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Why PADI Open Water Diver?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized
and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, you may upgrade to PADI Open Water Diver.
Photo By Marius Gjersvik
Photo By Marius Gjersvik
What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You must be older than the age of 14 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above the age of 14 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program, then the PADI Jr Open Water Diver program is available to you. 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 Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives.
How long will it take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Most students are able to do the course in 2 & ½ days or less than 2 days if you have done the DVD / book work at home.

What will I need?

  • PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
  • PADI Open Water Video or DVD
  • Log Book
These items may be purchased at your local dive shop or you may purchase it at our dive shop.
Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with PADI’s Advanced Open Water, you next step in exploring the underwater world.
Price $450.00 Includes equipment
Price $250.00 Upgrade from PADI Scuba Diver, includes equipment
Price $351.00 Upgrade from Discover Scuba Diving, includes equipment
Every day 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Complete your open water training at XANADU while diving the beautiful reefs of Grand Bahama Island. You’ll make 4 dives over two days. Stay extra days and enjoy diving with fish and sharks or see Theo’s wreck. Please be sure to bring the proper paperwork from your store or instructor.
Price $250.00 Includes equipment
Every day 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.