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Open Water Diver

Learn How to Dive

As a diver, you will experience weightlessness underwater and get to interact with the marine life.

Get certified with the PADI® or SSI 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. To be an Open Water Diver, you must be 10 years old or older. Adequate swimming skills are needed and you should be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

There are 3 parts to the Open Water Course:

  • Theory/Knowledge Development 

  • Confined Water Dives

  • Open Water Dives

Download the free PADI App and PADI Library App onto your smartphone or tablet for the PADI Open Water Course. Create/register for a new account.
Download the free SSI App and register/create an account. Once done, you are able to download part of the Open Water Course for free!
Once a deposit is received for your Open Water Course, you will be registered with the preferred agency and you will be able to access the training materials and videos on your App.
In terms of diver training, there is very little difference. Both follow the standards set by the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC). This means that nowledge and skill reqremtnet are almost the same. Certifications from one agency to the other are interchangeable and recognized worldwide.
With the Theory/Knowledge Development out of the way, it's time to head out to El Nido for the Confined Water and Open Water portion (2 days) of the course and have some fun!