The world's most popular and widely recognised scuba course...
The PADI Open Water course is the entry level course, accessible to everyone. The world's most popular scuba diving course has introduced millions of people to the underwater world and certifies you for a lifetime of scuba diving. Over 2-3 days, your instructor will introduce you to the physics, equipment, environment and joy of diving. With a combination of diving theory, pool practice and 4 open water divers, you'll be a regular "Scuba Steve" (or Sue) in no time! We specialise in flexible schedules, thorough instruction and small classes (max 4 students)
After completing the requisite paperwork, you'll begin your classroom theory with a series of short videos and exercises from your Open Water training manual. Your instructor will go over 5 different lessons, each tackling different aspects of diving - equipment, diving physics, emergency procedures, environmental considerations and more. Your theory culminates in a 50 question Open Water Exam. Don't worry - if you've been listening to your instructor, it should be easy!
Head to our training pool and begin to get acquainted with diving equipment and how to set up and take apart your dive equipment. Once in the pool, you will learn valuable skills in a safe training environment, forming the basis of the open water training. Your pool sessions will help master basic skills, emergency backup plans and buoyancy techniques. Practice in the pool and work out any kinks until you feel comfortable performing the skills 10 metres underwater in the ocean!
You'll complete four Open Water dives to depths no greater than 18 metres. During these dives, you'll repeat the skills that you learned in the pool and add new skills to your repertoire. Over these dives you'll practice emergency skills, planning your dive, honing your buoyancy and navigation techniques. Most importantly, you'll get to explore and marvel at the magic of the underwater world.