The final section of the course consists of four qualifying dives to be made in Open Water. These are best completed in the clear, warm waters to be found in many resort locations around the world.
We have found the Mediterranean to be a very suitable location with gentle currents and almost no tides, so diving is available whenever you are ready.
The following reports show some of our students experiences on Mediterranean trips:
Malta Trip Report - July 2004
Malta Trip Report - May 2005
Spain Trip Report - September 2005
Gozo Trip Report - June 2006
Another popular location for divers is Lanzarote. Warm weather and pleasant water temperatures all year combine with plentiful marine life as can be seen in the following reports:
Lanzarote Trip Report - November 2006
Lanzarote Trip Report - May 2007
Arguably some of the finest diving in the world is to be experienced in the Red Sea. This may be either shore based or living aboard a luxury dive boat for those wishing to get to the more remote and quieter dive sites.
Egypt Trip Report - Oct 2007
There are hundreds of PADI Dive Centres at resorts around the world all happy to assist with your training and future diving. PADI's website includes a worldwide Dive Centre locator so that you may arrange your qualifying dives prior to your holiday.