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PADI Open Water Course

Get certified in less than four days!

Scuba diving offers the chance to explore unique and vibrant underwater worlds​


Learning to scuba dive in Dubai and getting your PADI Open Water Certification can open up a whole new world of adventure and exploration. As a beginner diver, you'll have the opportunity to discover breathtaking marine life and underwater landscapes that are unique to this region. With this certification, you'll be able to enjoy scuba diving for a lifetime and have the chance to meet new people, build your confidence, and escape the stress of everyday life. Whether you're looking for a sense of adventure or simply want to unwind and relax, scuba diving in Dubai is the perfect hobby for you.

 

Typical Schedule:

Independent eLearning: Completed by student prior to practical sessions

 

Day One: Confined Open Water / 2-3 hours (JA The Resort, Palmito Swimming Pool)
Day Two: Confined Open Water / 2-3 hours (JA The Resort, Palmito Swimming Pool)
Day Three: Open Water Session  / 2-3 hours (Choice of Dubai or Fujairah)
Day Four: Open Water Session / 2-3 hours (Choice of Dubai or Fujairah)

Access to JA The Resort

After your session is finished, you're more than welcome to come and stay the day at JA The Resort. With more than 6 swimming pools, beach access and 5* facilities, it's the perfect place to unwind after an active diving session.

Eco Awareness Talk

As divers, we naturally love the ocean and everything in it. During the course, you'll be given tips and tricks on how to look after the ocean and be a responsible diver. Check out our 'eco-conscious course' if you'd like to learn more.

Join our Members

We have recently launched a membership scheme, offering three tiers of membership. As a diver that has been certified by Chloe Blue, you'll automatically be enrolled as a bronze member.

Tailored courses

Each individual possesses unique capabilities and strengths. That's why our courses are customized to guarantee your comfort every step of the way. Our instructors are patient, caring, and dedicated to providing ample time and support.

If you’d like more information about the benefits, get in touch today.

How the course works...

Step one - eLearning

In preparation for the practical sessions, it's essential that you complete the PADI Open Water Course eLearning. You have the option to purchase this directly from the PADI website or through our team for 350 AED. This eLearning typically takes around 20 hours to finish.

 

Additionally, before commencing the course, you'll need to carefully review and sign both the medical and liability forms to ensure your safety and well-being throughout the learning experience.

Studying for PADI eLearning
PADI eLearning
Learning how to assemble diving equipment

Step Two - Confined Water Session

At JA The Resort, the practical sessions for scuba diving will take place at the Palmito Swimming Pool. As part of our service, we'll provide you with towels and access to both changing rooms and beach facilities.

During the session, you'll be required to undergo a swimming test of 200m and a 10-minute float. The swim can be done any style and you do not need to be an olympic swimmer. 

The confined session will last approximately half-a-day. We'll take you through equipment and mastering practical skills for instances that may occur whilst scuba diving. 

Confined Open Water

Step three - Open Water Sessions

After becoming proficient in the necessary skills and equipment, we will accompany you on four sea dives to help build your confidence and comfort level in the water.

 

With each dive, you'll notice an increase in your ease and assurance. The initial two dives will be conducted at JA The Resort, while the remaining two are elective and can be conducted in either Dubai or Fujairah.

 

Our suggestion is to finish the course in Fujairah, where the water is clearer, and you can witness a diversity of exquisite marine creatures. During these dives, you will hone the skills you acquired in the pool and refine your buoyancy and trim techniques to a master level.

Remove and replace scuba mask
Open Water Session

How do I book my course?

Dubai Only
1.565AED

The course will take place at JA The Resort, Dubai, UAE.

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Dubai & Fujairah
1,950 AED

The training will take place in Dubai and the last day will be in Fujairah where you'll complete two dives from a boat. 

Fujairah Only
2,530AED

The swimming pool session will take place in Dubai and the final two days (four dives) will take place in Fujairah. 

