Open Water Diver Course
This is the first level of a training course that will provide you a diving license valid around the world. During 3 full days of practice with your professional instructor, you will learn the basic skills needed to conduct independent underwater dives as long as you dive with a certified buddy.
With this level you will be able to dive up to 18 meters / 60 feet depth under the same conditions of your training and experience.
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Vacation Style Discovery, Guided Tours
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
This course consists in an independent study you have to complete previous from your first approach to the water skills. You can do this study at your home on the e-learning option, or get the manual with us before you start your water practice with the instructor. The theory has five chapters to read with its corresponding knowledge review. To start with the pool sessions, you will have to read at least the first two chapters.
The second section of the course consists in five confined water (or pool) sessions corresponding with each theory chapter. This sessions will be distributed throughout the three days you will be taking the course.
You will also have to do four open water dives to demonstrate your instructor that you have learned and mastered the skills you already practiced in the pool. Then the rest of the dives you will have fun and explore the reef together with your instructor.
- 10 years old or more.
- Know how to swim.
- Medical questionaire sign (in case you answer a “yes” on the questionaire we need to have a medical clearance “fit for diving”)
- Sign waivers.
WHAT TO BRING
- Bathing suit.
- Dry clothes.
- Extra pocket money for lunch and tips.
- Open Water Course Manual.
- Equipment rental for 3 days.
- Transportation (with insurance) from and to your hotel (if the hotel is located within the distance between Puerto Morelos to Puerto Aventuras)
- 5 theory lessons.
- 5 sessions in confined water divided into one full day and two mornings.
- Certification fee once you have achieved all the required performance.
- Drinking water on the boat.
- Lunch and water out of the boat.
- Any aditional day required other than the described in the schedule above.
- If your hotel is located out of the range, over distance charge for transportation will be 30 usd for the entire group for the three days of your course.
Before you start
Before your practical training, your instructor will give you some time so you can read and study the manual. The book has 5 chapters and you can read them at your own pace and answer the knowledge reviews at the end of each of them. Once you have understood the information, your instructor will give you the corresponding quizzes. In order to start with the first part of you in-water training you need to finish at least the first two theoretical chapters of your book.
First day of water practice
Pickup time will be at 7:45 am. You will be taken to the pool facility. Your instructor will introduce you to the water environment and throuout the day together will review the theoretical section and practice the first two confined water sections. You will have a breake to have lunch and continue to practice your skills. Day finishes at 3:30 pm and will be back at your hotel around 4:00 pm
Pool and open water dives
Pickup will be at 7:45 am. Once at the pool you will reveiw some of the skills of the last day and learn some new ones. After a short lunch break, the boat will be waiting for you at 12:00 pm. Two open water dives on the reef with your instructor supervising you and you will be back at your hotel at around 4:30
Last day and certification!
This time the pickup will be at 8:00 am. This is the day for you to practice all the skills you have learned before and at 12:00 pm you will go on the boat to do the last 2 open water dives. Once you demonstrate a good performance, your instructor will process your certiication. The day finishes around 5:00 pm.
If your hotel is northern from Puerto Morelos or southern from Puerto Aventuras, we still can pick you up. The extra charge will be 30 usd for the whole group for the three days of the course.