.


The Open Water Course is your doorway to an incredible underwater world – the stuff of National Geographic. This course provides you with an internationally recognized license to dive anywhere in the world.

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Open Water Diver Course

You learn scuba diving fundamentals through theory (5 modules), skill training, equipment orientation, and troubleshooting in shallow water (or a swimming pool), and 4 open water dives with skill exercises. The course is progressive and allows students to get comfortable in shallow water before practicing skills in the open water. The PADI Open Water certification is valid worldwide and does not need renewal

To help you understand better, the Open Water Course can be divided into 3 parts:

Theory (eLearning)

eLearning is a convenient and flexible way to learn scuba diving theory at your own pace, on your own schedule. With a variety of interactive modules and quizzes, you'll be able to master important concepts like dive physics, equipment maintenance, and dive planning in a fun and engaging way.

Best of all, completing the eLearning program means you'll be well-prepared for your in-person scuba diving training. You'll be able to focus on the practical skills needed to become a confident and safe diver, with a solid foundation of knowledge to build upon.

eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

Open Water Dives

To complete the course, one must complete 4 Open water dives in the ocean. During these dives, students apply the skills they learned in confined water training to real-world situations, allowing them to experience the unique challenges and beauty of open water diving.

Under the guidance of a certified instructor, students will explore underw

ater environments, interact with marine life, and refine their diving techniques. Open Water Dives are a thrilling and rewarding experience that allows new divers to put their skills to the test in a safe and controlled environment while enjoying the beauty and wonder of the underwater world.

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Confined Water Training

After completing your theory, confined water training is where new scuba divers learn and practice essential skills in a controlled environment like a swimming pool. With an experienced instructor, students master techniques like buoyancy control and regulator use, building confidence with each session.

By gradually increasing in complexity, PADI confined water training provides a safe and supportive environment for divers to gain the experience and skills they need to dive safely and confidently in open water.

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Requirements: Must know basic swimming

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Frequently Asked Questions about the Open Water Course

How deep can I dive after the Open Water Course?

The maximum depth you can dive to after completing the Open Water Diver course is 18 meters (60 feet) with a certified dive buddy. This is the standard depth limit for recreational diving, as set by diving organizations like PADI, SSI, RAID, etc. Your instructor trains you to handle situations you may encounter upto that depth. However, there are courses like the Advanced Open Water Diver Course that allow you to dive deeper, explore wrecks, go night diving, handle drifts and fine tune your buoyancy.

Who can enroll? What is the eligibility for Open Water Course?

Since this is an entry level course, no prior diving expereince or certification is required. Anyone who is at least 10 years old, in good health, and comfortable in the water can enroll in the Open Water Diver course. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of scuba diving to beginners, and no prior experience is necessary. However, students should be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

Which medical conditions can disqualify someone from scuba diving?

Some of the most common medical conditions that can impede diving include asthma, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. It's important for potential divers to complete a medical questionnaire and obtain clearance from a physician before participating in any scuba diving activities if some of the following medical preconditions exists:

Asthma - Heart disease -  Lung disease  - Diabetes - High blood pressure - Epilepsy - Recurring ear problems - Migraine headaches - Sickle cell disease - or if you are pregnant

Can I not dive if I have the above medical conditions?

In case you have some of the mentioned medical conditions, you may obtain medical clearence from your physician stating that it is safe for you to go diving and we will sign you up for some fabulous diving!

Can I dive if I am on my period?

It is absolutely possible to go diving if you are on your period, there are many ways you can manage with various menstrual products while diving. Read this article to answer all concerns and questions you may have about diving on your period. There's a whole army of women that go diving, hear what they have to say and join the forces!

What is the minimum and maximum age to learn scuba diving?

Anyone who is 10 years and older, reasonably fit, comfortable in the water, and has a positive attitude and a willingness to learn can sign up for scuba diving.

Also, age is not a limiting factor for scuba diving as long as the individual is in good physical and mental health. However, some medical conditions associated with lung functions may prevent individuals of any age from diving, either temporarily or permanently. Scuba diving is a sport that can be enjoyed at any age, and many people continue diving well into their 70s and 80s.

Can non-swimmers go scuba diving?

YES! Non-swimmers who want to experience real-life powers like breathing underwater can enroll in a DSD program, where an experienced and qualified dive professional will accompany you

However, to be able to become a certified recreational diver, one must have basic swimming skills, and need not be an expert swimmer since basic swimming is a pre-requisite for the Open Water Diver Course.

How long does it take to become a certified scuba diver?

Becoming a certified Open Water Diver typically takes around 3 to 4 days, although the exact duration of the course depends on how quickly you develop your diving skills, comfort level, and confidence.


The training is skill-based, and your instructor will focus on helping you become a confident and comfortable diver rather than completing the course within a specific time frame. Your progress in developing your diving skills will determine the duration of the course.

Is Scuba Diving safe/dangerous?

Scuba diving is super safe and tons of fun! Just listen to your instructor and follow the safety procedures, and you'll be good to go. Our courses and diving experiences always include safety briefings, and our instructors and divemasters are experienced professionals with international qualifications. They're trained in dive supervision, diver rescue, and Emergency First Response (EFR), so you're in good hands. Also, sufficient training is provided to you so you feel confident to take on your underwater adventure.

Just remember to stay cool, listen up, and have a blast!

What happens if I see a shark while scuba diving?

You'll know you've had a great day of diving if you encounter a shark.

Contrary to their aggressive and man-eating image portrayed by films, sharks are actually pretty cool creatures! As long as we maintain a safe distance while observing, and certain diving etiquettes, an encounter with a shark or sharks is completely safe.

What should I do if I feel panicked underwater?

If you feel panicked underwater, you should signal to your buddy or instructor, breathe slowly and deeply, and make a safe ascent to the surface.

The training provided to you before you submerge yourself is the key to minimising the chances of a panic situation arising, whether you're doing a course or a one-time diving experience (DSD).

How long is a scuba diving certificate valid?

Once you've earned a scuba diving certification, it'll last you a lifetime and has global recognition.

To keep your skills and knowledge up to date, it's recommended that you continue diving regularly and take refresher courses if you haven't been diving in a while.

Is it difficult to learn Scuba Diving?

It's easier than you think! While scuba diving may seem like an intimidating activity, with the right training and guidance that is provided to you via the study material and our amazing instructors, it's a breeze to learn. Learning to scuba dive is all about taking it one step at a time, building your skills and confidence in the water, and having a blast along the way.


Plus, once you've got the hang of it, you'll be exploring a whole new world full of colorful fish, fascinating marine life, and underwater adventures that will leave you smiling from ear to ear! So don't be afraid to give it a try – you might just discover your new favorite hobby!


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