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  • Who is eligible to participate in the Discover Scuba Diving Program?
    he program is open to anyone aged 10 years and older. Participants should be in good health and have a basic swimming ability.
  • What equipment will I use during the Discover Scuba Diving experience?
    Participants will use basic scuba equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), and a scuba tank. All equipment is provided.
  • Is there an age limit for the Discover Scuba Diving Program?
    The program is suitable for individuals aged 10 and older. Parental consent is required for participants under 18 years of age.
  • What is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) Program?
    The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is a beginner-friendly introduction to scuba diving. It allows individuals with little or no diving experience to experience the underwater world under the guidance of a PADI professional.
  • Can I use the Discover Scuba Diving experience as credit towards a scuba diving certification?
    Yes, completion of the Discover Scuba Diving program may provide credit towards the PADI Open Water Diver or other entry-level scuba diving certifications.
  • Is the Discover Scuba Diving experience safe?
    Yes, the program is conducted under the supervision of a qualified PADI professional, and safety is a top priority. Participants are introduced to basic scuba skills in a controlled environment before the open water dive.
  • What can I expect during the Discover Scuba Diving experience?
    Participants will receive a brief orientation on scuba equipment, safety guidelines, and basic underwater skills. The experience typically includes a pool session to practice these skills and a supervised open water dive.
  • Do I need to know how to swim?
    You don’t need to be a strong swimmer. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable in the water.
  • Where does the Discover Scuba Diving experience take place?
    The program usually begins in a controlled environment like a swimming pool for skill practice, followed by an open water dive conducted in a safe and suitable location.
  • Can I participate in the Discover Scuba Diving Program if I have certain medical conditions?
    Participants with certain medical conditions may be required to obtain medical clearance before participating. It's essential to inform the dive center of any existing medical conditions during the registration process.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    We will provide all the scuba diving equipment. The only thing you’ll need to bring is a swimming costume, towel, sunscreen and water bottle.
  • What age can you participate in Discover Scuba Diving?
    Children age 10 years and older can participate in Discover Scuba Diving. For children that are 8 years and older, they can also participate in the PADI Bubblemaker.
  • Do I need any prior scuba diving experience to join the Discover Scuba Diving Program?
    No prior experience is required. The program is specifically designed for individuals without any scuba diving certification.
  • How do I progress in my scuba diving after completing my Discover Scuba Diving?
    If you had a great time during your Discover Scuba Dive, your next step would be to do the PADI Open Water Course. This certifies you to go independently diving to 18 meters (Junior Open Water 12 meters). The course takes 3-4 days. You will start with the confined skills which take place in a swimming pool and move on to open water skills.
  • How long does the Discover Scuba Diving experience take?
    The entire experience can vary but generally takes a few hours. This includes a briefing, equipment familiarization, pool session, and an open water dive.
  • How can I sign up for the Discover Scuba Diving Program?
    Contact us to inquire about available dates and schedule your Discover Scuba Diving experience. You may also check their website for online booking options.
  • After completing my certification, how deep am I allowed to go?"
    Junior Open Water Course (10-15 years) – 15 meters Open Water Course – 18 meters
  • How long does the PADI eLearning take?
    The PADI eLearning takes roughly 10 hours to complete (or a few hours in the evenings). We encourage you to complete the eLearning before you start the training. Once you complete all the theory, the practical skills will become clearer!
  • I don’t have a buddy, can I still do the course?"
    Yes, absolutely!
  • I’m worried about my health/medical history, can I do the course?"
    Please visit our medical FAQ page.
  • What age can I start the course?
    You can start the PADI Junior Open Water Course at 10 years old. Once the child turns 15 they will have the adult Open Water Certificate – no extra training required.
  • Do I need to know how to swim to start the course?
    A: Yes, in order to scuba dive with Chloe Blue Scuba, you must know how to swim. While you don't need to be a professional swimmer, it is necessary to have basic swimming skills for safety reasons. Being comfortable in the water, knowing how to float, tread water, and swim short distances will ensure a safer and more enjoyable scuba diving experience. Having basic swimming skills will also allow you to navigate underwater more confidently and effectively. If you are not a confident swimmer, we recommend taking swimming lessons before attempting to scuba dive. Additionally, we offer beginner swimming classes for those looking to improve their swimming skills before getting certified to scuba dive with us. Our priority is the safety and enjoyment of our customers, and having basic swimming abilities is crucial to achieving that.
  • How long will the PADI Course Take?
    At Chloe Blue Scuba, the PADI Open Water Diver course typically takes about 3-4 days to complete. This duration includes a combination of online theory sessions, confined water training, and open water dives. Our experienced and certified instructors will guide you through the course, ensuring that you have a thorough understanding of scuba diving techniques, safety procedures, and equipment usage. The PADI course is designed to be flexible and tailored to individual learning needs, so the exact duration may vary based on your progress and schedule. Rest assured that our priority is to provide a comprehensive and enjoyable learning experience, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to explore the underwater world with confidence.
  • What’s the difference between Discover Scuba Dive and Open Water Course?
    The Discover Scuba Dive is a trial run into scuba diving. The Open Water Course gives you a licence to dive globally forever.
  • Do I need to bring scuba diving equipment?
    We provide all the scuba diving gear. Please come equipped with a swimming costume, towel and water bottle.
  • Where is the course located?
    We offer the course in Dubai and Fujairah.
  • What is the structure of the PADI Open Water Course?
    The PADI Open Water Course at Chloe Blue Scuba is designed to give you the foundational skills and knowledge you need to become a certified scuba diver. The course consists of three main components: knowledge development, confined water dives, and open water dives. During the knowledge development portion, you will learn about the principles and procedures necessary for safe and enjoyable scuba diving. This may be completed through self-study using the PADI eLearning platform, or through instructor-led classroom sessions at our dive center. The confined water dives take place in a shallow, controlled environment such as a pool, where you will practice essential scuba skills under the guidance of our experienced instructors. Here, you will become familiar with your scuba equipment, learn key techniques for underwater navigation, buoyancy control, and emergency procedures. Finally, the open water dives will give you the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you've acquired in real dive situations. You will complete a series of four open water dives, usually conducted over two days and reaching a depth of 18 meters (60 feet). These dives will allow you to explore and experience the underwater world in a supervised and supportive environment. Upon successful completion of the PADI Open Water Course at Chloe Blue Scuba, you will be certified to dive independently with a buddy to a maximum depth of 18 meters. This certification is recognized worldwide and is your ticket to start exploring the wonders of the underwater realm.
  • What do I gain my completing my PADI Advanced Open Water Course?
    You’ll gain more knowledge into scuba diving and be able to go to new depths (Junior 10-14 years 21 meters / 15 years and older up to 30 meters). The great thing about the PADI Advanced Scuba Diving course is that you can explore more dive sites, improve your buoyancy, and become more confident in the sport.
  • Are there any requirements to start the course?
    You will need to have completed the PADI Open Water Course (or equivalent certificate from another organisation body). A medical form will also need to be completed before the course starts.
  • How deep can I go after being certified with my PADI Advanced Open Water?
    Junior 10-14 years – maximum 21 meters 15 years and older – maximum 30 meters
  • How long does the course take?
    The course takes two days to complete. You will need to complete five adventure dives which can be done over two days - these two days do not need to be consecutive.
  • How much time does the PADI eLearning take?
