PADI Open Water diving course

General information

Everyone secretly dreams of being able to breathe underwater. To be able to move forward like a fish and to admire the beautiful and fascinating (and sometimes strange) underwater world! During this six day course you will learn this and, under the supervision of an instructor, you will do no less than four dives in the sea! But not before you have been able to practice well in the swimming pool of course.

At the end of this course you will be rewarded with a PADI Open Water Diver certificate and you can go diving all over the world and enjoy your new hobby.


From€ 311
Daily on request (weather dependent) (not bookable: 13 December 2018 to 11 January 2019, 21 March to 8 April 2019 and 19 to 22 April 2019)
Not included
Not included
Kwazulu Natal
Coral Divers, Sondwana Bay
Coral Divers, Sondwana Bay
Min. 10 years
  • 5 nights in dome tents with shared facilities based on accommodation (upgrade to other room types possible, ask us for the conditions)
  • 5 theory lessons
  • 5 swimming pool sessions
  • 4 open water dives with a PADI instructor
  • An exam
  • Digital PADI Open Water course book
  • Log book
  • PADI certificate
  • Rent diving equipment
  • Flights and possibly visa
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (required)
  • Meals
  • Transfers to and from Coral Divers, Sondwana Bay
  • Personal expenses and fees
  • Park fees and conservation fees iSimangaliso Park
  • Supplement possibly upgrade room
Program -

The course consists of three important parts: the theory, the swimming pool sessions and open water sessions. Each component plays an important role in mastering all the skills involved in a dive. Overnight stays are standard in dome tents with camp beds and shared facilities. An upgrade is possible on request. Ask us about the additional price.

Back to the school desks! You follow the theory lessons in the classroom. Your instructor will teach you everything to dive. In between you will be tested a number of times and at the end of the theory lessons an exam will be taken. If you pass this, you have the knowledge to be able to dive safely.

Of course you also put the theory into practice. First safe in a swimming pool. You make a total of five pool dives where you learn and practice various skills. Consider, for example, clearing your ears, blowing out a mask filled with water, putting your mask on and off and what to do if you lose your mouthpiece. You must also be able to float for at least 10 minutes and swim 200 meters before your diving instructor takes you to the open sea!

Time for the real adventure. In the meantime, you probably already feel quite comfortable under water. You also practice your skills during these dives at sea, but there is certainly time to enjoy yourself. You can make an 18 meter deep dive to ‘2 Mile Reef’. After you have mastered all skills, finish the course with a fun dive. Enjoy the many different types of tropical fish and the beautiful hard and soft corals in Sondwana Bay!

You spend the night in the safari tents.

General information - room types -


p.o.a. = Price on request