The first level in recreational diving ranks and the most sought after PADI diving course. This program introduces you to develop the basic skills in handling your SCUBA equipment, diving procedures, and attitude on becoming a SCUBA diver. The learning experience from this course will be your foundation for the continuing education as a recreational and/or may be a professional SCUBA diver in the future.
What to expect from this course?
(1)The course will teach you the basic theory of scuba diving principles and adaptation to marine conditions, (2) assimilate practical skill performances in a stress free confined water environment, and (3) execute these learned diving skills in an open safe marine environment.
What are the prerequisites for taking the OWD Course?
- Must be physically fit for scuba diving and able to swim.
- Age requirement is 10 years or older
- A parent or guardian’s signature is required on the first day of class for minors. A parent or guardian must attend class sessions with children less than 12 years old.
- Depth: expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft
How much is the course fee?
What are the inclusions?
- Processing of PADI Open Water Diver e-License.
- Open Water Manual, Recreational Diver Planner (RDP) booklet and dive table.
- Training in conﬁned and open water environment.
- Souvenir shirt
How about my SCUBA equipment?
Our dive shop can lend you the basic equipment needed for your training, except for mask and snorkel.
For hygiene and health security reasons, we advise to invest on your personal diving equipment. To help you jumpstart on your new passion, we give 10% discount on selected diving equipment purchased during the course period.
Diving Community Advisory
All courses are taught in strict adherence to PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) standards and prices. We keep group sizes small to ensure you receive maximum beneﬁt from your tuition. This also minimizes negative impact on the reefs. Our emphasis is on safety, fun and personal service within a relaxed and stress-free environment.
When planning activities, allow 18 hours after SCUBA diving before flying at 1000+ feet of altitude.
100% PADI Public Advisory
In lieu of the increasing demand of PADI Courses in the Philippines and around the globe, PADI Organization would like to advise diving enthusiasts to be more vigilant with fly-by-night Divemasters and Instructors acting as PADI Professionals.
For Quality Management of the Diving Programs and Safety of our diving community, please verify the membership credential status of your Divemaster and/or Instructor to the PADI website.