PADI Open Water Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world underwater, this is where it starts. We usually teach the Advanced Open Water course on Atauro Island, diving on the pristine reef that the island offer. However, you can choose to do the course in Dili.


Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined dives in a pool to learn basic scuba skills
  • 4 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore


  • Age 10 years or older (ages 10 – 14 will receive a junior certification)
  • Good level of physical health
  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required

$500 – All Inclusive package

  • Every pick up / drop off
  • 2 days of theory + pool session in Dili, lunch, flexible schedule
  • 2 days of Open Water training on Atauro Island – 4 dives
  • Full set equipment
  • Boat transfers to/from the island, one night accommodation, all meals, snacks and soft drinks
  • PADI certification and online manual
  • Maximum 4 students per instructor