Open Water Diver Course
The most popular PADI scuba diving course is the Open Water Diver course. It is also universally acknowledged as the initial level of autonomous diving. Learning to dive is a life-changing experience. Join us at Dune Penida diving facility in Nusa Penida to acquire your PADI open water certification. You’ll take your first breath underwater and never forget how it feels.
Aside from this discovery, you will also learn everything you need to know to become a certified diver in comfort and safety. You’re all set to explore the undersea realm.
Padi Open Water Diver
As a PADI 5 STAR dive resort, Dune offers internationally recognized scuba diving lessons under the guidance of professional instructors. We provide diving classes for adults and children of all ages. Starting at 8 years old in our pool and 10 years old underwater in Nusa Penida.
Become a PADI Open Water certified diver with Penida diving center in 3 steps :
- e-learning at home before your trip, with a review once you arrive in Nusa Penida.
- practical training with 5 exercise dives in the 3m deep Penida pool.
- 4 sea dives in the waters of Nusa Penida, a paradise for divers!
During our activities, we always bring all of the necessary safety equipment for scuba diving, such as oxygen tanks, first aid kits, and communication devices. If you do not already have insurance, we can recommend one. Your PADI Open Water course with Penida will begin at home, serving as a prelude to your holiday. You will begin learning the theoretical basics of scuba diving at home thanks to e-learning.
E-learning is an electronic presentation of the 5 chapters of the course, including knowledge reviews and a final exam. Easy to access, it allows you to walk lightly with the knowledge required for the Open Water PADI course. As you advance through the sections of this e-learning, your underwater dream will begin to take shape before you even leave.
Once you arrived in Nusa Penida, final exam completed
The PADI Open Water course with Penida includes three main phases, under the supervision of your instructor :
- First, the development of your theoretical knowledge incorporating the basic principles of scuba diving. This will include revising and deepening the knowledge acquired with e-learning,
- Then 5 dives in the pool, to learn the basic techniques.
- Finally 4 dives at sea, on the diving sites of Nusa Penida. You will then use your skills to start exploring the seabed!
A 3-days training
Your instructor will accompany you throughout these 3 full days. It will ensure that you have time to assimilate knowledge correctly. And you will practice the exercises with him at your own pace until you are perfectly comfortable.
Dune Penida diving instructors
Penida instructors are professional and enthusiasts. They were trained around Bali and Nusa Penida archipelago. Through their education and training, they know perfectly well the dive sites and the environment. All of them speak English.
You will have the chance to meet them on the boat. On board, they will be happy to share with you experiences, pieces of advice, or simply a good time. Buraq 3 is a boat dedicated to good times and nice exchanges between divers. Whatever their level, as long as a smile is present.
E-learning at home
The e-learning is presented in different chapters and sub-parts, which you can download in full or by section. You will find all of the theoretical baggage necessary for scuba diving. Each section describes the basic concepts of diving. Each includes text parts, several videos and a mini exam.
The PADI Open Water e-learning will end with a final exam which will validate the assimilation of the necessary knowledge. This initial learning process finalized before landing on Nusa Penida will allow you to take even more pleasure during your course. But also to free yourself up time to fully enjoy the island and your vacation.
Knowledge review in Nusa Penida
After your arrival at the center we will fill out the administrative and medical forms together. We will then begin a rapid review together in order to validate your knowledge as well as the development of less obvious concepts.
This is the first moment in a long series of discussions between you and the instructor . These exchanges will allow you to deepen your knowledge, to discover the world of diving. But also to define your objectives and expectations for this course. The theory will be present during all the moments on the surface. And each of your questions will then be answered over the next 3 days.
All the material required for the PADI Open Water course is provided by Dune. In addition to the diving equipment, you will have on-site teaching aids such as submersible slates. But also security equipment and all the logistics adapted to serene learning in an idyllic setting.
What scuba gear will you use ?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. All equipment at the Dune Penida Dive Center is brand new and maintained by qualified personnel. All the required security equipment is also available on board of the boat.
Top of the class facilities
You will use the very high technical facilities of the Dune Penida diving center in Nusa Penida :
- classroom for indoor courses.
- shallow pool to become familiar with the equipment.
- 3-meter deep pool to practice the basic exercises in a reassuring but representative environment, before diving in the sea