SSI Open Water Diving Course
Your diving adventure starts here with the SSI 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.
Dive in! MySSI is the best scuba diving app to learn to scuba dive. Before you arrive in Lanzarote, complete 6 chapters online and learn all the basic principles of scuba diving. How to use the equipment, safety rules and what to do in an emergency, gaining all the necessary knowledge to become a safe diver.
2. Confined water training dives
During your 6 confined water dives your instructor will guide you through the basics of setting up equipment, breathing underwater and resolving problems. You will complete these dives in Playa Chica bay surrounded by the fish, your adventure begins!
3. open water training dives
Let’s go for 4 open water dives and start exploring Lanzarote’s stunning ocean!
In these dives, you will repeat some of the skills you learnt in your confined training, develop your buoyancy control, and start exploring the wonders of the underwater world!
Key Information about the SSI Open Water Course
This is a beginner scuba diving course and includes theory, 6 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 SSI 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 to questions, 3,5 or 10 or any of the questions on page 2 you need to get a doctor’s certificate prior to any in water training.
Learn to dive in small groups so that you can develop excellent diving skills and maximising your fun in a friendly and safe environment.
Discounts for 2 more people
REVIEWS OF OUR SSI OPEN WATER COURSE
SSI 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.
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!
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 6 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 for you to keep! These have an RRP of 60€.
- Full equipment hire
- Instruction from a certified SSI instructor
- SSI Digital Certification Card
- Digital Logbook
- Small class sizes
You just need to bring:
- 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 SSI to wait at least 24 hours after your last dive before flying.