PADI Open Water Referral Course

Course Prices from € 175

PADI Certification Fee  € 35

PADI Open Water Course Manual Not applicable

The PADI Open Water Referral Course is for people who complete their diving theory and confined water Scuba sessions with their local dive club before travelling. This means you can begin your dive course in one diving centre and finish it in another.

Simply bring your referral form with you and join us at Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village to complete your four Open Water dives in the warm waters of the Red Sea.

The first two open water dives will be to a maximum depth of 12 metres and will take place on our gentle house reef in Sharks Bay. The second two dives, to a maximum depth of 18 metres, will either be conducted from the house reef or, if possible, from one of our daily diving boats.

In just two days one of our PADI Instructors will certify you as a PADI Open Water Diver leaving you more time to enjoy Scuba diving some of the fabulous dive sites Sharm el Sheikh has to offer. Alternatively you could become a PADI Advanced Open Water diver in the same diving holiday.

Duration & Prerequisites

  • 2 days
  • No prior certification but you must bring with you the Referral paper signed by your original instructor proving completion of the five theory and confined modules (valid for one year)
  • General physical fitness and an ability to swim 200 metres and tread water for 10 minutes
  • Minimum age, 15 years (10 years for Junior Divers)

Please note that all student divers must complete the PADI Divers Medical Questionnaire and Medical Statement prior to starting any course. If a student has any of the medical conditions that are listed then signed clearance from a doctor experienced in diving medicine must be provided on check-in, this can also be arranged locally with the doctors at the hyperbaric chamber.

PADI Open Water Referral, Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village


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