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Why is this the Costa Del Sol's Best Value PADI Open Water Diver Course?

The following is included in the course price:

  1. FREE “Buoyancy Masterclass”*
    • A whole extra dive with your Instructor to hone this most essential of diving skills
  2. FREE Simply Diving Crew T-shirt
    • Look the part with our Divemaster Trainee uniform blue tee
  3. FREE dive computer rental for open water dives
    • In line with 2010’s updated PADI Open Water Diver course, plus how to use a dive computer
  4. FREE “I’m a PADI Diver” black satchel**
    • Complete your dive look and carry your manuals with this PADI holdall

* Not applicable with Special Offers
** While stocks last

In only three to five days you can get the most widely recognised dive certification in the world with our highly qualified scuba instructors.

PADI is the largest diving training organization in the world, and Simply Diving's semi-intensive certification course strictly adheres to PADI's high standards regarding safety and instruction.

The PADI Open Water course includes theory sessions, pool sessions, and four open water dives. You'll also learn the necessary fundamentals of scuba diving to make you an efficient and safe diver, including learning about dive equipment and techniques.

Following course completion, you will obtain the PADI Open Water Diver certification – the most famous and well-recognised dive certification in the world and your lifetime passport to the underwater realm. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional and to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet.

If you have already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your PADI instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the Open Water course.

Your underwater adventure can begin as soon as today with the new PADI Open Water Diver DVD and PADI Open Water Manual. Open Water learning options at Simply Diving Spain also include group or private instruction.

The course offers tremendous flexibility and lets you work out individual needs with your instructor. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Some people like to have a Discover Scuba session prior to signing up for a course to “test the water”! If this sounds like the best option for you, just let us know and we'll organise a session for you.

Don't forget the Open Water course “Referral” method: By completing all pool and theory work at home and saving the open water sessions for your trip to Spain, you'll have more time during your holiday for even more diving!


Please note: All course and excursion prices include full diving equipment rental, hotel/apartment pick-up and drop off, transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses, light refreshments, plus PADI certification where applicable.

Extras: Educational materials and diving equipment can be purchased from the Simply Diving shop.

Need To Know



Duration: 3-4 days (dependent on class size, maximum four students per Instructor & Assistant)
Pre-requisites: Able to swim.
Start date: Any day of the week!
Hotel pick-up: Free
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Health & Fitness

Anyone with an average level of fitness can enjoy scuba diving. You don’t have to be an athlete!

However, some medical conditions such as heart or lung problems could prevent you from participating.

Before signing up for a PADI course, you will be required to complete and sign the standard PADI Medical Questionnaire [PDF, 120KB], with any “YES” answer cleared by a doctor.

We recommend taking the form to your doctor for completion before you travel to Spain.


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