Activity Name: Open Water Diver 18 mt, Open Water Junior 12 mt
Duration of the entire course: 3 and a half days at least.
Maximum depth: 18mt/54 ft or 12 mt/36 ft according to age.
Opening hours and days: Every day at 10:00 a.m the video theory and at 9:30 a.m the dives in the sea.
Meeting point of the activity: Arenal Diving School
Location: West of Ibiza (San Antonio).
Brief description of the Course:
This is the star course of PADI and guarantees you the power to submerge to a depth of 18 meters without the supervision of a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor, along with the ability to rent equipment in the 5 continents. The course contains two clearly differentiated parts, Theory and Practice that can be done in 3 and a half days at least. These parts are explained below.
It includes the first 5 theory modules of the Open Water manual, supported by video sessions that you can watch at home or at school, along with the exercises that you must complete and which the instructor will correct. You can also perform the theory online with e-learning and only perform the practices with us, once you have finished the theory you will take an exam (99% of the students pass it).
Pool / Confined Waters: 5 sessions in a pool or in confined waters where the Instructor will teach you the functionality of your equipment, perform exercises such as controlling your buoyancy with the vest, removing the mask under the water and the regulator, along with other exercises that they will provide you with the knowledge for a safe and adequate response in real situations.
Open Waters: You will perform 4 supervised dives in open waters up to a maximum depth of 18 meters in the last two, where you will practice the exercises you have learned and take the theory to practice in the sea, these dives are done from our boat.
The duration of the course may vary depending on your availability and ability to learn, but to be able to do it requires a minimum of 3 days and a half, as shown below and as a guide.
10:00 a.m – 13:30 p.m 3 hr -Video Theory with video sessions in our school, afternoon sessions in the pool 18:00 p.m (1hr.30 min)
09:30 a.m – 13:30 p.m, 2 dives in open waters (the dives are made from our boat, sailing at 9:30 a.m and back at 13:30) at 12 mt depth.
09:30 a.m – 13:30 p.m, 2 dives in open waters (the dives are made from our boat, sailing at 9:30 a.m and back at 13:30) at 18 mt depth.
Theoretical exam (very easy, 99% of students pass it), if you wish you can take the exam any day of the aforementioned and Congratulations! , you are already a diver named PADI Open Water., so you can expand your skills with more advanced courses such as the Adventure Diver or Advance Open Water. Also really if you want to do it more calmly, we offer you the possibility of adapting the course to your schedule, so the duration of the course already depends only on you, so you should talk to the Instructor assigned to you, and tell you what are your preferences to obtain your certification in the time you want. (We recommend that you do not take long periods).
Detailed description of the Course:
If you want to be a qualified diver, this is the diving course you are looking for, since it enables you to dive 18 mt deep in the 5 continents, rent equipment and dive without the presence of a Dive Master or Assistant Instructor or Instructor, because it enables you to dive on your own.
This course is eminently practical, with a part of theory with a final exam and another part of practice.
The theory part can be done on your own in 2 different ways, On Line through e-learning or through the Open water manual that includes 2 DVD to watch the videos.
Theory 4 hr (includes manual reading, exercises and review of knowledge)
the theory is absolutely necessary to be able to train as a certified diver, because you will learn with the help of our instructors the concepts that you will take to practice, the confined and open water sessions, will help you to develop the activity safely.
The Open Water course manual has 5 very well explained sections. At the end of each section there is a review of knowledge with the answers to evaluate the evolution of your learning.
The reading of this manual (about 4 hours) is in a comfortable and eminently practical language, where you will be taught what is necessary so you can dive safely and your diving experience is fun and comfortable. The manual is divided into:
Section one: Being a diver (part I), basic concepts of diving, diving equipment, your care and diving skills (part I), sign language of diving, together with the technique of practising with your team such as, retrieving the regulator, emptying the mask, air management, descending and compensating the ears, all this theory will be carried out in the pool or confined water (small bay at 2 mt depth max) with the PADI Instructor .
Section two: Being a diver (part II), the experience of diving as it affects your senses, mastery of buoyancy, diving equipment (part II), Skills in diving (part II), all this theoretical part will be taken to practice in the pool or confined water with the PADI Instructor.
Section three: Being a diver (part III), environments and conditions in diving, evaluation of diving conditions, types of diving and coastal phenomena to be taken into account, procedures for entry, exit and planning of the dive. Problem Management and diving equipment (part III).
Section Four: The Diving Team (Part IV), Being a Diver (Part IV), Using the Diving Computer and Diving Tables (Part I), Diving Planning, Skills as a Diver (Part IV)
Section Five: Use of the computer and dive tables (part II), be a diver (part V), skills as a diver (part V)
Pool / Confined Waters (2hr 30 min) Finished with the theory up to section 3, we will do 5 practical modules in a pool, or in confined waters where the Instructor will teach you the functionality of your equipment, perform exercises such as controlling your buoyancy with the vest , remove the mask under the water and the regulator, along with more complex exercises that will provide you with the knowledge for a safe and adequate response in real situations.
Open waters (4 dives of 50 minutes each) You will conduct two supervised dives in open waters to a maximum depth of 12 mt and 2 dives to 18 mt, where you will practice the exercises learned in the confined water section and take the theory to practice in the sea under the supervision of our PADI instructors
Open Water Diver (from 15 years old), Open Water Junior * (from 10 years to 14 years old, * having a limit in depth up to 12 mt), in addition to being able to take a PADI diving course, you must present a medical certificate, this certificate can be done with us if you wish, this course is not recommended for pregnant women, active asthmatics, diabetics, epileptics, people suffering from pneumothorax and ear problems. After completing the last dives of the course, PADI recommends not flying in 18 hr.
Training with Instruction
the course fee includes the assignment of an Instructor who will be the one who properly trains you under the PADI standards and who will evaluate you for your subsequent certification.
Suit, fins, mask, vest, regulator, tanks and air charges
PADI Open Water Manual, which contains:
Book, book of record of the dives, 2 DVDs that complement the theory explained in video.
When you are under training you are fully insured
Displacement to Immersion points
the shipments are already included in the course fee
To be able to take a PADI course, you must present a medical certificate that validates you to perform this activity, a few meters from the school you can do it before you start the practices, if you wish we can send you the PADI forms so you can complete them Dr. where you decide.
PADI CARD PADI applies a fee to assign your card with your student number, this PIC will certify that you have obtained the degree and will be able to identify you in any dive centre to dive to the limits of the course you have done.
Dives outside the Training: The course do not include dives outside the training, that is, once the course is finished, the dives are recreational and the current rates will be applied.
Es difícil el curso ?
No,el 99 % de los alumnos lo supera.
No soy muy buen nadador , puedo realizar el curso ?
Si, siempre y cuando cumplas el requerimiento de nadar 300 mt en el tiempo que quieras y flotar 10 minutos en el agua sin ayuda externa.
En el apartado de prerequisitos tengo una duda .
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