PADI Open Water Course

This is the course you need before moving on to further training.

What will you learn?

You will learn to dive safely to a depth of 18m with a buddy (12m for 10 and 11 year olds) throughout the course; you’ll learn the theory of scuba diving, extend your knowledge of dive equipment and improve your diving skills.

The course is made up of 5 theory sessions, 5 dive skill sessions in confined water to practice skills and 4 open water dives in the Red Sea from the boat or shore depending on the resort you sign up. You will also be asked to complete water skills including a 10-minute float and a 200m swim. All can be done in 3 or 4 days.

Armed with your PADI Open Water Diver card, this certification is recognized at dive centres worldwide.


  • Minimum age: 10 years
  • Medical Statement

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!