The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Start your PADI Open Water Theory Online now and take the first step towards becoming a PADI diver!
What does the PADI Open Water Diver Course consist of?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is split into three segments:
Theory: This section includes facts, principles, and concepts about scuba diving
Pool Dives: These dives will introduce you to the skills you need as a scuba diver. You will also have a drysuit orientation session, as you will be using a drysuit for your open water dives
Open Water Dives: This is the time to show your instructor what you have learned during the pool sessions in a real diving scenario
What is the PADI Open Water Theory Online?
The Knowledge Development section of the PADI Open Water Diver course consists of self-study e-learning. This part of your course is designed to teach you the basic principles of scuba diving, and you will cover basic dive theory, equipment, skills and dive planning.
This allows you to complete all the theory at home in your own time and then complete your pool and open water dives at a later date, once we are able to take you diving again.
This means you get to start your underwater adventure straight away and can learn some really interesting stuff about what it’s like to scuba dive before doing it for real.
Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development – including facts, principles and concepts – and dive skills including techniques and methods.
The PADI Open Water Theory Online uses videos, audio, graphics and reading to help you learn, short quizzes that let you gauge your progress, and then offers a review of anything you happen to miss.
By completing the knowledge development online now, you’re ready to hit the ground running with your PADI Open Water Diver course with the theory, quizzes and videos all completed. We will then take you diving as soon as we can!
*This course fee only covers your online training, assessments and certification card.Practical training fees, dives, dive equipment, student slate and logbook are available at additional fees from NDS.