October 15, 2018

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diving at Alba

Learning to dive can be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. There is nothing quite like the feeling of weightlessness as you explore a whole new world and observe a diverse range of marine life in their natural habitat. The Open Water Diver Course teaches you the skills and procedures required to dive safely. Depending on the certification agency it takes 3 or 4 days to complete and includes some theory, a pool session, and 4 or 5 open water dives. Once qualified, you can dive with a buddy anywhere in the world at a maximum depth of 18m, and as long as you keep active with your diving, the certification will not expire.

Scuba Diver

If you are a little short on time, or don’t feel confident to be able to dive without an instructor, you can do the scuba diver certification. This will qualify you to dive to a maximum depth of 12m, but under the supervision of an instructor. The course involves theory and a pool session, and 2 open water dives. Once qualified, you can upgrade to an open water diver at any time by completing 2 additional dives with an instructor.

Alba diving prices

Which agency?
Your first diving experience are the most important part of your live diving experience hence we offer you with our best PADI diving course. PADI Instructors have safely guided divers below the surface for over 50 years. Teaching the world’s most popular dive curriculum, they transform lives, and open hearts and minds to the hidden beauty of nature’s creation and our obligation to protect it.

The most popular diving agencies are members of the World Recreational Scuba Training Council (WRSTC). As such, their courses include a common set of diving skills and procedures, so you will learn essentially the same diving skills no matter which course you take. The real difference between each agency is their approach to diver training and the quality of materials they provide to help you to learn.

PADI Open Water Course

PADI is probably the most recognised of all the diving agencies, as it has offered training since 1970. In spite of strong competition in recent years, it is still the largest diver training agency in the world. The open water course consists of some prescriptive theory, a pool session, and 4 open water dives. The course is normally conducted over 3 days, and will qualify you to dive to a maximum depth of 18m.

In order to enrol on the course, you need to:
• Be 18 years old, 15 with parental consent.
• Have no medical contraindications to diving, or a signed medical within the last 6 months.
• Be able to swim 200m and float for 10 minutes.

For more information about the PADI Open Water Couse, please click here.

Children between the age of 10-14 can do the Junior Open Water Course.

For more information about the PADI Junior Open Water Course, please click here.