THE PADI OPEN WATER COURSE is the entry level scuba course, accessible to everyone. The world’s most popular scuba diving course has introduced millions of people to the underwater world and certifies divers for a lifetime of scuba diving. Over 3 days, your instructor will introduce you to the physics, equipment, environment and joy of diving. With a combination of diving theory, pool practice and four open water dives, you’ll be a regular “Scuba Steve/Sue” in no time! We specialise in flexible schedules, thorough instruction and small classes. E-learning is available.
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. Jacques Cousteau
After completing the requisite paperwork, you’ll begin your classroom theory with a series of short videos and exercises from your Open Water Diver training manual. Your instructor will go over 5 different lessons, each tackling different aspects of diving – equipment, physics, emergency procedures, environmental considerations and more. The theory culminates in a 50 question multiple choice exam. Don’t worry! If you’ve been listening to your instructor, it should be easy!
Head to our training pool and begin to get acquainted with the diving equipment as you learn how to set up and take apart your dive equipment. Once in the pool, you’ll learn valuable skills in a safe training environment, forming the basis of the open water training. Your pool session will help master basic skills, emergency backup plans and buoyancy techniques. Practice in the pool to work out any difficulties until you feel comfortable performing the skills 10 metres underwater in the ocean!
You’ll complete four open water dives to depths no greater than 18 metres. During these dives, you’ll repeat the skills you have learned in the pool and add new skills to your repertoire. Over these dives, practice emergency skills, planning your dive, honing your buoyancy and navigation techniques. Most importantly, you’ll explore and marvel at the magic of the underwater world as you swim with creatures of the sea.