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PADI Open Water Course

Your diving adventure starts here with the PADI Open Water Course

Are you ready to start your diving adventure and discover a completely new world, hidden just below the surface? Get your licence to scuba dive & explore the worlds oceans! Learning to dive is a lot of fun. During your open water diver course you will learn the skills you need to dive safely with your buddy.


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Complete the theory online before you arrive in Lanzarote via PADI's E-learning system, including video, text, review questions and exam.

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Confined Water Dives

Confined water dives 1-5. We normally do these in Playa Chica in shallow water surrounded by the fish!

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Open Water Dives

Complete 4 Open Water Dives. Repeat some of the skills you learnt in the confined dives and then go and explore some of our dive sites!

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You are certified!

You can dive to 18 metres with a buddy. This certification is valid worldwide and for life.

Key Information about the PADI Open Water Course

Join us at Manta Diving Lanzarote for a fun filled open water course!

This is a beginner scuba diving course and includes theory, 5 confined water dives and 4 open water dives. After you complete your open water course you will be able to dive to 18 metres with a dive buddy. You will receive a 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 Instructors 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 open water diver!


3 mornings from 8:30-13:00.  


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.



Digital Student Materials
Cressi Z1 Mask (RRP 60€)
Manta Diving T-shirt
Free Dive after the course
Insurance for course duration
Equipment Hire
Photos of you Underwater
Digital Logbook

Frequently Asked Questions about the Open Water Course

Yes, our open water course includes the digital student materials, so you can complete the theory online before you arrive in Lanzarote. Saving you a full day in the classroom! Meaning that when you arrive in Lanzarote you can jump straight underwater. 

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 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 our Open Water Diver course price is:

  • Digital Student Materials – E-learning
  • Diving Insurance for the course duration
  • Cressi Z1 Mask to keep (60€ RRP)
  • Full equipment hire
  • Instruction from a certified SSI instructor
  • PADI Digital Certification Card
  • Digital Logbook
  • Small class sizes

You just need to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes for afterwards
  • Water and Snacks

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.

It is recommended by DAN to wait at least 24 hours after your last dive before flying. 


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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 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 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 next course for when I return.

SSI Open Water Course Puerto Del Carmen Lanzarote

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 another course!


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