Open Water Course

$390 USD

How to become a PADI Open Water Diver?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba diving certification, allowing qualified divers to dive anywhere in the world to 18 meters. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.


To enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver, the future diver must be at least 10 years old and have adequate swimming skills. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


To earn this certification, the student diver will learn the basic skills of scuba diving at our beach in Cozumel with one of our Instructors. It also has some theory to complete in our state of the art classroom.

 

Once the student masters these skills, the diver will put them into practice at the Open water dives from the beach or our boat at Cozumel's nature reserve, next to the 2nd largest reef in the world

When the students complete the course, they will receive the PADI Open Water Diver License and begin a new underwater adventure worldwide.

PADI E-learning option and schedule

Open Water Course Schedule

Day 1

  • 8:15 am – Meet at Barefoot Dive Center, Cozumel

  • 8:15 am to 9:00 am – Paperwork and gear fitting

  • 9:00 am to 10:30 pm – Theory session in the classroom

  • 10:30 pm to 12:30 pm – Transportation to Tikila beach & equipment preparation

  • 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm –  Confined Water session and 1st Open Water dive

  • 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Transportation back to the dive shop

  • 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Theory session in the classroom

 

Day 2​

  • 8:15 am – Meet at Barefoot Dive Center, Cozumel

  • 8:15 am to 9:45 pm – Theory session in the classroom

  • 9:45 pm to 10:15 pm – Transportation to Tikila beach & equipment preparation

  • 10:15 pm to 15:30 pm – Confined Water session and 2nd Open Water dive

  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm – Transportation back to the dive shop

  • 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Theory session in the classroom

 

Day 3

  • 8:00 am – Meet at Barefoot Dive Center, Cozumel

  • 8:00 am to 8:45 am – Transportation to Tikila beach & equipment preparation

  • 8:45 am to 11:30 am –3rd Open Water dive

  • 11:30 am to 12:30 am – Launch break & transportation to the pier, prepare for boat diving.

  • 12:30 am to 2:30 pm – Cruise to the dive site, dive briefing & get ready for the 4th open water dive.

  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Cruise back to the pier & transport back to the dive shop, with a huge smile on our face.

  • 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm – Final Exam and Summarising

Minimum Certification

No prior diving experience is required to start the course.

Course Includes

  • 5 open water dives

  • Dive gear

  • Food on the boat

  • Study material

  • PADI certificate 

Group Size

maximum of 5 people per instructor. 

Duration

3 days.

9:00am to 5:00pm

Aproximately

Open Water Course Gallery