The PADI Open Water Diver is a scuba diving course designed for beginner which enables you to gain an internationally recognized certification in scuba diving.

This certification allows you to dive anywhere in the world; to rent or buy scuba equipment and is your first step to a whole series of exciting activities which take place underwater.

This course involves:

  • Knowledge development - Classroom theory work out to understand the basic principles of scuba diving. This will reviewed in the final exam. You must score 75% or higher. Don't worry, if you fail you can retake the exam.
  • Confined water dives - This usually done in the swimming pool or shallow ocean water with the aim to teach you the basic scuba skills.
  • Open water dives - You must complete four open water dives where you demonstrate your learned skills.

The prerequisites to begin the Open Water Diver course are:

The Medical Certificate are mandatory by LAW and necessary to dive in Spain
LAW of 14th of October 1997 - BOE N°:280 from 22nd of November 1997

  1. IMPORTANT!!! Diver Medical Certificate not older than 24 Months if you are under 40 Years old and if you are over 40 years old not older then 12 Months. This Medical Certificate you can get also here on Gran Canaria by a local Medical Center in Playa del Ingles.
  2. Comfortable in water - you must can swim.
  3. 15 years of age  (10 - 14 years Junior Open Water Diver). After completion of your 15th year of life you get the Certification as an Open Water Diver (PADI OWD).

This PADI Open Water Diver Course Includes:

  • Knowledge development with self learning
  • Confined water skills
  • 4 x Open water dives
  • 1 x Open Water Manual (OWD-Book)
  • 1 x DVD - Open Water Diver Manual
  • Your first Diver Logbook
  • All PADI course registration fee's
  • Free equipment hire during the PADI OWD course
  • Free Hotel Transport to all Dive Sites/Dive Center during your OWD course skills
  • 1 Gratis Dive at the Marine Reserve of Arinaga

NO extra or hidden costs or fees.

If you have completed the Open Water Diver Course you can check out the upgrade to the Advanced Open Water Diver course.
No time for the entire PADI Open Water Diver course, than try the PADI Scuba Diver Course and get your Scuba Diver Certification in just 2 Day's.