Content of course
The PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) is a beginner course that concludes with an international diving license. The PADI OWD license allows you to go scuba diving together with any other licensed diver as buddy to a maximum depth of 18m. Participants between 10 and 14 years of age will receive a Junior Open Water Diver license and will have to dive always with an adult buddy to a maximum depth of 12m.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of two parts.
1. E-learning theory
First you will study the diving theory in an online e-learning course before your vacation at home and you will also absolve your exam online.
The PADI Open Water Diver e-learning App is available for Apple and Android tablets as well as for PC. The app works also on a mobile phone however, we strongly advise against completing the e-learning course on the small display of a mobile phone.
The App will also be functioning OFFLINE, you'll need internet access only for the download of the app and for transmitting your exam results upon successful completion of the theory. In case you have questions during your studies, our instructors will be happy to answer by email. For technical questions about the app we will send you the contact data of the PADI customer service along with your download code of the app.
The e-learning course includes:
- 5 interactive modules of scuba theory
- Texts, images, videos
- Knowledge reviews and quizzes
- Final exam online (50 questions which must be passed at a minimum of 75%)
- PADI license fee is included in your theory app.
2. Practical part
After passing the theory you will participate in the practical part here in Tenerife. In min. three days you will practise your skills in diving.
The practical course includes:
- Equipment skills at the dive centre
- Pool skills in the heated pool of the hotel MARITIM****
- 4 dives in the open sea from the beach
- Complete scuba rental equipment for all course parts
- Logbook for your diving experience
- Scuba Diver Insurance by Aqua-Med during your course
- Transportation to/from divesites
Duration of the course
For the online theory you may take as much time as you like. To have enough time for your studies, please sign in for the course online at least a week before your vacation.
For the practical course you should reserve at least 3 complete successive days. If you are having problems the course may last longer. Courses start on Wednesday and will finish usually on Friday. The daily schedule is 9am to about 3pm.
Costs of the course
The price of the PADI Open Water e-learning App is 160 €per participant! The online e-learning software can't be shared with other participants as your download code is connected to your license code and your quizzes and exams. You have lifetime access to your e-learning materials which allows you to fresh up your knowledge anytime later when needed.
The PADI license fee of 50 € for your PADI Open Water Diver e-card is already included in the price for the app.
The price for this practical part is 350 €.