The Open Water diver is the most recommended course if you would like to get the diving certification. It is actually the most chosen course for beginners worldwide because it will allow you to dive anywhere in the world, independent of professionals.
To be able to get the Open Water Certification you must be 10 years old or older but no prior experience with scuba diving is required. Just need to have adequate swimming skills and physical health compatible with scuba diving activities.
This course takes around 3 full days. It includes theory lessons to get knowledge about physics, physiology, equipment, theory of diving, environment, etc.
5 sections.Videos, quizzes and a final exam.
Also practice is included on this course, firstly the confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills and how to manage different situations in the water. Few blocks of different exercises in total, at around 28 exercises.
And after, Open Water Dives to use your skills and enjoy. 4 in total.
A simple swimming test is also a requirement to obtain the certification.
At the end of the course you will log all your dives and will get a certification that will allow you to dive independently until 18 meters depth all around the world.