PADI - Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver Course in OK Divers diving resort is the world’s best and most popular entry level PADI scuba diving course in Bali for beginners. 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, scuba equipment you need for diving, dive planning and for sure it doesn’t forget on unlimited amount of fun! 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 and other PADI scuba diving courses from OK Divers in Bali will be recognized throughout the world.

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 four 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 three days. Which is great option if you don’t have sufficient time. From the first day, scuba diving in Bali will transform your life with new experiences. The PADI Open Water Diver license is a permanent scuba diving certification for a beginner. Upon completion, as a certified diver you can dive only with a buddy independently of a diving professional. 

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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. Generally you should also be in good overall health, particularly your respiratory systems.


  • 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.
  • Knowledge development
  • Confined water dives in our diving pool
  • Four open water dives
  • Tropical weather in Bali
  • PADI study materials
  • Diving log book
  • PADI Open Water certification
  • Certification fees
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Diving equipment in the Open Water Diver Course is provided in the course cost.

  • Equipment assembly: Learn to assemble and disassemble your diving equipment.
  • Pre-Dive Safety Check to check (BWRAF): Check each others scuba equipment to ensure everything is working fine before the dive.
  • Deep Water Entry: Enter the water safely using an appropriate deep water entry. Based on condition use either giant stride, controlled seated entry, backward roll or belly flop entry.
  • Regulator recovery and clearing: Remove your scuba regulator from your mouth, put it back and clear it. Master techniques that will help you to recover your regulator at the time you droped it from your mouth.
  • Snorkel to Regulator Exchange: Exchanging your regulator for your snorkel at the surface. Clear snorkel using the blast method.
  • Clear a Partially Flooded Mask: Half flood the diving mask and clear it while still remaining underwater.
  • Clear Fool Flooded mask: Fully flood your mask and clear it while still underwater.
  • Air depletion exercise: Simulate running out of air, signal it to your instructor.
  • Alternate air source use stationary: Out of air practice, signal to your buddy, secure alternate air source, breath from it, signal ok, put back your primary air source and return alternate air source to your buddy.
  • Alternate Air Source assisted ascent: Simulate being out of air, signal to your buddy, secure alternate air source, make contact with each other and ascend while breathing from the alternate air source.
  • Mask removal, replacement and clearing: Flood your mask, remove it, breath without mask, put it back and clear it.
  • Free-flowing regulator breathing: Breath from free flowing regulator while under water.
  • Disconnect Low-Pressure Inflator: Simulate free flowing low pressure inflator and disconnect it.
  • Buoyancy check: Adjust your weights to be properly weighted.
  • Five-point ascent: Five proper steps for ending your dive.
  • Five-point descent: Learn the PADI way of descent.
  • Fin Pivot: Learn to find neutral buoyancy using your BCD and the air in your lungs.
  • BCD Oral Inflation: Inflate your BCD orally.
  • Hover: Find neutral buoyancy, remain neutrally buoyant in the mid water. Use only BCD and Lungs.
  • Remove and replace weight system underwater: Take off your weights under water and put them back.
  • Remove and replace weight system on the surface: Remove and replace your weights while floating at the surface.
  • Scuba Unit Removal and Replacement: Remove and replace scuba unit on the surface and underwater.
  • Underwater swim without a mask: Swim with no mask under water.
  • Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent: Practice out of air emergency no buddy around, ascend on one breath at a safe rate while constantly exhaling.
  • Cramp Removal: Remove cramp for your self and for your buddy.
  • Tired Diver Tow: At the surface learn to help a tired or an injured diver.
  • Skin Dive: Learn vertical headfirst skin dive with snorkel, swim under water, clear snorkel using the displacement and blasting method.
  • Hand Signals: Learn the standard diving hand signals.
  • 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 strong 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
  • Great Bali location
  • Accommodation in Padangbai Bali
  • Superb prices

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

  • Day 1-2: Course introduction, confined water training in the swimming pool and theory
  • Day 3: Two open water dives: 9:00am – 1:30pm and theory in the afternoon
  • Day 4: 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
  • 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
  • There are some rulles when flying after diving generaly you need to wait a minimum of 12 to 18 hours after your last dive.
  • Read more in our blog scuba diving and flying.

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

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 diving adventure and holiday in Bali.
  • Have a much fuller idea of what to expect even before you enter our Bali 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.

  • Learn new skills and knowledge
  • See marine life in their natural environment
  • Get out of your comfort zone
  • Be more independent diver
  • Guided dives for certified divers cost much less then try dives
  • Make new friends from around the world
  • 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 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.

Learn to dive in Bali and get your PADI certification

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