PADI Open Water Diver
If you are looking forward to take scuba diving lessons and experience new adventures, get ready then to get your first PADI certification. Together with the PADI Scuba Diver course both are the basic entry-level courses. The difference between both lies on the duration, structure and diving restrictions after completion.
To enroll in a PADI PSD or OWD course (Junior PSD/ OWD course), you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is required though we expect proper swimming skills and show good physical health.
The PSD can be seen as the second day of the full Open Water course. For PSD students there is no requirement to do a final examination or fulfill confined water sections 4 & 5 and open water dives 3 & 4. This is the reason why the depth restriction after certification is limited to 12 meters and diving always under direct supervision of an active PADI Professional.
During your PADI OWD course you learn more in detail about equipment, dive-theory, confined water skills and safety rules & procedures for diving with a buddy till max. 18 meters depth in an indenpendent way.
Hereby you can follow the PADI OWD course structure:
- Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving –> 5 Sections
- 5 Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- 4 Open Water Dives to consolidate knowledge and skills and explore the underwater world
Our goal is to ensure you feel confident and comfortable during your training. This is the reason why we offer you to both training environments pool and confined open water.
We provide different dive sites throughout the course i.e. Jemeluk Bay, Japanese Wreck, Pyramids in Amed or even the famous USAT Liberty Wreck in Tulamben.
We suggest a minimum course duration of 3 days or 2 days in case of independent online study.
Standard-wise our working methodology is to work on private settings for students and keep small ratios of two students per instructor. If requested we can take a maximum 4 students.