Open Water Diver Course

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From backpackers to executives, as another adventure in Panama or the beginning of a lifetime as a Water Baby addicted to the ocean, the PADI Open Water Diver Course is most people’s introduction to the underwater world of scuba.

Avoid the production-line training you will experience getting certified in places such as Utila Honduras or Koh Tao Thailand.
Diving is a truly exciting experience that will change what you know about the ocean, but you will need good training and guidance to make sure you have the skills to always dive safely and comfortably.
Don’t be fooled into taking a cut-price course where you will end up in a group of up to 12 students, where you will be lucky to even hear what the instructor has to say.

Here at Water Baby we believe that learning to dive can be at the same time the most exhilarating, eye-opening and relaxing experience of your life.
We also believe that every person is different and therefore learns in different ways and at a different pace.
That is why we focus on personalised training, small groups, no time limit on courses or dives. We also make sure that you achieve great buoyancy at the end of each course – get this right and you will feel the weightless wonder of scuba diving!

We are also confident you will agree that this is the best diving in Central America.
The variety of life that we see in our waters from Orca, Manta Ray, Whaleshark, Sharks and dolphins down to the hidden wonders of frogfish, morays and seahorses means you will truly have a story to tell at the end of your course.

You PADI certification lasts for a lifetime. Make sure it’s a once in a lifetime experience.

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The course will take from 3-4 days consisting of dive theory including knowledge reviews, quizzes and exam, skills training in our custom designed swimming pool and 4 open water dives at any of our world class dive sites.
If you are limited for time we can offer PADI e-learning training and other options. Please contact us for more details.

Interested in seeing exactly what the PADI Open Water Diver Course consists of? Take a look at the PADI Course Standards page for more details