About the Course: 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.
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 hrs
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.
Total Time Commitment: 4-7 days
Prerequisites: Able to swim, medically fit for diving.
Minimum Age: 10
Depth: Expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft.