Open Water Diver 


10 Yrs+

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course, the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Open Water Diver

Course Content

Your first breath underwater is something you will never forget! During this course, you learn the skills and knowledge needed to become a certified diver, get an understanding of how to use your equipment and care for it, how to manoeuvre underwater with all the gear, to dive with a buddy and understand safe diving practices, dive planning, and get comfortable with your buoyancy while respecting the environment you are in. The course consists of five Confined water sessions and four dives at local spots under the supervision of a PADI dive instructor.

What you learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Five Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!


The Open Water Diver course can be completed in a minimum of 4 days. If you should be short of time we recommend you to participate in the PADI OWD eLearning programme before your holiday. This helps reduce the course length by about one day. With this you acquire the theory with PADI learning texts and videos on your Computer or Tablet and can start to dive as soon as you arrive. Please plan for four to five days for your Open Water Diver course in any case. We recommend you to make an online reservation and avail a discount via the booking form on our website.