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
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.
Scuba diving is an exciting and adventurous water sport that offers a chance to explore the beauty of the underwater world and its amazing marine life. The UAE, particularly Dubai, is one of the most popular destinations for scuba diving, attracting divers from all over the world. With its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life, scuba diving in Dubai offers a unique and unforgettable experience.
The cost of scuba diving in Dubai varies depending on the dive center you choose and the type of dive you opt for. On average, a single dive can cost anywhere from AED 200 to AED 500, with the average price for a single dive being around AED 350. This price usually includes all the necessary equipment, such as the dive tank, regulator, and wetsuit, as well as the services of a professional dive guide. At Nemo Diving Center, they offer a wide range of diving packages to suit every budget and experience level.
Diving in Dubai is an incredible experience, and the UAE is home to many dive sites teeming with amazing marine life including colorful soft and hard corals, sea turtles, stingrays, manta rays, moray eels, cuttlefish, octopus, nudibranchs, seahorses, and a plethora of fish species. It is also noted for its incredible dive wrecks that have become rich artificial reefs. These dive sites offer a unique and exciting diving experience, providing a chance to explore sunken ships and other structures that have become havens for marine life.
One of the most popular dive sites in Dubai is the Abu Dhabi Falcon Wreck, which is located just offshore from the city and offers a chance to explore a unique underwater world. At Nemo Diving Center, they offer dive trips to this amazing dive site, allowing divers to discover the incredible marine life that has made the wreck its home. They also offer a wide range of other dive sites to choose from, including shallow coral reefs, deep wrecks, and drift dives, providing something for every level of diver.
In conclusion, scuba diving in Dubai offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of diver. With its clear waters, diverse marine life, and incredible dive sites, Dubai is a must-visit destination for any scuba diver. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, the team at Nemo Diving Center will ensure that you have an amazing time exploring the beauty of the underwater world.