PADI Open Water Diver Course
Maya Diving and our staff of professional PADI Instructors can provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience during your Scuba Diving Course.
So you are thinking about taking your Open Water Course. Diving is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and for good reason; It's a lot of fun and we love to teach people how to do it and well.
I'll try to give you some idea of what to expect from your Open Water course:
As always, we start you off with a little paperwork; some releases and a medical questionnaire to make sure you have no health problems that might make it unsafe for you to dive.
The course is divided into five knowledge development and pool training sections. Each of these begins with self study using either the Open Water Manual and video or DVD, or the multimedia DVD. Either way, there is then a knowledge review with your instructor followed by a brief quiz. Each has a corresponding pool training session.
There are four open water training dives required to complete the course each of which can be done after it's pre-requisites of knowledge development and pool training have been met.
Normally the way we prefer to run the course here in the resort environment is to have the students complete a minmum of three chapters of the course before the first morning when we start the course. This way we can take them to the pool and knock off the first three pool sections in one session usually lasting about three hours. Then the student is ready for two open water dives. Usually we schedule the first one the same afternoon.
The next day we ask the student to come with the final two chapters completed, this way we have the flexibility to complete the pool training the second day and do dive number two and/or three depending on how the previous day went.
The third day we can continue with the final dive(s), any remaining quizzes and the final exam (50 multiple choice questions, takes about an hour), if time permits. The fourth day is rarely more than a half day to finish up whatever is left to do and ..... you're certified as an Open Water diver and are qualified to dive the world over.
Some people prefer to take their time, or sometimes if the weather is bad we may need more days to complete the open water portion of the course. Of course we try to accomodate the preferences and needs of all our students. This is what our reputation for providing excellent courses is built on.
Want to try it out first or just have a little fun? Try our Discover Scuba Diving course.
Want to learn more? How about taking our Advanced Open Water course.
Still want to learn more? Enjoy the challenge of the Rescue Diver course.
Want to Go Pro or a new diving challenge? Take the Divemaster course.
By maintaining the highest standards of service and safety, we ensure that you have the best experience possible.