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PADI Open Water


With a PADI Open Water qualification, you can dive anywhere in the world! Learn the fundamentals with Tweed Sea Sports in the warm clear waters off Cook Island—just minutes from the Gold Coast. 


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. Dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world!


Who can do the course?


Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.


You need to be at least 10 years old.


  • 10 years old and able to swim. If you have pre-existing medical conditions that may affect you when diving you will need clearance from a physician. Please see PADI Medical for the medical questionnaire.

  • Age 10 - 15 years young will be certified as JR Open water diver (conditions apply).


The course
  • Learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including how to set up and use dive equipment.

  • Complete pool dives and classroom training sessions.

  • Make 4 open water dives out at Cook Island just off Tweed Heads.


How long will it take?

Our programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. The Open Water Course can be completed in 3 full days, or over 2 weekends, or tailor made to suit you.



from $675


The cost includes:


  • all dive equipment hire

  • all training and certification costs

  • Online Theory (eLearning) or a PADI Open Water Manual.

  • Online Logbook

  • 4 Open Water Ocean Boat Dives at Cook Island or the outer reefs off the  Tweed Coast



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