PADI Course - Open Water Diver

Be a Diver If You Think You Are Born To Explore

The PADI Open Water Diver Course in OK Divers diving resort is the world's best and most popular entry level diving course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and explore the wonders of the underwater world with this diving course.The OWD course teaches you everything you need to know about diving, safety, the diving equipment you need for diving, dive planning and for sure it doesn't forget on unlimited amount of fun! It PADI OWD qualifies you to dive independently to a maximum depth of 18 meters. PADI is the world's largest diving training agency, and your PADI Open Water Certification from OK Divers in Bali will be recognized throughout the world.

Learn to Dive in Bali and Get your PADI Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is quite flexible and performance based. That means that we can offer some variety of schedules. It’s possible to complete your theory, confined and open water dives in three days. If you would manage to complete the knowledge development portion via PADI eLearning, or other home study options before your arrival, the diving course can be done in two days. Which is great option if you don’t have sufficient time. From the first day, scuba diving will transform your life with new experiences. The PADI Open Water Diver license is a permanent scuba diving certification and as a certified diver you can dive only with a buddy independently of a diving professional. 

Duration: 3 Days
Dives: 4

What is involved in Bali PADI Open water diver course?

To become a PADI diver, you should be comfortable in the water and have basic swimming skills. Your diving instructor will have you to swim 200-metre and than let you to float for ten minutes to determine if you have basic swimming abilities. Generaly you should also be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory systems.

The OWD diving course is divided into three parts:

  • Knowledge development part, it may be completed through PADI eLearning
  • Confine sessions in the swimming pool where you will learn and practice the basic scuba diving skills and familiarize yourself with the diving equipment
  • As the final part of your training you will complete four sea open water dives at our local Bali dive sites.

What is Included in diving course?

  • Knowledge development
  • Confined water dives in our diving pool
  • Four open water dives
  • PADI study materials
  • Diving log book
  • PADI Open Water certification
  • Certification fees
  • Lunch and refreshments

Diving equipment

Diving equipment in the Open Water Diver Course is provided in the course cost.

Open Water Diver Course time schedule

PADI Open Water Diver Course is a three day course and can be completed on a full time or part time basis.

  • Day 1: Course introduction, confined water training in the swimming pool and theory
  • Day 2: Two open water dives: 9:00am – 1:30pm and theory in the afternoon
  • Day 3: Two open water dives: 9:00am – 3:30pm and final exam in the afternoon


  • Be at least 10 years old  for PADI Junior Open Water Diver (minimum 13 years for PADI eLearning)
  • Be at least 15 years old for PADI OWD certification
  • Know how to swim.
  • Be medically fit and if there is any medical problem a physician approval in writing is required.

Where do we dive?

The Bali dive sites that we use for the open water dives are always dependent on weather and sea conditions, although we generally use dives sites around Padangbai and Tulamben.

How can I book my diving course in Bali?

To book the Open Water Diver Course in OK Divers resort in Bali you simply contact us or come personally.

Why to do PADI eLearnig with Open Water Diving course?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course eLearning is all in one Interactive program that transforms the PADI Open Water course into rather interactive learning experience. This works for all  desktop and mobile devices. The great part of eLearning is that once downloaded, you don’t need an internet connection and you will have the flexibility to learn anywhere. You only need to go online to take the quizzes or to access your online finished records. Pros of PADI eLearning:

  • Learn the facts and concepts needed to prepare you for PADI OWD Course at your own pace.
  • You can do it before you leave for your scuba holiday.
  • Have a much fuller idea of what to expect even before you enter our dive resort!
  • Get free access to all the training videos of PADI OWD scuba diving course.
  • Take progressive diving quizzes and exams to test yourself.
  • Save yourself holiday time!

Whether or not the PADI eLearning is suitable for you depends on your existing level of confidence and knowledge around the theoretical side of diving and how you learn best. If you are someone who prefers being taught by a professional then the conventional classroom will be probably better for you. If you are someone who is pretty ok with math and science and understands a bit about diving, you will definitely find the eLearning a faster and more convenient way to get through the theory and be able and ready to take these skills with you on dives.

Why choose us?

  • More than 18 years experience in diving around Bali.
  • Our patient and experienced instructors.
  • Our students become our friends.
  • We concentrate on diving skill development over just simple certification.
  • We have stronge emphasis on safety.
  • Small groups (max 4 students per instructor).
  • You will never be hurried or made to feel you are holding the group up.
  • We focus on quality in everything we do.

PADI Open Water Course Interesting Facts

  • Over one million people obtain their diving certification each year.
  • PADI Open Water diver course is the world's most popular diving certification in history.
  • The word SCUBA is an acronym that stands for "Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus".
  • The first rule of scuba diving is to never hold the breath.
  • Everything looks bigger underwater. Due to light refraction error and flatness of the mask's lens, the objects underwater appear approximately 33% larger than how they actually are.
  • Less than 10% of the world's oceans have been explored.
  • Even the surface of the moon is more explored than the bottom of the seas.
  • Scuba divers don't breathe regular air, their tanks are filled with a blend of gasses usually composed of 79% Nitrogen and 21% Oxygen.
  • Water absorbs light, and the first color that fades away is red. If you would cut yourself underwater, your blood will appear blue.
  • The deepest scuba dive in the world was more than 300 meters. The diver descended only in 15 minutes, however, the way back up took around 16 hours.

Price includes lunch during the duration of your course at our resort restaurant 'The Colonial' mostly when we return from diving. The restaurant is situated just next to our swimming pool and you can read the reviews here on Tripadvisor.
If you would like to combine the PADI Open Water course with the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Course and be a nitrox certified diver you are able to do it at our dive centre for a special price. Do you want to do more than just PADI Open Water Certification and be able to dive as deep as 30 meters? Take our special offer and do your Open Water Diver Course together with PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.
For more information about the price check out our price list