PADI Scuba Diver to Open Water Upgrade

This program will allow you to dive to depths of 18 metres and achieve the most popular dive program in the world!

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, you will have the freedom to dive with a buddy without having a Divemaster or Instructor pulling at your fins or banging their tank at you.

What the Course Entails

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Pre-requisites

Almost anyone who is in good health with a reasonable level of fitness and comfortable in the water can attain a PADI Open Water Diver certification.

You must have the PADI Scuba Diver certification.

Course Flow

This course is presented over two days and follows two knowledge development and confined water modules (4 & 5) which are normally completed on the first day. On the second day you will do two Open Water training dives under the supervision of an instructor to become a qualified diver. You are required to complete a 200 metre swim.

If you are between 10 and 14 there is the option for you to complete the PADI Junior Open Water Diver program.

This PADI adventure can be done in any of the resorts listed below.

  • Red Sea
  • Gozo
  • Phuket
  • Khao Lak
  • Maldives


  • How Can I Get Started?

    What is the next adventure?

    You can continue the adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification. Then you will be able to explore deeper depths and under the moon light at night.

    Holidays featuring this Course

    Solo Divers

    Marina Lodge At Port Ghalib

    Red Sea, Marsa Alam

    The Marina Lodge at Port Ghalib hotel is a beautifully decorated new resort offering comfort and a first class service to all guests.

    • Divers resort by the Marina
    • 203 rooms and suites
    • Half board basis
    • A favourite with our customers
    • Suitable for all types of divers
    • Emperor Divers next door

    Solo Divers

    San Andrea Hotel

    Gozo, Gozo

    The charming and intimate San Andrea Hotel is located on Xlendi’s promenade overlooking the Mediterranean sea, making it a perfect getaway on an island blessed by idyllic and beautiful scenery!

    • Great views of Xlendi Bay
    • 28 sea and mountain view rooms
    • Only 3 minutes walk from Moby Dives
    • Bed and Breakfast basis
    • Great learn to dive hotel
    • Bar/Room Service/Roof Terrace

    Solo Divers

    Kempinski Resort & Spa

    Gozo, Gozo

    The luxurious Kempinski San Lawrenz Resort & Spa is an exclusive resort surrounded by lush green gardens on the island of Gozo. This idyllic hotel is perfect for families and couples alike!

    • 5* International resort
    • 122 rooms (standard/deluxe/suites)
    • Top class spa facilities
    • Quiet location in north Gozo
    • Pool/Bar/Kids Club/Baby Sitting
    • Great for families and non divers

    Solo Divers

    Ulysses Apart Hotel

    Gozo, Gozo

    Ulysses Apart Hotel is the newest extension of the Moby Dives complex. Ulysses Aparthotel is a family-run 3 Star Plus Hotel situated in Xlendi Bay, 5 minutes away from the beach front.

    • Moby Dives on ground floor
    • Wheelchair access
    • Perfect for school groups and clubs
    • Bar / Restaurant
    • Ideal for dive and stay packages.
    • Purpose built scuba training pool

    Solo Divers

    Club Paradise

    Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

    Club Paradise is set on the beautiful Dimakya Island amidst sparkling turquoise waters filled with delights such as dugongs, green turtles and the Japanese freighter Kyokuzan Maru wreck.

    • Private island resort
    • Explore the island on foot
    • Great house reef diving
    • Dive with dugongs
    • Choice of BB or HB basis
    • Dive centre on-site

    Solo Divers

    El Rio Y Mar

    Philippines, Palawan & Tubbataha

    The beautiful and intimate resort, El Rio Y Mar is located on a picture perfect white sandy beach surrounded by crystal clear blue waters filled with an abundance of marine life! Perfection!

    • Romantic resort location for couples
    • Just 15 cabana style bungalows
    • A’la carte restaurant menu
    • Choice of BB and HB basis
    • Very quiet location on private beach
    • First Class Service/Spa/Infinity Pool

    Solo Divers

    Ports Of Call Resort

    Turks & Caicos, Provo

    The Ports of Call Resort formerly known as Comfort Suites Hotel offers affordable, standard hotel accommodation on the Providenciales Island just 15 minutes from the international airport.

    • 98 Spacious Junior Suites
    • BB basis included
    • 2 minutes walk from Grace Bay
    • Casino and Golf club local to hotel
    • Local to shopping centre
    • Good for nightlife

    Solo Divers

    Point Grace

    Turks & Caicos, Provo

    This is an extraordinary Caribbean retreat, located at the Point of the pristine twelve mile beach of Grace Bay just 15 minutes from Providenciales international airport.

    • 30 cottages and different sized suites
    • Grace Bay privileged location
    • Award winning a’la carte restaurant
    • Served by Dive Provo
    • Great for families & couples
    • Beachfront location

    Solo Divers

    Cobalt Coast Dive Resort

    Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman

    Cobalt Coast Dive Resort is situated on the northwest shore of Grand Cayman in a secluded peaceful location with an outstanding house reef abundant with vibrant marine life.

    • Beachfront Location
    • Unlimited Shore Diving
    • House Reef and Private Jetty
    • 18 Rooms and Suites
    • Close to Sting Ray City
    • 15 Minutes from Seven Mile Beach

    Solo Divers

    Wakatobi Dive Resort

    Indonesia, Wakatobi

    The Wakatobi Dive Resort is an intimate and luxurious hotel located in remote southeast Sulawesi. This tropical paradise offers out of this world diving and should be on every divers bucket list.

    • World class dive resort
    • Choice of bungalows to suit budget
    • All inclusive resort inc diving
    • Located on a private sandy beach
    • Suitable for all types of diver
    • Spa/Internet/TV/Dive centre on-site