New to Diving?
Get your PADI scuba certification with the people that you have learned to trust. The Tribe can help you with your first forays into the underwater world. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Start your scuba certification online.
What you learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (online,home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
- Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
If you’ve tried diving, through a Tribe Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws.
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four open water dives.
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM. PADIs’ Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. To purchase these products, please contact us by email or phone. Our contact details are on the contact page.
For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.
Contact us to find out the best way for you to learn. We may suggest that you come to us for everything or point you towards starting your course online. You could complete your whole course here in Britain, or you could join us on one of our great Tribe holidays to finish your course in the sun.
Note: Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online
for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning.