How deep can you dive with a PADI Open Water Certification?
18 meters/60 feet
PADI Open Water Diver: Maximum Depth. – Open Water Divers can plan and execute dives with a certified buddy or dive professional to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet.
How long is the PADI Open Water Diver course?
three to four days
PADI Open Water You can typically gain your Open Water qualification in three to four days. This course involves elements of theoretical study, practice dives in a pool or pool-like environment, and four dives in open water.
Can you dive alone with PADI Open Water?
Can you dive alone with PADI Open Water? PADI diving instruction teaches you to never dive alone. When you qualify as a PADI Open Water diver, you’ll be taught the dive buddy system. This means that you are always pair-up with another diver on a dive.
Is PADI Open Water Difficult?
To get this scuba diving certification is not actually that difficult and PADI have worked hard to make it easy and safe for most people to get this Open Water certification. The PADI slogan says it all: “PADI, the Way the World Learns to Dive”.
Can you fail PADI Open Water?
If you fail, you can retake the test. See ‘PADI test questions’ below for more. See ‘PADI confined water tests’ below for more. Open water dives: you must complete four open water dives in which you demonstrate your skills.
Why you should never dive alone?
Tricky Currents Even if they are fully aware of the site’s potential for strong currents and unpredictable tides, they still should never dive alone. Dive sites in remote areas can have particularly tricky currents that can be tough to navigate. Divers should always attempt to dive when the waters are at their calmest.
Is diving illegal?
It’s not illegal to dive without certification and if you’re not certified there are no scuba police to put you in prison. But it’s dangerous to dive without certification and you’ll not be able to dive with any reputable dive centre or dive club without first getting certified to scuba dive.