PADI Open Water Diver course

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular dive course in the world! You will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive theory and dive skills and get to make some great dives. With PADI Open Water Diver license you are allowed to dive anywhere in the world with a certified buddy.

Depth: max. 18 m.
Duration: 3-4 days

Before we start

Everybody who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification (minimum age 10 years).

Course Overview

  • Pool sessions to learn the basic scuba skills
  • Diving theory using DVD and manual or online
  • Four dives in the sea on the house reef in front of the dive centre
  • Possibility to do to the last dive of the course as a boat dive so you gain extra experience

Theory: start online

To do the theory, there are different options:

  1. You can do the theory when you are here.
  2. You can start the theory online now with PADI Touch

Private course

Want to do a private course? It is possible with Dive College Lanzarote. Contact us for more information

Why do your PADI Open Water Diver course with Dive College?

  • Unique beachside location offering easy access to a beautiful natural reef (360º view)

  • Team of experienced instructors – thousands of students have already been taught by us

  • Courses available in your own language

  • Free transport service to and from your hotel in Playa Blanca

  • Onsite training pool, modern classroom and great dive sites in front of the dive centre

  • Flexible planning – structure the course around your holiday

  • Opportunity to do the last dive from the boat

  • All facilities (toilets, shower, changing rooms etc.) available onsite

  • Complete your course in a safe, relaxed and fun atmosphere!

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  • You choose this option when you want to do the complete PADI Open Water Diver course in Lanzarote. With this option you already have the PADI manual. This option costs 420 euro.


  • When you choose this option you already complete all the theory at home with PADI online elearning. This way you only need to do the pool sessions and 4 dives when you are here. You pay 90 euro in advance. We will register you on the PADI website and you will receive a login code from PADI to start your online course. (90 euro for the online course and 370 euro for the course).

Three of our group (16, 18 & 18 yo) did their PADI Open Water qualifications last week with Giaco (pronounced “Jacko”). Giaco was an amazing instructor. He made the whole experience interesting, fun and above all, safe.
My wife and I did a refresher dive with Bob who again, was an informative, knowledgeable and helpful dive master. We finally did the Museum dive together.
We all had a great time and would thoroughly recommend Dive College.

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