Open Water Course
This one week program teaches you firstly how to scuba dive. We will then help you to develop your skills for a more in depth understanding of the marine environment, giving greater enjoyment from every dive. We hope that in turn these teaching will help to preserve the aquatic environment for future generations of divers and water lovers.
Upon arriving in Raja Ampat the first thing we will do is to teach you how to dive, on your Open Water Diver Course
This course is taught over 3 to 4 days depending on your comfort and abilities.
The course is broken down into three sections of training:
Theory – there is a course manual to read online which can be done online prior to arrival, we highly recommended reading ahead of time as internet here can not be relied upon. There are videos to watch and quizzes to complete all integrated in the online training. Once you arrive at the resort your instructor will go over any areas of theory you feel you need more elaboration on before completing a multiple choice exam.
Confined water sessions – there is are 6 confined sections to be completed, these will be grouped together in one or two in water training sessions in a sheltered and protected area in the sea. In this/these session(s) you will be taught the various dive skills which are designed to familiarise you with your scuba diving equipment and to aid you to be comfortable and in control underwater.
Open water skills – There are four open water training dives as part of the Open Water Diver course, Here you will fine tune your skills on each dive with your instructor. Upon completion of these dives and in water skills you will now be open water certified – congratulations.
Perfect Buoyancy Specialty
In addition to your open water training you will receive 2 more training dives to work on your buoyancy skills. Buoyancy is the most important skill to master in diving, the better your buoyancy, the better the dive. Good buoyancy control is vital to help protect the reef and marine environment..
But wait there is more: Once you have completed the Open Water Diver Course and the perfect buoyancy specialty, you will then be able to join us on a dive on our house reefs coral nursery and assist in the care of the corals. We would also love to teach you more about the marine life and fish species that you’re seeing on your dives by teaching you some basic fish ID skills.
Please contact us for more information!