PADI Open Water Diver
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
Prerequisites: To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. If you are between 10 and 14 years old, you will receive the Junior open Water Diver Certification. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health (download the medical questionnaire here to check if you are fit for diving or if you need a medical clearance). No prior experience with scuba diving is required. Due to international law regarding the use of the internet, eLearning is only possible if you are 13 or older.
Complete Course (3 or 4 days)
-One or two days of theory including watching videos and doing knowledge reviews, quizzes and an exam (if you have the time, and would like to enjoy Santa Catalina a little as well, we recommend scheduling two days for this, so coming a day earlier, otherwise it’s an early start and a full day of studying). We will send you a digital copy of the Open Water Diver manual, so another option is to get started with the reading and the knowledge reviews before your holiday.
-Two days of diving (confined water and 4 open water dives) in the national park.
Price: $410 + $40 for the entrance fees ($10 if you are Panamanian or resident)
Includes: all the gear, instructor, dives, ebook, online certification and two lunches.
When you reserve this course, you will be sent a code with which you can access your ebook before even arriving in Santa Catalina. If you have the time and want to start reading into it, you can do that.
With eLearing (if you only have two days to do it):
All the theory is done online before your arrival and our instructor will go over any questions you have regarding that part of the course once you get here. All dives (confined and open water dives) will be done in the national park.
Price: $410 + $95 (PADI eLearning) + $40 for the entrance fees ($10 if you are Panamanian or resident)
Includes: all the gear, the instructor, the dives, ebook, videos, quizzes, exams and knowledge reviews, e-dive planer, online certification and two lunches.
When you reserve this course you will be sent a code with which you can access your the PADI eLearing. You must have completed it before your arrival in Santa Catalina and bring us the online record of completion.