PADI Open Water Diver Course

padi open water diver course

Welcome to the first step of your sub aqua adventures! The PADI Open water course will teach you all of the fundamentals you will need to know before you venture out into the vast waters of the world. From basic equipment skills and safety skills to theoretical know how, you will complete the course with a grand array of new skills and knowledge you wouldn’t have even considered before now!

At Waterfront Scuba we believe that people get into diving for fun and so from the first moment you enter the water it should be. That is why we employ only the most entertaining and friendly staff we can find who all enjoy being in the water. We believe that these unique qualities create the most enjoyable course lessons you could ever have.

What You Learn

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

  1. Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving 2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills 3. Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is incredibly flexible and performance based, which means that at Waterfront Scuba we can offer a wide variety of schedules, paced according to how fast you progress. At Waterfront Scuba it’s about you the student we want you to be the best diver that you can be, we want to take your certification and as well as come diving with dive us we want to see you dive the world over. It’s amazing for us to receive a postcard from someone we have taught to dive and see what adventures they are having.


To enrol in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws

The Fun Part

The first time you take a breath underwater will be a moment you will never forget. You will learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Equipment You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in warm tropical waters or colder waters.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you will jump into the pool to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, you can use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned. Plus the Waterfront Dive Team is on hand to help you all the way.

Download our Enrollment Pack Here

Note: Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

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