Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must
Be 10 years or older (12 years old recommended minimum age)
Be reasonably fit with some swimming ability
- Complete a Medical Statement
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver Referral course consists of the following:
- Knowledge Development (online) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
What scuba gear will you use?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.
Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.
Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.
- Sign up for Open Water Diver Course and start learning right away.
- Try scuba diving with the Discover Scuba Diving program.
- Download a Medical Statement and Questionnaire (pdf).
- Browse the scuba certification FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions).
Thinking to get certified while away on vacation? Complete your e-Learning and confined water/pool work with COJO under the Open Water Referral program, and save your vacation time for diving in exotic locations! We will issue you a referral form which will allow another PADI dive resort to verify your training. Students will need to own their own mask, fins, snorkel and neoprene boots, which may be purchased at our retail store for 10% off the regular price.
Students who have completed the referral program and wish to later complete the certification dives with COJO will pay a fee of just $175+HST.