So you’ve completed a PADI Discover Scuba Diving programme, and loved it! What’s next? To get certified, of course! After completing the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll be certified to dive independently up to 18m, anywhere in the world (with certain exceptions for 10-15-year-olds). The course is longer, but highly informative and very rewarding.
The Open Water course is typically 3-4 full days, and consists of knowledge development (involving video lessons, knowledge reviews, quizzes, and a final exam), a waterskills assessment, confined water practice sessions, and four open water dives. You’ll also learn how to assemble and disassemble your own kit, and how to care for it properly. In both the confined water and open water dives you will be expected to master a series of essential skills, which your instructor will demonstrate and teach you step by step.