OVER 10 YEARS OF AGE
adequate swimming skills
good physical health
No prior SCUBA experience
takes 3 days TO COMPLETE
OVER 10 YEARS OF AGE
GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH
NO PRIOR DIVE EXPERIENCE
TAKES S DAYs TO COMPLETE
Diver certification begins here. PADI Open Water Diver course starts with PADI’s online eLearning theory training OR PADI Ultimate Crewpack. Then we move to the pool to practice your new skills. Finally, you will experience five open water (ocean/lake) 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 class room and warm shower completing your open water course couldn’t be easier.
Open water Manual
Open water DVD
All required equipment for duration of course
5x Theory session
5x Pool Sessions
3x Sea Dives (Shore Based)
2x Sea Dives (Boat Based)
PADI online registration couldn’t be easier.
- MPA Permit
This is a 4 day course. 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 spend the day in our onsite swimming pool where you and your instructor will go through all the required skills needed to become a successful Open water diver.
- Day 2: You and your instructor will head out to our local training beach and complete two open water training dives. It is on these dives that you start showing us what you have mastered in the pool
- Day 3: This is the day that it all comes together where you will head out on one of our two boats to complete your last two dives on some of the amazing dive sites that Cape Town has to offer.
- Day 4: Extra dive.
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER VIDEO
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March 19, 2019
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
May 30, 2019
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
September 15, 2020
I have had the pleasure of diving with Pisces dive school on more than one occasion. My last visit there was not to dive but to take American tourists who... read more
November 16, 2019
So, I didn’t actually get to go on a dive with Pisces because of weather conditions but I’m still giving this shop 5 stars. I contacted the shop to schedule... read more
November 10, 2019
This was the best cold water diving we've ever done, the colors you're going to see are indescribable!! Also if you go with Pisces diving you'll be in excellent hands... read more
September 30, 2019
The idea of taking a boat into the middle of nowhere and jumping into the water with the Cape Fur Seals and have a blast with the clowns of the... read more
March 14, 2019
What a brilliant dive center! I am so impressed by the course, the location, and the people. Throughout the course, the instructors were incredibly calm and patient, allowing me to... read more
June 14, 2019
Everything about our experience with Pisces was great. I highly recommend booking your diving experience in South Africa with Jacqui and the team at Pisces. My wife and... read more
February 1, 2020
I selected Pisces Divers to undergo training with my 2 sons for Open Water Diving. We had fantastic training at the excellent facilities at Pisces Divers. The dive sites available... read more
September 4, 2019
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