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Share the fun! 

Sign up for the PADI Open Water Diver course and get ready to enjoy some of the best moments of your life!


Learning together is fun!

During your diving course, you will learn to dive with a buddy. This means knowing how to help each other and of course having a good time together! 

Fun in the sun!

Learn to dive in the perfect conditions - sunny, warm and calm, clear water!

Get ready for the experience of a lifetime… 

The PADI Open Water Diver license is your passport to the underwater world!

Why you will love this:

  • The experience of a lifetime: Diving is a mind blowing, life changing adventure for all ages
  • Really learn to dive: Become a fully certified independent diver
  • Ticket to adventure: International lifelong PADI certificate - dive all over the world
  • The first step: allows you to continue your training into specialised and advanced diver training

PADI Junior Open Water Diver

Children aged between 10 and 15 will get a PADI Junior Open Water Diver certificate. This certificate allows children of 10 and 11 years old to dive with either a certified parent or guardian or a PADI professional to a maximum depth of 12 metres. This is also their maximum depth during the course.

Children of 12 to 15 years old are, after certification, allowed to dive with a certified adult or PADI professional to a maximum depth of 18 metres. 

The PADI Junior Open Water Diver certificate will change automatically to a PADI Open Water Diver certificate when the child becomes 15 years old.


PADI Open Water Diver Course Features

Good planning, quality teaching and the flexibility to make it personal and fun. 

As a 5* rewarded PADI Dive Resort, we offer you:

  • A personalised, well organised course plan
  • High quality teaching, in your own language
  • The latest lesson materials available

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of:

  • 5 theory sections
  • 5 pool dives (conducted in the sea)
  • 4 open water dives
  • 10 hours self-study (on average) 

Theory – Create a foundation
The 5 theory sections create the knowledge and understanding that you will apply during your pool and open water dives. If you would rather spend your time in the water instead of our classroom, check out our ::study at home:: tips to minimise the time spent indoors.

Pool dives - Learn skills and build confidence!
During 5 shallow water training sessions you will be preparing for your open water dives. These lessons in sheltered water will build your confidence and have you look forward to the real thing!

Open water dives - Time to start exploring!
Time to begin exploring the underwater world and to get acquainted with the beautiful underwater life that surrounds you! While applying your previously obtained diver skills you finish your course with some fun dives under the supervision of a PADI professional. 


PADI Open Water Diver Course Prerequisites

Minimum age:

  • 10 years old for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course (maximum depth 12 metres)
  • 12 years old for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course (maximum depth 18 metres)
  • 15 years old for the PADI Open Water Diver course (maximum depth 18 metres)



  • Basic swimming skills
  • Medically fit for diving



  • Standard set of diving equipment
  • Dive computer
  • Compass


"Thank you for giving me my first dive experience, because it was so amazing I went for Open Water Diver! Thanks to everyone! Going to miss your big family!" Laura (14 yrs)

"I really enjoyed diving this summer with you guys again, just like 2 years ago! I learned a lot of new stuff, and finished my Open Water Course! Thanks to the whole crew, and especially my instructors!" Isabel (15 yrs, Scuba Diver)

"Great experience – very impressed with efficiency and safety. Also very friendly and excellent teaching. Everything was fantastic! Thank you." Melanie ( 46 yrs) Emil (49 yrs)

PADI Open Water Diver

Key Information
Minimum age: 10 years old
- basic swimming skills
- medically fit for diving
Duration: 4 days
Required study materials: PADI eLearning - Open Water Diver