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PADI or SSI Open Water Diver

Duration: 4 Days

This is the best-selling scuba course of all time! Your Open Water Diver card will be recognised at dive centres worldwide and show that you have learned to dive safely and independently to a depth of 18m with a buddy.

Throughout the course, you'll learn the theory of scuba diving, extend your knowledge of dive equipment and improve your diving skills. The course is made up of 5 or 6 theory sessions, 5 dive skill sessions in confined water to practice skills and 4 open water dives in the Red Sea from the boat or shore depending on the resort. You will also be asked to complete water skills including a 10-minute float and a 200m swim. All of this will be at your pace with a professional and experienced instructor.

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Open Water Course
Open Water Course

Go digital! Now learning to dive just got even easier! With digital learning you can get started today, either at home on your PC/laptop or whilst travelling with your tablet or mobile device. By studying at home you spend less time in the classroom and more 'fun time' in resort in the water!

To complete the theory for the full Open Water Course you should allow approximately 12-15 hours study time. Choosing the right pre-study option for you depends on your budget, learning style and how much time you have.

For your Open Water Diver Course, Emperor recommends:

• PADI Open Water Course + PADI TOUCH Certification Pack

Ideal for use on tablets and mobile devices. Download it then you can study whilst offline or online. You work your way through the interactive chapters and watch the videos whilst offline. Every now and again, connect to the internet to update us with your progress, submit your knowledge reviews and final exam to your instructor.

Once you've completed your exam you'll need just three days of your holiday to complete the course. With your Emperor Divers' instructor you will do:

  • Five confined water training sessions to learn basic scuba skills
  • Water skills including a 200 metre swim and a 10 minute float
  • Four open water training dives to review your skills and explore the Red Sea!

EMPEROR'S GO DIGITAL OFFER: For a limited time only, get your Open Water Course with PADI TOUCH Digital Certification Pack for a total of €364:

  • PADI interactive digital materials and e-book
  • eRDPML and digital RDP table with optional exam
  • eTraining Log via the PADI App
  • Three days' tuition with your Emperor instructor
  • Three days' equipment rental (with dive computer)
  • Emperor Divers' logbook
  • Certification card (plus 30 day free trial of PADI's eCard via the PADI App)

Don't have a tablet or want to know more options? Click 'Live Help' at the bottom right of your screen and we'll help you find the right option.

• SSI Open Water Course + SSI Diamond Kit

Ideal for use on tablets and mobile devices. Download it then you can study whilst offline or online. You read through all the chapters, watch the videos and complete the reviews. Connect to the internet every now and again to update us with your progress and submit your knowledge reviews before you arrive in resort. Then all that is left for you to do is to take the final exam.

After completing and submitting all your theory online and prior to your arrival you'll need just three days of your holiday to complete the course. With your Emperor Divers' instructor you will do:

  • Review the five knowledge development sections and take the final exam
  • Five confined water training sessions to learn basic scuba and snorkelling skills
  • A 180 metre swim (or 275 metre snorkel) and a 10 minute float
  • Four open water training dives to review your skills and explore the Red Sea!

EMPEROR'S GO DIGITAL OFFER: For a limited time only, get your Open Water Course with SSI DIAMOND Kit for a total of €339:

  • Interactive online/offline digital materials (including review questions and video streaming)
  • Digital logbook (2 year license via the SSI App)
  • Three days' tuition with your Emperor instructor
  • Three days' equipment rental (with dive computer)
  • Emperor Divers' logbook
  • Digital certification (stored on the SSI App)

If the suggested learning options are not right for you or you do not want a digital option, please click 'Live Help' at the bottom right of your screen and we'll help you find the right one for you.

This course starts on set days - please click here for start days in each resort.
(PLEASE NOTE: If the start days don't suit your travel dates then please email us at reservations@emperordivers.com and we may be able to add an extra start day. Alternatively please chat to us using the Live Help at the bottom of your screen.)

Want to start now? Contact us today to sign you up for PADI digital learning or SSI digital learning!

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum age: 10
  • Able to swim
  • A student under the age of 13 requires parent or guardian permission to register online.

Please read our full Terms & Conditions (PDF).

After becoming certified, join our Daily Diving Trips.