PADI Open Water Diver

Course Structure & What You’ll Learn

Theory 1

(Tuesday 1900-2230)

  • The underwater world & diving environment
  • What’s pressure & how does it affects you underwater
  • Scuba diving most important rule
  • Buoyancy & how to control it
  • Buddy system & communication underwater
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Health for diving

Theory 2

(Wednesday 1900-2230)

  • Dive planning, stay within your limits
  • General rules, understanding and usage of Recreation Dive Planner (RDP)
  • Exams >: )

Practical Pool

(Saturday 1300-1900 or Sunday 0900-1600)

  • Equipment assembly & familiarization
  • Weight adjustment
  • Buddy check
  • Entry and exit
  • Proper Ascent & Descent
  • Equalize, equalize & equalize
  • Buoyancy and controlling it
  • Hand signals
  • Basic scuba diving skills like mask removal & replacement, fin pivot etc.

Open Water Dives

  • Dive briefing and planning
  • Equipment setup and buddy check
  • Entry & exit method
  • Buoyancy check and control
  • Proper ascent and decent
  • Equalize, equalize & equalize
  • Basic scuba diving skills like mask removal & replacement, fin pivot etc.
  • Hand signals
  • Enjoy the freedom of being ‘weightless’ underwater & the ability to breathe and stay underwater
  • Observe, Explore, Admire the magnificent scenery of the underwater world that diving can offer you


What is required?

Age 15 and above (Junior Open Water Diver for 10-14 yr old)
200m swim or 300m swim with mask, fins & snorkel at your comfortable pace
Able to Tread/ Float on water without flotation aid for 10mins
Your willingness to learn


Tioman Island / Dayang Island


Referral Option


Theory and Pool Only. No certification included.

PADI Manual with dive planner
  2 Theory Classes
1 Pool Session
Equipment Rental (excl Soft Gear Rental)
Referral form

The Next Diving Course to take

After you are certified, you may consider PADI Advanced Open Water Course or try out our PADI Specialties like;

Or alternatively, we try out yoru new skills with us on our dive trips.

Dive Shop / Online Store

Looking for affordable dive equipment or just browsing for new suit? Eko Divers diveshop has a wide range of diving products at affordable price.


Contact Eko Divers

Address: Blk. 13 Yorkhill
#01-44 S162013

Phone: (+65) 6327 4408.

All travel related services are organized by Dive Asia Now Pte Ltd (TA No.: 01940) acting as agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing ground transportation, hotel accommodations and all other related travel services.






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