Padi Open Water Diver Course

Padi Open Water course

You can earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification, the most widely-recognized scuba qualification worldwide, in just four days. At the heart of a PADI course lies the need to ensure your safety and that of others with you, protection of the environment and that teaching should be fun and enjoyable.

What does this qualification mean to me?

Your PADI Open Water certification allows you to dive to 18m maximum depth with a buddy of equal or greater experience, in conditions that are as good as (or better than) those in which you learned to dive.

What’s involved?

Throughout the course you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this certification by completing five confined water dives and five knowledge development sessions and by making four open water dives from our boat on the beautiful crystal clear water of the Aegean Sea.


  • Another option is to complete any part of the course and get a “Referral” to complete all other parts at a later date (within 12 months).
  • If you have already completed parts of your course in another location you can get your final training and certification here. Please contact us for rates.


Take a look at the upgrade option to an open water diver.

Choose your suitable option for the Open Water Diver Course

Here at Liamis Dive Centre, we give you many options in how you would like to complete your PADI course. After all, it is your vacation and we like to give you some flexibility. The course can be completed in as little as 3 days with the PADI touch course and up to 4 days with the standard course, there are differences in prices, too. Also, if you like to take a break you don’t have to complete the diving course in consecutive days if you’d like a little breather in between.

Option 1:

Padi Open Water Diver Course Standard.

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Option 2:

Padi Open Water Diver Course Lite.

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Option 3:

Padi Open Water Diver Course Touch™.

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Children aged 10-14 years can earn the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification. Certified Junior Open Water Divers aged 10-12 years may dive to 12m maximum depth, under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional.


Snacks and drinks on boat trips (payable on the boat). Money for: CD for your underwater photos, T-shirts, Sweatshirts.

Important Note

  • For your personal safety, all student divers must complete a medical statement prior to commencing a dive. If none of the listed conditions apply, you sign the form and are ready to start. If any of them affect you, as a safety precaution, a physician must examine you and sign a medical form that confirming that you’re fit to dive, dated within the last 12 months.
  • Our boat is located in Kos harbour, 50 meters away from the Dolphins roundabout. And she departs every morning apart Sundays’ at around 10:00 a.m.
  • Recommendations for flying after Scuba Diving: For 1 dive in a day the pre-flight time is 12 hours. For multiple dives in a day the pre-flight time is 18 hours and more.
  • Spectators can join the boat with an additional fee of 20 €. They can sunbathe on our sundeck, swim in crystal clear waters, or even upgrade onboard to snorkelers or even try divers .


Frequently Asked Questions for O.W. Diver Course

  • Q. How deep do you go?
  • A. With the necessary training and experience, the limit for recreational scuba diving is 40 meters. During the PADI Open Water Diver course scuba divers stay shallower than about 18 meters. Although these are the limits, some of the most popular diving is no deeper than 12 meters where the water’s warmer and the colors are brighter. Certified Junior Open Water Divers aged 10-12 years may dive to 12m maximum depth, under the direct supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Instructor or higher professional.
  • Q. How long will my certification last?
  • A. An Open Water certification is a lifetime certification. You won’t need to re-certify, however, it is recommended to keep practicing your skills and continue learning.
  • Q. What is the minimum age to get certified to Open Water Diver course?
  • A. The minimum age is 10 years old to be certified as a Junior Open Water Diver. Junior Open Water Divers must dive with a PADI professional until age 15, then they can upgrade to an Open Water Diver status.