Open Water Diver
The Open Water diver course is the world’s most popular scuba diving training course, giving you a license to scuba dive anywhere in the world. Every year, over half a million people worldwide have ‘got their Liscence’, with training conducted at thousands of dive sites around the world. This is “the ticket to a new world” !!!
Our Open Water Course package includes:
Open Water Diver course;
Rental of all scuba equipment;
FREE Dive Computer Rental;
Student e-manual & Certification card.
Fun Divers Bali log book.
Pick up service from your hotel.
Great location in the middle of the best dive sites.
To enroll on a Open Water diver course, you need to meet the prerequisites:
You should be able to swim 200 meters without aids, or 300 meters with snorkel, mask and fins and complete a 10-minute swim/float without using any swim aids.
Have no symptoms or medical history stated in the divers medical statement. Or a doctor’s opinion will be requested.
10 years old, 10-14 year old divers earn a ‘Junior’ Open Water Diver certification.
We conduct the course over three days. The course consists of three modules:
Knowledge Development – conducted in our a/c cooled classrooms.
Confined water training – conducted in our purpose built swimming pool.
Open water training – 4 Open Water training dives exploring the amazing coral reefs and marine life around the area.
Here at Fun Divers Bali, our experienced multi-lingual team of top-skilled Instructors conduct all courses in small groups only. This ensures each student progresses at their own pace, receives lots of attention and is relaxed throughout their training as they build the confidence & competence necessary to be certified as a SAFE Open Water diver.
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Open Water Diver – Course Schedule
08:00 – 11:30 Orientation+Knowledge Development
13:00 – 18:00 Swimming Test+Confined Water Training
08:00 – Afternoon Open Water Training dives 1 & 2
08:00 – Afternoon Open Water Training dives 3 & 4
Come back to the Center, wash the equipment and then complete the paperwork!
You are now a fully qualified Open Water Diver, certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters with a buddy.
Our Open Water diver course schedule is flexible and we can adapt the itinerary to fit around your personal travel plans. Above is our standard Open Water courses schedule.
The Open Water Course, let’s take a closer look at each step in detail:
We start the Open water diver course at 08:00 every day. To begin with your Instructor will conduct a course orientation. Starting with some introductions before informing you of the course schedule and asking you to complete some paperwork including the Medical Statement.
The Knowledge Development
This section of the Open Water diver course consists of a series of videos and chapters, Instructor led knowledge review sessions and multiple choice question quizzes. There are several modules in total. The final module finishes with a multiple choice exam.
The subjects covered include scuba equipment, safe dive practices, effects of pressure underwater, the buddy system and basic decompression theory. You will also learn about dive planning using Dive Planner and we will teach you how dive computers work. This will enable you to safely plan your dives, and keep to your dive profile during each dive.
Confined Water Training
All our confined water training sessions are conducted in one of our purpose built swimming pools. The very definition of confined water training means a swimming pool is without doubt the best place to conduct these sessions both from a safety and comfort perspective.
We’ll start in very shallow water gradually getting deeper (no more than three meters) as your confidence increases. Your instructor will demonstrate skills which you will practice back, designed to get you comfortable using scuba gear.
Scuba skills will include:
Pre dive safety checks
Mask & regulator clearing
Alternative Air source Use
Communicating and underwater hand signals
Descents and Ascents
Special Attention! Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Some dive centers may tell you that it’s best to complete confined water in the ocean. On a perfect day, completing some aspects of confined water in a shallow bay can be fun and exciting but when you are breathing from scuba for the first time, naturally feeling a little apprehensive and nervous, and being asked to complete skills such as removing and replacing the mask or regulator underwater, the guaranteed calm and clear conditions a swimming pool offers is necessary. Shallow bays are not ideal if there is any wind, waves, poor visibility or other environmental conditions that will negatively affect the safety or comfort of either student or Instructor. And here around Tulamben and Amed area in Bali, shallow water of the sea get wavy quite often, the numerous interruptions are not conducive to teaching beginners scuba.
Our swimming pools are purpose built for scuba diving and offer you the best possible start on your way to becoming a Open Water diver. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.
Choose Quality. Choose Amed Fun Divers Bali.
Open Water Training Dives
Now time for the best bit! Your first Open water dives will allow you to put everything you have learnt over the previous day into practice.
On the morning of Day 2 you will complete Open Water training dives 1 & 2. With a maximum depth limit of 12 meters your instructor will guide you around the dive site as you become comfortable with your buoyancy, swimming underwater and the open water environment.
You will repeat a few of the skills you mastered the previous day in the swimming pool and of course, there will be time on both of your dives for an underwater tour, exploring the coral reefs and around the Area.
On the final morning of the course you will complete Open Water training dives 3 & 4, this time to a maximum depth of 18 meters. Expect to see lots of bright corals, colorful tropical fish, moray eels, sting rays and maybe even giant grouper, hawks-bill turtle and bump head parrot-fish.
Typical dive sites we visit during Open water training include Jemeluk coral garden, Jemeluk wall, pyramids, Tulamben Coral Garden, Drop off, worldwide known USAT liberty wreck.
During your final two dives our in-house underwater film team, Fundivers Images, will accompany you to capture your experience on film and then show at our after-dive area. The video is available to purchase after viewing so you can share your memories with family and friends.
PADI certification IDR 500,000 extra