Open Water Diver Course


4 dives – 2- 4 days. This course can also be tailored to suit your schedule.


No diving experience required. Student should be in good health, able to swim and be comfortable in water. You must be able to complete this medical form or have a dive doctor approve you health.

Get certified as a diver by taking the most popular dive program in the world!

Taking your Open Water course with Dive Timor Lorosae is a ticket to a world of new experience and adventure. We offer the best in training, with experienced, qualified instructors ready to support you on this exciting journey.

At DTL we have dedicated classrooms where you can undertake the basic study required for the Open Water program, as well as the only dedicated scuba diving pool in Timor, where we teach all the scuba diving skills to prepare you for your first dives in the ocean. We also pride ourselves in providing small group education and a nurturing learning environment, so you have the support and time you need to become a confident Open Water diver.

Upon certification as an PADI Open Water Diver you will have the freedom to dive with a buddy, independently of a professional, up to a depth of 18m. Your certification is also the most recognised rating in the world.

You can also combine the Open Water course with the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course for more experience and training focusing on your buoyancy and moving effortlessly through the water. This would give you an additional dive and qualification for only 135 USD.

Recently tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified? You may be able to count these towards the Open Water program. Contact us for further information.

There are two options for payment

  1. Scheduled Course in which you sign up and complete your elearning online at PADI and purchase the certification pack directly with them. This allows you the ability to do the theory anywhere in the world befor completing your practical training with Dive Timor in Timor Leste……$350 USD
  2. Scheduled Course with certification pack purchased in country with Dive Timor for $450 USD.  We then provide you with all the information you require to complete you online learning and practical part in Timor Leste. Normally needs an additional day to complete and can still be done on our own device (laptop or pad) or use one of ours.


PADI eLearning is a way to complete the theory side of the course online before you arrive, shortening the course by a day or more, and allowing you to start in the in-water part of the course immediately. Click on this link to sign up – ensure you see Dive Timor Lorsae’s details in the bottom left hand corner of the page. This will entitle you to 100 USD discount on the course.

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