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Open water diver course
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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI open water diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enrol in a PADI open water diver course (or Junior open water diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The PADI open water diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge development (possible with independent online study or the manual) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open water dives to use your skills and explore the underwater world

In the PADI open water diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a scuba tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

You can get started right away! Simply contact us to sign up.

We will get you started with your knowledge development, either online or with the manual, and schedule the dives for your course.

Discover all beautiful diving spots on Aruba

happy divers is located at
palm beach in noord

Our boat is docked at the pier of Hadicurari, on Palm Beach, in front of the beautiful resorts of Aruba. Close by you can find the Happy Divers Aruba shop. This is where we store all our equipment and sell our famous rashguards and diving shirts. Our boat dive sites are located in the North-West of the island and the shore dives near the Airport. To book a guided shore or boat dive you can use our easy booking form! Or contact us for any questions.