Open water diver

About course

This course can be accessed by children aged 12-14 years of age (depending on the association according to which the course is being organized and physical form of the candidate), with the note that the consent of parents or guardians are required for candidates under the age of 18 years. No prior knowledge of diving is necessary. A minimum of 6 dives are mandatory for this course. The course is based on a six-day diving course. It is held in small groups with the expert guidance of a diving instructor. The OWD course consists of a minimum of 6 dives with 6-11 interactive theoretical video presentations/lectures and the basic diving exercises which are taught during this course in accordance with the latest trends in diving. After the first three dives from the beach and the adoption of the basic exercises which are necessary for safe diving, participants go on dives with a boat and dive up to 18m of depth. After completion of the course, candidates get an internationally recognized certificate of one of the diving associations (depending on the association according to which the course is being organized). Children from 12-15 years of age will receive a certificate on completion of the OW JUNIOR course, and after 15 years of age they will automatically receive a certificate of having passed the OWD course without additional courses. The specificity of OW JUNIOR is that children 12-15 years of age have a limit to the depth of the dive and are not allowed to dive deeper than 12m in depth.
Included in Open Water Diver (OWD) course
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Theoretical lectures
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Min. 6 dives up to 18 m with professional diving equipment

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Transfer by speedboat to the dive sites
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PSS (Professional Scuba School) certificate

Price of this course is 365 EUR / person / course (VAT 25% incl.)

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FAQ

What is it and where is the "No stress zone"?

We set up a unique museum under the sea and arranged a beach with an aquapark in a beautiful, peaceful, small bay Jelinak, near Trogir. Visits to the site are organized and because of the atmosphere of peace, privacy, serenity and content that the bay offers, the name “No Stress Zone” came naturally. No Stress Zone – underwater museum, beach and aquapark.

Where is the underwater museum?

The Via Crucis Underwater Museum is located in the beautiful Jelinak cove near Trogir, and visits to the site and the museum are organized.

How to dress for the trip?

Dress just the way you would dress to go to the beach, and bring some cash in case you want to refresh yourself with a snack-bar offer. Always make sure you have sun protection and you’ll need beach towels.

Can I drink my own food and drinks?

There will be a small snack bar in the “No Stress Zone”, for now with a simple selection of drinks, ice cream, fruit and ready-made sandwiches. Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. The only facilities in the bay are the facilities of the “No Stress Zone”.

Can the statues be seen if I use snorkeling equipment?

Of course, the Via Crucis Underwater Museum consists of 52 life-size statues and a large 8-meter-tall statue of Jesus Christ. We placed all the statues on the seabed at a depth of 4-5 meters, and a large statue is placed at a depth of about 10 m. Due to the good visibility in the crystal clear sea and the small depth, sightseeing is possible to all swimmers, both adults and children.

Do I have to have my own snorkeling equipment?

Snorkeling set – mask, snorkel and fins, is included in the price of your ticket. If you have your own equipment and prefer to use it, feel free to bring it; but in any case, our set is also at your disposal.

Is the trip interesting to children?

The trip is ideal for families with children, starting from a speedboat ride to the site. The “No Stress Zone” offers a unique underwater museum with statues at shallow depths, and in a sheltered bay there is a beach with sunbrellas and sun loungers, a small snack bar and an aquapark. Perfect for kids and adults.

Can children also see the statues?

Of course, the Via Crucis Underwater Museum consists of 52 life-size statues and a large 8-meter-tall statue of Jesus Christ. We placed all the statues on the seabed at a depth of 4-5 meters, and a large statue is placed at a depth of about 10 m. Due to the good visibility in the crystal clear sea and the small depth, sightseeing is possible to all swimmers, both adults and children.

What is the "No stress zone" offer?

Visits are carefully organized so as not to create crowds as this would clash with the very idea of the project. We offer a tour of the unique underwater museum. The Via Crucis Underwater Museum consists of 52 life-size statues and a large 8-meter-tall statue of Jesus Christ. We placed all the statues on the seabed at a depth of 4-5 meters, and a large statue is placed at a depth of about 10 m. As such by its theme, the Via Crucis Underwater Museum is the only one in the world Due to the good visibility in the crystal clear sea and the small depth, sightseeing is possible to all swimmers, both adults and children. 
In the sheltered bay there is a beach with sunloungers, parasols, canopies, a small snack-bar and an aquapark. Perfect for children and adults.

Is the aquapark, parasols and sun lounders included in the price?

Use of the aquapark is included in the price of your ticket, free for use by both children and adults. Sunbrellas and sun loungers are also included. Canopies are not included in the price and prior reservation is required.

What if I don't want to spend the whole day in the bay?

Our boats operate several times a day Trogir – No Stress Zone – Trogir and you are free to board one of our return boats depending on the current schedule.