PADI Open Water Course

Scuba Divers enjoying the reef

PADI Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Course is the most important scuba diving course there is. The Open Water course teaches you the the most important fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive skills dive and dive equipment. 

Learning to scuba dive in our environment is just awesome!

And 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.

Learning Scuba Diving / PADI Open Water Course at Cebu Fun Divers

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.

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Watermanship Skills Assessment

All student divers must be able to swim comfortably in deep water without assistance. Prior to the PADI 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 Questionnaire 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.

Learning Scuba Diving / PADI Open Water Course at Cebu Fun Divers

Typical Day of Training

  • 9:00-12:00: dive theory, in-water training
  • 12:00-13:30: lunch
  • 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 eLearning

PADI offers eLearning options where you do interactive lesson online at home ahead of the in-water training.

In this way you can save about 1 day during your course at the dive center. compared to the traditional training where you learn with the help of the PADI Manual, videos and your PADI Dive Instructor in a class room setting. Most of our students chose one of these options nowadays.

eLearning Options and Costs

  • PADI eLearning: Purchase an Online Course – (requires flash and is not compatible with iOS mobile phones or tablets). Good for laptops and PCs. 
  • PADI Touch: Purchase an Offline Course – (available on the latest Android and Apple devices). You still need to go on line to do the Quizzes and Exams. 
  • Payable to PADI: eLearning / TOUCH Open Water Course: AU$ 220 directly to PADI on PADI’s Website (currencies / prices may vary)

  • Payable to us: In-water training: 15,960.00 Pesos to the dive center 

Sign up for PADI eLearning here

Here is a short PADI video which walks you through the PADI Open Water Course (eLearning option):

You find more info on the PADI Open Water course directly from PADI here

If you have questions, contact us.

We have a very professional and experienced team stand-by here, several dive masters, dive instructors and course directors all at your service.

We can answer all your diving related questions, in many languages.


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