PADI Open Water
You can study this course online through PADI eLearning, offline with PADI Touch or in the classroom with your Instructor and Crew Pak
This course will teach you about SCUBA equipment, gear set up and how to care for your equipment. You will find out the dive science of how the physics of underwater world affects your body and mind.
We teach you safe and environmentally sound diving practices and how to plan your dives using both tables and computers.
Once you have gained the PADI Open Water Certification, you will be able to hire gear, get your tanks filled and go on dive charters all over the world.
You must be 10 years old or older to enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course). Adequate swimming skills are essential and you need to be in good health. No prior scuba diving experience is required
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main components:
Start learning now
You can either do your theory completely at home through the PADI eLearning online (an integrated computer based programme) or offline with PADI TouchTM (a tablet or phone app). Or make the most of your instructor by doing the theory in our classroom with the Crew Pak and our Training DVD. This is completely your decision of how, where and when you wish to study. Use the decision tree flowchart below to help you decide which PADI learning method is right for you. Click on the GET STARTED button to go straight to PADI's eLearning enrollment page.
What you will need
We will provide you with and teach you to use basic scuba diving equipment including a regulator, buoyancy control device, a weight system and a tank. You will need to bring your own mask and snorkel, fins, and environmental protection by way of a wetsuit, hood, boots and gloves.
You will have the opportunity to discuss with Kevin or another Oceans Alive team member what personal dive equipment you already own and what you will need to get for the course, when you attend the Dive Equipment & Crew Orientation (DECO) session with us. You will also get many tips, lots of advice and equipment recommendations from your PADI Instructor during the InWater component of the course. We suggest that you hold off on any equipment purchases until after you have attended this extremely informative DECO Session
Where and when
With PADI eLearning you can start your Knowledge Development Component any time. Just click on the GET STARTED button to enroll. Our onsite classroom is available during shop hours for those who wish to study with their Open Water Manual and watch our training DVD (Crew Pak)
The Pool sessions are usually conducted between 5.30pm and 9.00pm Monday to Friday but can be run during the day or at weekends as required
Sea dives are always dependent on weather and tide conditions