WHAT WILL YOU LEARN DURING THE OPEN WATER COURSE ON ROATAN?
- How to use scuba equipment to breath under water.
- Ways to communicate with your buddy while diving.
- How being underwater affects our bodies.
- How to move around comfortably using your dive gear.
- Ways to solve problems on the surface and underwater.
- How to make a safe dive plan and keep a log of your dives.
- The best ways to interact with the aquatic environment.
- Different techniques divers use to get into the water.
There are five Open Water topics to study, each with a corresponding video to watch. You will find a series of questions to test your knowledge at the end of each section in your manual. Several short quizzes will help you prepare for the simple multiple choice exam at the end. If you wish, you can study online before you arrive via PADI's E-learning system and cut down on reading time during your dive vacation in Roatan.
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER E-LEARNING OPTION
If you would rather not spend time reading during your vacation in Roatan, you can use PADI's E-learning system to study online before you arrive! If you choose to the online training you will be able to complete the course on the island in just two and a half days...
We take you shallow water just off the beach near our dive center to practice scuba diving. Your PADI instructor will demonstrate essential skills, then you will repeat what they have shown you until you are comfortable using your dive gear. It is possible to do this portion of the course in the pool at your local dive center. If you choose this option, let us know and we will adjust the cost of the course accordingly.
The PADI Open Water Diver course includes four training dives. You will plan your dives with your instructor and then go out by boat to experience Roatan's reefs and put into practice the skills you have mastered. When you return you will find out about the fascinating marine creatures you saw and log your dives!
WHY LEARN TO DIVE WITH REEF GLIDERS?
Our PADI instructors take pride in offering top class diving tuition, and they have years of experience teaching people how to dive in Roatan. We enjoy a great waterfront location, so you will be learning how to become a diver on the beach, cooled by the breeze from the Caribbean Sea. Your safety is our top priority, we take care to follow and teach PADI's safe diving practices and to maintain very high teaching standards at all times. We want you to have fun while you learn! Everything is taught in baby steps, our instructors are very patient and won't rush you through the course. We will give you a discount on diving after your course. You will be certified instantly online and can then enjoy diving for fun for only $35 per tank.
READY TO DO YOUR OPEN WATER COURSE ON ROATAN?
Training starts daily at 8.30am, runs until about 4.30pm on most days and the use of all dive equipment is included in the cost. You will need to be at least 10 years old, medically fit to dive, and able swim to participate in this certification course. During a typical day you will watch videos about diving, head to the beach to practice skills, go out on our boat for an open water training dives. If you would rather not spend time reading during your vacation in Roatan, you can use PADI's E-learning system to study online before you arrive. Afterwards, you can choose to continue training with our Advanced Course in Roatan or take advantage of our discounted $35 dives for students.