Open Water Scuba Course

5 days

Open Water Scuba Course


Dive into the world of independent underwater exploration with our Open Water Certification Experience, a fundamental scuba diving qualification that allows individuals to dive independently with a buddy in open water environments. Offered by leading agencies like PADI and SSI, this comprehensive certification includes both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills training in confined water and open water settings, ensuring that divers acquire the essential skills to explore depths up to 18 meters (60 feet). It serves as the key to unlocking the wonders of the underwater realm, signifying a foundational step for those eager to explore the mesmerizing depths.

The Open Water certification requires participants to complete a combination of eLearning modules, confined and open water dives.

Learn how to:
  • Be a confident and skilled diver
  • Assemble and use scuba gear
  • Manage your buoyancy
  • Respectfully approach marine life
  • Handle common problems

Please note that the Underwater Institute offers courses and certifications from both PADI and SSI certification bodies. You can obtain certifications from either, and if you have a preference, feel free to inquire.

About The Host

Discover the wonders beneath the waves with UNDERWATER INSTITUTE by Maldives Passions, a leading dive school situated on the Horsburgh Atoll. Bridging the gap between enthusiasts and the breathtaking underwater sites, our dive operation on Horsburgh Atoll may be recent, but the well-established MALDIVES PASSIONS DIVE SCHOOL on the picturesque local island of Maafushi, South Male' Atoll has been seamlessly connecting divers to the ocean's beauty for many years. Whether here or on Maafushi, we proudly offer a comprehensive range of internationally recognized certifications as a member of both SSI and PADI, ensuring a world-class diving experience for all.