PADI Open Water Diver

From €610

6 dives

The Open Water Diver is the PADI flagship certification and the most important step in your diver training.  This certification gives you training recognised all over the world, whilst giving you the keys to diving autonomously.

The theory can be done via eLearning before your holiday, meaning we’ll just have to do a check via a quiz, and then dive.  Your studies will be completed by learning specific techniques in the sea.


  • To want to do it.
  • 10 years old.
  • Able to swim.
  • No previous diving experience necessary, you can try diving with the Aqualonde Experience.
  • Be medically fit to dive.

PADI Open Water divers are qualified to:

  • Dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Pro to a max depth of 20 metres.
  • Dive with a buddy of the same level to a max depth of 20 metres.
  • Continue diver training with the Advanced Open Water course and certain Specialty courses.

Competences you’ll acquire:

  • Look after your diving equipment.
  • Evolve correctly in a group of divers.
  • Plan and effect your dives.
  • Anticipate and manage problems.
  • And lots of other stuff!

The course includes:

  • Adapted and personalised training.
  • Course conducted by a high level professional.
  • 6 training dives.
  • Theory.
  • Continuous assessment (no final exam).
  • Certification costs.
  • Equipment hire.

The course does not include:

  • Accommodation and meals.
  • Sun cream or shower gel.

Additional options:

  • Private training.
  • Supplementary training dives.

What’s different with Aqualonde?

  • The possibility with the premium version to use Nitrox, the only gas mix that will increase your safety.
  • No lifting, your gear is systematically transported with our chariots between the centre and the 10 metres distance towards the boat.
  • Hot showers on the boat and in the dive centre changing rooms.
  • Access to the most beautiful and prestigious dive sites of the Meditterranean.  You’ll discover the marine park of “Port Cros” and Porquerolles amongst the Golden Islands, opposite “Fort Bregançon” the residence of the President of the Republic.  The pinnacles (little underwater mountains) or the famous “Gabinière drop off” one of the most protected and richly populated sites in the heart of the “Port Cros” marine reserve.  Or even a wreck called the “Cimentier” (3-15m).  There is something for all tastes, enormous schools of barracuda, from turtles to sunfish via monkfish and groupers and red gorgonians!
  • The closest dive centre to the Golden Islands from the mainland.
  • Many hotels and restaurants nearby, for all budgets.  La Londe Les Maures is at the heart of the Côte d’Azur, between Hyères and St Tropez, in one of the most preserved areas due to the “Port Cros” National Park and the summer residence of the President of the Republic : “Fort Bregançon”.  We’re located on the port, with a big car park, a departure point for the ferries to the Golden Islands and all public transport connections.  There are many other activities available for all of the family while you’re making bubbles!
  • Did you like the equipment you used?  We offer it for sale at competitive prices.

Organisation and booking

RDV at 2.00 or 2.30pm at our dive base in La Londe les Maures.

When you reserve you’ll choose the date of your first lesson.  At the same time we’ll establish the dates of the next two or three lessons (if you want all of the dates please specify whilst booking)


  • €610:  Standard PADI Open Water Diver course.
  • €730: Premium PADI Open Water Diver course: Nitrox Specialty (blend that increases your safety)

Continue the adventure

Once you’ve got the PADI “Open Water Diver” certification you can increase the choice of your dives by following the PADI “Adventure Diver” or PADI “Advanced Open Water Diver Courses.  These courses are designed to allow you to progress and increase your experience, confidence and ability.

Open Water

  • Personalised training
  • 6 training dives
  • Practice
  • Theory via eLearning
  • Insurance
  • PADI certification
  • Nitrox Specialty

Open Water

  • Personalised training
  • 6 training dives
  • Practice
  • Theory
  • Insurance
  • PADI certification
  • Nitrox Specialty