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Become a PADI Open Water Diver
The Open Water Course has three main components run over two weekends.
Knowledge Development (Online Study) – Understanding the basic principals.
Pool Dives – Learn the skills to be a safe and confident scuba diver.
Open Water Dives – Practice your new skills, explore and have FUN!
1. Knowledge Development (online)
Complete all of your dive theory at your own pace and in a time frame that suits you with PADI’s eLearning. Study at home where you will have access to interactive videos and quizzes making learning much more fun and engaging. Options are available for either PC or tablet (touch) versions of eLearning. Want to do it old school? Don’t worry, options to study via non digital means are also available. Once your theory is done, it is off to the dive shop to get fitted out with dive equipment, and then onto the pool.
2. Pool Dives (Day 1)
This is where you’ll take your first breath underwater. Diving in the pool is a safe and comfortable environment where you will learn and practice the skills you need to be a confident and safe scuba diver.
3. Ocean Dives (Days 2 & 3)
Now it is time to head to the ocean. Over two days you will complete four ocean dives on Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, world-renowned for its temperate water diving.
Minimum age of 12 years. Student divers between 12 and 14 earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification, which they may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver certification upon reaching 15.
Ability to swim at least 200 meters and tread water for 10 min
International PADI Registration
Digital Certification Card
All SCUBA equipment
4 Ocean Dives
Bathers (for pool session)
Own Transport - you will need to be able to transport your SCUBA equipment during the duration of the course
Accommodation in Bicheno (1 night)
Click the button below to check if you require a DIVE MEDICAL from a doctor
Click the button below to download a PDF with all course information.
Once you have purchased a course we will email you within 24hrs your PADI eLearning key-pass so you can start your adventure of a lifetime! We will also contact you to introduce ourselves and answer any immediate questions about your PADI course.
Course dates are subject to change. We require a minimum of 4 students on the course to run it.
WANT TO BOOK A PRIVATE COURSE WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS?
No problem! Just click the booking button below. Dates and Location for pool and ocean dives are to be confirmed in-store once you have purchased your course.
With a private course, you also have the option of running it over three consecutive days. If you have any questions, or want to check availability please call us in store.
Bring your own buddy and get a discounted rate
Want to schedule your own private course?
LEARN TO DIVE
PADI Open Water Diver
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular way to learn to dive in the world.
During the course you will learn the skills and knowledge to scuba dive to a depth of 18m and upon completion obtain a lifelong certification recognised across the entire globe.
COURSE CODE: OWCOURSE