Open Water Diver

Get your PADI scuba certification for only from *SGD569!
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.PADI Junior Open Water Diver (10 – 14 years)
PADI Open Water Diver (15 years +) (From *SGD569)
You have the freedom to scuba dive with a buddy, independently or with a professional. Discover the millions of wonderful, colourful and excitingly diversified marine ecology in our oceans.In the midst of fun carefree diving, not only will you encounter fascinating underwater marine life, you will also meet many interesting people too. After all, divers are people who know how to have fun and explore new places. Scuba diving allows you to explore the underwater world – from historic shipwrecks and pristine reefs to the mysteries of your local quarry.Connect with nature and immerse yourself in new sensations and experiences. Diving will transform your perception of life forever! Become a scuba diver and explore what you’ve been missing!


  • 10 years of age
  • Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water
  • Able to swim 200 metres non-stop with no swimming aids
  • Able to tread water or float for 10 minutes with no floating aids

NOTE: You should be in a good healthy state, otherwise a doctor’s opinion should be sought when in doubt. For details of a Singapore Dive Doctor click – here



Detailed Course Structure:

Knowledge Development Sessions:

Upon registration you will receive the PADI Diver Manual and PADI Dive Planner, or access to the PADI Open Water Diver Touch (Ipad App) or online PDF for self study prior to the next lesson. It will take approximately 6 to 8 hours over one week for the self study.

Prior to your theory lesson you will have to:

  • PADI Dive Manual – complete all 5 knowledge reviews and watch a PADI DVD (shared via DropBox) or if using,
  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch – complete all of the modules and print your results for your instructor.
  • PADI E-Learning – complete all of the modules and print your results for your instructor.  Paper exam to be completed during the course.

Do note that the PADI Open Water Diver Touch is not available for students 13 years or younger and may only be used on an iPad 2 (or higher) or an Anroid Tablet.

During the theory session, you are also required to pass the following completed PADI forms to the instructor:

  • PADI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement
  • PADI Medical Form
  • PADI Open Water Diver Course Record Form
  • PADI Standard Safe Diving Practice

If you choose the paper Manual,  the instructor will go through the completed knowledge reviews and evaluate any mistakes or areas where divers are uncertain or weak at. Upon complete understanding of the uncertainties, students are required to sit through a quiz followed by a final exam to ensure 100% mastery and how and when to apply the knowledge learnt.  For the Touch app, every thing is completed via the app.  If you select the PDF manual, you complete the knowledge reviews online and the paper exam on the boat.

Confined Water Dives:

The Skills Development Sessions will take place at either:
* Nongsa Point Marina and Resort, Batam Indonesia on Friday (the day before your open water dives)

During the sessions, fundamental skills of scuba diving that are required to keep a diver safe will be taught. Divers will also be introduced to all diving equipment needed during the course.

All you will need to bring is your swimming attire and towel and your instructor will provide the rest!

Even though the fees include all gear needed for the duration of the course, it is advisable that divers invest in their personal mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit prior to the confined water session. Reason being is that students adapt faster using their own personal gear as they will feel more comfortable and relaxed during the training. In addition, their next dive will require little or no adjustment to the equipment because they are already accustomed to their gear.

Confined session included in the course price.  If the student requires more confined sessions it will be charged at $125.00 per session per student.

Forms to download, print, read and sign prior to registering for your PADI Open Water Diver Course:

PADI Open Water Diver Course Registration
    If you are not able to swim, we suggest you first learn to swim before taking this course. We will not allow students to start the course unless they can swim and tread water. If you need to see a Dive Doctor in Singapore, visit for more information.
    The Terms and Conditions can be found here :
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Open Water Evaluation:

This is the most important and exciting part of the course. After all the knowledge and skills development and students showing competency in them, the open water training serves as an evaluation that student divers are able to take care of themselves and their buddy when they complete the course.

Student divers will be evaluated based on all the skills that they have been taught during their confined water training and development. Depending on the trip you select, you will head out for two half days of fun, sun, sea and great memories to bring home.

If a student does not turn up for any reason on the day of the open water dives, it is at the discretion of GS-Diving if the students will need to repay for the subsequent dive trip.

Book your Open Water Dives

4-5 dives complete on the Seaborne over a weekend.

What is included in the program?

  • All course materials
  • All necessary dive equipment. You will be supplied with all the diving equipment required for the pool session and your open water dives. Only suitable and maintained equipment will be provided to all students as this not only improves your safety but will also improve your comfort and enjoyment in the water.
  • Logbook
  • Weights, weight belt and tanks
  • PADI Certification Card
  • A maximum of 2 confined (pool) water sessions (additional pool sessions, if required at $125 per session)

GS-Diving prides itself in our transparent pricing. All costs are included in the price quoted.




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