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Open Water Scuba Diver #PTAOW01-20

The SSI Open Water Scuba Diver Course

You’re on your way to being a qualified Scuba Diver and we can’t wait to share the experience with you!

Scuba diving is possibly one of the most rewarding activities you will ever embrace! The Open Water Diver Course is your Gateway to the Underwater World! This course is your ticket to a whole new world filled with exotic, playful little creatures that will entertain and amuse all that are privileged to venture below the waves. You will experience total weightlessness and tranquility as you glide through kaleidoscopes of colours and over reefs bursting with life just waiting to be explored.

The SSI Open Water Scuba Diver Course is the first of many that trains and equips you to experience the unique underwater environment. It consists of 4 interactive lectures done in a very relaxed and informal format covering the basics of diving.
There are 6 fun filled, exciting confined water sessions done in a heated pool where you learn to play with all your new toys and master a few skills. Followed by 2 dives at Miracle waters
Finally you venture into the open water environment doing 3 dives where, all you have learned becomes a reality – the adventure has only just begun!

Course Pre-requisites:

  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Maximum Age: No limit provided the participant is healthy with no prior medical conditions.
  • Prior Medical Conditions must be discussed with the Instructor allocated to the Course.
  • Special mention should be made of the following Medical Conditions:
    – Asthma
    – Epilepsy
    – Heart Disorders
    – Lung Disorders
    – Severe Claustrophobia
    – Recent Chest Colds
    – Recent Sinus Infections, Treatments and/or Surgeries

(Please note: Not all of the above mentioned medical conditions are a definite exclusion from an Open Water Diver Course, and a participant may engage in the course provided a Medical Certificate is provided by his/her Doctor stating that said participant is fit to Dive.)

February 15 2020


Start: February 15 @ 8:00 am
End: March 8 @ 5:00 pm
Cost: R6200
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Divetek PTA

Shop 25, Greenlyn Village, Menlo park
Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa


063 498 6794

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  • (Sat) - 8am: Introduction and Physics Lecture
  • - 10:00am: Lecture 2
  • - 1pm: Equipment Fitting
  • - 1:30pm: Snorkel Session
  • - 2pm: Scuba Session 1
  • (Sun) - 8am: Lecture 3
  • - 10:30am: Scuba Session 2
  • - 1:00pm: Scuba Session 3
  • (Sat) - 1:00 pm: Lecture 4
  • - 2:30pm: Scuba Session 4
  • (Sun) - 08:00 am: Dives 1 and 2 at Miracle waters
  • (Mon) - Exam session
  • (Thur) - Depart for Sodwana Bay
  • (Fri) - Scuba Dive 1 and 2
  • (Sat) - Scuba Dive 3
  • (Sun) - Depart for Johannesburg

The Open Water Scuba Diver Course really requires a Time commitment from each of its participants. Our Course is incredibly thorough and every effort is made to make sure it is an enjoyable and manageable course for all students.
The Schedules require huge effort and planning from each allocated Instructor and participants are expected to attend the classes on time and as scheduled.
Should issues arise with regards to the schedule, it is the responsibility of the participant to set aside time to arrange a catchup session with their Instructors at their own cost.
- 2 Full weekends are required to complete Pool Training and Lectures
- 1 Sunday is required for dives at Miracle waters
- 1 evening is required for Exam
- 4 days for the Sodwana Bay Trip over a Weekend are required for Qualification and the Qualifying Dives.