PADI Open Water Diver


Diver certification begins here. Start with PADI’s knowledge reviews at home. Move to our on-site heated pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water in Stoney Cove.

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During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.

The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practise scuba skills in our on-site pool. You’ll enjoy making one or more mini dives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives in Stoney Cove.

Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centres and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It’s just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.

What will you learn?
You will complete the knowledge review portion of the course at home before the course starts
On the first two days of your course, you will spend time in the classroom checking your knowledge and understanding with your instructor and spend time in our on-site heated pool completing the confined water sessions preparing you for Open Water
On days three and four, you will get to experience the wonders of Stoney Cove and complete the four open water dives of the course

How long will it take?
The course generally lasts 4 full days

What will you get from it?
As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be qualified to dive to 18m with the world’s most recognised Diver training agency

Age Requirements
You must be 12 years old to enrol on this course at Stoney Cove

Course Prerequisites
You must be able to swim and be medically fit to dive

All equipment hire is included in the price, however, you will get much more enjoyment from the course if you get your own mask and snorkel

There are no hidden extras with your course at the Diveschool @ Stoney Cove. Entry fees, air fills, kit hire, course materials and PADI certification fees are all included

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