PADI Open Water Diver

Dive Courses - PADi Open Water Diver


  • 5 Sections of PADI DVD
  • 5 Chapters of Open Water manual
  • 5 Confined Water Sessions (skills)
  • 4 Open Water Dives
  • Maximum depth: 18 (12) meters
  • Theory exam: Yes
  • PADI eLearning: Yes

LEVEL: Beginner

DURATION: 3-4 days

REQUIRED: Min. age = 10 years


The PADI Open Water diver course is the most popular beginner course. It is designed to teach you all the necessary dive theory and diving skills to become a comfortable, safe and relaxed diver. After completion of the course, you will be able to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters with your dive buddy.

During this course, you will have plenty of time to practice and master the most important diving skills. These include equipment handling, proper buoyancy control, underwater communication as well as safe and environmentally friendly diving behaviour.

The course allows you as well to become familiar with the entire theory lessons of the PADI Open Water manual.

You can either start the course upon arrival or get started with the PADI eLearning before you go on holiday and spend less time in the classroom. With the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you will be certified to a maximum depth of 18 meters (12 meters maximum depth for ages 10-12).