Getting certified begins here
Beginner - Certification Course
Complete 4 open water dives to be certified to dive up to 18m / 60ft globally. Start this course conveniently from your home, with PADI's online eLearning course material. After, move to confined water and practice your new skills.
The PADI OW course includes 3 parts:
- Knowledge development, that covers the principles concepts, and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment.
- Confined water dives, where you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You'll enjoy mini dives that take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives.
- Open water dives, to complete your training practice you apply and demonstrate what you learn during four open water dives at our local dive sites.
Get your PADI certification! This fun and rewarding course certifies you to plan and execute a dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18m/60ft.
During the course, you'll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba.
Earning your Open water certification shows you have met all course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they rent scuba equipment, fill scuba tanks, or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be trained to a max depth of 18 meters/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as or better than those in which you trained. It's just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.