Open Water Diver - Beginner

Most popular course in the world

The PADI Open Water Diver course with EPSO

If you've always wanted to learn scuba diving, discover new adventures or simply discover the underwater wonders under the waves, this is the place to start. PADI Open Water training is the most popular scuba diving training on the planet and has introduced millions of people to this adventurous lifestyle.

What you will learn

PADI Open Water training includes 3 steps:

  • Development of theoretical knowledge on diving (online or in class / home) in order to understand the basic concepts of scuba diving,
  • Diving in the pool (or similar environment) to learn the basics of scuba diving,
  • Open water dives to certify your skills and explore. (and have fun while doing it!)

If you have participated in a Discover Scuba Diving (DSD), the knowledge learned can be credited towards a complete Open Water training.


In order to register for PADI Open Water training with EPSO, you must:

  • Be 10 years or older (junior certification). (Children 13 and under must have the consent of a parent / guardian in order to pay for eLearning tutorials.
  • To participate in the course, we ask that you obtain or possess your own mask, fins and snorkel because they are very personal. If you already have a mask and fins, make sure they are made for scuba diving and not for snorkeling. Diving equipment can be used for snorkeling, but not the other way around. We offer a 15% discount to all students on equipment during your course. This discount applies to all of your equipment and is not limited only to the masks, fins and snorkels. Make sure you take advantage of it!

The fun part

The fun part of this course is... well, pretty much everything because learning to dive is amazing. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you will never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you will do at least 6 hours of pool diving and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI instructor.

The diving equipment you will use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn how to use basic diving equipment, including a dive computer and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by an EPSO representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The learning materials you need

PADI offers a variety of home study materials for the Open Water Diver course - First, a book and multimedia package. Recently, PADI has improved this program by offering learning materials in an eLearning environment via the web.

Contact EPSO to customize the best study option for you!

PADI Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept, you will read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you will jump into the pool (or a pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

You can download the medical form to fill out below and bring it to your first class if not already completed at the store.

Formaulaire médical PADI

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