Open Water Diver


Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver is an entry-level full diver certification for scuba diving. Although different agencies use different names, similar entry-level courses are offered by all diving agencies and consist of a combination of knowledge development (theory), confined water dives (practical training) and open water dives (experience). In the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) system, the course is called Open Water.[1] The Sub-Aqua Association (SAA) also offers a certification entitled 'Open Water Diver'.[2] The SAA qualification is recognised by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS) as a CMAS 1-star certification.[3] The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) entry-level course is called Scuba Diver. The British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) calls its equivalent qualification 'Ocean Diver'.[4]

The whole PADI training system.

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