Get your SCUBA diving license in Hurghada!
The PADI Open Water course is the most popular entry-level diving certification in the world. It takes between 3 and 4 days, and once you’re certified you’ll be qualified to dive anywhere in the world independent of a professional to a maximum depth of 18 meters.
Open Water Course Structure:
Day 1– Upon enrolling in the course you will receive a PADI Open Water manual (available in many languages) and the corresponding course DVD. The movie consists of 5 chapters, each lasting between 25 and 45 minutes. You can watch the DVD in our classroom where your instructor will be close by ready to answer any questions you may have. Students normally watch the first 3 chapters on the first day of the course before going in the water.
Day 2 – Now the diving begins! You will meet with your PADI instructor who will teach you how to set up your dive gear before taking you into shallow water either off the beach or in the swimming pool to practice some diving skills. This session lasts approximately 2-3 hours, then you have the rest of the day free to watch the remaining chapters of the movie and complete some quizzes. At the end of each chapter of the manual there is a page of questions called ‘knowledge reviews’ which you’ll need to complete so you can discuss them with your instructor the following day.
Day 3 – You’ll jump onto one of our spacious dive boat for a half-day, diving around Hurghada. On the way to the first site you’ll go over a dive briefing with your instructor which will prepare you for your dive, then you’ll go for your first dive in open water! The first dive includes a couple of exercises you practiced in the pool but will mainly focus on your swimming and buoyancy skills and, of course, look at all the amazing fish around you! After the first dive we moor the boat up in a sheltered bay around Hurghada and have some lunch. You then have some time to snorkel or relax in the sun before jumping in for the second dive. This time there are a few more skills that you will practice during the dive, but there will still be plenty of time to enjoy the fish.
By the time you return to the beach at around 2pm, you’ll already have completed enough of the course to be certified as a PADI Scuba Diver!
In the evening you will watch the rest of the DVD (chapters 4 & 5) and finish off the knowledge review questions.
Day 4 – You’re almost there! You’ll go onto the boat once again to do dives three and four of the course. This time you will be go to a maximum depth of 18 meters. Again you’ll spend the first few minutes of the dives doing some exercises before continuing on a normal fun dive. When you return to our marina, you can go back to your hotel to relax for a few hours, then come back to the shop in the evening to complete the final test and certification paperwork. Your instructor will issue you a temporary license which you can dive with straight away for 90 days, and in the meantime PADI will process your permanent card and send it to your home address. The course includes all PADI materials (each student receives their own manual to keep for future reference), certification costs and insurance. The minimum age is 10 years old. Our team of PADI instructors speak English, Russian, Dutch and German.
Where is Red Sea Sky Diving Center in Hurghada?
We are located in Ali Baba Palace Hotel in Hurghada