Open Water Diver Gozo
The Open Water Diver course is the first degree in diver education.
The Open Water Diver teaches you basic diving theory, including the correct use of standard equipment, the use of PADI’s recreational dive planner and practical exercises in the water. At the end of the course you will have sufficient training to dive to a depth of 18 metres and will be able to hire scuba diving equipment world-wide on production of your PADI card
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Open Water Diver Course
This level also teaches basic navigation and has a strong focus on how to deal with emergencies caused by equipment failure.
The course is divided into three sections:
– Independent academic study (eLearning) to understand the principles of scuba diving.
– Confined Water Dives to learn the basic scuba skills in a safe, shallow environment.
– 4 Open Water Dives to develop your skills further and enjoy the underwater world.
If you have already had the experience of a DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING course, the skills you learned will count towards your full PADI Open Water Diver certification.
However, as with all pastimes that require some skill, the more you dive the better you get at it and the more comfortable you feel underwater. Most people progress beyond this first stage (Open Water Diver) to receive instruction and experience of diving deeper as well as specialities such as wreck diving and night diving.
You can typically learn to scuba dive in a week with an organisation like PADI or one of the other major diving associations but after you gain your initial qualification – Open Water Diver in the case of PADI – you’ll find that your skills improve rapidly just by making dives and after a while you’ll almost certainly want to take your diving to the next level.