Open Water Diver course - For beginners
IMPORTANT: You will be booking the SSI course. However, on the second page of the booking form you will get the option to change to PADI. Choose 'PADI with eLearning (per person)' to book the PADI course.
It takes 3 to 4 days to complete this course and you will be qualified to dive independently with another certified diver to a maximum depth of 18m.
This course consist of some self study, 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives. With eLearning you will have online access to the course material which will save you money by not having to buy big manuals and you will have lighter holiday luggage!
Once you have completed the online work, you can come out to us and, after a short knowledge refresh, we jump straight into the water and on with the practical part of your course. This means maximum water time on your valuable holiday.
Becoming a scuba diver is the first step in a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightless underwater world, interact with incredible marine life and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface.
Learning to dive is much easier than you may think.
If you want to dive anywhere you want, with anyone you want, the Open Water Diver program is your international certification to open up the underwater world.
There are two agencies to choose from, SSI and PADI. Both are equally recognised around the world. We recommend SSI because it is more flexible for you, the student and also slightly cheaper. To complete the PADI online course will be a little more expensive and this option is available at checkout.
Please note: The booking you make will need to be approved first and a mutually agreeable start date chosen. Only pay a deposit now, we will agree and confirm the start date and then assign the learning materials to you
** Discount applied at checkout for multiple students
** During the checkout process you will enter your preferred start dates. We will confirm which date you will start to ensure you have enough time to start the theory.
Your instructor will spend some time with you explaining the diving equipment you will be using, how to assemble it and wear it. Then you will go straight to the ocean! Don't worry, the place we start is perfect for beginners. It is calm and easy to get in and out of.
Once comfortable in the water you start to learn the important skills required to deal with any situation in the future.
By the end of this course you will have completed all the in-water requirements and the theory elements to become a certified diver.
All necessary equipment is included and no prior experience is necessary however you must be able to swim at least 200m with no aids.
With clear, calm seas and easy entry to the water, this is without exception the best place for you to learn to scuba dive.
Minimum age: 10 years old
Duration: approx 3 -4 days
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Hotel pickup and drop-off (local area only, see below)
Coffee and/or Tea
Online course material in a language of your choice
If you have transport, please come to the dive centre. If you are staying in Protaras, Pernera, Kapparis, Paralimni and do not have transport we will endeavour to collect you from your hotel. NOTE: Pickups from Ayia Napa are subject to availability.
Please tell us where you are staying at the time of booking
Please be waiting outside 5 minutes before the scheduled pickup time
We will drop you back to your pickup location
Pickup time is the start time shown unless otherwise agreed beforehand.
If coming to the dive centre, please arrive no later than 5 minutes before and no earlier than 15 minutes
What to bring:
Bring with you or wear your swimwear
Not wheelchair accessible.
If you would like to take advantage of our complimentary pick up service, please also tell us the name of your accommodation.
Diving within 12 hours of flying is not recommended.
All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart or lung conditions, etc.) may prevent you from diving. If in doubt, please consult your doctor. Scuba diving is not recommended when pregnant.
Due to the nature of this activity and the safety of all guests, we reserve the right to refuse service to customers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. You must not consume alcohol in the 10 hours prior to your scuba dive. If, as a result, your diving is cancelled, you will not be entitled to a refund.
Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
Not recommended for participants with back problems.