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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with SCUBA DREAM

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

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

  • Knowledge Development (home study and in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills, depending on the time of year this will be completed at Eight Acre Lake or in a local swimming pool,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll 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 fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you will complete pool dives and four dives at Eight Acre Lake under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a Scuba Dream team member to ensure your comfort throughout the course. 


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. These all come included in the cost of an Open Water Course.

Contact SCUBA DREAM to personalise the best study option for you!

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'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.