PADI Open Water Diver Course
Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, at Blue Star Dive & Resort, your PADI 5 Star Dive Center, 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
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three phases:
- Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
How can you start learning now?
You can start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the online Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video. Get started now!
Your Next Dive Adventure
As a certified scuba diver you’ve already experienced the thrill of exploring parts of the underwater world, but know there’s more to discover. Whether you’re looking for new dive adventures, to improve your scuba skills, or both at once, taking another PADI dive course will help you gain more confidence and meet more dive buddies.
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course
In the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, there’s a long list of scuba specialty dives to try. Fish identification, boat diving, altitude diving, drift diving, sidemount diving, search and recovery, wreck diving, plus about 12 more. You do five different dives all under the expert guidance of your PADI Instructor. No formal classroom session, just a lot of diving. You can start learning online with PADI eLearning® and even get credit for your dives toward the related PADI Specialty Diver course. Short on time? Try the PADI Adventure Diver course, a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.