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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with ABCD DIVING

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a ABCD DIVING Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact ABCD DIVING to personalise the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

    Start Date Course Location End Date Max. Places Places Available   Price    
17 Apr 2024 AOW 17/04/2023 Classroom 1, Stoney Cove 21 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 571.43

Advanced Open Water Diver
(AOW 17/04/2023)

Knowledge Development
Wed 17 Apr 2024
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Navigation
Sat 20 Apr 2024
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Night Dive
Sat 20 Apr 2024
06:00 PM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Deep
Sun 21 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove
Wreck
Sun 21 Apr 2024
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Stoney Cove

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17 Apr 2024 OW 4/17/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 25 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Wed 17 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Wed 17 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Wed 17 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Wed 17 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Wed 17 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Wed 17 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Wed 17 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Thu 18 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Thu 18 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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18 Apr 2024 OW 18/04/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 26 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Thu 18 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Thu 18 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Thu 18 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Thu 18 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Thu 18 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Fri 19 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Fri 19 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Fri 26 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Fri 26 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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19 Apr 2024 OW 19/04/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 25 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Fri 19 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Fri 19 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Fri 19 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Fri 19 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Fri 19 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sat 20 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Sat 20 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Thu 25 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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20 Apr 2024 OW 4/20/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 28 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 20 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Sat 20 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sat 20 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sat 20 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 20 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Sun 21 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Sun 21 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sat 27 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sat 27 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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21 Apr 2024 OW 4/21/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 29 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Sun 21 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Sun 21 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Sun 21 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Sun 21 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Sun 21 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Mon 22 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Mon 22 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Mon 29 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Mon 29 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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22 Apr 2024 OW 4/22/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 30 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 22 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 23 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Tue 23 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Mon 29 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Mon 29 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Tue 30 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Tue 30 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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22 Apr 2024 OW 22/04/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 28 Apr 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 22 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Mon 22 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Mon 22 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Mon 22 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Mon 22 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Tue 23 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Tue 23 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Sun 28 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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23 Apr 2024 OW 4/23/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 01 May 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver

Pool Dive 1
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Confined Water 2
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Swim Tests
Tue 23 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Induction
Tue 23 Apr 2024
07:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 1
Tue 23 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Tue 23 Apr 2024
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 3
Tue 23 Apr 2024
10:00 AM
60 minutes
Classroom 2
Knowledge Development 4
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Knowledge Development 5
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 3
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Whitgift School Pool
Confined Water 4
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Thornden School Pool
Final Exam
Wed 24 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Classroom 1
Confined Water 5
Wed 24 Apr 2024
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Whitgift School Pool
Dry Suit
Wed 24 Apr 2024
03:00 PM
30 minutes
Thornden School Pool
Open Water 1
Tue 30 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 2
Tue 30 Apr 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 3
Wed 01 May 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove
Open Water 4
Wed 01 May 2024
12:00 AM
Stoney Cove

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24 Apr 2024 OW 4/24/2023 Classroom 1, Classroom 2, Stoney Cove, Thornden School Pool, Whitgift School Pool 02 May 2024 8 8 US$ 739.75

Open Water Diver