Introduction to course
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18 m independently with a buddy. The PADI diving license is recognized worldwide.
The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge review. This process is assisted by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what you have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that everything required are confidently understood.
The practical learning consists of pool sessions and four open water dives. Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of max 12 meters and dive three and four are conducted at max 18 meters. The final stage of the PADI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is performance based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the pool and the open water part successfully passed.
The PADI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The course will take 3 to 4 days depending on the students enrolled. To give you an idea of what to expect, see the itinerary below:
Day 1: Arrive and relax, start at 4pm watching the videos & reading the book
Day 2: Theory and confined water sessions
Day 3: Complete any remaining theory and confined water sessions in the morning and then afternoon Open Water dives 1 & 2
Day 4: Morning 6am start for Open Water dives 3 & 4 and back at the dive school for 11am and relax for the rest of the day.
Day 5: Relax & check out.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
If you want a longer itinerary, you can add extra days of diving and accommodation upon booking.
Due to ocean and weather conditions, the itinerary can be subject to change.
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