Duration: 4-6 days
Course Price: $950.000 COP
(Includes all materials, dive gear and certification)
Prerequisites: Age 12
Good physical health
Get started with the most popular entry-level dive certification in the world, PADI Open Water Diver!
Why PADI Open Water Diver?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you have the freedom to dive with a certified buddy independent of a dive professional.
What do I need to start?
Almost anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. Children aged 10 and 11 can earn the PADI Jr Open Water Diver certification, diving to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet with a PADI professional or a certified parent/guardian. Children aged 12 to 14 can also be Jr Open Water Diver certified, to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet with any adult certified diver.
What will I do?
Throughout the course you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving which include:
- Knowledge development sessions, in our air-conditioned classroom
- Dive equipment
- Dive procedures and techniques
- Dive planning
- Confined water skills practice
- Open water dives
The knowledge from the classroom applied in the confined water training sessions, where you begin practicing the skills necessary for safe diving in safe shallow water. As you gain confidence, you will start building on those basic skills and learn some more advanced techniques. You will participate in four open water dives, where you will apply the knowledge you have learned and the skills you have practiced to safely explore what our beautiful reef has to offer up to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.
How long will it take?
Generally 4 to 6 days, weather and performance permitting. PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills, which allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Can I do part of my course online (PADI eLearning)?
Yes! The PADI eLearning program allows you to complete the knowledge development sessions online at your leisure, leaving you free to concentrate exclusively on diving upon arrival at Blue Life Dive Center. Plan on allowing about 3 days for the course, weather and performance permitting. The course consists of a Quick Review of the eLearning portion, followed by confined water skills practice and open water dives, spread across 2-3 days. For more information on the online portion see the PADI eLearning section.
Can I do part of my course at home (Open Water Referral)? Yes!