Open Water

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with our instructors to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

So, what does the open water course entail?

Our course is laid out over a minimum of three days if you have not already completed your e-learning. The first day will be spent at our resort, studying the theory of diving. Our experienced instructors will work with you to make sure you feel comfortable about everything before you go into the water.

After theory, the next two to three days are spent learning the skills that will not only get you comfortable in the water, but will also keep you safe. There is a minimum of four open water dives during the course, and five skills sessions. Careful though, learning to dive here could ruin you forever, we've had open water skills sessions cancelled because there were too many Manta Rays around!!

Be warned though, learning to dive in Komodo is a challenge. We strongly urge that you are comfortable in the water and a strong swimmer if you wish to learn to dive here, as currents can be strong.

Don't forget, we do have resorts in Mabul and Sangalaki, and a dive centre in Kota Kinabalu. Check out our packages and what discounts you can get if you learn to dive there and then come and fun dive with us!


If you are short on time or would like to maximize your time in the water then it is possible to complete the PADI Open Water Diver Theory class online before you arrive and take the practical part of the course here. You will need to pay a fee to PADI which is currently AUD210 and can then complete the 2 day practical part of the course here with us.
To register with our dive centre please go to our: Scuba Junkie PADI E-learning

Where can I go from here?

Continue the adventure with PADI's Adventures In Diving program, your next step in exploring the underwater world.

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