On your first morning, we'll introduce you to the Dive centre, and explain what you will be doing over the next few days.
The Open Water Course is conducted over a 4-day period, and successful completion leads to full entry-level certification to the world of scuba diving.
The course itself is broken down into three sections. These are:
- Confined water dives, of which you do 3, and which are usually done in a cordoned off beach area or a pool close to the beach
- The theory section, which provides basic information and principles about diving, usually with the aid of videos along with a manual, and
- At least 2 open water dives under qualified supervision and guidance.
During your confined water dives, you will complete your skills development sessions, which will include (but are not limited to): neutral buoyancy, mask clearing, regulator removal / replacement, gear assembly/disassembly and storage, equalization, no-mask breathing, cramp removal, tired diver tow, no mask swim, alternate air source, stationary free flow regulator breathing, BC inflate, oral, removal and replacement of the scuba unit (u/w), removal and replacement of weight belt (u/w), removal and replacement of scuba unit (surface), removal and replacement of weight belt (surface), air depletion exercise.
The theory section (classroom sessions) is geared towards knowledge development, and will comprise of lectures, class participation and discussion. Students must successfully complete each section (module) before attempting the next module; there are 5 in total. There will be a final written exam. Most questions are either multiple choice or true/false.
Your Open Water dives will give you the opportunity to demonstrate dive planning, practice, and evaluation.
The course is relaxed and designed to be a comprehensive learning experience to help you reach your goal of becoming a qualified diver. Our instructors are used to teaching a wide variety of people, and will tailor the way they teach the course to your personal needs and ability.
This course can be done in conjunction with our Advanced Open Water course. Please contact us to arrange an extended tour.