PADI Open Water Diver

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Learning to dive is not difficult, but like any activity of interest, requires a little time and dedication. The PADI Open Water Diver, is composed of three phases: knowledge development, confined water dives and open water dives.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is incredibly flexible and is based on performance. This means that the PADI Dive Center or Resort can offer the program with various schedules and the appropriate level of knowledge of the subject shown by you over the course.

You can complete the confined water dives and open water in the space of just three or four days (provided you read the manual and watch the video in advance). However, many people prefer longer time. Contact us and set the schedule of your course depending on your availability.

1. Knowledge Development - Allows you to familiarize with the basic principles and procedures of scuba diving. You will learn about aspects of how pressure affects your body, choose the right scuba gear and procedures to plan your dives.

Should complete the component Development of Knowledge" in home, reading the five sections of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and watching the corresponding sections of the PADI Open Water Diver Video (which also has the skills you'll learn in confined water sessions). If you prefer to study on your computer, you can get the manual and video from your PADI Open Water Diver Course at cd-rom.

In the classroom you’ll make a summary of the subjects studied in each section with the instructor and answer a short quiz to confirm that you are assimilating the information. At the end of the five sessions, you’ll perform a small examination to confirm that you understand all the key concepts and ideas. 

2. Confined Water Dives - This is the essence of the course - diving. You’ll develop the basic skills of scuba diving in the pool or in confined water. It is in this environment that you will learn from the preparation of equipment to how to remove water from the mask without rise to the surface, among many other skills.

You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air in an emergency situation ar. Five dives are conducted in confined waters. Each of them will continue the teachings of the previous dive. Throughout these five dives, you will develop the skills that you need to dive in open water. 

3.Open water dives - After making your confined water dives, it's time to continue the learning making four open water dives with your PADI Instructor. This is where you combine all the components of your course and fully live the underwater adventure.

For further information about PADI programs contact us!