The PADI Open Water Referral course is an entry level scuba diving course designed to take you from a non-diver with little or no prior experience to a certified scuba diver. This certification is recognized worldwide and is valid for life, to a maximum depth of 18 meters / 60 feet.
This course consists of online or class theory sessions, one confined water pool training session and four open water dives.
During the course you will practice and master the skills that you will need to be a safe and competent Scuba Diver, with your PADI instructor devoting maximum time to teaching you fun and safe diving techniques.
Start your PADI Open Water Course before you arrive in Cozumel with the PADI eLearning or at your local dive center and complete the Confined Water sessions at your local pool or dive center.
By completing the knowledge development and confined water training sessions in your hometown, you’re ready to start having fun in the water as soon as you arrive in Cozumel!
|Day 1:||8am to 12pm||Theory Session Review|
|1pm to 5pm||Confined Water Training Session|
|Day 2:||8am to 3pm||Two Boat Training Dives|
If you want to get certified and dive in paradise without spending your precious vacation time in a classroom and learning skills in the pool, you can complete the Knowledge Development sessions online with the eLearning program or at your local dive shop and you can complete the Confined Training Dives at your local pool or dive center.
Then all you need to do once you’re in Cozumel is to successfully complete the 4 Open Water training dives over 2 half days.
The PADI Open Water Referral Course is for students who have already completed the Knowledge Development and Confined Water Training Sessions.
The PADI Open Water Diver Referral course consists of three main phases:
1. Knowledge development to understand the basics of scuba diving.
2. Confined water/ pool dives to learn basic scuba skills.
3. Open water dives to use your skills and explore.
During the first phase of your scuba lessons, you’ll learn the basic principles of scuba diving such as
You’ll learn this valuable information by reading it in the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with your instructor at your local dive shop or by using the PADI Open Water Diver eLearning. At the end of each online chapter, you’ll answer knowledge reviews and quizzes about the material to ensure you understand it. At the end of the course, you’ll take an final exam that ensures you have thorough knowledge of scuba diving basics.
Once you arrive to the Jungle Divers’ dive shop, with your friendly and very patient PADI insructor, you will go through a review of what you have learned and a quick review exam to top it off.
You’ll develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in confined water – a body of water with pool-like conditions. The basic scuba skills you learn during your certification course will help you become familiar with your scuba gear and become a skilled underwater explorer.
Some of the essential skills you learn include:
You’ll practice these skills with an instructor until you’re comfortable. When you’re ready, it’s time for your underwater adventure to begin at an open water dive site.
After your confined water dives, you’ll head to open water, where you and your instructor will make four dives over two days. The two first dives will have a max depth of 12 meters / 40 feet, while the last two will have a max depth of 18 meters / 60 feet.
On these dives you’ll get to explore the underwater world and you’ll apply the skills you learned in confined water while enjoying what the local environment has to offer.
You will have options about making these dives from shore or on our dive boats for the deeper Cozumel reefs.
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