Your first license to the underwater world
Scuba Diving has always been fun and safe. The entry level is the PADI Open Water Diver Course, this dive course is the beginning of all your underwater adventures. Children as young as 10 years old can participate in the PADI Junior Open Water Diver Course too. So the family could start the scuba diving together.
Under a close supervision from our Qualified PADI Dive Instructors, Safety is our primary goal.
If you just want to have an experience of SCUBA underwater, you can also try our PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program. Perfect if you are not sure if you like the full course!
Our PADI Referral Course offers flexibility where you can either complete your theory session or open seas session with us.
Waikiki Dive Centre is proud to offer you the best of Open Sea Diving experience via Liveaboard or take a trip to Manado. It’s just so convenient and you will not be subjected to the harsh reality of land trip. Read on for more details on the liveaboard experience.
PADI Dive Course Pre-requisite:
Minimum 10 years old
Be able to swim 200 meters or snorkel 300 meters
Be able to float on water without any swimming aids for 10 minutes
Be able to answer “NO” in the following RSTC medical statement
* (If you have any “YES” you will need to consult and get a physician’s approval before the commencement of the course)
Student to Instructor ratio => 1-2 : 1
Course Includes (Manado, Indonesia)
Ownership of PADI Dive Manual + Recreational Dive Planner (Not included if eLearning option is chosen)
Use of Tanks and Weights
Use of Pool Facilities
Use of Dive Boat
1 Theory Session (Evening) Venue: Luzerne #01-02
2 Pool Sessions (Evening) Venue: Outram Secondary School
4 Open Water Training Dives at Manado
PADI 5 Star Certification Card and Logbook
4D3N Stay at Manado (Tasik Ria, Twin/Double sharing Pool-view accommodation)
Complimentary Gear usage: Mask, Snorkel, Full Foot Fins, Shorty, BCD, Regulator Set, Weight Belt, dive computer
Remarks: Price quoted based on minimum 2 participants for diving course at Manado
Price (Manado – Indonesia)
SGD $1250 (Exclude return airfare on Silkair SIN-MDC-SIN)
Optional – PADI eLearning
Designed for the busy and are always on the go. If your schedule is not fixed, and can’t find time to attend the lecture, you are welcome to take up the PADI eLearning option. You will have one year access to this virtual classroom. In this PADI eLearning program, you will be able to learn the dive course with the digital PADI Open Water Manual, video, complete the required knowledge reviews and attempt the exams.
Upon completion of the PADI eLearning, you will need to email us your results, and it’s recommended that you come by our dive centre before the pool session for a final review of the dive course. Our PADI Instructor will be there to meet up with you and discuss on any queries you have.
PADI eLearning top-up: SGD $50
Remarks: Please note that the PADI Open Water Diver Manual will not be issued should the PADI eLearning option be taken.
Outram Secondary School
Manado – Tasik Ria Resort
Step 1: Course Registration (Paper work, Self Study, and Exam Session)
Registration of the PADI Open Water Dive Course is to be done at least 7 Days in advance, prior to the commencement of Exam Session. We will need you to pre-register online and require your passport details, and a digital coloured passport sized photo for uploading and your dive certification card.
Participants should come to Waikiki Dive Centre to make payment for the dive course by Cash, Nets Visa, Mastercard, collect required study materials, and complete the registration by filling out the Student Profile, Liability Releases and Medical Statement. Generally Participant should be in good health status, otherwise a doctor’s opinion should be seek when in doubt. [In the case of PADI eLearning is optioned, you will not be collecting the dive manual. Instead, we will issue you the online passkey to the eLearning program]
Upon Registration, participants will receive the dive manual and dive planner for self study. It will take approximately 6 to 8 hrs or 1 week for the self study. Participants will have to complete all 5 knowledge reviews in the dive manual during this Self Study period. These knowledge reviews are to be handed in during your Exam Session.
The Exam Session will be held at our training centre at Luzerne #01-02, just 10 minutes away from our retail outlet. Upon completion of the Key Points in the PADI Open Water Lesson Guide, the Open Water Quiz & Final Exam will be administered. 75% passing score is required in each section.
Step 2: Pool Sessions 1 & 2
The 2 Pool Sessions is where you develop the motor skills required for safe and enjoyable diving. It will be held in Outram Secondary School from 1830-2200 hrs. During the pool session, skills from Modules 1 to 5 of the PADI Open Water Diver Course will be taught by the PADI Dive Instructor. Upon Mastery of these skills, you will be evaluated in the Open Sea Dives.
Step 3: Open Sea Dives
The Open Sea Dives will be held over the weekend in Malaysia or Singapore, according to the diving season. Skills learnt in the pool sessions are evaluated in the open sea to ensure that participants are confident in the underwater world. SAFE Diving Practice is further reinforced by our PADI Dive Instructors; and at the same time, remembering to get lots of fun underwater!