Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. 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.

DIVER CERTIFICATION BEGINS HERE. START WITH PADI’S ONLINE ELEARNING COURSE. MOVE TO THE POOL AND PRACTICE YOUR NEW SKILLS. THEN EXPERIENCE FOUR OPEN WATER (OCEAN/LAKE) DIVES.

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 may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
Check with your local dive center about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.

Enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI dive shop to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

Open Water Diver Specialty

AWARE – Fish Identification

AWARE – Fish Identification

€99.00

“What was that fish?” is a common question heard after a dive. If you want to be the scuba diver with the answers, instead of the one asking the questions, then take the Fi...

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Boat Diver

Boat Diver

€99.00

Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course ...

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Digital Underwater Photographer

Digital Underwater Photographer

€299.00

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and with so many underwater cameras to choose from, it has become easier and more fun than ever to captu...

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Diver Propulsion Vehicle

Diver Propulsion Vehicle

€235.00

DPVs offer a thrilling way for scuba divers to see a lot of underwater territory in a short amount of time. They scoot you through the water allowing you to glide over reefs, buzz arou...

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Drift Diver

Drift Diver

€99.00

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along. It feels like flying – exc...

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Dry Suit Diver

Dry Suit Diver

€255.00

Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water....

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Nitrox Diver dry

Nitrox Diver dry

€99.00

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especia...

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Nitrox Diver complete

Nitrox Diver complete

€215.00

2 dives included

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox giv...

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Equipment Specialist

Equipment Specialist

€99.00

Don’t miss a dive due to minor issues with your scuba diving equipment. Whether it's a missing o-ring, wetsuit tear or a broken fin strap, the PADI Equipment Specialist ...

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Multilevel Diver

Multilevel Diver

€299.00

In the old days, dive profiles were calculated from the surface down to a maximum depth, then back to the surface. Now, dive computerscontinually analyze your depth – g...

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Night Diver

Night Diver

€299.00

The thought of dipping below the surface at night seems mysterious, yet so alluring. Although you’ve been scuba diving at a site many times before, at night you drop into a whole...

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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Peak Performance Buoyancy

€129.00

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by t...

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Sidemount Diver

Sidemount Diver

€299.00

Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount ...

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Underwater Navigator

Underwater Navigator

€199.00

Be the scuba diver everyone wants to follow because you know where you are and where you’re going. The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and tea...

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Underwater Videographer

Underwater Videographer

€299.00

Video is the best way to share the sights, sounds, motion and dynamics of the underwater world. If you want to get the best clips and also learn to edit your scuba divin...

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