The PADI Open Water Diver Course (OWD) is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. During the course, you will make at least five confined water dives and four open water dives under the guidance of your personal PADI Instructor.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. If you’ve tried a Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course.