Open Water Course in Komodo
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Introduction to the Uber Scuba Open Water Course in Komodo:
The Open Water Course is the leading course for those who wish to get certified to be able to dive to a depth of 18 meters – anywhere in the WORLD!
Our 3 day program (or 2 day program if you complete the e-learning before arrival) is detailed enough to give a serious educational and training platform to take your skills anywhere you travel to next.
Uber Scuba Komodo offers multi-lingual, experienced instructors and training via SSI. Even though our instructors are all trained to both PADI and SSI Instructor level or above, we prefer to teach our students the SSI Open Water for many reasons specific to our water conditions.
Did you know that we start our Open Water courses daily! Book your space today to learn how to dive in one of the most unique and diverse locations in the world.
Guests who do not yet have an Open Water certificate which allows them to dive to depths of 18 meters. Perhaps you have already completed (but not mandatory) a Try Dive on a previous vacation, the Open Water Course is the perfect step up!
The Open Water Course involves 3 parts:
We offer you two options of how to do your SSI theoretical training; either via online e-learning prior to arrival in Labuan Bajo, or you can use our SSI manuals and tablet on day 1. E-learning is perfect for those who wish to have fun and user-friendly online training before you arrive in Labuan Bajo, and for those who want to protect your valuable time on vacation. Both the SSI manuals and Online training program are designed so that the student can learn the academics at their own pace whenever it’s convenient.
2. Confined Water Training
The surrounding islands of Labuan Bajo and the sheltered bays of Komodo, offer shallow pool like water, with no current, and therefore a practical and safe place for your confined water training. Here, you will be able to practice crucial scuba skills under the supervision of our experienced and friendly instructors. Learn a number of skills which will benefit your comfort level, buoyancy and provide you with the ultimate skill set to be able to dive anywhere in the world. The confined water training will happen on the first water day of the course.
3. Open Water Dives
Four (4) Open Water Dives are required to complete your Open Water Course in Komodo and boy, you are going to be spoilt after having completed these in Komodo. These will be split as having 1 open water dive on the first water day of the course, and 3 open water dives on the second water day of the course.
On the successful completion of your open water training dives and passing a theoretical exam, you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is ISO certified and is recognised worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless. Even if you complete your Open Water training with SSI you can still dive at PADI dive centres worldwide and even switch your education provider to PADI/RAID or any other when you go on to your Advanced Course!
Instructor / DM
For the duration of your Open Water course in Komodo, you will be assigned a friendly and professional Instructor. We take a maximum of 4 divers per instructor.
- Instructor tuition
- Certification card costs
- Full set of rental equipment (BCD, long 3mm wetsuit, mask, fins, booties, regulator, tanks, weights and weight belt)
- Lunch on two days
- A light breakfast of doughnuts and bananas on two days, plus snacks
- Plus unlimited water, tea and coffee
- The National Park fee and a local government retribution, which totals 275,000 IDR per person per day between Monday and Saturday, rising to 350,000 IDR per person per day on Sunday and Public Holidays.
- Dive/Medical Insurance*
- Accommodation – check out Seaesta Komodo Hostel & Hotel
(*Some travel insurers may cover you but please double check it’s the correct requirements or alternatively you can purchase insurance from us for 150,000 IDR per day)
The Open Water course is 3 days in total. 1 of these days being a self-study day which you can either do before your arrival via the online e-learning or use the manuals and tablet when you arrive in Labuan Bajo.
“Completed my open water course and first dive experience with Uber Scuba and it was AMAZING. The crew was fun and energetic without any sacrifice to the adherence of safety and respect for the ocean and its marine life. Special mention to my instructor Fikih (hope i spelled it right) !! Fikih made the experience fun, comfortable and ensured we felt well taken care of at all times. Very well informed with his skillset and patient. The boat was clean, spacious and stored with ample tea, coffee, snacks etc. to keep you diving the entire day! Dive sites with turtles, marble rays, clown fish, black tips, mantas and so much more – I’m really not sure if its usual to see so many different species but it was a darn amazing experience. Definitely telling when the lot of us filled our remaining available days on our trips with Uber Scuba. So cheers to Fikih, Michelle, Rian, Claire, Tanja and the rest of the uber crew for your hospitality and making it such an absolute pleasure! Highly recommended and definitely my choice when I am back in Labuan Bajo.”
– Johnn Chua