Prices from € 305

Certification fee € 35

Course manual € 40


PADI is the world leader in diving education and the PADI Open Water Course is the foundation of their education system. It is therefore the ‘learn to dive’ course that most people choose.  At Nesima Resort our friendly and professional instructors will take you through this exciting course, step by step, as well as introduce you to wonders of the Red Sea.

The PADI Open Water Diver certification is for life and will enable you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 metres. For PADI Junior Open Water divers aged 10 and 11,  the maximum depth 12 metres. From the ages of 12 to 15 years the maximum depth is 18 metres.

The open water course begins in the classroom with a DVD. You will then continue the knowledge development in the open air at the dive centre. Here the basic principles and knowledge for safe diving will be reviewed and explained to you by your instructor.

In addition you will complete five confined water dives in Nesima’s swimming pool, or in the pool like conditions of the bay. Here you will be able to comfortably master all the underwater skills required. The four open water dives, the final two being to a maximum depth of 18 metres, will either be conducted on our house reef or from one of the beautiful nearby coastal reefs.


Duration & Prerequisites
  • 4 / 5 days
  • No prior certification required
  • General physical fitness and an ability to tread water for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age 15 years. [10 years for Junior Open Water Divers]

Please note that all student divers must complete the PADI Divers Medical Questionnaire and Medical Statement prior to starting any course. If a student has any of the listed medical conditions then signed clearance from a doctor experienced in diving medicine must be provided before going diving. This can be arranged locally with the doctors at the hyperbaric chamber if required.


PADI eLearning from € 146

Take the classroom section of your PADI Diving Course out of your holiday and do it in the comfort of your own home. If you are on a tight time schedule or just want to spend less hours in the classroom then sign up for a PADI eLearning and begin your theory before going on holiday. To find not more click here PADI eLearning registration. 

Nesima Resort & Dive Center, El Mashraba, Dahab, Sinai, Egypt.
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