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PADI Open Water Certification

December 27, 2018

How to Earn PADI Open Water Certification During Your Vacation

Celebrate your passion for diving at Viva Wyndham Resorts in the Caribbean. Embark on an exhilarating underwater expedition when you dive into the crystal clear waters. Experience natural encounters in a welcoming undersea world. Choose from the Caribbean Seas of the Dominican Republic, Bahamas or Mexico. Stay at an all-inclusive ocean beach resort while you learn how to dive. Discover how to earn your PADI open water certification during your next vacation.


What Is An Open Water Diver?

An open water diver (OWD) is an entry-level diver certification to engage in recreational scuba diving. Various agencies use different names, but PADI is the most well-known. During the course, you learn theory and development with practical training in confined water as well as open water dives to gain valuable experience. Once a diver completes the course, they can dive in the open water to a limited depth, in the conditions the diver has been taught to navigate. Earning this certification ensures you are safe and capable to experience the wonders of the underwater world!


What Is PADI?

PADI stands for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. The organization uses the open water diver certification name. PADI courses range from entry level to advanced recreational diver certifications. Imagine having access to certification at all levels during your stay at a Viva Wyndham Resort! All the properties have a PADI 5 Star team to guide divers every step of the way.  It’s easy to become a certified diver when you have a professional team to teach you how to do it right! Take the course of your choice, including:

  • the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course, a one day course that includes a theoretical-practice lesson, a pool lesson, and a dive at sea with all equipment included;
  • the PADI Scuba Diver Course, which takes two days to give divers the certification to dive anywhere in the world with a professional instructor and all necessary equipment is provided; and
  • the PADI Open Water Diver course, which is three days and offers various lessons and dives, including a sea dive at a depth of up to 60 feet.


Introductory Lessons

The mystique of world beneath the sea has intrigued people since the beginning of time. With effort and experience, humans learned how to be safe under the sea, so that they could experience its natural environment firsthand. The desire to dive is only the beginning. Lessons are essential for divers to know the right way to delve into the ocean, always keeping safety in mind. Diving right into the ocean could be an overwhelming experience. The goal is to make every diver love this one-of-a-kind experience. For this reason, introductory lessons are offered inside a pool. In this restricted area, divers get their first taste of this irresistible sport.


Customized Diving Packages

Expert instructors help diving enthusiasts customize packages that fit their needs. From a single dive to many dives in scenic sites, the sky is the limit. Each diver can decide what he or she is ready to experience. Viva Wyndham Resorts offers a uniquely extraordinary opportunity to learn how to dive or earn higher level diving certification. No matter what your level of experience, you can take it to the next level during your next Caribbean getaway!


Get Submerged in Another World

Vacations are a perfect opportunity to try new things and have unforgettable adventures. Diving gives you a rare chance to get submerged in a whole new world. Leave the land behind to experience new adventures in the Caribbean Sea. View local culture from a fresh perspective. Dare to swim with the fish, including dolphins, sharks, and stingrays. Dive into areas with coral and recreational wrecks. There’s no limit to what you can discover during your diving expeditions at Viva Wyndham Resorts!


The Most Exciting Diving Destinations in the World

Viva Wyndham Resorts are located in some of the most exciting diving destinations in the world. People come from around the globe to dive into the captivating Caribbean Sea. Stay in the Bahamas, Mexico or the Dominican Republic at an ocean beach resort with all-inclusive amenities. Appreciate Viva Diving at Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach and Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace in Bayahibe and La Romana. Visit Viva Wyndham Tangerine in Cabarete for more diving options in the Dominican Republic. Head to Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach for a diving excursion in Freeport, Grand Bahamas Island. Feel the warm welcome of the water in Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya at Viva Wyndham Maya and Viva Wyndham Azteca. Try one or all of them for diving experiences you’ll never forget!


Get Your Feet Wet

Still feeling unsure about scuba diving? Get your feet wet when you try snorkeling. Take a free diving lesson in the swimming pool. After a few dives, you’re sure to want more! Consider all the excitement that awaits you once you cross the white sands into the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Look for juvenile reef fish, yellow tail snapper, spotted rays, and countless other oceanic creatures. The joy of diving is you never know what you’ll see under the sea.

Whether you’re a seasoned diver or trying it for the first time, Viva Wyndham Resorts offer the ultimate diving experience. Dive into the delight of underwater pleasures and earn your PADI open water certification during your next waterfront escape!