IANTD Open Water Diver course is the first step into the underwater world. It opens a new world for you to learn how to evolve. This diving course will teach you the basics of the underwater world, and the lives inside it.

Open Water Diver course of IANTD is a five-day course where you learn the basics of diving. In Eilat, the whole course takes place in the sea. IANTD Open Water Diver course consists of three parts:

  1. confined water lessons teach the basic procedures for diving. You will receive five practical classes of protected water, in parallel or similar conditions to the pool and no more than five meters deep. The sea in Eilat is known to have the same conditions as the pool.
  2. The theoretical lessons in the book correspond to practical exercises at sea. In these lessons you will learn the following: Physical and physiological principles of water retention (buoyancy, pressure, depth, air …); Diving equipment and the way to use it; The member’s method of diving and the meaning of signs under water; Safety assessment; The underwater environment and its conservation; Use of tables and dive computers. And the theoretical test that is the final stage of the course.
  3. Open water dives strengthen your knowledge and skills so that you can feel completely comfortable in the water and reach the required level of IANTD certification. We will perform six open water dives in a natural environment, in the Red Sea in Eilat, and exercises at a depth of more than five meters.

After receiving your certification you can dive anywhere in the world accompanied by a partner to a maximum depth of 21 meters. Your qualification as an Open Water diver allows you to progress to Advanced Open Water course and various specialties.

Prerequisites: Good physical health
Age limitation: 12

Duration of the course: about five days – five dives and six open water dives.

Price: 1250 NIS
The price includes diving equipment, insurance, textbook, dive log and IANTD certification.
Prices may vary.


For minors, the mandatory exercises for certification are like adults, but additional terms and conditions may apply to the use of accreditation.