Padi Open Water Diver Course
Learn to dive with the PADI Open Water Diver Course. Both this and the Scuba Diver sub-course are the first courses to fully qualify you as a Diver.
The Open Water Course is the most popular diving course in the world and takes you from a beginner to being a fully qualified diver to a maximum depth of 18 metres. The course is completed over 3 to 4 days.
This is your first course as a new diver and therefore is a very important one. At Cyprus Diving Adventures our experienced Instructors will ensure that you are trained to the very best standard and in a friendly manner. We want you to fully learn the key skills required to ensure you enjoy many years of great diving and continually be able to improve your ability. Safety is also a top priority during our courses.
The Open Water Diver course consists mainly of;
- A knowledge development section where you complete the theory side of the course.
- A number of confined water sessions where you practice all the required skills and learn to dive.
- 4 open water dives to further develop your diving skills and complete 4 actual dives.
The course knowledge development work can be completed in a number of ways to suit your own preference. There is the hard copy manual version and DVD which you can study here or preferably we can send it to your home to complete in your own time before you come to Cyprus saving valuable holiday time. The manual version is also available from an online link that we can send you too. There is no extra charge for either option.
When you arrive at the Dive Centre with the completed course work we will then just need a few hours to go over this with you and complete the final exam. You are then ready to start your in water training which then only requires a further 3 days to complete the course.
Alternatively you have an option to complete all of the theory work online with e-learning at home;
You can use the Padi elearning link for laptops online, and the Open Water Touch link for Ipads or Android offline below. This completes all theory online with no one to one with an Instructor on the theory but we will be tracking your progress. You can enrol direct via the Padi website or links below, or we can send you the link. Please be sure to select the correct Dive Centre, our 5 Star Dive Centre number is S-23471. This version completes all of the theory, videos and final exam in your own time so again saves valuable holiday time. Your inwater training is then completed with us over 3 days.
There is a cost difference with the online version. You have to pay Padi a fee of €142.00 when you enrol direct online, but we unlike most Dive Centres reduce the course fee by €65 to €350 to help with this. This means that if you choose to complete the theory portion of the course online this way it will therefore cost you an extra €77 on top of the course fee quoted overall. As detailed above we can send you the manual version without any extra charge or another option is to send you the online eLearning link rather than enrolling direct with Padi for which again there is NO extra charge to the course price quoted. Please contact us if you need more information.
At Cyprus Diving Adventures we also welcome Open Water referal students who have completed the theory and confined water parts of the course and want to complete the 4 open water dives in a warmer climate or while on holiday.
Please contact us with any queries or for more details.