PADI OPEN WATER DIVER TRAINING

The PADI Openwater Diver course will teach you how to scuba dive as an independent diver with a buddy to a depth of 18 metres.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to new underwater adventures.
To take part in our course students must be 14 years or older, to be able to swim and be comfortable in the water to safely enjoy learning to dive.

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PADI SCUBA DIVERS ARE QUALIFIED TO:

DIVE 18 METRES

PADI Open Water Divers are certified to dive to 18m with another certified diver.

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DIVING ACTIVITIES

Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities.

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CONTINUE TRAINING

Continue their training with the PADI Advanced OpenWater and other courses such as Project AWARE or choosing a specialty course that interests them

THE FUN PART

The fun part about this course is…well, it’s all fun. During the confined water section of the course you will learn the skills you need to make diving easy and fun. You will do this in a controled environment. Following on from this you will complete four dives at some of Oceanaddicts local dive sites with your instructor. The course takes 4 to 5 days to complete.

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WHAT YOU LEARN

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts:

  •  Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving. This is done through online learning.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills needed to dive safely. This is either done in the pool or in the sea in the summertime.
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the underwater world around Kinsale. There are 4 open water dives to complete

If you’ve participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

All the equipment you will need for the course is included and will be chosen by your OCEANADDICTS Instructor to ensure your comfort throughout the course. All tuition is included.

PREREQUISITES

To enrol in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be: 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws). Minimum age for Oceanaddicts Open Water course is 14 years.

THE LEARNING MATERIALS YOU NEED

All the course material is now online through PADI eLearning. PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience, using your desktop, laptop or mobile device, and finish your training in the water with one of Oceanaddicts experienced Instructors.

SEE WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY!

GREAT DIVING HERE

Great day diving with 2 friends. Great boat, great captain, stress free and friendly service. Would highly recommend
Irishtraveller1982

GREAT PLACE TO GO DIVING

Excellent dive centre, really enjoyed my dives with them, easy to deal with, flexible and know what they are doing. Highly recommend them.
Gerard

GREAT DIVING

Anne and Graham Ferguson are very nice and interessting people with a great knowledge. The diving was fantastic, very nice spots we saw a lot of crayfish and so mutsch more. The vareiety is great I really enjoyed the diving.
Fabian

GREAT CHILLED DIVING

Third trip to Ocean Addicts in late August. Did an afternoon and morning dive this time. Yet again great service from Graham and Anne. There is a reason they have been going for years and others have fallen by the wayside.
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