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To ensure that student receive experience in a range of conditions, the Open Water dives must include four conditions from the following, appropriate to the local conditions in which they will subsequently be diving.


Shore Dive


Dive using Nitrox 32% or 36%


Low Visibility Dive


Drift Dive


Small Boat Dive


Large Boat Dive


Wall Dive


Dive in Protective Clothing


Maximum Depth achieved in Training


Minimum of four/five dives - 120 min of O/W lessons confirmed.


Post Qualification Depth Progression to 20metres

Ocean Diver

A Diver who can participate in dives not requiring mandatory decompression stops, in controlled open water conditions and under the supervision of a Dive Manager, to a depth not exceeding 20m.

Shown below are the critierias required to obtain the grade of Ocean Diver

Self Declaration of Fitness to Dive


OT1 - Classroom Lesson - Ocean Diver Training


OS1 - Sheltered Water Lesson - Being Underwater


OT2 - Classroom Lesson - Diving Equipment & Diving Signals


OS2 - Sheltered Water Lesson - Basic Skills


OT3 - Classroom Lesson - The Body & Effects of Diving


OS3 - Sheltered Water Lesson - Developing Skills


OT4 - Classroom Lesson - Planning to go Diving


OS4 - Sheltered Water Lesson - Beyond Basics


OT5 - Classroom Lesson - Going Diving


OS5 - Sheltered Water Lesson - Safety Skills


OT6 - Classroom Lesson - What happens if......?


Swimming Assessment


001 - Open Water Lesson - The First Open Water Dive


OT7 - Classroom Lesson - Enjoying your Diving


002 - Open Water Lesson - The Second Open Water Dive


003 - Open Water Lesson - The Third Open Water Dive


004 - Open Water Lesson - The Fourth Open Water Dive


Theory Assessment


005 - Open Water Lesson - The Fifth Open Water Dive