Open Water Diver

Open Water Scuba Diving

As PADI’s entry level course for new scuba divers, the Open Water scuba diving course is one of our most popular. It involves comprehensive dive theory sessions, skills sessions in the pool, and four dives in open water. Upon completion, new divers will be certified to dive to a maximum of 18 metres and be able to dive at all PADI certified dive centres around the world. If you do not have a PADI qualification, none of these companies will allow you to dive. This qualification serves as your passport to the underwater world!

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Scuba For Recreation!

The PADI Open Water course is available for anyone over the age of 10, giving families the opportunity to experience the underwater world together. The course includes several theory sessions, compounded by swimming pool sessions in which you’ll learn all the skills you need to become a safe and confident diver. When you’ve mastered those skills, you’ll demonstrate them in open water on four exciting ocean dives. To qualify, all divers also have to complete a final exam. Typically, the course lasts approximately four days.

What Will I Learn?

Below is a brief summary of the PADI Open Water Diver course.

  • Knowledge Development sessions compounded by a series of fun quizzes to help you become familiar with the principles of scuba diving and the equipment you will be using.
  • Confined Water Dives that teach you the basic skills you need to become a certified diver.
  • Open Water Dives which test your skills learnt in theory and confined water and introduce you to the wonder of the underwater world.
  • A final multiple choice quiz and exam.

How can you start learning now?

Enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now! – Cost – R3599.00

You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI dive shop to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option

Open Water Diver TouchTM

General Course Information

The open water course is a complete package. Average duration of a course is 4 days.

  • A PADI Open water crewpack will be provided.
  • 1 Confined water dive
  • 4 open water boat dives
  • A scuba diving log book for you to be able to log all your dives during the course and for future dives
  • All equipment will be provided by Aliwal Shoal Scuba
  • Registration fees

Medical Requirements

Download and complete the forms below. We will need these documents from you before you are able to do the Discover Scuba course.

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