PADI Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver eLearningAvailable from Singapore ONLY

Your diving adventure begins with the PADI Open Water Dive (OWD) course.

Experience the world beneath the waves with the world's most popular and widely recognised scuba course.

Please contact our contact our White Manta Diving team today to find out how to get started!

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

    1. Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
    2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.
    3. Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

You can start your learning now with PADI's home-study materials (Open Water Diver eLearning).  Our experienced instructors, based in Singapore, will be there every step of the way, help answer your questions, plan you schedule, and of course teach you as you embark on your diving adventures.

1. Knowledge Development/ PADI eLearning:

  • PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.
  • It's your course on your time. Study offline or online, using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
  • eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours

2. Confined Water Dives:

  • You are introduced to the basics/ fundamentals of breathing underwater safely using scuba equipment and essential ’scuba skills’ in shallow water. Your instructor will teach you your Open Water Diver skills, and review your knowledge development with you.
  • We host the five PADI confined water sessions in a private, indoor, heated swimming pool (depth 2.5m). Confined sessions are conducted with a maximum 1:2 instructor:student ratio.
  • These sessions are conducted to PADI standards, teaching you all you need to know before moving to open water. Our instructors have years of experience and offer a relaxed, safe environment to begin learning. Schedules are flexible too, arranged with your instructor to suit your schedule.

3. Open Water Dives:

  • 4x local dives from Singapore, to be scheduled with your instructor, once all academics & pool sessions are completed.
  • Open Water dives are conducted at the ONE°15 Marina in Sentosa Cove, the dive site is within an enclosed marina, sheltered from any current. The perfect location to learn safely.

To enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course with us, you must...

  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws).
  • Complete your open water dives at the ONE°15 Marina in Sentosa Cove, Singapore.
Course Fee:
  • S$980 per person (based on maximum 1:2 instructor: student) ratio.
  • S$1,500 for private tution (1:1 instructor:student) ratio.
  • Note: If you have signed for your eLearning by clicking on the above 'PADI Seek Adventure' picture link, following, and paying, we shall deduct the eLearning cost from the overall course price.


  • 1x theory session, to review your knowledge development, at your convenience.
  • Up to 5x Pool (Confined Water Diver) sessions in a private, indoor, heated swimming pool (depth 2.5m), flexible start times (daytime & evening possible).  Need to complete along with your eLearning, prior to open water dives.
  • 4x local dives from Singapore
  • Maximum 1:2 instructor: student ratio.  See above price for private tution.
  • PADI eLearning, eLog book, instruction, certification, & PADI eCard.
  • Scuba Equipment rental.
  • Insurance.

Contact us today to find out how to get started!

All the best, from the team at White Manta Diving.

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