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Introduction to course
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18m independently with a buddy. The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via a self-study workbook or offline-app, completing knowledge reviews for each chapter. This process is complemented by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what you have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that you have fully understood everything. The practical learning consists of confined water lagoon sessions and four open water dives. Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of maximum 12m and dive three and four are conducted at a maximum depth of 18m. The final stage of the PADI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is performance based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the confined water lagoon and the open water sessions successfully passed.
Dive package - 6 days and 5 nights in Dorm - PADI Open Water Course
The PADI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The course will take approximately 4 days depending on the students enrolled. To give you an idea of what to expect, see the sample itinerary below:
Day 1: Arrive in Taganga, check in at La Casa Felipe and the dive center for an orientation on your course and the coming days. You'll be filling in the paperwork, and depending on your arrival time and if there are other students on your course, you might even start watching a few videos today.
Day 2: Theory and confined water sessions. Open Water Dives.
Day 3: Theory and confined water sessions. Open Water Dives.
Day 4: Exam and Open Water dives
Day 5: No diving day. This is your day to take your foot of the gas. You need to allow 24 hours on land, before leaving Taganga. If you are not leaving the area, we highly recommend that you go and use your new certificate, with some fundiving!
Day 6: Relax & check out. (Or extend your stay and go fun diving... some more!)
Taganga is nestled by the ocean. To transfer to other bigger cities, you need to travel by road or plane at heights over 300m of sea level. This requires 24 hours without diving, which is why we have added a day of "no diving" in the itinerary. If you are feeling active, talk to the dive center about snorkeling or other activities for this day of off-gassing.
Due to ocean and weather conditions, the itinerary can be subject to change.
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