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PADI Open Water Diver Course.
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 diving community.

One reason for our success is that we keep our classes really small and give our outmost attention to every single student. The Open Water provides you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to safely visit the underwater world. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the PADI Open Water Diver
certification card.

Your Confined Water Training will be held nearby a tropical reef, after each of your 5 confined water sessions and in your 4 Open Water Dives you will be able to discover the underwater world right away. Our principle in scuba teaching is: learning by doing. We have to do some classroom work, but we want to spend as much time in the water as possible. Whenever environmental condition allow it, we start scuba instruction right away at our housereef instead of a swimming pool. We start instructions in shallow water, just chest deep, to get aquainted to the u/w world, and then do some skills. After skill development we usually have still some time left, and air in our tanks, so we dive right away over to the coral garden teeming with fish at the drop off of our steep coral wall. We make sure you leave us as a confident suba diver. The course fee encludes everything to complete the course, no hidden charges or registration fees. However, if you like to buy material you can purchase books, dive tables, dive computer as well as other scuba diving equipment in our dive center.

Bring a medical statement from your doctor that you're fit for diving if you take any medications. You need 3 - 4 days to complete the course. And if you have to abort the course for any reasons, you don't have to pay the full price of the course, only the parts which you have done.

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. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
o A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

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?
Usually 3 to 4 days. 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?
o PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
o PADI Open Water Video or DVD
o Log Book

Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with PADI's Adventures in diving program, you next step in exploring the underwater world.