Open Water Diver

This is your first step to become a diver. The training consists of 3 stages: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Divers. This is the most important course to take because it´s here that you will learn what become a diver means. Learn basics concepts to dive safely, how to choose and take care of your diving gear and what is the most important rules that you must follow to call yourself as a SCUBA DIVER.

Course details and requirements

From 10 year old (Parents or guardian signatures and presence is required).

The Junior Open Water Certification (10 – 12yo) maximum depth is 12m. From 13yo the maximum depth is 18m. From 15yo the certification can be upgraded to Open Water Diver. The certification is international and life-time but we recommend a refresh course or Re-activate course if you are more than 6 moth without perform any dives.

E-learning home studying (Knowledge Development) and 3 days training course.

Day 1: Confined Water training – Be able to swim 200m without any equipment or stops;

Day2: Open Water Dives 1 and 2 – Dives performed by the shore;

Day3: Open Water Dives 3 and 4 – Dives performed by boat;

Aiming to develop the best skills as possible we limit to a number of 4 students per instructor.

  • If you need an extra time at the pool or extra open water dives training to complete the course, a fee of ¥10.000 per extra day will be applied and the payment must be done on the day before.
  • All the skills must be performed demonstrating confidence, comfort and coordination.

WHAT TO BRING?

Towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, windshield jacket, water and some snacks are the basic kit for all divers. Make sure you have all you might need, the sun during the summer in Okinawa could be very challenging so we recommend to bring a rash guard with UV protection and a cap.

MEETING POINT & TIME

On the very first day we will meet at the shop at 8 am. Please make sure to arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of time so we can have a chat and fill the necessary forms before you training get started. All the other days will be informed in the afternoon according to the weather condition, tides and locations.

After the completion of the course you will be able to:

Dive with a buddy within 18m depth;

Buy or rent diving gear;

Join to a diving trip around the world;

Make new dive buddies and friends;

Join to Advanced Open Water Course or Specialty Course;