As a certified Scuba Diver, you only do the part of the Open Water Scuba Diver course that prepares you to dive independently of a diving professional. The course consists of 4 chapters in the course book, 2 sessions in the pool (which can be combined in longer sessions or split in multiple short sessions) and two dives in open water. If you are well prepared (read the book) and if your Scuba Diver certification is not too long ago, this course can be competed in approximately 2 days. The minimum age is 10. Junior divers receive a restricted certification.
Your instructor will want a completed medical statement from you. In some regions a medical statement with only “no” answers will be sufficient for participation in the course. In other regions a medical signed and stamped by a medical doctor will be required and must unconditionally say that you are fit for diving.
You start your course by downloading the book and reading it. In addition to the book you will require a dive table. After you have finished a chapter, you can test your knowledge by doing a small 10 question test. Bring your answers to your SCUBA C&P Instructor to have them corrected. Your instructor will then explain all missed answers to assure that your understanding of diving theory is adequate.
If you prefer to read your book on paper, then ask your instructor. The price for the paper version of this book is €24.90. If you cannot find a SCUBA C&P instructor in your area, then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your instructor has more questionnaires available if you wish to practice more. To complete the theory part of the course, you will have to pass an exam under the supervision of your instructor. The minimum score for passing is 80%.
After completion of your course you will sign a statement that you are aware that your maximum depth is 20 metres and that you are only autonomous in conditions that are similar to those you have experienced during your course, or with which you have gained experience after completion of your training. For different conditions and for sites that do not offer a physical possibility to stop an undesired descend, you must be guided by a professional.
You will then receive your Open Water Scuba Diver certification.