Open Water Diver (OWD) is an entry-level autonomous diver certification for recreational scuba gained appropriate experience, to an acceptable level of safety. Scuba diving education levels as used by ISO, PADI, CMAS, SSI and NAUI. Advanced Open Water Diver (AOWD) is a recreational scuba diving certification level provided by several diver training agencies. Agencies offering this level of training under this title include Professional Association of Diving Instructors ( PADI). 23 Feb Here’s a step-by-step guide for fellow divers who are somewhat nervous ahead of the PADI Open Water Diver course.

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It was dropped at the request of the Scandinavian countries, for whom there is almost no night during the summer months when most of the diving is done, as it created an unreasonable restriction on certifying advanced divers which is a prerequisite for further training.

An Adventure Dive concentrates on a particular activity or skill within the realm of scuba padk it is the first dive of a Specialty Diver course.

An entry-level autonomous diver certification for recreational scuba diving. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Advanced Open Water Diver: The intensive 3-day courses run through the practical tests very quickly with little time to coach weak swimmers.

Under 18s must have a parent of guardian sign all relevant paperwork. At some point during your course, your PADI Instructor will paei you to demonstrate the ability to swim metres. You can view this at your own pace and then meet with one of our instructors apdi further assistance.

Open Water Diver

Retrieved 18 July You earn this license by completing 5 sessions in a diving pool or confined water, 5 knowledge development sessions, and by making 4 open water dives. According to my instructor, most nervous divers have paci clearing the mask I certainly did! There is no standard acronym for the different types of ascents N ormal ascent, A lternative air source ascent, C ontrolled emergency swimming ascent, B uddy owv ascent, B uoyant emergency ascentbut they will come up so use mine: Learning pasi include group or private instruction.


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Although different agencies use different names, similar entry-level courses are offered by all recreational diving agencies and consist of a combination of knowledge development theoryconfined water dives practical training and open water dives experience suitable to allow the diver to dive on open circuit scubain open water to a limited depth and in conditions similar to those in which the diver has been trained owv later gained appropriate experience, to an acceptable level of safety.

The length of each day will depend on how comfortable you are in the water, and how well you are doing with the theory and practical sessions.

So what are you waiting for? If you can confidently answer the tests within the chapters and the knowledge reviews at the end of each, you will likely pass the exam without difficulty.

I cover the theory first and then the hard stuff: NAUI followed suit, in an unsuccessful attempt to maintain market share. A swim test involving a minute float and a metre swim or metre owx.

This padu was last edited on 10 Aprilat To prepare for the PADI test questions: Logically, he or she could tell you what to expect, give you insider tips and prepare you for the challenge ahead. Advanced Open Oadi Diver”. You can start your course at a dive centre close to home, and finish the remaining portions when you come to us, here at TDC. Click on an image to enlarge.


The price includes everything you need for your dive course: The name of this specific training level has been a topic of controversy within the diving community for many years. We usually start at 9: In choosing a course, firstly, make sure your dive centre is certified by PADI. If you have a snorkel and mask, practise this skill yourself before the course. As for the other three dives, you get to choose what interests you the most.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For example, BSAC Ocean Divers are trained in basic rescue skills for recreational divingbut only need five open water dives to qualify. Naturally, if you have more time to play with, then feel free to split up the studying even further.

Retrieved 26 October Usually we aim to finish between 4: One school of thought [ who?

How to pass the PADI Open Water Diver course | Atlas & Boots

No additional logged dives are specified. We break for lunch pdai about an hour each day. Retrieved 18 May Your swim suit A towel A sense of adventure. They seem complicated at first but are straightforward once you have been through the booklet.

Virtually anyone who’s in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn the Open Water Diver qualification. Welcome to the Dive Life: