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Are you not a certified diver
and looking to change that?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is your way out of this non-diver nonsense! Scroll on to have a look at our most popular course packages and learn more about what getting certified really entails.

Are you curious about scuba diving but not sure if you want to dive in right away to get certified?

Check out our Discover Scuba Diving experience! This experience is whatever you want it to be: a stepping stone to get certified, or a priceless once in a lifetime experience. Read more about it here.

Are you certified and looking
to further your dive education?

Click here to check out popular courses to advance your diving on Gran Canaria!

PADI OPEN WATERDIVER COURSE

The world’s most popular scuba certification course.

Why take this course?

In a nutshell: because it changes your freaking life! Divers don’t forget their first breaths underwater and those first days in a whole new world. It is exhilarating and rewarding. Wherever you’ll go, dive shops will ask for your certification when you want to join dives, hire equipment, or fill a tank. This certification is valid and recognised world-wide and… there is no expiration date!

WHat TO EXPECT COURSE BREAKDOWN

1.

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

PADI eLearning has changed the game, making it is easier than ever to get certified. This doesn’t mean you’ll have less knowledge, it just means you can start your adventure from home in your pyjamas – learning all you need to know to dive safely and have loads of fun below the waves. It is best when you complete this section of the course before coming to the centre to train, though it is definitely possible to finish studying the theory while already practicing your scuba skills in the pool. And of course, you can always reach out to your instructor with any questions along the way. It’s why we are here. 🙂 When you’re ready for the next step, let us know and we’ll schedule your confined water sessions.

2.

CONFINED WATER SESSIONS

You don’t have to wait until we have a certain amount of people come together for a course. Your confined sessions take place in our own pool! We are really stoked to offer this experience as the only dive centre with a pool on the island. Over the course of several pool sessions, you will learn and practice scuba skills with the expert guidance from one of our awesome PADI instructors. Personal attention is our priority here to help lay a solid groundwork for your skills from where you’ll grow to be a great diver! Practice makes perfect. We’ll also hop out of the pool to chill, eat snacks, and of course hydrate in between. Before you know it you’ll be ready to head into the ocean!

3.

OPEN WATER DIVES

You’ll do 4 dives as part of this course where you’ll apply everything you’ve learned and practice it out in the ocean.

FAQ

“The best way is to send us a quick email (info@nautico-diveacademy.com) or whatsapp (+34 620 947 753) saying hi and letting us know your full name, birthdate, and preferred email address. We will set you up with your personal eLearning link so you can get started whenever you want! :)”

“The eLearning (independent study) portion of the course takes anywhere from 5 – 10 hours to complete. Inwater training at Nautico usually takes around 3 days.”

“The PADI Open Water Diver course has eLearning available in the following languages: English, Norwegian, Swedish, German, Dutch, Polish, Danish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian, Korean, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese Simplified, and Chinese Traditional. For the practical portion of your course, we do our best to match you with an instructor who speaks your language. We can’t always make this happen but we do always make it work: dive signs are universal! :)”

“Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health + fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. Have a look at the Diver Medical Form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course.”

“Able to swim, medically fit for diving, comfortable in the water.
Minimum age: 10.”

“Everything you will need (and more) is included in the total course price of 429 €. There are no extra costs for completing the course. The eLearning, pool sessions, dives, dive insurance, all necessary gear and equipment, certification fees, pick-up and drop-off service from your hotel, water, snacks + fruits for lunch, are all included in the course price.”

Explore theDive sites in gran canaria

We are always exploring and updating our
list of regular dive sites excursions!

If you have a special interest in a dive site which is not listed here,
just let us know – we love to arrange special trips! 🙂