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what is open water diver ?
You want to discover the aquatic world and learn the basics of scuba diving? This is where it all begins... The Open Water Diver is the world's most popular diving course.
This training is accessible from 10 years and no previous experience in diving is necessary. You must be in good physical health and know how to swim.
The Open Water is divided into three parts:
Knowledge development with a theoretical part (5 sections) in half a day at the diving center or remote e-learning;
Learning basic diving techniques in a protected environment (swimming pool);
Exploration and discovery of the seabed with 4 dives in the natural environment (sea).
With the Open Water Diploma, you are self-sufficient up to 18 meters in a pool and can dive with another certified diver at all PADI diving centers around the world.
For your Open Water, we ask you for a 3 days availability. If you opt for the e-learning option for the theoretical part, we ask you to read the manual (sent online) before starting the practical part.
If you wish, from the 4th dive, you can start your training Nitrox (Air Enriched Oxygen).
A 3 DAYS DIVING TRAINING
Day 1: Theory at the diving center and swimming pool
We will pick you up at your hotel between 7 am and 7:45 am depending on your accommodation to come to the diving center. After doing the registration papers, you will begin the theory that takes half a day. You will be under the supervision of our PADI instructor throughout the training. After lunch at the center, you will do pool exercises with the diving equipment.
Day 2: Two dives at sea (Padang Bai or Sanur) + Theoretical exam
We are looking for your hotel between 7 am and 7:45 am depending on your accommodation to gather the divers of the day in the center. We go to the boat diving sites (Padang Bai or Sanur depending on the bookings). After a briefing, enjoy your first sea dive of the day! Going back to the surface, take a tea break and coffee before leaving for the second dive. You will be limited to 12 meters deep. Lunch at the restaurant around 12:30 and return to the center at the beginning of the afternoon for the theoretical exam before your return to the hotel.
Day 3: Two dives at sea (Amed or Tulamben) + End of training
We organize the transfer of your hotel to the diving center between 7:00 and 7:45. Then we go to the dive sites by air-conditioned minibus (Amed or Tulamben depending on the bookings). After a briefing on the beach, you go diving and explore the seabed. We have lunch together at the restaurant before making the second dive, limited to 18 meters deep. In the afternoon, return to the diving center in Sanur. If you have passed all the tests, congratulations, you will receive your PADI Open Water certification!
You have little time available? Choose the Scuba Diver training to validate the first three theoretical sessions, the first three Open Water pool exercises and the first two dives in the natural environment.
If you have not been able to complete the Open Water training for any reason (health, illness, exam or non validated exercises ...), you can be Scuba Diver certified and continue your Open Water training afterwards.
It is possible to do the theoretical part of the Open Water with online courses (E-learning) remotely. Thus, the on-site training will only last two and a half days to perform the exercises in the pool and the four dives at sea.
TWO OPTIONS AVAILABLE
FOR THE open water diver
Open Water Diver Classic
(about 485€ / 535$) *
Open Water Diver E-learning
(about 400€ / 445$) *
* Based on current exchange rate (see XE.COM Currency Converter for information).
INCLUDED IN DIVING COURSES:
Hotel transfer from the pick-up area (Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Ubud)
Transport by mini-bus and boat to dive sites
Lunch and drinks of the day
4 dives required
Aluminum air bottle 12L, weight, carriers
Manual and PADI Open Water Certification
PADI Insurance, Oxygen Case
NO INCLUDED IN DIVING COURSES:
Extra charge for hotel transfer if your accommodation is not located in the pick-up area (Ex: Balangan, Canggu, Uluwatu, Sidemen ...)
Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen