Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular
dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense
adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global
Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water
Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have
the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already
tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified,
check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the
open water program.
What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good
health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water
Diver certification. You must be older than the age of 14 to begin the PADI Open
Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above the age of 14 and would
like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program, then the PADI Jr Open
Water Diver program is available to you. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a
child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program
What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn
fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn
this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and
by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.
How long will it take?
PADI programs are
performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills.
This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
What will I need?