PADI Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver eLearningAvailable from our Singapore departures ONLY

Your diving adventure begins with the PADI Open Water Dive Course.

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

Please 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:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • 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 – or contact us to enrol in the course and speak to a PADI Instructor about scheduling time for in-water training. Our instructors will also answer any questions you have along the way and check your progress to make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

Phase 1 Knowledge Development:

  • OWD E-learning materials. Simply click on the PADI picture above to sign up. We will deduct the eLearning cost from the overall course price. You will receive a direct email from PADI with instructions on how to retrieve & use your course materials.
  • You can then get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace.

Phase 2 Confined Water/Pool Sessions (Singapore ONLY):

  • A few weeks before trip departure we will assign you your PADI Open Water Instructor & have them contact you to arrange your pool sessions & a knowledge development session to review / complete the academic section of the course.
  • If you have specific times / dates that you will be unavailable or have a preferred time for your training do let us know & we will do our best to accommodate.
  • We have a number of experienced & Singapore based instructors who will make sure you are ready for your adventure once you join us onboard.

Phase 3 Open Water Dives:

  • The final part of the course & your Open Water dives will take place on our scheduled White Manta Diving Singapore departures.
  • Get ready to explore a whole new world!

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 on our trips from Singapore
Course Fee:
  • S$980 per person (based on 1:2+ instructor: student) ratio.
  • S$1,200 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.


  • One theory session - about 2-3 hours at your convenience
  • Up to 5x Pool (Confined Water Diver) sessions – flexible start times (daytime & evening possible).  Need to complete 2-3 days prior to trip.
  • Instructor to student ratio 1:2.  See above price for private tution.
  • PADI eLearning, log book, instruction, & certification
  • Scuba Equipment rental

Course excludes:

  • Trip cost - Check our trip prices here.

Contact us today to find out how to get started!

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