Prices from € 145

Certification fee € 35

Course manual € 40


The PADI Open Water Referral Course is for people who complete their diving theory and confined water SCUBA sessions at their local dive club before travelling on a diving holiday. You therefore begin your course in a diving centre near home but finish with us in Dahab.

Simply bring your referral form with you and then join us to complete your four Open Water dives. These you will do in the warm waters of the Red Sea. The first two open water dives are to a maximum depth of 12 metres. The second two dives you will descend to a maximum depth of 18 metres.

In just two days one of the professional PADI Instructors at Nesima Resort will certify you as a PADI Open Water Diver. This allows you more time to enjoy SCUBA diving some of the fabulous dive sites Dahab has to offer. Alternatively you could become a PADI Advanced Open Water diver in the same diving holiday.

Duration & Prerequisites
  • 2 days (4 dives)
  • No prior certification but you must bring with you the Referral paper with you. This must be signed by your original instructor proving completion of the five theory and confined modules. Valid for one year.
  • General physical fitness and an ability to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age, 15 years (10 years for Junior 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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