Open Water Diver referral

To accommodate those who wish to do part of the course at home and complete the rest of the course here in the beautiful WARM waters of the Red Sea. The PADI Open Water course can be done in two parts.

Part 1 with your local PADI Dive Club at home will cover all the academics, pool sessions and examinations, usually undertaken over evenings and weekends within 6 months before your intended vacation; preferable just before as your knowledge will still be fresh in your mind.

Part 2  the 4 open water dives that are completed on this referral course in the comfort and splendour of the warmth and clarity of the Red Sea. This is considered by many to be much more preferable than the cold quarries, lakes and seas we have back home. This part is completed in 2 days.

Day 1: 1st and 2nd Open water dives
Day 23rd and 4th Open water dives final exam (if not already completed)


  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Medical Statement
  • Swimmer
  • Completed and signed Referral papers.

The certificate as a PADI Open Water Diver enables you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres with a buddy, independent of a professional guide

The following restrictions apply:
Certified Junior Open Water Divers at the age of 10-11 years are only allowed to dive with a PADI professional or a certified parent/legal guardian. The maximum depths for these divers are 12 meters.

Certified Junior Open Water Divers at the age of 12-14 have to dive with a certified adult!