    The eLearning will take approx. 5 hours to complete or over a few evenings! The eLearning is not as in-depth as the PADI Open Water Course and there is no exam at the end. You'll just need to complete the knowledge reviews from the adventure dives that you'll be participating in.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    You will need to bring a swimming costume, towel and water bottle. Depending on which adventure dives you choose, we’d recommend that you purchase a dive torch, compass and dive knife. You are able to rent these items or we can offer a 15% discount at the Scuba Pro shop in Jumeirah.
  • Will my child be in the sea?
    The PADI Bubblemaker and the PADI SEAL Team are conducted in the swimming pool only. The Junior PADI Open Water and continued education will be conducted in the swimming pool and the sea.
  • What’s the maximum depth my child will go?
    PADI Bubblemaker: Maximum 2 meters PADI SEAL Team: Maximum 4 meters PADI Junior Open Water Divers: 10 – 11 years are restricted to diving with a parent, guardian or PADI Professional to 12 meters. 12 – 14 years must dive with an adult certified diver to 18 meters PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Divers: 15 years or older – 30 meters
  • Is there a minimum age?
    Yes, children 8 years or older can participate in scuba diving. Any younger and there is a risk the child’s lungs won’t be fully developed and this may cause physical health problems when scuba diving.
  • What does my child need to bring with them?
    Sunscreen, towel, water bottle, change of clothes and swimming costume
  • Is my child ready to start scuba diving?
    Every child is different and they all grow up at different stages. If your child seems keen to learn, confident in the water and ready to discover a whole new world, they are probably ready! If they are not confident yet in the water, wait until they are older. We encourage parents to make their own judgement into whether the child is ready or not.
  • Can I stay whilst the lesson is taking place?
    Absolutely! However, please resist from interrupting the class as the child needs to listen carefully to the qualified PADI Instructor along with building trust.
  • How long will the programme take?
    PADI Bubblemaker – 2-3 hours PADI SEAL Team – A full day or over two mornings PADI Junior Open Water – Approx. 4 days PADI Advanced Open Water – Approx. 2 days
  • What’s the difference between the PADI Divemaster and the PADI Master Diver Programmes?
    The PADI Divemaster is a professional certification that certifies you to lead dives and conduct a few courses. The PADI Master Diver gives you an elite status of being an experienced diver.
  • How many logged dives do I need to start the PADI Divemaster?
    To start the course you will need 40 logged dives. At the end of the course you will have need to have logged 60 dives or more.
  • What equipment do I need to start my PADI Divemaster?
    As this is the first step to becoming a professional diver, we recommend that you invest in the following: BCD Regulator Compass Dive Computer Underwater Slate Surface Marker Buoy Dive Knife Reel You are able to rent equipment at additional cost, please inquire for more information. Please note: quote ‘Chloe Blue’ at Scuba Pro in Jumierah and receive a 15% discount.
  • If I want to become a PADI Instructor. Do I need to do my PADI Divemaster first?
    Yes, to start your IDC course you will need to be certified as a PADI Divemaster
  • How old do I need to be to start the PADI Divemaster?
    18 years old
  • What courses can I conduct after completing the PADI Divemaster course?
    Scuba Reviews (Refreshers) Lead Discover Local Diving Skin Dive Course Assist with student divers
  • Do I need to have a medical clearance?
    Yes, you’ll need to have a PADI medical form signed-off within the last 12 months. We’d recommend going to Dubai London Clinic as they have Doctors specialising in Diving.
  • When can I start the training?
    Please reach out to godive@chloebluescubadiving.com or contact us at +971 585870521
  • Can I scuba dive if I have health issues?
    It depends on the health issue. Some medical conditions, such as asthma or heart disease, may prevent you from scuba diving. You will need to fill out a medical questionnaire and may need to get a physician's approval before diving.
  • What equipment do I need to go scuba diving?
    You will need a scuba diving mask, fins, a wetsuit, a buoyancy control device (BCD), a regulator, a tank, and weights. If you're doing a course with us, the equipment will be included in the cost. For our scuba diving trips, you're able to rent equipment from us for 65AED.
  • What should I expect during scuba diving lessons?
    Scuba diving lessons typically involve online eLearning theory and practical sessions in a pool or open water. You will learn about the equipment, safety procedures, and techniques for diving. You will also learn how to communicate underwater, how to navigate, and how to control your buoyancy.
  • Is scuba diving safe?
    Scuba diving can be safe as long as you follow the safety guidelines and procedures. It is important to always dive with a buddy, follow the dive plan, and not exceed your training and experience level.
  • Do I need to be certified to go scuba diving?
    Yes and No. You can do a taster programme which does not certify you to dive on your own without an instructor present. To go independently scuba diving you need a certification. There are various scuba diving certification organizations, such as PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) that Chloe Blue Diving Club offers. Learn more about the PADI Open Water Certification here.
  • Do I need to buy any equipment before starting the course?
    We encourage you to invest in a pocket mask for in-water resuscitation and a first aid kit.
  • Is there a minimum numbers of dives needed before starting the course?
    No. You will have just needed to complete your PADI Advanced Open Water certification and be over 12 years old.
  • What else do I need to bring with me?
    A swimming costume, towel, sunscreen and water bottle.
  • Is CPR training required for Rescue certification?
    Yes, you’ll have needed to have completed this in the last 24 months or you can include this as part of your PADI Rescue Course
  • What is the minimum age for a Rescue Diver course?
    12 years old. 12-14 year old divers may earn the Junior Rescue Diver certification.
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  • How many membership tiers are available?
    We offer three membership tiers: Bronze, Silver, and Gold, each providing increasing levels of benefits and discounts.
  • Who is eligible to join the scuba diving membership?
    Our membership is open to divers of all skill levels and backgrounds.
  • How much does each membership tier cost?
    Pricing varies by tier. Please check our website or contact our customer service for detailed information.
  • Can I upgrade or downgrade my membership tier?
    Absolutely! Members can upgrade or downgrade their tier at any time by accessing their account settings.
  • Are there any additional fees associated with the subscription?
    No, our membership fees cover all associated costs.
  • I'm experiencing issues with my membership account. How can I get help?
    Contact our customer support team via email or phone, and they will assist you in resolving any technical issues.
  • Can I cancel my membership at any time?
    es, members can cancel their subscription at any time with no cancellation fees.
  • What should I do if I forget my login credentials?
    Click on the "Forgot Password" link on the login page, and you'll receive instructions on resetting your password.
  • How can I sign up for a membership?
    Simply visit our website, choose your preferred tier, and follow the easy sign-up process.
  • How do I choose the right tier for me?
    Consider your diving frequency and preferences. The tier that aligns with your needs and interests would be the best choice.
  • How do I cancel or modify my subscription?
    Log in to your account on our website, navigate to the membership section, and follow the cancellation or modification instructions.
  • What is the Three-Tier Scuba Diving Membership?
    Our Three-Tier Scuba Diving Membership offers enthusiasts exclusive access to a range of benefits, including discounted diving trips, special events, and a supportive community.
  • How does the membership work?
    Memberships operate on a subscription basis, granting divers access to tier-specific perks and discounts for a monthly or annual fee.
  • Can you explain the differences between each membership tier?
    Certainly! The Bronze tier offers basic benefits, Silver includes additional perks, and Gold provides the highest level of exclusivity with premium discounts and access to unique experiences.
  • Can I use the discounts for all scuba diving trips, or are there restrictions?
    Most discounts apply to all trips, but some may have specific terms. Refer to the membership details for precise information.
  • What is the refund policy for the membership fees?
    We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you're unsatisfied, contact us within 30 days of joining for a full refund.
  • Are there any exclusive events or experiences for members?
    Absolutely! Members receive invitations to special events, workshops, and dive excursions reserved exclusively for them.
  • Is there a monthly or annual payment option?
    Yes, members can choose between a convenient monthly subscription or an annual payment for additional savings.
  • Is there a minimum age requirement?
    Members must be at least 18 years old or have parental consent.
  • What kind of discounts and perks come with the membership?
    Members enjoy exclusive discounts on diving trips, equipment, and training courses. Additional perks include priority booking and access to members-only events.
  • How does membership renewal work?
    Memberships are set to auto-renew by default. You can manage your renewal preferences in your account settings.
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