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PADI Open Water Diver Course

Includes

  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • Full equipment for diving including wetsuit, BCD, regulator set, air/EANx dive computer, cylinders, hood, gloves, boots, fins, mask and weight system
  • Choice of learning options that include printed manual or digital media
  • PADI Diving Logbook & PADI 'How to Use and Choose Dive Computers' manual
  • Certification upon successful completion of the course

Learning to dive could not be easier with the PADI Open Water Diver course. This is the foundation diving course that has been developed over decades, and allows practically anybody to become a safe, knowledgeable and confident diver. The instructional format of this course allows a seamless transition from complete novice to qualified diver, and with the help, guidance and knowledge of your Active Andalus Instructor, you’ll finish your course knowing you’ve been trained to a very high standard.


So how does the course work? The PADI Open Water Course is split into three components; knowledge development, skills training and practice, and finally application of the knowledge and skills in the open sea, which can be carried out over four days.


Gaining the Knowledge.

Included in the course is a comprehensive and very informative manual (available in both print or digitally), that introduces you to the all of the important concepts of diving, along with the equipment you’ll be using, description of the skills, dive planning and much, much more. You work your way through this, completing the small quizzes and knowledge reviews, and then complete a final exam.


Gaining the skills.

Diving is made easy by having the skills and knowing when to use them. We’re going to show you all of the key skills, giving you a description of each skill, followed then by a demonstration of each skill by your instructor (above and below the water), and then finally you’ll have chance to practice the skill and show that you have mastered it. The skills development session is more than the sum of its parts as you’ll start to develop a routine of safe and efficient equipment assembly, safety checks, dive planning and adherence to the ‘Buddy System’. This training is carried out in a swimming pool where the focus is on learning the skill in a safe and benign environment.


Gaining the experience.

Putting the previously acquired skills and knowledge into practice you’ll conduct four dives in the open sea. Each dive allows you time to explore our local environment, and to further demonstrate proficiency of your diving skills. Of importance now is the ability to think about your dive plan, work as a ‘Buddy Team’, show good control of your buoyancy and that you can demonstrate your competency underwater. With each dive your confidence grows and by the fourth and final dive you would have earned your PADI Open Water Diver certificate!



Accommodation

Set in the beautiful foothills surrounding the historic town of Comares, and close to several beautiful Natural Parks, Casa Mojon Guesthouse is the perfect place for your Andalucian Holiday. Whether a seasoned traveller looking for a comfortable base, or here for one of our accommodation based adventure activities, Casa Mojon offers you a taste of Spain, all set within a magnificent location.


We offer a choice of three twin or double bedrooms, Comares, Rio Sco & El Romo, all are en suite, have free Wifi and European satellite television. All rooms are accessed by their own private entrance, and it is possible for two rooms to be used for a family of four, with their own dedicated entrance.


As a guest you have the exclusive use of your own lounge and kitchen, where you can relax with a book or map, or if you´re feeling hungry, the choice to prepare and make your own food.


The swimming pool and terraces are exclusive to our guests, and offer you chance to relax in the sun and enjoy our beautiful surroundings.

  • El Romo

    Private room - Suitable for couples, families, solo travelers
  • Rio Seco

    Private room
  • Comares

    Private room

Surroundings

Stretching for over 200 kilometres from Gibraltar in the west, to Motril in the east, the Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical offers fantastic and varied diving. A profusion of marine life, along with a great underwater vista, makes for great diving in warm clear blue seas. All of these dive sites are within a 75-minute drive from our base.


La Herradura - 6 to 25 metres

A very beautiful bay that offers easy shore diving. Easy shore diving with the highlight being the ‘Tres Picos’ (Three Peaks). The western side of the headland of Punta De La Mona forms the rocky backdrop under the water, and it is this natural feature that provides us with the great diving. The seabed gently drops away as the underwater rock walls continue to tower above us, with the ‘Three Peaks’ rising to almost break the surface above us. The dive follows the base of the wall, and allows us to explore many of the gullies and vertical walls, and occasional swim through, where there is a profusion of aquatic life.  


Marina del Este – 12 to 40 mtrs plus

Situated on the east side of Punta de la Mona, this protected bay, with its small marina, offers multiple shore diving opportunities. The left of the bay has the marina wall, which is a shallow (18 mtrs) dive that follows the rocky outcrop and breakwater that forms the protection for the marina. Very scenic, lots of life, and possibility for long dive times. The middle of the bay has two reefs (14 & 25 mtrs), both which team with fish and vegetation, where the many gullies, cracks and boulders are great for exploring. The right side of the bay gives us our deeper diving (30 mtrs plus) and is a combination of vertical walls, rocky outcrops and deep gullies. This dive is where you can get to see the rare corals, large Groupers and if you’re lucky, the mola mola (sunfish).


For our deeper and technical diving we take a boat to the southern face of Punta de la Mona, where the walls drop near vertical from the surface to over 50 metres; spectacular wall diving!


Calahonda – 18 to 25 metres

A small coastal town east of Motril, where tucked into the very end of the beach is a great dive. The N340 road sits high atop the rocky sea wall, where our dive follows this cliff underwater, and explores the vertical walls. The start of the dive has a shallow reef that gently drops away from the cliff wall, and teems with juvenile fish and where the wall is festooned with soft corals and vegetation. 

This is also a great dive for your first night dive.


Rijanna – 9 to 18 metres

A beautiful beach with often no other divers or people to be seen! Our dive follows the rocky outcrop that drops into the sea, with plenty of chance for exploring the walls, and swim throughs that can be found. A memorable dive! 

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Mandy Lomax

a year ago
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Me and my husband had a Fab holiday with stunning views and peaceful surroundings. Phil and Simone where very welcoming and always happy to do what they could to make our stay enjoyable. The room was spotless and comfortable. Good facilities to make you feel at home. The pool was the cleanest I have been in on holiday with Crystal clear water. I did not do any activities as I have a bad back but the guests around me where singing Phil praises and returning guests. I could tell that if I had gone on a trip I wouid have been in very safe professional hands. I was starting to feel disappointed I couldn't go as I was missing out! The food was lovely and Simones cooking is not tobe missed. I would definitely stay and have evening meals if you can as they are great value and so tasty. You do need a car unless you are doing a full packed week of activities. We explored all around the local area trying the different restaurants. Definitely recommend this for a holiday.

Claire Chiba

a year ago
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Phil and Simone are fantastic hosts, so welcoming with tea and cake on arrival even at 23.00! Phil even comes out to meet you at the nearest village Colmenar to guide you in. The Guest House is spotlessly clean, with views to die for. Breakfast was fab, as we're evening meals. Simone makes amazing cakes, not to be missed. The activities on offer at very reasonable prices are brilliant with lots to chose from, diving, walking, climbing, land rover safari,you will not be bored here. Lovely pool, lots of outside seating areas to take in the views. Make sure you hire a car as it is out in the hills so you will need it. Can't recommend Casa Mojon highly enough it was great....
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