The Open Water Diver (short: OWD) Course is an initial diver training that allows - after the successful completion - diving with a dive buddy and a guide until a depth of 18 meters.
Most divers worldwide begin with this course. If you’re not sure yet if you’ll like diving, you can do a Try Scuba Dive in advance.
The duration is not fixed and depends on your experience (maybe you did some Try Dives before) and if you’re studying the theory already at home. But it can be said that usually the course takes between 3 and 5 days with a minimum of four to six dives.Example: Our course on Malta took 3 days, but we studied the theory with the online training at home and already had five Try Scuba Dives before the course (Fun Fact: for a while we didn’t have enough money for the OWD so we always just did Try Dives).