PADI Open Water Diver

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.

Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. 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 a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Our process

Get your open water diving certification with the PADI!

No prior experience

No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you can try it first through the Discover Scuba Diving program.

To enroll

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.

Dives

The five dives in the pool and four dives in open water.

Get certificate

Theory and practice exam.

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PADI Open Water Diver

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a certified diver, so now it’s time to come to Varna and enrol in the PADI Open Water Diver Course!

Open Water Diver Course in Varna

First, we need to check that you have no pre-existing medical conditions which may be an issue while scuba diving. All being, well and assuming you can complete a basic swim test, you can get started!

During the course you will complete five theory modules to give a good grounding in dive theory and safety. Mixed in, will be five shallow water training sessions in our bay or pool (also referred to as ‘confined’ water sessions) where you will learn the safety skills to become a confident and competent diver.

Once we have established your basic safety skills, the fun steps up a gear with the four open water dives!

Open Water Dives

The first two dives will be down to a maximum of 12 meters. Now, you will really start to appreciate the idea of buoyancy control, while discovering some fantastic marine life.

Open water dives three and four will take you down to a maximum 18 meters and, whenever possible, we like to venture out of the bay so that you can see some of Varna’s other great dive sites.

PADI Certification

Once certified, your PADI Open Water Diver card will open up many of the world’s diving destinations for you to discover!

Course Details

 Duration: 3 to 5 days

 Age: from 10 years up

 Dives Included:

5 confined water sessions

4 open water sessions

Check our prices here.

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Academic

Knowledge Development

Learn online, independent study or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving.

Equipment

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

Dives

Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Short on time?

The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.

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