Nico Dives Cool Bali

Open Water Diver Course

Become a certified Open Water Diver

Open Water Course SSI or PADI in Bali

Open Water Diver Course in Bali

The Open Water Diver Course is the most popular diver certification in the world. At Nico Dives Cool, we like to teach the Open Water Course with SSI as their philosophy and teaching method is align with ours, but  we can teach courses from other federations too. All certifications are recognised throughout the World. This way you can become an autonomous diver and dive the whole Planet. This certification level will allow you to dive up to 18m depth. What a wonderful world for you to discover.

During the Open Water Diver Course you will learn the right skills and obtain the basic diving knowledge to become an autonomous diver. Once certified, you can enjoy beautiful dives with a buddy, certified diver like you.

What differentiates us from other Dive Centres

At Nico Dives Cools we want you to have the best learning experience possible. This is why we keep our student ratios to dive instructors extremely low. Compared to other large dive centres you get a highly personalised course and diving practice experience. Very often our experience diving instructor will only teach one student at a time. In general we prefer to have no more than two students per instructor so we can assure a quality education. Also, this is the key reasons why Nico Dives Cool has such an amazing 5-Stars reputation amongst its customers. Having said that we can be flexible if you want to do your course with several people. Simply let us know your preferences and we will make sure that you have a fantastic learning experience.

The other thing that make us stand out from the crowd is that we actually take you to some of the best diving spots to do your course. Rather than sitting three days in the same spot, like learning in Sanur, we will bring you around different dive locations. Typically we will bring you to Tulamben and Padang Bai. There you will  dive the beautiful Blue Lagoon dive sites with amazing coral bommies. In Tulamben you will enjoy the colourful coral reefs, and the world famous USAT Liberty Shipwreck. 

Open Water Diver in Tulamben

What is included?

Before you start diving you will be required to review and learn some basic dive theory. We recommend to do the e-learning course prior to arriving in Bali. So we can focus more on the diving skills and practice more, once you are here. On the day we will pick you up from your hotel and later drop you off too. On the drive we review your diving knowledge, to make sure you have a good grasp of the fundamental diving theory.

Basic diving insurance is included as its all necessary gear for course. We only use high quality gear, from trusted scuba gear producers such as, Apeks or Aqualung

Now, let’s get to the water part. We will start with one day of confined water session (shallow water, or pool) for skills practice. Following this day we do four (4) open water dives over day 2 and day 3. We are also flexible to compress the course should you not have enough time. No problem, just let us know your limitations.

Open Water Diver Course in Padang Bai

Experience Summary


  • Min. 10 years of age for Junior Open Water Diver Certification
  • Min. 15 years of age for Open Water Diver Certification
  • Able to swim
  • Good physical health and condition

All Inclusive:

  • Learning Materials (SSI digital kits)
  • Diving Log Book
  • Open Water Certification 
  • Transport in air-conditioned bus to and from training site(s)
  • Full set of diving equipment (Apeks and Aqualung)
  • SSI or PADI Instructor speaking English, French, or Bahasa Indoensia
  • Theoretical course
  • Skills practice
  • 4 dives in the ocean
  • Porter available to carry the equipment/tank to and from the dive site
  • Toilet, shower and changing rooms
  • Diving Insurance (Decompression Chamber only)
  • Oxygen Kit and First Aid available on site
  • Free Wifi at the dive shop
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