Wonderboom Xtreme Vacations

Scuba Diving





PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course teaches student divers the foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive with a buddy, independent of supervision.

PADI Open Water Divers are qualified to:

• Dive with a buddy independent of supervision while applying the knowledge and skills they learn in this course, within the limits of their training and experience.

• Obtain air fills, scuba equipment and other services.

• Plan, conduct and log open water no stop (no decompression) dives when properly equipped and when accompanied by a buddy in conditions with which they have training and/or experience.

• Continue their dive training with a specialty dive (Adventure Dive), in the PADI Adventures in Diving program or in PADI Specialty courses.



The theory part of this course is done at home via eLearning. You will get instructions on how to get started as soon as your booking deposit is received. The knowledge reviews and theory portion should be completed on your own time before coming to South Africa. Once in South Africa you will continue with the practical sessions. There are 5 pool sessions and 4 open water dives. The open water dives will be completed inland. As an add-on package you can include sea dives at one of the top 10 dive sites in the world.

You will need to complete a yes/no medical indemnity to do a diving course. Should there be any questions which are answered positively you will be required to obtain a medical certificate from a medical doctor certifying you can dive.
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