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ANNA SCHMITT

PADI COURSE DIRECTOR

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE 

Your first Dive Course - PADI OPEN WATER DIVER

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Want to start a new chapter in your life?

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It is time to see the world  beneath the waves, it is time for your first diving course.

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PADI Open Water Diver course - your scuba diving certification opens wide the door to the underwater world, and is the most popular entry level scuba diving course.

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This dive course will give you a solid knowledge about everything you need to know to have an enjoyable and safe dive experience. 

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You are so close to transform your dreams to the goals of your life.

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Love for the ocean,  taste of adventure, new dreams - all of it starts right here…

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Who can take the Open Water Diver course?

To start your dream path of PADI Open Water Diver you need to be at least 10 years old and have reasonable health and fitness. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

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Note: For safety, all PADI students must complete a brief medical before attending the course.

If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and you’re ready to start.

Download a Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf), to know more details.

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What will you learn during this PADI dive course?

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

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles and theory of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic diving skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore underwater world.

How can you start learning today?

What about Eco-Friendly learning, for example PADI E-Manual?

No paper, no shipping, eco-friendly modern way of learning.

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Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Online course – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning today. 

PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. 

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You can also start learning with PADI Open Water Diver TouchTM. Interact with PADI Open Water Diver Touch, while you learn to scuba dive. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver. After you download PADI Open Water Diver Touch, you don’t need to be online to use it so you can learn anytime, anywhere.

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The theory can either be conducted in an online training before or during the course or in a class room training during your dive course. You can go through the learning material at your own pace however it is comfortable for you. We will check your progress together and make sure you got important scuba diving knowledge.

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Classical version of the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video is also available.

Pool Training

Your smooth transition to the underwater world starts right here. With 5 confined water sessions you will have time to adapt,  relax and raise your comfort and skill level in the water during the pool training.

Open Water Training

This is the most exciting part of the course where you will fully experience the beauty of diving and the underwater environment, by applying all what you have learned in the theory and pool training of this dive course.

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Four dives on the different dive sites, different dive profiles and dive conditions. My goal, as your diving instructor, is to give you most useful and enjoyable experience, fully prepare you for real world of diving where you will continue to learn how to interact with underwater world as a diver.

PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognised worldwide and has no due expiry date, which opens for you limitless choice of diving locations in the future.

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How deep you can dive with Open Water Diver certification ?

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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 equal to or 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.

Your PADI certification

As you are eco-friendly and environmentally aware diver, when all requirements of the course are met, I would offer to you to process your certification  directly through the PADI online processing centre (instead of envelope version by mail). In that case you will receive temporary  certification card by email straight away.

Next step for you would be to decide, if you would like to get 

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  • PADI eCard to have it available at any time on your PADI app
  • PADI plastic certification card, that will arrive to your home address few weeks later after conducting the course

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There can be other options as well, which we can discuss and find out together what is the best for you.

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What materials do you need for this dive course?

  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual (Lite, Touch, e-Lerning)
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  • PADI Open Water Diver Video to review
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  • PADI Skill Practice and Dive Planning slate to use during confined and open water dives
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  • Logbook

Looking for more options?

  • If you are short of time the PADI Scuba Diver course can be a suitable option for you. This dive course will take only 2 days.

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  • Have you partially completed your training with another Instructor during the past year ? 

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  • Private PADI Open Water Diver course is available under request.

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Contact me to discuss your requirements and available options for completing your dive course.

How to start:

Are you already an Open Water Dives and ready for the next adventure?

There is always a way to explore and learn more rising your skills and comfort level, making diving even more fun.

Visit the page PADI Advanced Open Water course  to see more details.

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