open water diver course

Get open water certified

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

Course Breakdown

Duration

  • Training materials are designed so that you can study the academics at your own pace when it’s convenient for you.
  • Please start with your course material well in advance to give you enough time to read through and complete theory/knowledge reviews prior to our academic session at the store.
  • Estimated time to complete online theory/knowledge reviews is approximately 3 hours of home study.
  • The in-store academic session comprises of approximately 3 hours. This time is dedicated to assisting with any theory questions prior to completing a written exam, followed by a kit up session.
  • The pool session takes approcimately 3 hours and will be booked on commencement of your course, normally on a Saturday/Sunday.
  • The sea dive will be determined after successfull completion of the written exam and pool session assessments.
  • Sea dive will take 2 days to complete.

Prerequisites

  • Minimum age of 15 years, unless enrolling as a junior diver, then the minimum age will be 10 years old.
  • A medical statement by a licensed physician stating that you are medically fit to scuba dive.
  • Recent ID photo (Required for training records)
  • Full payment required before commencement of your course.

Aim of the course

  • The aim of the course is to train students according to standards set by the relevant international training organisation and to maintain a level of safety and communication between the student and instructor.
  • Divers are trained to plan and execute open water dives completely.
  • Maximum diving depth is 18 meters.

Equipment requirements

  • All equipment can be rented from the store, it is recommended that you do enquire about purchasing your own eqiupment for a more comfortable experience.
  • If you are planning to purchase any equipment before your course, it would be advised to obtain advice from your instrutor first.

confined water (pool) session

  • Pool sessions lay the foundation of the scuba diving and to train in the essential skills to become a certified Open Water Diver.
  • Confined water training consist of a number of required scuba skills demonstrated by the instructor, some of these skills are : Equipment assembly, adjustments, preperation, donning, disassembly; pre dive safety checks; deep water entry; buoyancy check & natural bouyancy; snorkel/regulator exchanges; five point descent; regulator recovery; mask removal, replacement and cleaning; out-of-air exercises; ascents; remove and replace weight system surface; emergency swimming ascent; regulator retrieval and clearing; remove and replace weight system underwater; remove and replace scuba unit underwater; remove and replace scuba unit on the surface; basic snorkelling skills.
  • Gear Maintenance.
  • Record keeping.
  • Debriefing.

open water training (sea dive)

  • You need to complete a minimum of 4 sea dives with the emphasis on skill training.
  • Practical application of the skills taught in confined water will be briefed, executed and applied.
  • Please remember that the charter/transport is not included.

costs

Open Water Diver course : R6400

 

Includes :

 

  • SSI profile with a Scuba Diver course loaded.
  • Scuba equipment, wetsuit and weights.
  • Student folder.
  • Student logbook.
  • Registration.

 

Exclusions :

 

  • Charter/transport.
  • Diving medical examination by a licensed physician.
  • Public pool entry fees (If applicable)
  • MPA permit (Can be obtained at any Post Office)

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