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PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER Learn to scuba dive in Gauteng



With the theory section being completed at home it gives us plenty of time for the instructor to give supplementary value-add lectures.


Our schedule is flexible except for the qualification weekend we do those trips once a month. Please chat to our friendly staff to discuss any specific requirements.


Private instructors & courses are available at an additional cost.





This course has a couple of aspects


  • Theory – which you will do online via the PADI app it is call the Touch product. There are 5 Theory reviews and quizzes you need to do, with a final exam to qualify for the course.

  • 5 Value Added Lectures – these are additional lectures that Scubaversity offers to ensure the success of your open water course. They are not compulsory but highly recommended!

  • 2 Days Pool Sessions – where you will be learning all the skills to make you a safe, comfortable and confident diver.

  • 2 Days Open Water Qualification Dives – This happens at a local inland dive site and we will putting all the theory and skills we learned together here to qualify as a PADI Open Water Diver!

  • Certification – Your special day where you receive your certificate that you are qualified!








Below is a typical schedule you can basically start your course any time because it is digital, we will then give you some date options to do your theory, pool sessions and inland sessions. We are exceptionally flexible in terms of time and you have lots of opportunity to qualify.




These are the value add lectures are in the week after hours. We highly encourage you to tryand attend all the lectures as it will enhance your experience of the course and also giveyou a chance to get to know your instructors, dive masters and buddies better! If you cannot make all of them try at least some!









Orientation, Registration & Overview



Equipment Talk & Student Kit-ups



Peak Performance Buoyancy & Gear Fitting



Dry Skills & Local Diving

Sat & Sun


Pool Sessions



ERDP Lecture & Fish ID



Theory Review & Confirmation of Theory

Sat & Sun


Qualification Weekend








Attached is a medical questionnaire that you need to complete before you start with your course.


Nothing serious but we need you to read it carefully and if you have to answer YES to any of the questionsyou will have to visit your GP and asked them if it will be okay to dive.


Because you have answered YES to the question(s), if the doc says all is good then you will need to geta doctors letter clearly stating -   “Your name” is medically fit to dive with no restrictions.


If you need any further advice on this please to do not hesitate to give us a call and we will gladly assist.








Our normal course price is R4850, but because it is the start of summer -  we are running a special at the moment for R3995 which also includes a R500 gear voucher!


This fee includes all your training, hard gear equipment rental and air fills. You will need to invest in some soft gear (the personal stuff) but we will advise you the moment you start your course!


A quick note this fee includes as many training sessions as you need to become safe, comfortable and confident!










Yaaay – we are ecstatic about your decision!


Please complete the enrolment form attached and send it back to melani@scubaversity.co.za or sales@scubaversity.co.za


Once we have received it, we will send you and invoice with our banking details.


When you have completed the payment, kindly send us proof of payment to either of the above addresses.


You will then receive an email from PADI with a code and full explanation of what to do.


Download your course and start the adventure in your own lounge!




Next very important step is to contact Melaniand confirm with her which course you want to attend.


She will send you a schedule and confirm times, venue and dates with you.




Before you know it, you will be a qualified diver and join us on many, many more adventures!




We are looking forward to meeting you and assisting with any queries you might have regarding diving!

Scubaversity is a whole new world of experiences and opportunities, above and below the water.We offer far superior training with outstanding staff and the best purpose built facility in the country. The Dive Club has the biggest following an enthusiasm for diving, an incredible social aspect and proud members, assuring you of first-class training facility. We’re a lifestyle….