PADI OPEN WATER COURSE The PADI Open water course is a three day course. Throughout the course you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this certification by completing five pool dives and five knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives from the shore on one of our house reefs. After completion you will be free to dive anywhere in the world along with your buddy! CERTIFICATION PADI Open Water Diver. Enables you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters with a buddy independent of a professional guide.