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Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver Quick Info

  • Dives : 5+
  • Days : 4+
  • Level : Beginner
  • Munich -
  • Frankfurt -
  • Worldwide -
  • various

The Open Water Diver course is your introduction to the world of scuba diving. Learn to dive anywhere in the world down to 20 meters depth!

Becoming an Open Water Diver is a great adventure and a lot of fun. You will never forget the first time breathing underwater!

Happy scuba diver making surfer hand signals underwater.

Course details


Open Water Diver

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 10+
  • Online Course Included
  • Prerequisites
    • None
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Dives 5
  • Dates Anytime
  • Locations
    • Munich
    • Frankfurt
    • Worldwide

Available languages

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

What's included

  • Adventure dives(5 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • Rental Equipment (BCD, Suit, Regulator)
  • Online Course included
  • Course examination fee
  • & more (see below)

Pricing Options

Minimum of 4 days required to complete the course.

  • Basic Diver €799/ p.p.
  • Pro Diver €899/ p.p.
  • VIP Diver €1798/ p.p.

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Course prices


Minimum of 4 days required to complete the course.

799

The basics, done right

  • Adventure dives(5 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • Rental Equipment (BCD, Suit, Regulator)
  • Online Course included
  • Course examination fee
899

Best value, great diving

  • Adventure dives(5 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • Rental Equipment (BCD, Suit, Regulator)
  • Online Course included
  • Course examination fee
  • +1 Dive
  • Personal Underwater Photos Of Your Diving Adventure!
1798

Our 1-on-1 VIP option

  • Adventure dives(5 dives)
  • Theory session
  • Course examination fee
  • Super small groups
  • Free access to My Social Diving
  • Rental Equipment (BCD, Suit, Regulator)
  • Online Course included
  • Course examination fee
  • +1 Dive
  • Personal Underwater Photos Of Your Diving Adventure!
  • 1-On-1 Course!
  • Free 1-month Pro Diver subscription

Open Water Diver course description


For more information on the Open Water Diver course, read the description below.

This is the Open Water Diver course at Social Diving! 🙂

It covers the following topics:

  • How to become a scuba diver
  • Introduction to diving physics, medicine and decompression
  • Understanding and using your dive equipment
  • Staying buoyant underwater
  • Planning your dives and going diving with your buddy
  • Diving in open water between 4 and 20 meters depth
  • Regulations and laws around diving
  • Environment and conservation

The Open Water Diver course is split into three sections. Theory, skills, and 5 course dives (not 4 like at most other places) in open water.

Each section will teach you more about diving and help you become a skilled scuba diver.

Dive Theory

During the Open Water Diver course, you will learn to scuba dive. To go diving safely you need to understand the theory behind scuba diving. The theory classes cover everything you need to be ready for your in-water course sections.

Dive planning chart on paper with pens next to it.
Learn the scuba diving theory
  • The dive certification
  • Diving physics & medicine
  • Dive equipment
  • Planning your dives
  • Introduction to decompression
  • Legal questions & dive insurance

With out online course, you can learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever you want!

Practical Skills

In the skills section of the course, you put on your scuba gear for the first time! If you have not done a Discover Scuba Diving course before, you will take your first breath underwater now!

Scuba diver hovering motionless in the water with his feet crossed like a genie.
Practice skills every diver needs to know

The scuba skills always take place in a pool or confined water like a very shallow part of a lake or the sea. Your dive instructor will know the appropriate location. We will cover four parts:

  • Handling your own equipment
  • Working together with your buddy underwater
  • Handling emergencies
  • Improving your skills and buoyancy

Open Water Dives

It’s time to go diving! The Open Water Diver course includes 5 dives indoor and in open water.

scuba diver baitball fish
Dive in open water

Here you will apply the theory and the skills from the previous sections in practice. In these dives, you explore the underwater world down to a maximum of 20 meters. Your buddy and your dive instructor will be at your side at all times.

Your dive instructor will evaluate your diving skills during and after the course. If you passed the theory exam, the practical skills, and the open water dives you will be a certified Open Water Diver!

Congratulations! 

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