BECOME A CERTIFIED DIVER. This is the key to unlocking a lifetime filled with dive adventures, anywhere in the world. Earn your diving certification with a PADI Open Water Diver course – the most popular international scuba-training course. The in-water training is done around Coiba National Park, including the 4 Open Water dives. The theory part can be done in Santa Catalina the first day or by e-learning at home.
During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you'll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.
The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You'll enjoy making one or more minidives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site.
Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It's just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.
On your first day (if you choose the 3 day course outline) you will finish the theory part with your instructor by going through the knowledge reviews of your course manual and watching the video. If you choose for the e-learning option you have done completed this part already at home and gained an additional holiday day. In this case your start date is Day 2.
Day 2 and 3 we will start with confined water training on or close to a beach (mini dives 1 to 5) and complete 4 open water dives.