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Key Information about the PADI Open Water Course
Join us at Manta Diving Lanzarote for a fun filled PADI open water course!
This is a beginner scuba diving course and includes some theory, 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives. After you complete your PADI open water course you will be able to dive to 18 metres with a dive buddy. You will receive a PADI open water digital certification card which is valid worldwide and for life – giving you a ticket to an awesome underwater adventure!
Our experienced team of PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers teach the open water course in small groups.
Ensuring that you progress at your own pace, receiving a lot of attention from your instructor so that you can relax throughout your training. Allowing you time to build your confidence, increase your dive skills and becoming a safe and competent PADI open water diver!
If you complete the theory online before you arrive in Lanzarote you can complete the course in 2 day. If you would prefer to study here, it will take 3 days to complete.
From 10 years old you can complete the PADI Open Water Course
Good general health, if you can answer no to all the points on this medical that’s perfect! If you can answer a yes on page 1 you will need to complete page 2 and 3 as well.
Learn to dive in small groups so that you can develop excellent diving skills and maximising your fun in a friendly and safe environment.
Select your PADI Open Water Course Package
Frequently Asked Questions about the PADI Open Water Course
Yes, all of our open water packages include online theory so you can get started before you arrive in Lanzarote.
The Bronze package includes the digital manual, so you can start reading before you arrive but you complete the video and quizzes in the classroom when you arrive in Lanzarote.
The Silver and Gold packages include the PADI E-learning. Allowing you to complete all the theory before you arrive. Saving you a full day in the classroom! Completing this option means when you arrive in Lanzarote you can jump straight underwater. You can complete the water work for the PADI Open Water course in as quick as 2 days!
Confined Dives: There are 5 confined dives. We complete them in the shallow water of Playa Chica bay, surrounded by the fish. During these dives you will learn a series of diving skills such as clearing water from your mask, buoyancy control & recovering your regulator. Also you will practice some emergency skills, like sharing air (just in case). By the time we’re done, you’re ready to hit the ocean with a splash!
Open Water Dives: After your confined water fun, you will make 5 open water dives (Note: the PADI open water course only requires 4 open water dives, we include 1 more dive for free!) When we say “open water”, we mean the beautiful blue ocean! You start shallow and gradually go deeper. The maximum depth in the course is 18 metres. (12m for 10 and 11 year olds). Now you can experience real underwater adventures! We explore some of the amazing dive sites from Playa Chica.
Included in all of our PADI Beginner Scuba Diving course packages are:
PADI Digital Manual
Diving Insurance for the course duration
Full equipment hire
Instruction and certified PADI instructor
PADI Digital Certification Card
Small class sizes
You just need to bring:
Change of clothes for afterwards
PADI E-record showing the theory has been completed
We will break for lunch for at least 1 hour. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and supermarkets where you can get something to eat.
Yes! As scuba divers we wear fins and a BCD (a jacket which you can fill with air), so there’s not much need for regular swimming. There is however a swimming test to make sure you are happy in the water. You need to be able to float/tread water for 10 minutes and swim 200 metres or snorkel 300 metres. In general you should be comfortable in the water and you should be fit and healthy with no medical issues.
For 1 dive you must wait at least 12 hours before flying. For multiple dives you must wait at least 18 hours before flying.
REVIEWS OF OUR PADI OPEN WATER COURSE
PADI Open Water Certification! I felt very lucky to be 1-2-1 with Rachel in my course! She made my open water course not only enjoyable and extremely beneficial but also fun and challenging at the same time. She gave me faith in myself and wouldn’t let me give up until I did what I came here to do... Pass my diving course. I breezed through the PADI open water course in 2 days all thanks to Rach and we got out to complete some awesome dives! I came away with some brilliant photos too from my silver package thanks to Rachel’s amazing photography skills! I cannot recommend Manta Diving Lanzarote and Rachel enough along with all the staff who were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I was so impressed and so pleased with Manta Diving Lanzarote and myself that I’ve already booked my Advanced Open Water Course for when I return.
We had lots of fun during our Open Water Diver course. The trained and certified diving instructors are great and take much care of their pupils and teach them all the skills needed. Besides having to study, you also can enjoy the underwater world. We'll definitely continue with the Advanced Open Water Diver and, maybe, with the Deep Diver as well.