• Duration

    September 13th, 2021 – October 10th, 2021

  • Location

    Divetek Pretoria

    Shop 25 Greenlyn Village Centre Corner Thomas Edison and Mackenzie St,
    Menlo Park, Pretoria,
    0081

  • Course Numbers

    Maximum 8 with 2 Instructors

  • Price

    R6,200.00

The Open Water Diver Course is your Gateway to the Underwater World! It’s your ticket to a whole new world filled with exotic, playful little creatures that will entertain and amuse all that are privileged to venture below the waves. You will experience total weightlessness and tranquillity as you glide through kaleidoscopes of colours and over reefs bursting with life.
Book now with Divetek and Learn to Scuba Dive!

R6,200.00

Course Pre-requisites

Participants must be able to swim.
The Minimum Age is 15 and prior Medical Conditions must be discussed with the Instructor allocated to the Course.

A Junior Certification can be issued to those between 12-14 years of age.

Certification

The NAUI Open Water Diver Course will certify the diver to dive all over the world to a maximum of 18 meters, both at coastal and inland locations with their qualification cards.

Upon Completion – you will receive a Digital Open Water Diver Certification Card.

Cancellation

Cancellations 24 hours prior to the start of the course will be refunded less the deposit of R850 for the course materials. However, if cancellation occurs during the running of the course, you will be refunded the course fee less R2550, to cover deposit and accommodation.
Due to the nature of the cancellations, we require a minimum of 4 in order to run the course. 

DateTimeSessionDetails
September 13th, 20216pmOpen Water Diver Introduction and
Lecture 1
Introduction and Diving Physics
September 14th, 20216pmOpen Water Diver Lecture 2Diving Physiology
September 15th, 20216pmOpen Water Diver Lecture 3Diving Environment
September 18th, 20212pmOpen Water Diver Pool Session 1Swims, Harness and Snorkel Session
September 19th, 20218amOpen Water Diver Pool Session 2Main SCUBA Skills Session
12pmOpen Water Diver Pool Session 3Out of Air Intro Skills Session
September 20th, 20216pmOpen Water Diver Lecture 4Decompression, Dive Tables and Dive Computers
September 21st, 20216pmOpen Water Diver Lecture 5Dive Planning, Recording and Problem Solving
September 22nd, 20216pmOpen Water Diver Lecture 6Diving Environment and Diving Activities
September 25th, 20212pmOpen Water Diver Pool Session 4Doff and Don Skills Session
September 26th, 20218amOpen Water Diver Pool Session 5Independent Out of Air Skills Session
10amOpen Water Diver Pool Session 6Panic, Rescue and Self-Rescue Session
October 3rd, 20219amMiracle WatersIntroduction, Briefing and Inland Snorkel Dive
10amMiracle WatersInland Scuba Dive 1
11amMiracle WatersInland Scuba Dive 2
12:30amMiracle WatersInland Scuba Dive 3
October 7th, 20215amSodwana BayTravel to Sodwana Bay, Check in and Settle in
October 8th, 20217amSodwana BayOpen Water Scuba Dive 4
11amSodwana BayOpen Water Scuba Dive 5
October 9th, 20217amSodwana BayOpen Water Scuba Dive 6
11amSodwana Bay(Optional) Open Water Dive 7
October 10th, 20218amSodwana BayTravel to Pretoria

Open Water Diver

You’re on your way to being a qualified Scuba Diver and we can’t wait to share the experience with you!

Scuba diving is possibly one of the most rewarding activities you will ever embrace! The Open Water Diver Course is your Gateway to the Underwater World! This course is your ticket to a whole new world filled with exotic, playful little creatures that will entertain and amuse all that are privileged to venture below the waves. You will experience total weightlessness and tranquility as you glide through kaleidoscopes of colours and over reefs bursting with life just waiting to be explored.

Certification

You will earn the NAUI Open Water Diver Certification.

This is a formal certification (for both inland and coastal diving) to a maximum depth of 18m.

Course Details

Includes:

  • 6 lectures on the basics of Scuba Diving
  • 6 Pool sessions
  • Qualifying Dives 5 In Winter & 6 in Summer
  • Pool sessions in an indoor heated pool as well as an outdoor pool depending on weather
  • All SCUBA equipment included (We have limited snorkelling rental equipment)
    It is recommended that you purchase your own mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit and boots for hygienic reasons. Your instructor will advise on the right gear to balance comfort, safety and budget!
  • NAUI digital Open Water Diver certification card – You can dive to a maximum depth of 18m.

Excludes:

  • Transport to Miracle waters and Sodwana Bay
  • Entrances into Miracle Waters and the Isimangaliso (Sodwana) R35 pp and R35 per vehicle
  • Reef Surcharges
    5 Mile – R30; 7 Mile – R60; 8 Mile – R70; 9 Mile – R80

Course Pre-Requisites

  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Minimum Age: 15
    (12-14 will earn a Junior Certification)
  • Prior Medical Conditions must be discussed with the Instructor allocated to the Course.
  • Special mention should be made of the following Medical Conditions:
    – Asthma
    – Epilepsy
    – Heart Disorders
    – Lung Disorders
    – Severe Claustrophobia
    – Recent Chest Colds
    – Recent Sinus Infections
    – Treatments and/or Surgeries

(Please note: Not all of the above mentioned medical conditions are a definite exclusion from a Open Water Diver Course, and a participant may engage in the course provided a Medical Certificate is provided by his/her Doctor stating that said participant is fit to Dive.)

Time Requirements

The Open Water Diver Course requires:

  • 6 Evenings, which 2 of the lectures will be classroom based and the other 4 on Zoom
  • 6 pool sessions
  • Thursday to Sunday for Sodwana Bay Trip for Qualifying dives

Our Course is incredibly thorough and every effort is made to make sure it is an enjoyable and manageable course for all students.
The Schedules require huge effort and planning from each allocated Instructor and participants are expected to attend the class on time and as scheduled.
Should a participant need to cancel for whatever reason – please contact the allocated Instructor.
Due to the nature of the cancellations, we do require a minimum of 4 participants in order to run the course. Should we not have the minimum number required, the course will be moved to the next available date.

Should issues arise with regards to the schedule, it is the responsibility of the participant to set aside time to arrange a catchup session with their Instructor at their own cost. (R200 per lecture and R300 per pool session)

Deposits and Payments

A deposit of R850 is required to secure your spot on the course.
This is a non-refundable deposit and is used to cover the costs of your training material.

Final payment needs to be made prior to course starting date or cash can be handed to your instructor on the course day prior to any training taking place.