PADI Open Water Divers
During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.
The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You’ll enjoy making one or more mini dives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site.
Prerequisites & Requirements :
10 years or older
Able to swim; medically fit for diving
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!
(You Can Do IT)
SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
You can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives at Dahab. It’s that simple! Now, go dive the world with your SDI certification.
This entry-level certification course is designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training without the direct supervision of an instructor.
Who this course is for:
Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
Persons interested in underwater exploration
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
See Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Course here. (10 – 14 years old)
IANTD Open Water Diver
This Program is designed to provide comprehensive training to those who wish to become SCUBA divers.
This Program emphasizes the skills and knowledge needed to develop a safer novice diver and to develop a sense of confidence and responsibility in those joining the adventures of underwater discovery.
This Program qualifies a diver to dive to a maximum depth of (21 msw) in open water, accompanied by other divers of at least the same level, without supervision of a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor. The diver can dive to a maximum depth of (30 msw) if they are guided or supervised dive by a dive master or instructor.
This program qualifies a diver to participate in diving activities where Appropriate Diver Support is always available at the surface, where in-water decompression stops are not required, and under conditions that are equal or better than the conditions where they were trained. If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the diver shall require an appropriate orientation.
Upon completion of the Open Water Nitrox Diver Program, the diver may dive any EANx mixture from Air to EAN 40.
Must be a minimum of 15 years of age with a parent or guardian authorization, or a minimum of 12 years of age for Junior Diver qualification, or a minimum of 18 years of age without guardian approval.
And, For Open Water Nitrox Diver:
What this program must include?
Confined Water Sessions;
Open Water Sessions.