PADI Open Water Diver
You can earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification, the most widely-recognised scuba qualification worldwide, in four days. With your instructor, you will cover the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. During this diving course you will complete five confined water (pool) dives and knowledge development sessions, and a minimum of four open water dives in the Red Sea.
Optional PADI eLearning is available, which means you can complete the theory part of your diving course before leaving home. Your PADI Open Water certification allows you to dive to 18m maximum depth with a buddy of equal or greater experience, in conditions that are as good as (or better than) those in which you learned to dive. Children aged 10-14 years can earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Certified Junior Open Water Divers aged 10-12 years may dive to 12m maximum depth, under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional. For Junior Open Water Divers aged 10-12 years who wish to make guided dives after finishing the course, but do not have a certified parent/guardian, we require you to have a private dive guide (see Daily diving for prices).
- Maximum six students per course
- Multilingual instructors
- Special training pool (Na'ama Bay only)
Have you completed your confined water training, knowledge development, quizzes and exam with a PADI centre elsewhere, during the past year? If so, just make your 4 open water dives with us in the Red Sea to get certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. The Referral course takes 2 days. You must bring your referral training record, completed and signed by your instructor, when you check in.
Have you completed only certain sections of your Open Water Diver Referral? Then contact us to discuss your requirements for completing the course, and prices.
|Standard rate||Advanced booking|
|PADI Open Water course, 4 days||€319.00||€270.00|
|PADI upgrade from Scuba Diver to Open Water Diver||€199.00||€199.00|
|PADI Open Water Referral||€220.00||€215.00|
|Private PADI Open Water Course
One student to one instructor
Prerequisites: Reasonable health and fitness, ability to swim and feel relaxed in the water, minimum age: 10 years.
Please note: The course includes equipment rental. Extras: Educational materials (may be purchased from Tribe Shop at Camel Hotel, approx. €40.00). Lunch on boat trips (7.50 Euro incl. unlimited soft drinks, payable at the dive centre).