PADI COURSES

OPEN WATER DIVER

Beginner

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OVER 10 YEARS OF AGE

adequate swimming skills

good physical health

No prior SCUBA experience

takes 3 days TO COMPLETE

age
OVER 10 YEARS OF AGE

 

swimming skills
ADEQUATE SWIMMER

 

good physical health
GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH

 

NO PRIOR DIVING SKILL
NO PRIOR DIVE EXPERIENCE

 

Course Duration
TAKES S DAYs TO COMPLETE

 

Diver certification begins here. PADI Open Water Diver course starts with PADI’s online eLearning theory training. Then we move to the pool to practice your new skills. Finally, you will experience five open water training dives.

The PADI Open water course is where it all begins, this is your foundation course that will qualify you to dive anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 18 meters. Millions of people all around the world have learned to SCUBA dive with the PADI Open water course and have continued to discover the wonders of the underwater world.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course):

  • You must be over 10 years of age.
  • You need adequate swimming skills.
  • You need to be in good physical health.
  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
  • The PADI Open Water course takes 4 days and is run throughout the year.

With our onsite pool, easy access to our local training beach in Simonstown and full in-house facilities including a coffee shop, spacious classroom and warm shower completing your open water course couldn’t be easier.

INCLUDED

  • PADI Digital Materials

  • Pisces Divers Log book

  • All required diving equipment for duration of course

  • 5x Theory session

  • 5x Pool Sessions

  • 4x Sea Dives (Shore Based)

  • 1x Extra Sea Dive (Boat Based)

  • PADI online registration couldn’t be easier.

  • MPA Permit

ITINERARY

This is a 4 day course.

Our maximum ratio for this course is four students per instructor to achieve personal attention and enjoyment.

We feel the Open Water course requires a full four days for maximum enjoyment and learning. It can be done in three days, but four is preferable.

The days start at 8:30 am and finish between 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

  • Day 1: We will get you set up with your equipment and have a session in our onsite swimming pool where you and your instructor will go through all the first two pool dive skills. After a lunch break, you will head down to the ocean for your first sea dive.
  • Day 2: We continue in the pool with more skills and practice, followed by your second ocean dive after a lunch break.
  • Day 3: Final skills are taught in the pool and when mastery is achieved, we head down to the beach for sea dive three.
  • Day 4: This is the day where it all comes together! We head out for a lovely shore dive to a new dive site, followed by an adventurous boat dive to a slightly deeper site, enabling us to bring you to your certification depth of a maximum of 18 metres.

Private Tuition: If you require or prefer a private course (one-on-one) and according to your availability, please note that this is available on request and at an additional cost.

 

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER 

R8,200.00

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER VIDEO

REVIEWS

  • star rating  It was my first time diving and I was a little bit nervous about it. But the instructors were really kind, trustworthy and sympathic, so I lost my fear very... read more

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    February 9, 2019
  • star rating  I really appreciate the crew and management of Pisces Scuba. They were so inviting and helpful. They went out of their way to make our dive special. They even took... read more

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    May 30, 2019
  • star rating  Highly recommended - My husband and I were in Cape Town for a few days. As Covid had wrecked havoc with our diving plans the past 2 years, we decided to dive the... read more

    Checv
    January 3, 2022
  • star rating  One of the highlights of my Western Cape trip in March 2019! It did not lessen the fun and the incredible experience being the only snorkeler in a group of... read more

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    March 19, 2019
  • star rating  We had an amazing experience with the whole Pisces team. The Cape Safari is something we will recommend to anyone traveling to Simonstown. We started with beautiful views... read more

    Phil Nicole
    May 1, 2022
  • star rating  We did the Seal and Kelp dive and we were truly amazed. Lots of life under water and the seals are certainly a highlight! The guides were professional and... read more

    EliasM
    February 1, 2020
  • star rating  Really well run operation. In an era of social distancing concerns, I really appreciated the effort of the owner, manager and majority of staff members to wear masks consistently... read more

    Flagg M
    September 1, 2020
  • star rating  So far the best, absolutely the best diving school I was diving with. Im travelling the world and dive at different destinations with different school. This school offering great... read more

    ella Wo
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  Really well run operation. In an era of social distancing concerns, I really appreciated the effort of the owner, manager and majority of staff members to wear masks consistently... read more

    Flagg M
    September 15, 2020
  • star rating  I completed my PADI open water course through Pisces this past weekend. I am so impressed with the dive center, the staff were all so, organized, friendly and helpful. BIG... read more

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    February 4, 2019

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