Open Water Diver

Imagine being weightless and seeing the most beautiful fish and other underwater world creatures this world has to offer. Imagine you could ‘fly’ through the water. This is really possible! Your dreams of jumping into the water and going diving can become true with Sea Spirit Diving Resort Taormina. Learn to dive and join us in Taormina, Sicily, Italy. The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. This PADI Course, is your chance to learn all the basic knowledge and skills you need to become a certified diver.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Online:

The most popular option is the PADI Open Water Diver Course with E-learning! As a new diver you can do the E-learning at home before you come to Taormina Sicily so you are already prepared and know the basics of dive theory. The E-learning part of PADI includes all theory, quizzes and exam. Once you are in Sicily we will review the theory and there is time to ask questions, talk about the different aspects of diving with the instructor and have the chance to interact with the other students to share your first experiences under water! When you will be certified, you are allowed to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters together with a buddy or a PADI Dive Professional. This certification is valid for life!

Our first time under water will be in the swimming pool of the UNAHOTEL Naxos Beach in Giardini-Naxos Taormina. This way you can get used to breathing underwater and your buoyancy in a comfortable environment. You practice different skills in order to get used to the equipment, the breathing and the weightlessness we call buoyancy. This takes a half a day.

After the swimming pool we will practice everything you learned…. but this time in the Open Water at the Isola Bella Marine Park in Taormina! Here it all really starts! The sea will reveal it’s mysteries to you when you put on your mask, breathe from your regulator and descend together with your Instructor and your buddies. The first 2 dives are to a maximum depth of 12 meters and the last 2 dives will be at a maximum depth of 18 meters. You will do 2 dives a day, during our daily dive program.

For 10-11 year olds, it is possible to complete the Junior Open Water Diver Course in Taormina. The schedule and the content of the course are exactly the same. The only difference is that the maximum depth of the course and the certification is 12 meters. After certification the Junior Open Water Diver must dive with a parent/guardian or PADI Professional. Also the parent/guardian must sign all the administrative forms.

For 12-14 years olds, we also offer the Junior Open Water Diver Course in Taormina. The course is the same as the normal course. The Junior Open Water Diver must always dive with an adult certified diver, and a parent/guardian has to sign all the administrative forms.

Our experienced team of PADI Professionals is excited to teach you how to dive! We are waiting for you here in Taormina, Sicily to help you develop into confident and competent PADI divers.