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PADI Open Water Diver

  • The world’s most popular diving course
  • Certification is valid for life
  • Recognised worldwide
  • Exciting and varied programme
  • Great value for money
  • Free transfers from any hotel in Sharm El Sheikh

Fitness & Health

Anyone with an average level of fitness and health can enjoy scube diving

However - some heart, breathing and lung problems (such as asthma) could rule out your participation.

Before enrolling onto a PADI training course you would need to complete the PADI Medical Questionaire and answer "YES" or "NO" to each question.

Download PADI Medical Form

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PADI Open Water Diver

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This specially designed entry-level scuba diving course will take you from complete novice to certified diver in next to no time.

Book a PADI Open Water Diver course and you’re in good company – it’s the most popular dive programme on the planet. It’s not hard to see why. Once you get your certification, you can dive up to a maximum depth of 18 metres for life. You don’t have to top it up or complete the course ever again. The other really big bonus is that it’s recognised worldwide, so wherever you plan on diving in future, you’re all set.

Our PADI Open Water Diver course has been designed to take non-divers, who have little or no experience, to certified divers. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way as you practise and master the skills you need to be a safe and competent diver. The programme is made up of five knowledge development sessions, five training dives and four open water dives in the sea.

The PADI Open Water Diver course takes four days. Your first day will be dedicated to developing your diving know-how. Once your instructor is happy you understand the manual and you’ve watched a DVD, you’ll do confined water dives in shallow water. Day two fine-tunes your diving knowledge followed by more confined water dives. On day three, you’ll graduate to open water for two dives from the shore or our boat, and you’ve got two more open water dives in store on day four when you’ll become a certified PADI Open Water diver.

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PADI Open Water Diver

The course price includes tuition and full equipment hire, but doesn’t include the manual or certification fee.

  • Course Details
  • Minimum age 10 years with depth restrictions for 10 and 11 year-olds
  • Must be able to swim
  • Four-day course
  • Course starts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • A medical statement of fitness to dive needs to be completed before starting the course
  • Additional
  • PADI Manual - €40 - payable in resort.
  • PADI Certification - €35 is payable in resort for this.

Just So You Know: The manual is required by PADI if you want to take part in the course. You can buy it at Ocean College while you’re in Egypt.


Special offer is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be redeemed against another service.


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Why book with Ocean College?

  • Awards for our diving excellence.
  • Made-to-measure diving packages for groups.
  • Free transfers from any hotel in Sharm.
  • Dive the best sites with the most experienced & friendly instructors.
  • 10% discount online – on all dive packages and selected services.

Weather & Water Temps

The sun shines in the Red Sea 365 days a year with virtually no rain.

Depending on the time of year, the thermometer hovers between 24°C and 39°C and the water temperature is 22°C to 26°C – so diving is great year-round.

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