The PADI Open water course is where it all begins, this is your foundation course that will qualify you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
People around the world have learned to SCUBA dive with the PADI Open water course and they continue to discover the wonders of the underwater world. If you want to do the PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course) please see below:
You must be over 10 years of age.
You need adequate swimming skills.
You need to be in good physical health.
No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The PADI open water course takes 3 days and is run throughout the year. We have an onsite pool, easy access to the training beach in Simon’s Town and full in-house facilities including a coffee shop, spacious class room and warm shower. Completing your open water course couldn’t be easier.
5 Pool sessions in our onsite pool learning the 24 skills required for the course.
2 Sea dives from the shore at a nearby local beach here in Simons Town.
2 Sea dives by boat to reach depths consistent with the limitations of your course
There are two options for you to choose from with regards to your study materials.
Electronic touch version which allows you to study offline after downloading the materials to either an Android or Apple touch device or cell phone. (Download size is approximately 1.4GB)
Collect your PADI crew pack at the dive centre before the start of your course. The crew pack contains a manual and a DVD.
5 pool sessions, 2 shore dives, 2 boat dives, All materials, All equipment for the duration of course, Registration with PADI
You do need to be reasonably fit and healthy to scuba dive. When you first book we attach a medical questionnaire which you need to read through before you arrive for your course. If you have to answer “Yes” to any of the questions you will need to see a doctor before you may partake in any water work and get a doctors letter declaring you “fit to dive”.