Openwater Diver

Certification Requirements –...

Certification Requirements – Open Water Diver

1.    Complete five knowledge development segments, including quizzes and final exam.
2.    Complete Confined Water Dives 1-5.
3.    Meet watermanship requirements.
4.    Complete Open Water Dives 1-4.


1.    Open Water Dives 1 and 2 – 12 metres/40 feet
2.    Open Water Dives 3 and 4 – 18 metres/60 feet
3.    When conducting three dives in one day, the maximum depth for the last dive is 12 metres/40 feet.
4.    Excursion dives taken before Dive 3 – 12 metres/40 feet

Diver Prerequisites

• 15 years old

Note: 10-14 year old divers earn a Junior Open Water Diver certification; I prefer not to train students under the age of 15.


1.    All equipment supplied as part of the course price


1.    Liability Release and Assumption Of Risk Agreement (10072)
2.    Medical Statement (10063)
3.    Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding (10060)


1.    PADI Open Water Diver Manual
2.    Instructions for Use booklet for RDP table or eRDPML (appropriate to option selected) or How to Use and Choose Dive Computers (if dive computer option selected)
3.    Log book
4.    Student divers must view the PADI Open Water Diver
5.    Video.

Cost of course – R4400.00