PADI Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this 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.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the first level in scuba dive training. Your Open Water certification is your ticket to the underwater world. 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 this course (or the Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or more. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required to start.

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Open Water Diver Academic

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main 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 the underwater planet!

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.


In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, wetsuit, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD) and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from our experienced PADI Instructors.

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Getting Started

You can start your learning right now with PADI’s home-study materials – PADI’s eLearning. When you are here in our resort we will schedule time for in-water training in our swimming pool and the ocean right at our doorstep. We have a number of beautiful locations and breathtaking dive sites all within a short boat ride, where you’ll experience some of the best reefs and prolific marine life in the Philippines. Our instructors will be wiith you throughout your entire journey, offering you a tailored experience based on your personal needs. They are there to answer any questions you have along the way, and they’ll track your progress to make sure you understand everything important in the realm of scuba diving. So, what are you waiting for? For more information and details of all our PADI dive courses, check out our list of available courses.