1) Minimum Age - The minimum age to take the PADI Open Water Course is 10 years old. Only time can help you with this one ;)
Download a scuba medical questionnaire here (PDF)
- swim, float or tread water for 10 minutes without using any swim aids.
- swim continuously for 200m OR snorkel for 300m with mask, fins and snorkel.
If you can already meet these 3 requirements then you're ready to take the PADI Open Water Course.
PADI Open Water Course has their own personal concerns and fears to overcome. Maybe you are scared of how it will feel or the thought of breathing underwater seems alien to you. You might worry about meeting certain fish or think the equipment will be complicated to use.
All of these are normal concerns and that is why we provide books, dvds and classroom sessions to help answer these questions and we begin the Course in the swimming pool so that your Instructor can put these fears to rest. The most common concern is fear of the unknown - the only way to overcome this is to give it a try and see for yourself.
By the end of the Course you will approach your fears differently and will think about life in a very different way. It is no coincidence that so many people say that diving has changed their lives. So what are you waiting for. A new life awaits you :)