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The PADI Open Water Diver course really does open the door to a whole new world of adventure, from shore and reef dives to the liveaboard cruises. Glide along weightlessly over stunning corals and amongst shoals of beautiful fishes, step back in time by exploring the mysterious remains of a shipwreck or awaken your creativity by the art of underwater photography... The choices are endless, just go ahead with your interests and where imaginations take you.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the world most widely recognized and respected rating certification for beginner; and this gives you the freedom to scuba dives with a buddy independently or with a professional.

The license is valid for a lifetime. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba/ Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with us to see how credit from these may apply to the PADI Open Water Diver course.

Our expert and PADI professionally trained and certified instructors are specialized in presenting the underwater world safely, informatively and in a friendly and fun environment. All you need to do is enjoy the wonderful experience of scuba diving with the many new friends you will make. After you have completed your diving course with us, you'll be a certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, and then you can enjoy local and overseas diving through our great vacation offers.


Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

A PADI Junior Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters/ 40 feet.

The course builds upon the concept of performance-based learning. We will ensure that you can master all the necessary skills performance that requires in the course; means you will never really fail, although it may take you a while to meet the objective. We only conduct classes in a small group, so we can give you maximum individual attention and maximize your safety. This approach enables us to address any problems you may have and ensures our closest supervision during your dive training. As a result you will become a more confident and better trained diver. We want you to enjoy your diving experience so you'll love diving as much we do.

The course is divided into 4 parts:

1Independent study - Home study - Included in your course price, you will receive your training materials. You watch the Open Water Diver DVD and read through the Open Water Diver manual at your own time. The course is divided into 5 easy to digest modules; simply answer the questions in the manual as you work your way through.

2Knowledge development - Classroom sessions - After your home study, you attend knowledge development sessions in our comfortable and air-conditioned lecture room with your instructor, who will answer any questions you may have and go into more detail about what you've read and applies it to actual diving experiences.

3Confined water dives - Pool training sessions - In a private and specially build pool you learn the skills necessary to be a safe, happy and competent diver. The pool sessions allow you to perform the water skills that you'll be using during the open water dives, with the same equipment.

4Open water dives - Open ocean dives - You practice and fine-tune the skills you learn in your pool sessions, in an open sea environment. These dives are your first steps in fulfilling your desire to explore the underwater world. All the dives are conducted under the guidance of your instructor who will be with you every step of the way.

Each plays an important role in learning to dive in meeting the performance objectives you'll need to qualify as a diver. No short-cuts allowed during the course!

Once you've completed the first three parts of the course, you'll need to complete four open-water dives to obtain your certification. There are a number of great options for doing your PADI Open Water Diver certification, including tropical vacations and local options. No matter which option you select, you'll be certified at the end of the day!

At Ocean Xplorer, all of our scuba diving certification courses include all the certification and instruction fees, and also the use of cylinders, weights and weight belt, buoyancy control device and regulators on all dives.

  • Receive PADI Open Water Diver Certification Card after completing the course
  • Original PADI Open Water Diver Promo-Pak (required training materials) that includes:
    • Open Water Diver Manual in full color and self-paced designed
    • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) Table with instructions for use booklet
    • Diver's Logbook with training record
  • All knowledge development sessions time
  • 2 confined water training dives (covering 5 sessions)
  • 4 open water training dives

In addition we teach all of our diver level courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve. All our courses are taught according to PADI Standards.

Participants must fill in a Student Record File with personal information and signs the following:

Need More Details?

Have a question? Interested in learning to scuba dive? Find out more on our Learn-to-Dive FAQs & Equipment Introduction. All of our courses and programs offer tremendous flexibility to your times. All you need to do is to arrange your schedules with us. Call us today at +6012 2031989 or drop us an e-mail now at our contact page.

If you stop by our shop, we will start an induction with you, where you'll get all the training materials you need, find out how to get the most out of the start of your diving adventures, and a little one or two on scuba diving equipment. And there is where your home study began...

asterisk Please note that a deposit is required during collecting your training materials.
asterisk Special discounts are available for students who wish to purchase their own dive equipment.
asterisk Other PADI Open Water Diver products such as, eRDP, CD-ROM/ DVD, Adventure Log Binder and more are available upon request.

What are you waiting for? Let's go Diving!

Before You Get Started...

Do yourself a favor, don't just open the phonebook and start calling to see who can certify you the "cheapest" or "quickest". We usually won't win that honor. It is difficult to be the "least expensive", when you have the MOST to offer. There is more to learning to scuba dive than just "enrolling in a dive class" AND all dive courses are NOT created equal. Even some of our staff members found this out... the hard way... somewhere else.

At Ocean Xplorer, scuba diving is a lifestyle that can offer many years of excitement and enjoyment for the whole family. When you consider the complete package that we offer, we know you WILL NOT be disappointed... and we guarantee it! Come stop by our shop and meet our staffs so we can show you personally, why we ARE Different.

We look forward meeting YOU!

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