Able to swim; medically fit for diving
10 years or older
expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft
Within 24 hours after sending your payment, you will receive an email from PADI containing a redeem code. Use this redeem code to create an account and log-in to the PADI website to be granted access to The Open Water Manual or Open Water Touch is divided into 5 sections and contains interactive presentations, videos, audios, and other reading materials about the course. Prior to your first in-water session, you must complete the first 3 chapters. There will be a final assessment and a table exam at the end of the e-Learning course to gauge if you are ready to be qualified
It usually takes 2 or 3 days to finish the course but it also depends on your performance - we want to be sure that you're confident enough when under water.
After reading the online course materials, it's time for the fun part - the actual dives! Let us know your preferred time and date and we will take care of the rest. Please meet us at the Nemo Diving Center at your desired date to fill out some forms and to fit your scuba equipment. Our PADI-certified instructors will then accompany you to the Azure Residences, the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE or other dive sites in Dubai to continue the Open Water Course. All in all, there will be 5 confined water dives in one session and 4 open water dives in two sessions.
The diving sessions don't have to be 3 consecutive days, you can take the succeeding session/s on a later date as long as it is within 6 months of the first one. Just let us know and we would be happy to arrange the sessions at a time that is convenient for you.