PADI Open Water Diver

The course typically consists of three parts:

  1. Knowledge development

    During the knowledge development phase, students will learn the basic principles of scuba diving, including physics, physiology, dive equipment, and dive planning. This is typically done through self-study using PADI's online learning platform or through instructor-led classroom sessions.

  2. Confined water dives

    The confined water dives are conducted in a controlled environment, such as a swimming pool. Students will learn and practice basic scuba skills, such as regulator clearing, mask clearing, and buoyancy control, under the guidance of a certified instructor.

  3. Open water dives

    The open water dives are conducted in a natural environment, such as a lake or ocean, where students will apply the skills learned in the confined water dives. During these dives, students will typically complete a series of tasks, such as swimming underwater, removing and replacing their scuba gear, and demonstrating their ability to navigate and communicate while diving.

To successfully complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course, students must pass a written exam and demonstrate mastery of the skills learned in both the confined and open water dives. Upon completion, students will receive a certification card that allows them to dive independently or with a dive buddy, up to a depth of 60 feet (18 meters)

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is a certification program for individuals who want to learn how to scuba dive. The course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of scuba diving, including safety protocols, equipment use, and techniques for underwater navigation and communication.