Open Water Diver Course


What is an Open Water Diver?

The Open Water Diver title is the first level of diving that will permit you to dive with another diver anywhere in the world, in Oceans, Seas, Lagoons, and Lakes…You will be free to explore many different environments and discover many Marine life species.

To do so, it is essential that you learn about physics and biology to understand the limits of our body, the different aspects of the sea, also about the equipment, and the underwater language to communicate with your buddy and Safety.


We are all living a busy life, our family, friends, pleasure activities, professional activities…

Most people have nowadays a Smartphone, Tablet, or Computer, and most Scuba diving agencies have their courses available online. Either CMAS (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques), FEDAS (La Federación Española de Actividades Subacuáticas), PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) make it possible to study at home or anywhere someone feel to, at his/her own pace.

We encourage our students to understand the theory before they arrive on holiday on the Costa del Sol. They have more time to spend with their family and friends to enjoy many more activities in the area like Hiking, Horse riding, Boating…


PADI Open Water Diver eLearning:

Therefore ScubaCourseSpain uses the PADI eLearning. 5 Chapters include many graphs, videos, quizzes, and Knowledge reviews. All are accessible online and offline (better to download what you prefer to review before boarding the plane), it will still be available after your course and we highly recommend doing a small review a few days before going diving. It will only make you a better diver and encourage you to go further in your education.

The Practice:

Safety is our master word!

All begin by planning your dive, preparing your equipment, assembling your equipment, checking your equipment, knowing your equipment, and checking again. This is an important part of the course because most Recreational Scuba diving accidents come from this misinterpretation of the previous sentence.

Then comes a series of exercises to master the equipment on the surface and underwater, in shallow and deeper water.

An Open Water Diver needs to prepare himself for any situation arising. For that reason, you will learn to react to different scenarios.

The course can take up to 4 mornings, about 3 to 4 hours or more when it is necessary. We have a long experience in Diving, not only in Scuba. We won’t only give you a Diving License but also make you an Open Water Diver and make you feel one!



We dive all along the Costa del Sol. It depends on the weather conditions. Some days we have a strong wind on the coast of Casares, Manilva, or Sotogrande, then we will be diving in San Pedro, Estepona, or San Roque. Each town has a different bottom and different scenery from wrecks to rocky and sandy bottoms. One who already has a scuba diving license can dive from the boat in Algeciras and Gibraltar.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

Jacques Yves Cousteau