PADI Open Water Diver Course

Become a PADI Diver on Rarotonga.

Turtle in Rarotonga during PADI Open Water Diver course

The most sought after entry-level dive certification in the world!

During the 3 day course you will learn all the fundamentals of scuba diving. You will spend two half days in the classroom, mainly watching and reviewing training videos on skills and topics required for the PADI Open Water Diver certification, two half days in confined water where you will practice and gain new dive skills. In summary within the 3 day course you will spend two half days on the boat, during which you will conduct 4 open water training dives on Rarotonga ‘s outer reef.

Divers during PADI Open Water Diver course in Rarotonga

With this certification you can buy or hire dive gear, get tanks filled and of course dive anywhere in the world, as long as you have a buddy who is also certified as a PADI Open Water Diver (or equivalent) or higher.

Course requirements: You need to be medically fit and healthy (see medical form here) and a competent swimmer. Prior diving experience is not necessary for this course; however you should be a comfortable snorkeler before you start the course. Minimum age requirement is 12 years for “Junior Open Water Diver” certification (10 and 11 years old children may participate on instructor’s discretion) and 15 years for “Open Water Diver” certification.

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