PADI Open Water Diver Course

Blue Coral Diving | Professional PADI Dive Centre in Hoi An Vietnam | PoolGet your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Start your open water scuba certification today!

What You Learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must bee 10 years or older.

The Fun PartBlue Coral Diving :: Dive Hoi An, PADI Dive Centre | PADI Open Water Course

Get Your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification. The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

Blue Coral Diving :: Dive Hoi An, PADI Dive Centre | PADI Open Water CourseThe Scuba Gear You Use
Learn all about your scuba gear with PADI scuba lessons In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water

Check with Blue Coral Diving about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.

Blue Coral Diving : Hoi An, Vietnam, PADI Centre : PADI Open Water CrewpackThe Learning Materials You Need
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

PADI Open Water Course Hoi An Price & Schedule:


PADI Open Water course.

4 days.

3 day option with elearning direct from Padi. Email for details.

Dive Hoi An’s PADI Open Water Course includes all instruction, PADI fees, dive equipment rental, lunch on Ong Beach at the Cham Islands during open water training, all local government taxes, MPA fees and a log book!

Scuba Diver course is over 2 days and costs $280.

Course Schedule

Day 1

Watch PADI Open Water DVD and complete theory side of course.

This takes approximately 5 hours. There are 5 sections to watch and 5 knowledge reviews to complete during this time. Once complete there are a further 4 Quick Tests and 1 Final Exam. This is all multiple choice.

(Scuba diver course has only 3 knowledge reviews and no final exam. Completed in half a day).

99.999% of all people pass the theory on the first go!

Once this is complete, the fun begins!!!

Day 2

Confined water session 1 to 5. This takes place at the local  Hotel pool.

This involves putting what you have learned to the test in the pool. There are 18 skills for you to master over the day at the pool (lunch not included).

( Scuba diver diver course is only half day and completed on day 1 after theory session).

Day 3

Open Water Dives 1 and 2.

This is your first time out on our dive boat. You will complete 2 open water dives during which you will demonstrate some of the skills you learned in the pool. Maximum depth will be 12m. Your instructor will be in the water with you and maybe a Divemaster too! One day more and you’re a diver!! Lunch on Ong Beach is included.

Day 4

Open Water dives 3 and 4.

This is the last day of your course and all you have to do is demonstrate the skills you learned in the pool one more time. The maximum depth will be 18m on the first dive. Once completed, we will fill in the paperwork and sign you off as an Open Water Diver!!! (Lunch included)

Welcome to the club!

This course will allow you to dive around the world.

Always dive safely and with a buddy.

“Have FUN and be safe with Hoi An Diving Center”

For more information on our PADI Open Water Diver Courses, any other PADI Courses or Training in Hoi An, do not hesitate to contact Hoi An Diving Center.