PADI Open Water Diver Course


The course consists of five theoretical classes, five modules in confined waters and four practical classes in the open sea. All this in order to make you self-sufficient in scuba diving so that you can dive without the need to be accompanied by an instructor.
You will finally be a certified diver! You will obtain an official certification with which you will be able to dive up to 18 meters of depth.

Discount for groups

Reservations for 2 or more people – 340€/person (TEMPORARY OFFER)

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PADI Open Water Diver

Face the challenge of becoming an Open Water Diver (OWD) certified diver. Now it is possible to make the theory from your mobile, tablet or PC thanks to the Open Water Diver Touch.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the first step, the first level, whose objective is to acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to make diving an easy, safe and fun activity.

Duration: 4 to 5 days – No Previous Experience – Any questions? Call us at (+34) 607 083 551

Open Water Diver

PADI means Professional Association of Diving Instructors



PADI Open Water Diver


No previous experience is necessary to start the course. There is a course prior to PADI Open Water Diver, Scuba Diver, which is not required to take this course.


Diver autonomous. You will be able to dive up to 18 meters deep without the need to be accompanied by a guide or instructor.


The practices in swimming pool or sea according to the climate of the zone. Departures from boat in Sanxenxo (Portonovo).


Internationally recognized. Your card never expires and is valid all over the world.

Continuing Education

You can access Advance Open Water Diver course and extend your limit to 30 meters deep. NITROX or PADI Enriched Air Diver course is also available.

Choose how to do your course

You can choose between having classes at the dive center or doing the theory online. The practices are the same in both cases, it only changes the way you do the theory. If you decide to do it online, you will come to the center for the practices when you finish the theory.


2/3 days
  • Book in PDF
  • Online Exams
  • Tutor by phone or in person

Classes at Portosub

4/5 days
  • Physical textbook
  • Exams at Portosub
  • Tutor by phone or in person

Open Water discount for groups

We offer a discount of 40 € if you take the course in a group. The discount for groups requires a minimum of 2 people. The discount will be automatically applied to the cart when you choose the number of people.

If you have made the Discover Scuba Diving with Portosub and you have the discount code, you can use it before paying.


390 per person


340 each


If it is a gift, you can buy a gift voucher for the course you want. Visit our “GIFT DIVE” section and select your gift, personalise it with name and message. When we receive your payment, we will send you a PDF to print or mail.

The voucher contains the code to be exchanged for the purchased course.

Included in the course

  • You will perform the theory from the comfort of your computer, tablet or mobile.
  • Includes their knowledge reviews, tests and exams.
  • PDF of your Open Water Diver manual.
  • Use of Electronic Dive Tables (RDP Tables)
  • Dive Calculator (eRDPml Tocuh).
  • Training Logbook (eTraining Dive Log).
  • Practical classes in swimming pool and/or sea.
  • 5 confined water sessions and 4 open water dives.
  • Student insurance during the course sessions.
  • Cost of open water certification procedures included.
  • PADI Open Water Diver card at the end of the course.
  • A PADI Instructor for your training.
  • Unlimited tutorials with your instructor.

What do you need for the course?

Enrollment Requirements

Once registered

Choose ON-LINE theory and you will be able to do the theoretical part of the course at your own pace and in any place.

The course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge development

Study through a material kit that includes a DVD and a book (you can also do it on-line). This part consists of 5 modules of theoretical classes in the Diving Center, in which your instructor will resolve your doubts and explain the most important concepts and basic principles of scuba diving.

Confined water dives

Given the exceptional conditions of Portonovo, whenever the sea allows it, this part of the course will take place in a cove with a lot of life so the experience will be much more fun, if not we will do it in a swimming pool. You will do a series of exercises and learn the basic techniques of diving and handling the equipment.

Open water dives

To review your skills and explore! consisting of 4 dives at different dive sites. You will put into practice what you have learned in confined waters and begin to enjoy diving with your instructor. You will increase your depth progressively until you reach the certification objective.

At the end of your course

PADI Open Water Diver

You'll be certified

Recibirás en tu domicilio el carnet que te acredita como buceador Open Water Diver, reconocido a nivel mundial.

PADI Open Water Diver

You will dive with confidence

You can dive anywhere up to 18 meters. You will be prepared to face new challenges and experiences.

PADI Open Water Diver

You'll know another world

You will experience the greatness of the underwater world. You will share adventures with others who, like you, have achieved it.

Join millions of divers

For it you have to your disposition our facilities and instructors, expert divers, specialists in the teaching of all the disciplines of the recreational diving.
Everything to offer maximum quality and safety, making this course a unique experience to enjoy a lifetime.

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn to use basic dive equipment including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you carry varies somewhat, depending on whether you are going to dive in a tropical, temperate or cold water site.

Ask your Portosub dive center about the equipment you will be using during this course. Come and find out more at the Portosub dive shop.

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