PADI Open Water Diver Course Information
The course is divided into three segments:
1. Knowledge Development
There are five sections to go through. This starts by you reading in your own time a section, filling out the Knowledge review found at the end of the said section. The class meets and your instructor will go through the Knowledge review you have completed. Then you will watch a PADI video followed by an Instructor talking through the information already given. Then you are given a 10-question quiz to make sure you understood everything. This is the same for all five sections except on the last section you will be given a 50-question test. The pass mark is 75% or higher. If you have reading difficulties the test can be oral.
Special help is at hand to make sure younger students understand everything.
2. Confined Water Training
This is where you will learn the skills to dive safely. There are five confined sessions each conducted at a local swimming pool.
3. Open Water Dives
Four Open Water dives are required for certification. In this part you must demonstrate your ability to perform the skills you learnt in the Confined water training sessions. The Open Water dives are conducted in a Lake, Sea or similar body of water. You have one year to complete your four Open Water dives from the time you finish your Confined Water training and Knowledge sections.
We give you several options to complete these dives. You may wish to complete your training in the UK. In this case You will be given dry suit training and wear dry suits during all your Open Water dives making sure you are warm and comfortable.
You can also conduct your Open Water dives on one of our frequent trips to the Red Sea or Greece. Or you could independently complete your four dives at any PADI training centre around the World.
The four dives are made from our Aquaturtle boat based at Portland. You can also conduct your Open Water dives on one of our frequent trips to the Red Sea or Greece. Or you could independently complete your four dives at any PADI training centre around the World in over 90 countries.
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