Open Water Diver
The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives in conditions similar to those in which you train. Some of the many skills you will learn include buoyancy control, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly and proper dive planning. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. This course is the key to start exploring the underwater world.
Minimum age of 18.
Medical clearance to dive from a GP.
A minimum of 20 hours of instruction with an expectation of additional self-directed study.
An Open Water Diver course consists of three components, dive theory, confined water (pool) training and open water dives. After completing the self-study requirements, the dive theory and confined water components are typical run over a total of 8 evenings. Open water dives are conducted in a single weekend where student divers will complete at least five dives.
All equipment required for the course is supplied; except for mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit.
Private course: $1400
Group course: $750