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 PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
If you are embarking on the Open Water Referral course you will complete Knowledge Development and Confined Water dives with Diveworld, and then refer to any PADI dive centre worldwide to complete the open water dives and certification.
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, we will review the dive theory you have covered in your pre-learning from the materials we provide. Then it is into the water to develop the essential dive skills needed to proceed to your open water dives at your chosen destination, you can even refer back to Diveworld to complete your certification.
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 will be chosen by your DIVEWORLD Instructor to ensure your comfort throughout the course.
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an E-learning environment via the internet.
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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.
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be: