PADI Open Water Diver Course
We are proud of our scuba diving instructions. One reason for our success is that we keep our classes really small and give our utmost attention to every single student. The Open Water Diver Course provides you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely visit the underwater world. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Open Water Diver certification card. We want to make sure you leave us as a confident and skilled scuba diver
The PADI Open Water Diver is an entry level scuba diving course in which you will learn basic dive theory about dive equipment, underwater environment and marine life. The course is composed of theory which includes knowledge reviews and quizzes and in-water training which includes shallow water skill training sessions followed by 4 open water dives under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.
Watermanship Skills Assessment
All student divers must be able to swim comfortably in deep water without assistance. Prior to the scuba diving course participants must be evaluated with the following skills:
- 10 min swim float in deep water without assistance (required for Scuba Diver / Open Water course)
- 200m continues swim or 300m continues snorkel swim without assistance (required for Open Water Course)
Medical Statement for Open Water Students
Scuba Diving participants must be in reasonable health to attend the course. All student divers must fill up the medical statement prior to in-water activity. Any questions answered ‘YES‘ on the medical statement require doctor’s clearance prior to the course. All questions answered ‘NO‘ do not require this clearance.
Please download the Divers Medical Questionaire here: Medical Questionaire for Open Water Course
Open Water Training
Your diving skills will be developed in 5 lessons at the swimming pool or the shallow part of reef just in front of the dive center. After skill development you will conduct 4 Open Water Dives in the open sea to depth ranging up to 18m / 60f on the last dives.
Typical Day of Training
9:00-12:00: dive theory, in-water training
13:30-17:00: dive theory, in-water training
Evening: independent theory study
Please remember that divers are not allowed to fly for minimum 18 hours from their last dive. It is recommended to have 5 days for the course and 1 day to rest before flying back.
The price of the PADI Open Water Diver Course is PHP 18,000.00
- Inclusions: PADI manual, certification, equipment rental
- Exclusions: accommodation, food, transfers
- Duration: 4 days, depending on the performance of the student
PADI offers eLearning option where you do interactive lesson online at home ahead of the in-watertraining. To save time we suggest to do the whole dive theory of the course including exam online.
In this way you can save at least 1 day during your course at the dive center.
For more info and eLearning registration follow this link: http://savedra.com/padi_html/padiE_learning.html. This link will bring you to the website of Savedra Dive Center, which is our nearby branch here at the beach and the center of dive education.
Cost of the eLearning registration of Open Water Course: AU$ 184 (eLearning materials + certification card)
Cost of remaining in-water training at the dive center: PHP 15,960.00 (dive gear rental included)
Duration of in-water training: 3-4 days (depends on performance of the student)
Food, accommodation, transfers are no included in above price