At our diving centre on the premises of Hotel Colombo (Rua Cruz Teixeira, Hotel Colombo, 9580-473 Vila do Porto)
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There is no better place than the Azorean Archipelago to become a certified diver. With the PADI Open Water Diver program, Haliotis Santa Maria offers you the possibility to take part in the world's most popular certification programme. On the way to becoming an independent scuba diver, you practice all the necessary basics in our pool before you set out to discover the fascinating subaquatic world around the island. Get ready to see crystal clear water, spectacular volcanic formations, shoals of colourful fish and maybe even some Manta Rays!
Goal of the course
As a globally recognized certification, the PADI Open Water Diver allows you to dive up to 18m with your diving buddy as well as to purchase or rent diving equipment anywhere. During the course, you will acquire all the practical skills and theoretical knowledge you need to dive safely. You will receive access to the PADI e-learning material in advance and can complete the knowledge development sessions online. In this way, you have more time to focus on practical exercises while you are in the diving centre.
Meeting & Preparation
We meet at our diving centre located on the premises of Hotel Colombo in Vila do Porto. Here you meet your instructors, receive the diving equipment and can use the changing rooms. As soon as everybody is ready, we start the course with a short theoretical introduction.
- Day 1: Practice in the pool
- Day 2: 2 Open Water Dives
- Day 3: Practice in the pool + 1 Open Water Dive
- Day 4: Practice in the pool + 1 Open Water Dive
Note: The order and length of the individual parts of the course can change and will be individually adapted by the instructor.
- 5 online knowledge development sessions
- 5 practice sessions in the pool
- 4 Open Water Dives
- Certified PADI diving instructor
- High-quality diving gear (all you need for your dive: wetsuit, mask, fins, octopus, weights)
- Scuba tank (200 Bar for all dives)
- E-Learning material
- PADI registration fee & certificate
- Light lunch and water on the boat
- Minimum age: 10 years
- Physical health
- Swimming ability