Why You Need to Drop Everything and Learn to Scuba Dive

With picture-perfect water conditions, a rich and diverse marine life and world-renowned dive sites, Komodo National Park will tempt you to take the plunge


Breathing underwater will be one of the most exciting things you’ll ever do.

If you want to learn how to scuba dive and explore the world beneath the waves, then get certified with the PADI Open Water Diver Course – the world’s most widely recognized scuba diving course.

Anybody can become a scuba diver.

The requirements are very few: you need to be at least 10-year-old, in good physical health, and be able to swim.

When you start your PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll go from barely knowing what scuba diving is, to being an internationally certified diver, having full freedom to explore some of the best diving sites in the world!

The world is your oyster – but being a scuba diver surely helps.

Today, millions of people have learnt to scuba dive. With no prior scuba diving experience required, the PADI open water certification will unlock the wonders of the aquatic world.

The PADI Open Water Diver course duration is three to five days and consists of three phases:

  1. Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

Go over scuba diving equipment, the effects of water pressure on your body, and learn underwater hand signals.

A strong knowledge foundation is a powerful resource that can help you understand why you do what you do.

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Photo: you can choose to start your PADI Open Water Course anywhere, anytime with PADI eLearning

  1. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

With your PADI instructor, you will practice basic scuba skills in a swimming pool.

For example, how to get water out of your mask, recover your regulator and attain that blissful feeling of becoming neutrally buoyant.

So it’s important that you have ample time to get comfortable underwater whilst wearing full scuba equipment.

At Dragon Dive Komodo, you will learn all the strategies, techniques, and tools to become a scuba diver, as taught by a team of experienced PADI instructors.

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Photo: practice open water diving skills in a swimming pool

  1. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Build on the skills you practised in the swimming pool and have fun!

The first step will be to repeat the skills you practiced in the swimming pool and get familiar with dive buddies and safety procedures.

The second step will be to enjoy the supernatural beauty of the underwater realm and learn to scuba dive responsibly while respecting the marine environment.

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Photo: Learn to Scuba dive in Komodo, Indonesia

Why Do Your PADI Open Water Diver Course with Dragon Dive Komodo

Because of its clear-blue calm waters, Komodo National Park offers the ideal diving conditions for beginners.

Not only that, but it also has different marine species and infinite shades of colors from the immaculate coral reefs to the shoals of fish. Any diver’s dream.

Read more about scuba diving in Komodo National Park here

Teaching people from all different backgrounds and geographic locations, Dragon Dive Komodo staff are as mixed as its clientele, with a multicultural team able to communicate fluently in many different languages.

Start your diving training with the PADI Open Water Diver Certification and get your license to the underwater world.

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Photo: Get your PADI Open Water certification and explore the underwater world

What comes after your PADI Open Water Course?

Go and explore new places and enjoy the feeling of being a scuba diver!

Want to know more about diving? Take a look at the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. Go deeper and expand your knowledge and skills by trying out different PADI Speciality courses.