SDI Open Water Scuba Diver
Learn the essential skills to conduct safety open water dives.
You will learn all the theory on the SDI eLearning site and at the end your instructor will go through the topics to confirm your knowledge or fill in the gaps.
Pool (1 day)
Here you will practice your skills in the confined water environment to start developing the muscle memory that will help you later on to have more fun during your dives.
Open Water (2 days)
The final step will be to perform skills you have learned during the pool session in open water environment. Upon successfully completing you can start your new adventures.
Open Water Scuba Diver: minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
Junior Open Water Scuba Diver: from age 10 with parental consent
Distance swim of 200 metres non-stop using any stroke without the use of mask
eLearning: Academics are done prior the pool session at your own pace with approximately 2 hours wrap-up via Zoom.
Pool session: You will spent 2 hours in the pool to get familiar with your gear.
Open Water session: Over two days you will accomplish at least 4 dives.
Best plan is two consecutive weekends, but we are flexible and happy to adjust to your preferred schedule.
Pool: This session usually take place at diving pool in Tsurumi-ku (Yokohama area)
Open Water: This session are taking place at Usami, Atami or Osezaki. These locations are well equipped for the Open Water course and offers protected diving spots so the weather is not much of the limitation.
You don't want to commute to/from Tokyo or Yokohama for the course and our recommendation is to stay in the area. For classes taking place in Atami, our choice of hotels would be Toyoko Inn Eki Mae or Prince Smart Inn Atami.
For classes taking place in Osezaki, you can stay at Osekan, the dive center of our choice. For about 8,000JPY per person per night you can stay in their traditional Japanese room with tatami mats and futons, dinner & breakfast included. Or you can stay in regular hotel in Numazu but you will need car to commute to the dive site in the morning.
Please do not hesitate to ask, we are always happy to assist with the whole planning.
Please arrange for your own transportation. It will take approx. 30 minutes on Shinkansen from Shin Yokohama station to Atami Station.
Pick up at Atami or Usami station.
For Osezaki training, there is no public transportation available and you will need to arrange your own car.
You will use and get familiar with this basic diving equipments:
Mask: low profile, black
Snorkel: foldable type
Wetsuit & Boots*: 8mm neoprene wetsuit is preferable for this area
Fins: rigid type with springs
DIR style single tank BCD setup with long hose regulator
If you you would like to purchase your own gear, please contact us first to confirm required specifications.
*Rentals are usually available at the dive center but, please contact us in advance to be sure to get the right size. Rentals are charged on per day basis. In case your size rental is not available you will need to purchase your own prior the course.
The fee for SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is 68,000JPY.
SDI OWSD eLearning: regular price 17,380JPY -> GOLDEN WEEK CAMPAIGN only 7,380JPY (offer is valid until May 31, 2023)
Basic gear (Mask, Snorkel, Holster pockets, Fins, Dive computer, Single tank BCD setup, Long hose regulators) daily rent: 5.500JPY
Please contact us in advance to secure the gear that fits your size.
* Prices are 10% VAT included
Transport to/from dive site/resort
Resort or hotel accommodation
Meals & drinks
Wet suit, hood, gloves and boots rental costs
No additional hidden costs
* Used photos are for image purpose only