Open Water Diver Course Overview
The Open Water Diver course is the first entry level course for those who want to start scuba diving, and provides the training necessary to dive in waters up to 18 meters deep. It is a valuable course that contains the essentials needed to learn the basic movements and knowledge required for scuba diving.
You will learn how to take appropriate action when you run out of air underwater, and how to remove and reattach your mask and regulator while underwater. MSU’s Open Water Diver Course offers a unique training menu.
Normally, the PADI Open Water Diver Course consists of 5 lectures, 5 pool dives, and 4 ocean dives, which can be completed in 3-4 days. Scuba diving is a potentially dangerous sport, so there are some people who want to take the time to practice basic skills and acquire the right knowledge and skills. For these people, MSU offers an optional schedule that allows you to take the entire Open Water Diver course as many times as you like, on any date, until you are satisfied. You can even split the course days within a year. If you are not confident, you can take the same course again and again to master all the skills and make your diving safer.
– Knowledge review and quiz
– water skills assessment
– confined water training
– Open Water training
– Final Exam
3 to 4 days
The basic course length is 3 days, but it can be extended up to 4 days free of charge.
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The new PADI Learning System will require you to complete the e-learning portion of the course in advance, which will take about two weeks if you study for one to two hours a day. Please book well in advance.
Followings are included in the price
The price includes almost all necessary fees as follows.
– Lesson fee
– Ocean Park entrance fee
– Facility fee
– Air tanks
– Full rental gear and wetsuit
– Weights and weight belt
– Transportation within Mactan Island
– Digital Camera Photos
Followings are not included in the price
– Airline tickets
Precautions before diving.
The number of days required for the course
PADI’s training is based on a “mastery learning” style, which means that once you have mastered one skill, you practice the next one. This means that some people can complete the course in two days, but there are also students who can’t take off their masks underwater even after several days, making it difficult to get certified. For this reason, it is difficult to guarantee the number of days required for the course. If you are not confident about your physical strength, have never done any ocean sports before, or cannot swim, please allow some extra time beforehand. For reference, most people are able to get certified in three days. In rare cases, it may take 4 days for those who do not exercise regularly, are not good at ocean sports, or cannot swim. On the other hand, if you have no fear of water at all, have no problem pulling out your ears, etc., and have normal physical strength, you can usually finish in two days. Of course, it is possible to split the course into two weeks using weekends, so please feel free to consult with us.