Learn scuba diving

Become a diver! Take a scuba diving course and get your 1st level.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to dive, experience new adventures, or simply discover the wonders of the underwater world, this is where it all starts. Level 1 is the most popular diving course in the world. It has brought an adventurous lifestyle to millions of people. It’s the most recognized certification card and a fabulous passport to adventure wherever you go. It certifies your autonomy at a maximum depth of 20 m.

Having fun

Learning to dive is fun. You take your first breath underwater (you’ll never forget this feeling) and learn everything you need to become a scuba diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four open water dives under the supervision of your instructor.

What you will learn

How fascinating diving is.

Considerations on scuba diving equipment for different diving environments.

Planning and carrying out dives.

Preventing and managing problems.

Level 1 is based on three main phases:

The development of theoretical knowledge (online, in personal study at home or in class) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.

Open water dives to learn the basic techniques of scuba diving.

Open water dives to apply techniques and explore the underwater world!

If you’ve already tried scuba diving during a first dive, the exercises you’ve learned can be credited towards part of your training and you save time.

The diving equipment you will use

You will learn how to use basic dive equipment, including a dive computer, and standard dive accessories. The equipment you wear will vary depending on the tropical, temperate or cold water environment in which you dive. You can find all equipment in stores.

The equipment you need

PADI offers a variety of course materials for self-study for the Open Water Diver course. The eLearning option is the easiest, but you can also choose a kit including the manual. The material covers everything you need to know about basic scuba diving techniques, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept, you read the explanations and watch the demonstration on the video. Then you will go to the pool (or a pool-like environment) to practice the exercises with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, you use your course material as a guide for future diving adventures and to review what you have learned.

Note: Sign up for the course and get immediate access to the integrated manual and video on your computer screen for guided online learning.

To purchase this course material, please contact us.


To register, you must be at least 10 years old.

Start now

No need to wait to get started! Thanks to the eLearning program, you can get started right away. The online course allows you to learn, at your own pace through fun interactive study, the basic information you need before each dive.