If you've always wanted to take a diving course, experience an unprecedented adventure and observe the underwater world, this is the starting point. Get your sub patent with the PADI Open Water Diver course - the most popular and recognized diving course in the world.
Through this course, millions of people have learned to dive and continue to discover the wonders of the water world.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver), you must be at least 10 years old. You must have adequate swimming skills and be in good health. No previous diving experience is required.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
1. Theoretical development (online, with self-study or in the classroom) - to understand the basic principles of diving.
2. Diving in confined water - to learn basic skills.
3. Free water dives - to use your skills and explore.
During the PADI Open Water Diver program, you will learn to use the basic equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, a variable-weight vest and a tank. The equipment you use will be different depending on whether you dive in tropical, temperate or cold waters.
You can also start studying with self-study materials, including the Open Water Diver (a tablet application) and the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a package with book and DVD).
l PADI Open Water Diver Online provides you with the information you need to dive safely and, thanks to an interactive and easy-to-use program, allows you to study at your own pace.