PADI Open Water Course Schedule
The course takes 3 days. We do not have a fixed schedule for when these courses are run. This training is provided on demand meaning that we begin on a day which is convenient to you.
Furthermore there is not need to make these three days consecutive – if you want to break it up then just let us know your ideal schedule and we’ll create an adaptive programme to suit you.
We do not wait until we have a full class before scheduling a course meaning that frequently our students are 1:1 with their instructor.
Each day begins at 09:00. If you have already completed the knowledge development then you will usually be finished by 15:00 each day. If you only enrol for the course whilst already here then you’ll need to complete the Knowledge Development with us. In this case you can expect the course to run until 17:00 each day.
Short on time?
Training is conducted in small classes of no more than 4 students. If there are more than 4 in your group, we simply allocate another instructor to keep the ratio small.
There is flexibility in how the course is organised but typically it goes like this:
Day 1 – A quick quiz to review your recollection of the online theory training, followed by Confined water training in the pool next to the dive centre or in a sheltered, shallow bay in the sea
Day 2 – Open Water dives 1 and 2 from the beach – usually Las Vistas beach in Los Cristianos
Day 3 – Open Water dives 3 and 4 from our boat
The PADI Open Water course is completely modular and standardised meaning that every time you complete one small section of the course your instructor will make a record of this. If you become ill or have to stop training for any reason then we will give you a ‘referral document’ which details exactly what you have and haven’t done. You will have one year in which to take this referral document to any PADI dive centre worldwide, and you can pick up where you left off.
Commonly, people choose to complete the Knowledge Development and Confined Water training at home and then bring a referral document to us to simply make the four Open Water dives here in the warm, clear Atlantic waters around Tenerife.
Are you fit to dive?
There are certain pre-existing medical conditions which can increase the health risks associated with diving. Before commencing any PADI programmes if is necessary to first review and complete PADI’s Medical Statement. If you answer ‘No’ to every question listed here then you are ready to begin. If you answer ‘Yes’ to any questions on this questionnaire then you must first visit your doctor and receive a certificate stating that you are fit to dive.
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