Scuba Diving course bali

Open Water Diver

Get Your First Scuba Diving License in Bali

The SSI Open Water Diver course is a three-day scuba diving certification course that enables you to dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters while accompanied by another certified diver. Becoming a globally recognized SSI Open Water Diver will enable you to enjoy the wonders of scuba diving in Bali and worldwide!

Safety is our top priority while we strive to provide an inclusive and supportive scuba dive training environment for all our students. Our class sizes are kept small, with a maximum of four (4) students per Instructor.

Minimum Age

10 Years

Dive Level



3 Days

Open Water Dives


Maximum Training Depth

18 m

What to Expect During the Open Water Diver Course?

Your SSI Open Water Diver course begins when you enroll and gain access to the digital learning materials, which you are required to complete prior to arriving at our Bali diving school. When you arrive at our dive centre on day one of your Bali Open Water Diver course, we will finalize any administrative details and then the excitement of your in-water training begins! You will join your instructor and fellow students in a nearby swimming pool to practice using the scuba equipment and performing various skills. After this, there will be a break to enjoy lunch onsite and when the day is done, make sure to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest ahead of day two!

On day two of your SSI Open Water Diver course in Bali you will get to apply the skills you learned during the pool session in the open water at some of the best dive sites in Bali! The day will begin with comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to the dive sites, where you will prepare your equipment and listen to a dive briefing. Once everyone is ready, you will enter the water to truly try scuba diving in Bali for the first time! After a lunch break, you will complete your second dive before returning to Sanur to rest up for day three!

Day three of your Open Water Diver course in Bali will follow a similar schedule to day two, with two additional training dives followed by lunch, but at a different location! All that is left to do is complete your SSI Open Water Diver final exam, which you will complete at our dive centre prior to achieving your certification.

At Ocean Gravity Bali, we prioritize safety and certification is issued based on each student’s ability, comfort level, and knowledge. Your instructor will assess your progress throughout the course and will decide if you are eligible for certification. For more information, please read our Terms & Conditions.

What You Need to Know

While the SSI Open Water Diver course is intended for all those wishing to experience scuba diving in Bali, it is still required that all participants:

  • Be at least 10 years old 
  • Able to swim comfortably enough to pass a water fitness evaluation including a swim assessment and survival float 
  • Complete the SSI Diver Medical Participant Questionnaire or submit a valid medical statement or Physician’s Approval to Dive form  

What is Included?

  • SSI digital learning materials 
  • Digital certification card 
  • Dive insurance 
  • Transfers to/from our Sanur Dive Centre and your hotel in South Bali (Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, and Jimbaran); a surcharge applies outside these areas  
  • Transport to the dive sites by car and/or boat 
  • Lunch and refreshments between the dives 
  • Two dives under the supervision of an experienced SSI Instructor  
  • Full scuba diving equipment rental 
  • All taxes and fees 

Ready to go Diving in Bali?

Contact our team to book your Bali scuba diving and snorkeling adventures today!
If you have additional questions, please read our FAQ section.