The PADI Open Water Diver course is by far the most popular diving certification course in the world. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water divers. Learning to dive requires both the development of knowledge (facts, principles, concepts) and diving skills (techniques, methods). We offer it all at Coral Point Diving. You can get PADI certification from us in just a few days. All Diving courses with Coral Point Diving include all PADI educational materials and free equipment rentals.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
-. Knowledge Development – available now either online (recommended) by independent study or in a classroom, to understand the basics and fundamentals of scuba diving
– 5 Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
– 4 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
Minimum age required 10 years
Duration: 3 days
With the new PADI digital products available from PADI, you can immediately receive the digital version of the Open Water manual. More and more students are opting for this option because it is also environmentally friendly. Let us know. If necessary, a tablet will be given to the student for the duration of the course and with which he can view the videos of the Open Water course comfortably in his Hotel, on the beach or where he feels more comfortable without having to stay at the diving center.
Day 1 – 8.30am – 1pm – it starts with a brief orientation of the course including a short theoretical session followed by exercises in confined waters. Orientation session, paperwork, equipment review, and practical training in the Confined Waters in front of Coral Point. Confined Water are divided into 5 dives (combined in 1 or 2 sessions) where we will practice mask, regulator, buoyancy, safety and surface exercises. By overcoming the confined water skills we will be ready to move on to the open water.
Day 2 – 8.30am – 1pm, Open Water Dives 1 and 2 from the boat (maximum depth 12 meters) visiting reefs and possibly shipwrecks in the local area of Bayahibe. We are proud to say that here in Bayahibe, we offer beautiful reefs, spectacular walls and mysterious shipwrecks like the Atlantic Princess whose exploration is always part of our Open Water course.
Day 3 – 8.30am – 1pm Open Water Dives 3 and 4 from the boat, maximum depth 18 meters). During these dives, the student will be able to improve important skills such as buoyancy and, in addition, they will begin to learn to plan dives that will make them a complete diver at the end of the course. Not far from Coral Point is a large main reef that stretches out into the sand like fingers reaching for shore. This reef is a magical place to find fish big and small. Swimming above are parrotfish and wrasse. In and out of the holes you can find sea eels, drumfish and squirrelfish. Sheltering in the soft corals you can find trumpet fish and lime fish.
1.00 pm Graduation ceremony and awarding of diplomas