PADI Open Water Diver

Available on our New White Manta Singapore departures only

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. 

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! 

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

Phase 1 Knowledge Development;

  • We will provide you with your OWD E-learning materials. 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 one of our scheduled New White Manta 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 an MV White Manta trip
Course Fee
  • S$700


  • One theory session - about 2-3 hours at your convenience
  • 2 Pool sessions – Weekdays (daytime & evening possible)
  • Instructor to student ratio 1:2
  • PADI manual, Dive Planner, Log Book & Certification
  • Equipment Rental

Course excludes:

  • Trip cost - Check our trip prices here.