PADI Open Water Diver. Basic diving course - what do you need to know?

PADI Open Water Diver. Basic diving course – what do you need to know?

Do you want to become a diver? In this article, I will briefly explain to you the basic course of diving. Let’s not wait any longer and jump into the water!

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Diving is a safe and extremely satisfying activity. Of course, as with any sport activity, at the beginning you must learn the rules that prevail here. The basic diving course will prepare you to explore the underwater world.

This course consists of several parts, and each of them is designed to explain to you what diving with scuba equipment is about.

PADI OWD – theory

In theoretical classes you will learn the basic physical laws that affect you during the dive. You will also learn the principle of diving equipment operation and how to choose it.

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PADI OWD – session in the pool

After learning the theory, you will learn in practice how diving equipment works. These classes are best done in a comfortable pool instead of the ocean.


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The first contact with water can be surprising and therefore it is better to choose a diving school with a training pool. During these classes you will have to perform exercises that will help you learn how to use all equipment without problems.

PADI OWD – diving in the ocean

After classes in the pool, you will test new skills in the ocean. During the course you will do 4 dives with an instructor that will open a whole new world to you.

You became a diver!

After completing all parts of the course you will receive a diver license that entitles you to dive around the world!


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