Discover Scuba Diver vs Open Water Diver

Discover Scuba Diver vs Open Water Diver

If you have never dived before, but you would like to try to breathe underwater and observe the underwater world closely, then you will probably take part in a trial scuba diving first.

Try diving, or PADI Discover Scuba Diving, is the first introduction to diving. You will be introduced in a small group of no more than 4 participants and a diving instructor will show you how to breathe and move about underwater with full scuba gear – this way your diving adventure begins. After completion you will receive a recognition that you have participated in this introduction, but this does not allow you to dive independently with a dive buddy.

The Open Water Course is a course including theory lessons and a final exam. The next step is practicing diving skills in the swimming pool with a well trained PADI Instructor.

After this training, 4 open water training dives will follow in the sea. Here you will apply your swimming pool skills to the real life underwater environment to feel comfortable and gain confidence. This way the instructor can evaluate that you mastered the skills and that are able to dive without professional supervision. Of course – you will always be diving with a buddy – this is one of scuba divings safety rules.

More about Introductory diving (Discover Scuba Diving)

Introductory diving, also known as introductory scuba experience, trial diving and resort diving are dives where people without diver training or certification can experience scuba diving under the guidance of a recreational diving instructor. Introductory diving is an opportunity for interested people to find out by practical experience at a relatively low cost if they would be interested in greater involvement in scuba diving. For scuba instructors and diving schools is it an opportunity to acquire new customers. An introductory diving experience is much less time-consuming and costly than the completion of autonomous diver training, but has little lasting value, as it is an experience program only, for which no certification is issued. Introductory scuba diving experiences are intended to introduce people to recreational diving, and increase the potential client base of dive shops to include people who do not have the time or inclination to complete an entry level certification program.

More about Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver (OWD) is an entry-level autonomous diver certification for recreational scuba diving. Although different agencies use different names, similar entry-level courses are offered by all recreational diving agencies and consist of a combination of knowledge development (theory), confined water dives (practical training) and open water dives (experience) suitable to allow the diver to dive on open circuit scuba, in open water to a limited depth and in conditions similar to those in which the diver has been trained or later gained appropriate experience, to an acceptable level of safety.

How to start scuba diving

The best way is to get in touch and contact with a dive center. Here You find the dive center Member Diving, Koh Samui or directly on the website: Website Member Diving.