PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver diving course in Valencia is the first level in learning to dive or scuba dive. In this course we are going to start from scratch and you do not need to have previous experience.

At the end of this course, you will obtain a degree to dive anywhere in the world. It is like getting a driver's license, but to dive.

The PADI Open Water Diver qualification that you will obtain will allow you to dive up to one maximum depth of 18 meters

Also, just by choosing us, you will have the free equipment rental for 4 trips after the completion of your course, so you can come to our dive center to enjoy dives without having to pay the rent!


From Buceo Valencia, we care about the health of our students and divers.

That is why from February 2020 EVERYBODY our divers must bring or purchase in our facilities.


Regulator nozzle


Diving booties

Desde: 250,00 (VAT included)


Courses Saturday to Sunday, Other dates Consult us.



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meters deep

Days of duration

Theory hours


What does the course consist of?


In this module we start with the theory, the teaching material very easy to read, with which you would obtain the necessary knowledge to be able to practice safely. They are complemented by a complete explanation from your instructor that will clarify any possible doubt.


This part consists of three dives at 6 and 12 meters during one day. On the second day we will do 2 dives at 12 and 18 meters. You will be accompanied by our PADI IDC and PADI Dive Master instructors who will teach you the different underwater exercises.

What does the course include?

We will provide you with the teaching material

All the diving equipment adapted to you

Diving insurance during the course

5x open sea dives

Theory classes

Square in Embarcacion

Why Dive Valencia?

  • Because we are a legal company with CIF B40636250
  • Because we are an approved center with CB054V
  • Because we are THE ONLY PADI 5 entrellas center in Valencia, Check it out here
  • Because all of our instructors are TITLED.
  • Because we have our own facilities.
  • Because we are a center with INSURANCE and LEGAL 100%.
  • Because we carry all the EMERGENCY equipment required by law IN OUR VESSELS.

What do I need to start my adventure?

The day you arrive at our dive center, we will ask you.

  • Be at least 10 years old
  • ID photograph
  • ID photocopy

Frequent questions

From what age can I start diving?

From 10 years with the permission of the tutor, Although PADI may require older ages for some of its courses.

Where can I dive with the OW PADI certificate?

All over the world since it is an international card.

I have physical limitations, can I dive?

Anyone can learn to dive and become certified, provided they pass the theoretical knowledge and all practical skills.
On a physical level, in Spain, a doctor is required to reevaluate your physical condition

Where can I get a diving doctor?

Diving Valencia can contact you with the doctor who collaborates with our school. Contact us for more information.

How long does it take to obtain the OW PADI certificate?

The theoretical part can be done online therefore, you progress at your own pace. Now we only have to stay to do the practices that will be two days.

What diving equipment do I need to do the course?

Diving Valencia provides you with all the necessary equipment (regulator, vest, computer, bottle, suit, weights, fins). Although you should have the material that needs a more personal level of hygiene, booties, regulator mouthpiece. In our store we will help you choose the equipment that best suits your characteristics, and we even offer you a pack of fins, mask and tube at a good price.

As a child in the pool my ears hurt a lot when I was submerged, can I dive?

Yes, assuming you have no irregularities in your ears and breasts. Discomfort is the normal effect of water pressure on your ears.
Fortunately, our bodies are designed to adjust for pressure changes in our ears (you just need to learn how).
If you have no difficulty adjusting air pressure during a flight, you probably won't have any trouble learning to adjust water pressure when diving.
The certifying doctor will do a complete inspection even looking at the compensation on your eardrums.

I smoke, can I dive?

In principle, yes, although it may be a good time to think about quitting. Only the doctor can assess your risk.

Do women have any special consideration regarding diving?

Other than pregnancy, no. Since physiologists know little about the effects of diving on the fetus, the recommendation is that women avoid diving during pregnancy or when trying to become pregnant.
Menstruation is normally not a concern.

How long does an air bottle last?

This is one of the most common questions, and the answer is relative: all people breathe at different speeds, and they breathe faster when jogging than sitting, for example. Thus, the deeper you go, the more air will be consumed.
In addition, there are bottles of different sizes, and whenever you dive, a manometer is worn to control the amount of air left in the bottle.

Is diving dangerous?

Statistics show that diving is safer than swimming and that many other mainland sports. There are potential risks, and that is why you need to attend a course.
Likewise, diving is the same as driving a car: if you follow the rules and use common sense, there should be no danger.

Is there an incompatibility between wearing magnifying glasses and diving?

No. If you wear contact lenses there should be no problem diving with them. There is also the option of graduating the lenses of the diving mask in a professional optician.

Do I have to be a good swimmer to dive?

You need basic swimming skills to stay confidently in the water

And after the course or baptism, what?

We offer you the next level, so that you feel safer as you continue learning from our hand and, of course, diving. Come with us to take a diving trip, it is a dream.

What do I have to bring to start the diving course?

You just have to bring us the current medical certificate, a passport-type photo and a photocopy of the ID

Do you want to dive deeper? Better buoyancy?

We recommend this course