Open Water Diver

Open up your opportunities to explore the underwater world by becoming certified on this 4 day course.

Who should try this?

It all starts here! If you’ve always been curious to experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves. If you've always considered taking SCUBA diving lessons, get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.


To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


What's involved?


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!



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You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.


How do you sign up?

  • Download the Medical Statement and Questionnaire here
  • Fill out and return the Medical Questionnaire by email. If you believe you would answer 'YES' to any questions, please seek a medical professionals advice prior to diving
  • Contact us at to schedule your dive date.

Looking ahead...

PADI Adventure Diver


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver


Ever wanted to try digital underwater photography, fish identification or boat diving? There’s a long list of scuba adventures you can take part in during this program.

Complete three Adventure Dives and you earn the Adventure Diver certification.

Complete five Adventure Dives and you earn the

Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

It’s a great opportunity to work with your instructor to build your scuba skills and gain more confidence. Get a taste of what you like and enjoy scuba diving more than ever.