Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver


This Program is designed to provide comprehensive training to those who wish to become SCUBA divers. This Program emphasizes the skills and knowledge needed to develop a safer novice diver and to develop a sense of confidence and responsibility in those joining the adventures of underwater discovery. This Program qualifies a diver to dive to a maximum depth of 18 msw in open water, accompanied by other divers of at least the same level, without supervision of a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor. Continue their dive education by enrolling in IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver and Specialty courses.

The purpose of this program is to qualify a diver to participate in diving activities where appropriate Diver


1. Age requirement:

a. A minimum of 15 years of age for Diver qualification with a parent or guardian authorization, OR;

b. A minimum or 18 years of age without guardian approval.

Jr. Open Water Diver - Students between 10 years of age and 14 years of age who meet the open water diver performance requirements may qualify for a Jr. Open Water Diver certification that allows them to dive under the supervision of an adult who has a minimum of an open water diver certification level or higher.

Program Content

At least one general lecture must be included addressing the psychological aspects of SCUBA diving. This must include responsible diver attributes, and risk awareness and management for Sport diving.

This program must include: Academic Classes, Confined water session(s) and Open Water Dives.

The Program must include: A minimum of 4 lessons in Confined water session(s). A minimum of 80 minutes of Open Water bottom time.

The cost of the Open Water Diver course is 23,500 rubles.

The price includes: theory in the classroom, theoretical exam, confined water dives and examination dives in open water at Lake Baikal, rent of personal equipment with a dry suit, certification.