Make your tropical holiday even more fun!
DIVE.IS, Iceland’s first and only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center welcomes you to learn diving from a new perspective. Start your PADI Open Water course with us and finish is it in the tropical waters!
This package gives you the opportunity to make your tropical holiday even better! You will complete the PADI Open Water Elearning online and do all the skills in a pool. Then you can go abroad and finish the 4 Open Water dives in tropical waters. After you have completed the Elearning you have a one year window to do the pool session and Open Water dives so this is a perfect cherry on top of your vacation!
How the course is set up
This Open Water Refferal course will require you to do some skills both online and in the water, those skills include:
• The Underwater World
• Dive Equipment
• Buddy Systems
• The Dive Environment
• Dive Planning
• Problem Management
• Dive Tables and Dive Computers
To take part in the Open Water course you will have to complete a specific Elearning on the PADI website. There you will go over everything that you need to know to become a safe diver. Elearning can and must be finished anytime before course starts, including final exam. Then it´s only a quick review with Instructor before we jump in water and do:
• Confined Water Dives 1-5
• Watermanship requirements: 200m continuous swim and 10 minute float
After this productive day at the pool you will get a signed form from your Instructor that you have succesfully completed the Confined Water dives 1-5 so you can complete the course abroad!
Union Grants and Other Benefits
Most unions in Iceland subsidize a part of the course fee for their members. We encourage you to find out your rights within your union.
If you are a high school or university student, the course may provide a certain number of credits that you can use towards your degree.
Former DIVE.IS students who have completed their Open Water course with us receive a 50% discount on all diving day tours from Reykjavík.
April - October or upon request
This course is conducted in one day where we will do a eLearning Quick Review, Confined Water Session 1-5, 10 minute float and 200m swim.
The course requires a minimum of 3 students. The course runs on a maximum ratio of 4 students to an Instructor.
The price includes the eLearning registration fee, which we pay directly to PADI. The eLearning fee is approximately 20.000 ISK.
- All equipment
- PADI Open Water Course eLearning material
- All confined water session
- Pool rental and admission
- Pick-up and drop-off in Reykjavik
To complete your PADI Open Water Refferal course, you will have to finish the eLearning Course
- PADI now offers the opportunity to complete all your Knowledge Development and Exams online at your own speed. As such you do not need to participate in Day 1 of the course, but merely need to complete a quick review with your instructor, which will be held before the pool session.
be at least 17 years of age (signature of legal guardian required for under 18 year old participants)
be physically fit
know how to swim and be comfortable in water
be able to communicate in English
not be pregnant
complete a PADI Medical Statement PDF
Guides on this tour
Can I take the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course and dive Silfra?
To dive Silfra you are required to have either a drysuit diver certification or drysuit dive expereince. We have therefore created a 2-day Drysuit and Silfra Combo Tour. During this tour, you will complete your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty Course on the first day and, upon completion, participate in the Diving Silfra Day Tour on the second day.
I use glasses, is that a problem?
Unfortunately it is not possible to wear glasses underneath the dive mask, as the mask would fill with water. We therefore advise that if you are near-sighted (i.e. you need glasses for distance), that you consider wearing contact lenses or bring your own prescription mask with you. If you are snorkelling and have prescription swimming goggles you are able to wear them, but you must also bring a nose clip to close of your nose, so that you are able to use your snorkel. If your prescription is not very strong (up to approximately -4) you may find that the natural magnification of the water will still allow you to see quite clearly. Should you need to purchase contact lenses, there are several opticians in Reykjavik where you would be able to do so.
Where is your shop?
Our dive shop is located at the western end of downtown Reykjavik, a 20-30 minute walk from most of the city centre. We are happy to welcome you here between 9am and 5pm every day of the week.
Why do I need to fill out a Diving Silfra Medical Statement?
Every diver joining our Silfra Diving Day Tour needs to fill out the Diving Silfra Medical Statement to make sure that he/she understands the difficulties and risks associated with the Silfra dives as listed on the left hand side of the form and by completing the medical questionaire on the right hand side of the form the participant confirms that he/she is fit and healthy to join the Silfra Diving Day Tour. This is done so that all divers enjoy a safe and happy dive tour.
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