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.
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.
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 10 – 15 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
Minimum age: 10
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 dives.
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. (approx 3 days)
Continue the adventure with PADI’s Adventures in diving program, or enjoy some speciality courses and Advanced Open Water Diver.
You don’t have to wait to get going. With Padi eLearning and the Padi Open Water Diver Course online, you can start right now. The Padi Open Water Course online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning.