PADI Open Water Diving Lesson in Cape Town

Organized by Ocean Experiences

Activity Snapshot

Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience the world beneath the waves in an amazing open water dive in the waters of Cape Town.

Kick off your adventures in Cape Town with a PADI Open Water Diver course provided by some of the best instructors in the Mother City. Here you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving and create a solid foundation for all of your future PADI courses. This three-day adventure includes theory practice and 4 open water dives. You can expect to end each day back at the V&A Waterfront around 15h30.

Course Details

Day 1: You will meet with your instructor at the office on the V&A Waterfront. The day begins by completing a little bit of paperwork followed by a review of theory. The goal is for you to understand the basic principles of scuba diving. After trying on scuba equipment you will head to the pool for the first basic underwater lesson.

Day 2: Today you will head to the open water! You will review skills you practiced in the pool then complete 2 ocean dives.  

Day 3: You head off to the open water where you will complete 2 more ocean dives and continue to review your skills and newfound underwater passion!


Course of events

Transfer within 5km radius of Central Business District in Cape Town (Min 2 ppl)

Activity requirements

No pre-training required but must be in good physical health. 

Special terms

Expeditions are weather dependent. 

Maximum of 4 students per instructor. 

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

  • Full tuition by internationally certified PADI Professional
  • Confined water/swimming pool session
  • Marine Protected Areas permit
  • 4 qualifying dives
  • eTraining Dive Log
  • Certification card processing fee
  • Open Water Diver Touch
  • Full use of scuba gear
  • Registration with PADI International Limited
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snacks
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal
Meeting point
Hotel transfer within 5km radius of CBD (to be arranged), or Ocean Experiences: Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8002, South Africa Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule