PADI Open Water Diver certificate

PADI diving instructor Valters Preimanis Advisor and instructor with 17 years of experience in diving. PADI MSDT, Tec Deep Instructor, Freediver Instructor, PADI Adaptive Techniques and Emergency First Response Instructor. Valters is the manager and training director of the Latvian diving organization "". He is a PADI certified instructor of the International Association of Professional Diving Instructors, specializing in technical diving, free diving and people with various physical and mental disabilities. Walter is an experienced and knowledgeable dive instructor who is committed to providing his students with safe and effective diving training. He is also an avid diver who has explored the underwater world around the world.

PADI Open Water Diver course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is a beginner course that teaches divers how to dive safely and enjoyably to a depth of 18 meters.

Requirements for the PADI Open Water Diver course

To apply for the PADI Open Water Diver course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 10 years old.
  • Must have swimming skills that meet the requirements for the 200 meter swim.
  • Must be in good physical health to perform diving activities.

Necessary equipment

The equipment required for the PADI Open Water Diver course is provided as follows:

  • Diving mask
  • Diving suit
  • Tube
  • Diving BC vest
  • Diving balloon with a set of diving accessories

Diving club ""

Diving club "" offers PADI Open Water Diver courses for both beginners and experienced divers. The course lasts approximately 20 hours and is divided into three stages:

  • Theoretical knowledge: In this phase you will learn the following topics:
    • Diving safety
    • Diving equipment
    • Basic diving skills
  • Closed water sessions: In this phase, you will practice your diving skills in a controlled environment such as a pool.
  • Open water diving: In this phase, you will perform diving tasks in real conditions.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is a great option for those who want to start diving. The course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enjoy the underwater world safely and pleasantly.

Cost of the PADI Open Water Diver course

The cost of the PADI Open Water Diver course depends on the experience of the dive club. Diving club "" offers the PADI Open Water Diver course for the price indicated on this page.

Benefits of the PADI Open Water Diver course

Benefits of the PADI Open Water Diver course include:

  • You will obtain the internationally recognized PADI Open Water Diver certification, which allows you to dive to a depth of 18 meters.
  • You gain the knowledge and skills you need to become an experienced diver.
  • You will have the opportunity to go on exciting diving expeditions.

Open Water Diver certificate

Have you been thinking about scuba diving for a long time to get to know the underwater world in Latvian waters, the Red Sea or elsewhere in the world? A great opportunity to start or continue the underwater diving training and get a certificate that will allow you to dive up to a depth of 18 meters, wherever you are! It is an opportunity to be with like-minded people and to travel together.

How Open Water Diver training works

  • Training theory in an easy-to-understand format, in a classroom on a blackboard or in the form of a video film on physics, physiology, the environment and diving equipment;
  • Practical lessons with an instructor in an open water tank (pool lessons in the winter season);
  • The training volume of the course is 20 hours, divided into eight class days;
  • After completing the course and passing the exams is issued
  • PADI Open Water Diver certificate.
Open Water Diver

Useful information about Open Water Diver certificate

  • The minimum age of the visitor is from 10 years of obtaining the “Junior Open Water Diver” certificate or from 15 years of obtaining the “Open Water Diver” certification;
  • Available diving equipment: equipment (wetsuit, mask, buoyancy compensator (vest), fins, regulator, booties, gloves, balloon);
  • Necessary clothing for diving courses: towel, swimsuit or swimming trunks;
  • The Open Water Diver Certificate makes it possible to completeAdvanced Open Water Diver” course;
  • Training working hours are all year round, on working days or weekends - by agreement;
  • The training venue is in a swimming pool and / or open water.

After basic diving training, many new opportunities open up for you

  • Continue your diving education and gain experience;
  • After demonstrating diving skills, it is possible to start the next course - Advanced Open Water diver and receive the next level 2 diver international certificate PADI AOWD with a discount of 10%;
  • Become a Rescue Diver, on the course "PADI Rescue Diver", led by the diving club "Diving";
  • Become even a Diving Master, a professional diver, in the course "PADI Divemaster", led by the diving club "Diving";
  • Join the scuba diving club DAIVINGS and travel with other club divers, get to know many diving places in Latvia.

Diving lessons accompanied by an instructor in the underwater park Sloka: instruction + equipment + diving

If you want to feel weightlessness and freedom, go to the dolomite reservoir in Sloka, where a certified instructor will teach you to dive underwater. It is considered to be one of the most complete forms of meditation, because when immersed, one is alone with oneself and in complete harmony in the world. Discover the exciting and mysterious underwater world!

About the diving offer

  • Diving training for 1 person or a full training course with a certificate
  • Lesson duration in one lesson: 120 min dressing, briefing and in the water
  • You should bring: a towel, swimsuit or swimming trunks, as well as slippers.

What is outdoor scuba diving?

  • It is an unforgettable adventure in discovering the world of water
  • The first scuba diving, under the supervision of an instructor, takes place in a warm neoprene suit and diver's equipment.
  • During the reconnaissance, you will receive instructions on how to operate the diver's equipment
  • The instructor will show you how to attach a scuba balloon to a diver's buoyancy vest, how to attach a breathing regulator to the diver's balloon and vest
  • We adjust the dimensions of the fins and the suit to each diver, so tell your instructor in advance about the size of your feet and suit.
  • During the dive, the instructor will teach you to breathe with a regulator, to swim with a scuba, to blow water from the mask, to equalize the pressure in the ears, and also to teach basic hand signals.

Join the club and continue diving with the diving club Diving

  • After obtaining the certificate, by participating in trips organized by "" instructors, you will be able to tour the most beautiful diving places in the Baltic States - the underwater park Sloka in Latvia,
  • Underwater prison Rum in Estonia
  • Diving in the Zemaitija Lake Plateliai National Park in Lithuania
  • As well as get to know the world and explore the most beautiful underwater places on our planet.
Related topics about the "Open Water Diver" course

Find out more about scuba diving training and PADI OWD training in Latvia after PADI Professional Diving Instructor Organizations standards.

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