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PADI Open Water Diver course

Dahab (0)
from/per person 365
  • Scuba Diving
  • Beginner Course
  • Certification provided
  • eLearning available


Learn scuba diving with us!

PADI Open Water Diver is the most popular diving course in the world. It will qualify you to dive to 18m and give you a whole new way to travel and explore the world.

  • 4 day course
  • Maximum 6 students per instructor
  • Includes theory, learning underwater skills and 4 Open Water dives
  • Beautiful Red Sea aquatic life
  • Full equipment rental included
  • PADI manual (digital pdf or book) included
  • Optional upgrade to PADI eLearning or Touch manual, with integrated video and interactive quizzes
  • Fully qualifies you to dive to 18 meters

Course Content

Learning scuba diving isn’t difficult, but like any activity worth doing, it requires some time and effort. You will learn Theory, Underwater skills and Open Water Diving:


The PADI Open Water Diver Manual and Video explain the basic principles and procedures of scuba diving. You will learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best equipment and what to consider when planning dives. You’ll also see underwater skills demonstrated and explained.

You review what you studied with your instructor and take short quizzes to be sure you’re getting it. At the end of the course, you take an exam that makes sure you understand all the key concepts of scuba diving.

You can do all of the theory in Dahab, or you can get started in advance with PADI’s excellent digital learning materials. Once your deposit is received, we can email download codes for a digital pdf manual or for the optional eLearning/Touch version of the manual with integrated video – either way, you’ll get the ‘homework’ out of the way before your holiday!

Confined Water skills

This is where scuba diving in Dahab has a big advantage. Instead of spending time in a swimming pool, we are lucky in Dahab to have calm shallow pool-like conditions on our doorstep in the lovely Red Sea. You’ll learn everything from setting up your gear, to how to easily get water out of your mask without surfacing – and you’ll enjoy the Red Sea fish life right from your first step in the water. You’ll also practice emergency skills like sharing air.

There are five confined water dives. Over the course of these five dives, you attain the skills you need for scuba diving in open water.

Open Water Dives

Now we move to the Open Water diving at Lighthouse reef. This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure. There are 4 Open Water dives, by the end of which you will feel comfortable, safe and in control of your scuba diving. This is the most fun part of the course because you get to have fun enjoying beautiful diving in the Red Sea.


10 years for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 years for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.

Booking options

  • You can book the PADI Open Water course only
  • You can add accommodation, airport transfers, etc – as you book
  • If you’d prefer to contact us , we’ll be happy to tailor a package for you.
  • You can even get started on your course today with PADI eLearning!

Get started now with PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning is becoming a very popular way to learn to dive! It costs a bit more, but it gets all the ‘homework’ out of the way before your holiday 🙂



The PADI Open Water course is modular. Each section must be completed before moving on to the next, and so timings are flexible. Generally, a course looks something like this:

Day 1
  • Check in 9am (or at agreed arrival time)
  • Theory
  • Fitting equipment
  • Lunch
  • Dive briefing
  • Confined Water
  • De-briefing
  • Theory
Day 2 & 3
  • Dive briefing
  • Confined Water
  • De-briefing
  • Theory
  • Lunch
  • Dive briefing
  • Open Water dive
  • De-briefing
  • Theory
Day 4
  • Dive briefing
  • Open Water dive 3
  • De-briefing
  • Lunch
  • Dive briefing
  • Open Water dive 4
  • De-briefing
  • Final exam
  • Celebrate!


And now that you're a certified diver, there is a whole new world of adventure waiting for you! Read more about diving Dahab