Open Water Diver Course
If you've always wanted to learn to dive, discover new adventures or simply see the incredible world that lies beneath the waves, it all starts here.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular diving course in the world, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous lifestyle of divers.
The funy thing
The fun aspect of this course is ... well, everything ...
because learning to dive is incredible.
You learn to breathe underwater for the first time (something you will never forget) and everything you need to know to receive the patent.
During the course, you will do at least five dives in the pool and four at sites in the area, all under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
What you'll learn
In this course you will learn:
- How fun it is to dive
- Considerations on diving equipment for the local diving environment
- How to plan and execute real dives
- How to prevent and manage problems
The following are required to enroll:
- Be at least 10 years old.
The course is structured in the following phases:
- Knowledge development (online, with individual study or in the classroom), to understand the basic principles of diving
- Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open water dives, to brush up on your skills and explore!
- If you have already tried diving with a Discover Scuba Diving Experience, the skills already learned can be credited to you in one of the parts of the entire Open Water Diver certification course.
Continue your training
At the end of the Open Water Diver course you can continue your training with:
Any questions ?
The cost of the course is approximately 420 €.
This includes the manual, the patent, insurance for diving activities related to the course, the rental of the "heavy" equipment that we will provide you and the access to the swimming pool.
You are responsible for the diving services for diving in the sea (about € 20 for each of the 2 scheduled days) and the fee of 30 € for the annual association with Scubacqua.
The balance of the course is not required at the time of enrollment, just an initial deposit equal to 50% of the course to be done after the first lesson in the pool and the balance before going to the sea.
For the duration of the course "heavy" (and expensive) equipment will be provided by Scubacqua:
we will then give you the tank, the BCD, the regulators, the dive computer, the weight belt.
You will be required to possess only your personal equipment (mask and snorkel, boots, fins and wetsuit).
Don't worry, you don't need to be a good notator to be a scuba diver!
The Open Water Diver course has minimum aquatic requirements that consist essentially being able to ... float by moving your legs!
The pool sessions will be held every Tuesday at the Acquatica pool in Turin (Corso Galileo Ferraris, 290):
meeting at 7.45 pm, in the pool from 8.15 pm to 9.45 pm.
There we will learn and perfect all the necessary skills to then be able to immerse ourselves in the sea in complete safety.
Yes, it is necessary to have a Medical Certificate for diving.
The wording "for diving" must be explicitly indicated in the certificate.
Yes, there is a theoretical part. At the beginning of the course you will be provided with a manual and a video.
The manual is divided into five chapters, at the end of each chapter you will find the "Knowledge reviews": those are the homework that needs to be filled out and given to us so that we can see if any topics need to be revised.
At the end of the course there will be a theory test: 50 closed-ended questions (crosses) in which all the theoretical arguments will be revised a bit.