PADI Open Water Diver

Why PADI Open Water?


As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized dive rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional to a maximum depth of 18m.


Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.


You must be older than the age of 14 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program.


For those of you who are between the ages of 10 and 14, the PADI Jnr Open Water Diver program is available. Students between ages 10- 12 will be able to dive to a max of 12m with a parent or a PADI Proffesional.


What will I do?


Throughout the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You do this by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives. Before commencing your pool dives you will be required to complete a 200m swim & 10min float.


This learn- to dive program is performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. If you need more time you get it. Usually the Open Water course takes place over 2 weeks after hours. We also offer flexible schedules for groups of 4 or more.


What does the course include?


  • Individualized training with no more than 6 students per instructor in the water at all times
  • Your own course materials and registration fees.
  • Use of all scuba equipment necessary for the duration of the course
  • As a DAN Business member you will receive free DAN Student cover
  • All air fills
  • Pool fees and PADI Certification Fees.
  • Qualifying dives at Bass Lake, Henley On Klip


What do I need to provide?


Completed medical questionnaire at the first class; costume, towel & dry clothes for all water sessions. 


Do I need a Diving Medical?


For Recreational Dive Medicals, you are no longer required to have an examination unless you answer yes to any of the questions on the PADI Diving Medical Screening Form. It pays to have a good read through and if you do need to see a doctor, just give us a call and we can send you a list of contact details for doctors


Where can I go from here?


Continue the adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water course, your next step in exploring the underwater world. Just ask us for more information.


What does it cost?


Open water course: R4000- 00


How do I get started?


Check our calendar for our next PADI Open Water course that will suit you and contact to check availability. We require a 50% deposit to book your seat, the balance is due at the first pool session.