PADI Open Water Course

PLEASE NOTE: Any SCUBA activity occurring in the open sea is especially subject to weather conditions. Dives may be postponed at the Instructor’s discretion if conditions are unfavourable, e.g.;

  • high winds
  • large swell / waves
  • strong currents
  • poor visibility (especially from preceding weather events)

Picture of a sealAbout the Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

This 3 day course includes theory, pool and open water dives and will certify you to dive to 18 metres. Perfect for South Australia and many international destinations!

Theory is easily completed online, but you can also request face to face theory training for a small additional cost. (This will also add about a 1/2 day to the course).


Participants must;

  • be at least 10 years of age (10-14 year old divers earn a “Junior Open Water Diver” certification)
  • review, complete and sign:
    • PADI Release of Liability/Assumption of Risk/Non-
      agency Acknowledgment Form
    • PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of
    • PADI Medical Statement (RSTC Medical form)

For divers under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must review, complete and sign the above documentation.

What you’ll need to bring

  • Bathers
  • Towel
  • Drinks
  • Sunscreen for outdoor activities where applicable

Scaled fees – multiple bookings

Fees are outlined on the Products page. Note the significant discounts for multiple bookings.

Making it easy – practical arrangements

Where travel to dive locations is required, BLO-H2O may be able to assist with transport from an agreed departure spot.