Padi Open Water Diver (inc e learning)
The PADI open water course is made up of 4 sections
Online eLearning – We will issue you with an eLearning key. This will allow you to complete the theory portion of the course online in your own time. – Please ensure the eLearning is completed (and uploaded to PADI) before you attend the pool session
Confined water (pool) session – We will spend the first day in our indoor heated pool learning the skills you need to become an Open water diver. This will be the longest day of the course
Open Water 1 & 2 (lake) session – Our first two open water dives will be done at Lake Rotoma, this site has been chosen for its suitability as a training site that is able to be used in almost all weather conditions.
Open Water 3 & 4 (boat) session – Our last two open water dives will be in the ocean (weather dependant – we have the option to finish off the training at the lake if we are unable to get out on the boat) we typically use a sheltered side of Motiti Island, or Rabbit Island as our training sites.
For your practical sessions (Pool, Lake, Boat) we provide all the diving equipment you require, with the exception of a mask and snorkel (as this is a personal fit item). Please ensure you bring the following with you:
Mask and Snorkel
Tog’s and Towel
Warm clothes for after diving
Lunch (especially on lake and boat days as there are no shops close by these sites)
Something to drink
Please answer the medical questions honestly for your safety and ours. If all answers are No you are fit to dive, if you answer Yes to any of the questions, you will need sign off by a Doctor.
Purchasing this course online constitutes confirmation you have completed the medical form and are fit to dive.
*** Winter Special *** : Course fee of $500 is only applicable if full course is completed between June - end of September. Usual cancellation and transfer fees apply. If course or part of the course is transferred to summer months ( October 2021 onwards an additional $100 will be charged)
Cancellation / Transfer Policy
Transfer of dates prior to 1 week before the course start date - $50 transfer fee
Transfer within 1 week of course start date $100 transfer fee
This fee is applicable every time you transfer dates.
Once courses are booked and paid for there is no refund available.