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The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular certification around the world and is your first step to starting your underwater diving adventures. The Open Water Diver course teaches you to become an independent scuba diver, allowing you to rent equipment from dive shops and dive to depths up to 18 meters.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is your first scuba diving certification which focuses heavily on: diving equipment you will be using, safety practices and essential diving skills for you to become confident in the water. The course usually takes 3 to 4 days to complete.
There are three parts to the course to complete your certification as a PADI Open Water Diver.
Knowledge Development, studying theory and the basic principles of scuba diving. This is done in a classroom setting with us at Lapu-Lapu Diving Center, where the essential topics are covered up front and other lessons will be discussed before each dive.
Confined dives are done in shallow water to practice your execution of basic diving skills learned in the classroom. Our confined dives in Boracay are conducted just in front of Lapu-Lapu’s dive shop, walking out about 30 to 40 meters from the shore. Some essential skills during confined dives includes: finning; mask clearing, controlling and removing your Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), underwater navigation, dealing with problems such as cramps, air shortages, and malfunctioning equipment.
Open water dives are the fun part of the course. You get to use the skills you have learned and practised and explore Boracay’s dive sites.
At the end of the course you will be a confident diver, capable of setting up your own equipment, planning a dive, and diving with a dive buddy.
Alternative PADI Courses
If you are not sure if you want to take the full course but still want to try diving, have a look at our Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) package. Should you choose to continue after your DSD, the dive will count towards your Open Water Course
If you are short on time but still want a PADI certification, check out the PADI Scuba Diver course. You can then choose to upgrade your certification to a PADI Open Water Diver at a later date.
If you are staying for longer on Boracay after your Open Water course and decide you want to take your diving to the next level, you might want to consider continuing your diving education with our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.