Tour details & Booking

Duration: 3 days

Price: R5280/pp (R6600 /pp)

Price: $380/pp ($475 /pp)

Price: £301/pp (£376 /pp)

Price: €338/pp (€422 /pp)



Learn to scuba dive and let the adventures of this majestic underwater world begin!! The PADI Open Water Diver Course teaches you the essentials of scuba diving and sets the foundation for all the other PADI scuba diving courses and underwater adventures. This scuba diving certification is the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course. Millions of people have learnt to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world.

Course Details

Before Start Date - you will receive an online eLearning Open Water Touch manual to complete your theory at home in your own time. All the video clips, knowledge reviews, quizzes and final exam is completed beforehand. This manual is yours to keep and to refer back to refresh your scuba diving knowledge at any time. Day 1 - Complete paperwork and review the theory with your instructor to ensure you understand the basic principles of scuba diving theory. After trying on your scuba equipment, making sure all the equipment fits comfortably you will head off to the pool to learn the basic scuba skills. Day 2 - You then head off to the open water where you will be doing 2 ocean dives as well as repeating skills you learnt in the pool. Day 3 - You head off to the open water again where you will be completing 2 more ocean dives, repeating skills you learnt in the pool and giving you a chance to explore your new found underwater passion. Back at the shop each day around 15h30 (varies with each course).


3 Days

Prerequisites & Minimum Age

10 years old. No pre-training or prior experience required. Have adequate swimming skills. Complete the necessary paperwork and acknowledge our Terms & Conditions

Group Size

Max 4 students per instructor. (We do require a minimum of 2 students to run the course, so single students will be joined up with other students)

Course Times

08h30 (Meet at the shop)


Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a PADI Open Water Certification (recognised worldwide). Dive to a maximum depth of 18m. Dive with a dive buddy.


Tuition by an internationally certified PADI instructor. Confined water (swimming pool) sessions. 4 x Qualifying dives. MPA (Marine Protected Areas) permit. DAN Insurance Coverage. Full equipment use. Digital eLearning pack (Open Water Diver Touch - includes knowledge reviews, quizzes and exams), eTraining Dive Log. eCard accessible via the PADI App.


Gratuities. Hotel Transfers.


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OceanX T-Shirt

Add a Ocean Experiences T-Shirt to your order and choose from our selection in-store.

OceanX Cap

Add a Ocean Experiences Cap to your order and choose from our selection in-store.

Add Extra Dive

Add an extra dive to your experience on the same day to continue exploring the underwater world.

2 Shore Dive

On our shore entry dives we visit many fascinating scuba diving locations in Cape Town as well as Simons Town. Dives range from diving through enchanting Kelp Forests, scuba diving with Spotted Seven Gill Cow Sharks, exploring Wrecks as well as exploring colourful reefs.

2 Rib Boat Dive

The only company running boat dive charter trips out of the Cape Town V&A Waterfront on 1 tank dive trips on a 8.5m RIB Boat. Dives range from scuba diving with Cape Fur Seals in Cape Town, Ship Wrecks, Coral Reefs, enchanting Kelp Forests as well as scuba diving around Robben Island.

Booking Summary - PADI Open Water Diver

Number of seats: ONE   R5280   $380 |   €338 |   £301 |

Total R5280

“Great vibe with a professional setup and quality dive gear! Kirsten was good fun and super knowledgeable. Great experience all round.”

Iain C

“Had the best experience with Kevin doing my open water course. I was very scared of the ocean before but he put me at ease. Cape Town has some beautiful dive spots and I can highly recommend Kevin and the team at ocean X.”


“I did my PADI open water certification course and loved it! I only had a few days in Cape Town but 3 days of learning to dive was a cool way to see the area and Kevin was a really patient and organized instructor. Huge fan and will definitely be back for a dive next time I’m in South Africa.”


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