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PADI/SSI Open Water Diver Course provided by Orca Diving Center

PADI/SSI Open Water Diver Course

PADI/SSI Open Water Diver Course
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$449.70
per adult
100% of travelers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3–6 days
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3–6 days
  • Group size:
    10
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-6 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8235P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • e-learning
  • briefing/debriefing
  • equipment rental
  • diving with instructor
  • insurance
  • certification
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3–6 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Designated point in Pula Location Address: Orca Diving Center, Verudela, 17Hotel Park Plaza Histria- on the beach.Verudela, 17, 52100 Pula Directions: If you are coming by bus: take bus number 2A from Pula city center, till Verudela bus station( approximately 10 minutes), than take a walk to the beach of Park Plaza Histria hotel. We are situated on the middle terrace of Yacht restaraunt. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Pula, Pula, Istria
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • e-learning
  • briefing/debriefing
  • equipment rental
  • diving with instructor
  • insurance
  • certification
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Location Name: Designated point in Pula Location Address: Orca Diving Center, Verudela, 17Hotel Park Plaza Histria- on the beach.Verudela, 17, 52100 Pula Directions: If you are coming by bus: take bus number 2A from Pula city center, till Verudela bus station( approximately 10 minutes), than take a walk to the beach of Park Plaza Histria hotel. We are situated on the middle terrace of Yacht restaraunt. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • Pula, Pula, Istria
Duration
3–6 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
11 reviews
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11
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Kelli M
Berlin, Germany3 contributions
My brother and I both did a “try scuba diving” course, and we had a blast! This staff at this place are super friendly and helpful and speak English. My brother and I enjoyed our time there so much, we also decided to pursue our diving certification for up to 12m. Our instructor Sergei was super nice and friendly. He was very patient and helpful with our group, and made the experience so much fun! I truly would recommend everyone to go here, and ask for him as he’s the best instructor I have ever had. This place is awesome! And there is a restaurant above Incase you are hungry.
Written July 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Happiness30123964947
Thank you for choosing our dive school. We are always so happy seeing your progres from dive to dive. It was pleasure to have group as yours on the course. Wish to you many nice dives.
Written July 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mario Gwisdalla
1 contribution
Sergej gave me the confidence to breathe calmly under water and with his great help it was easy to get the Open Water license.

The Orca team around Olga and Marin gave us a great time and dives.

Definitely recommendable!

Ines & Mario
Written June 29, 2020
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Happiness30123964947
Dear Ines and Mario. Thank you for diving with us and for your kind review. Pleasure was on our part as well. All the best. Orca diving Team
Written July 1, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darcyfreak
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
My husband and I booked the Open Water course with Orca before arrival, which was all very easy. Our instructor, Mattija, was friendly, funny, and very good at making the lessons we were learning understandable, memorable and relevant. I found some of the confined exercises tough at first, and even took some time out of the lessons with nerves. Mattija and Sergei kindly arranged for me to have a one-to-one dive to regain my confidence, and then worked with me to get me through all the remaining tasks even though it took a day longer than planned.

Orca were kind, friendly and professional throughout, with Marin and Olga also chatting to us, and I couldn’t recommend them more highly.

The reef was also a lovely place to learn - the sea is just a short walk from the centre - and we were fortunate enough to experience a dive through tunnels and caves alongside more experienced divers.
Written May 31, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sherif nabil
Giza, Egypt1 contribution
Very friendly & alert instructors making every thing about diving simple & enjoyable “highly recommended” 👌🏻
Written September 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Happiness30123964947
Thank you for choosing our diving school for your diving certificate and for kind review. We are very proud on our instructors. We wish to you many nice dives. All the best.
Written September 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wolfgang B
Maria Anzbach, Austria7 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
very friendly and professional - we had our first diving experience their and have been really happy
Written August 2, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Happiness30123964947
Thank you for your review! It pleases us that you had good experience with us! Keep making bubbles!
Written August 3, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Midmark
2 contributions
I took my “Scuba Diver”-license here. I did it in two days and it was very good. Thank you Sergei and Olga for good support 😎
Written June 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin Park
Bangkok, Thailand1 contribution
It is the first time I have a scuba diving lesson and experience at Dahab.
I spend 5 days learning OW and AOW.
I found out every staff very kind and energetic and system of ORCA is well organized
Learning from Adawy, It was really good time.
Truly recommend you to learn at ORCA
Written October 5, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

_Danny_kn
London, UK5 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
I took the PADI Open Water Diver Course at Orca Diving Centre. I found the course was well organised and the team were good at adapting the course to our needs and schedule. Everyone at Orca was also very friendly and welcoming.

I could tell that my instructor, Matt, was both very knowledgeable and very passionate about diving. He was an understanding instructor and was happy to go back over the exercises if there were parts I didn’t understand. We did the open water dives on Orca’s house reef and Matt showed me round a number of really cool spots whilst we were out. Aside from doing the required skills to meet the PADI certification, he also passed on useful practical guidance to help me in my future diving career.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Orca to anyone looking to take a course or to try diving!
Written September 18, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luna V
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
With Matt (or Matija) as an instructor, it was always fun and chill to go for a dive! He did everything at our pace and was really patient and responsible and taught us everything in a fun way! Thanks for giving us the scuba vibe, Matt! We like to SCUBA!
Written August 15, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joy C
Paris, France8 contributions
We wanted to take the open water course during our week in Pula. We booked in advance by email and it was great! Olga and the staff are really nice and fun, the equipment is good and we enjoyed it very much! Our instructor Jin was so much fun we laughed all the time! During the course, she was very patient and clear when she explained the exercises. We took the course in 3 days and even got a free dive in the end! The club is 3 meters away from the sea and there’s a restaurant above it that’s good too!
If you’re looking for a good spot to dive in Pula, don’t hesitate to go there because it’s the best place!
Hvala !
Written July 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Joy. Thank you for choosing our diving school and for your kind review.
Written September 5, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Orca Diving Center
Boonstra
Boonstra
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Super Nice Staff
We went snorkeling and our son went scuba diving. The staff couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful. The only su
NinoNJ
NinoNJ
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Great Istrian dive.
Fantastic family run business. Was able to dive Fraskeric which has a beautiful underwater tunnels with live coral
noemicookie
noemicookie
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Great beginners course!
Totally recommend it! We were a group of 8 people, all beginners. We were split up in 3 smaller groups, each one wi
Brian S
Brian S
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Great dive location in the Adriatic Sea
Really great dive team in the Park Plaza resort in Verudela, Pula. Some amazing dive sites and the team knows them
52FWSP
52FWSP
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Horrible experience
We unfortunately had a bad experience with Orca diving. We booked kayaking and snorkeling for 4 adults and 2 hours.
SeaLifeBe
SeaLifeBe
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Amazing first dive
Excellent first diving experience for my teenage daughter and me. We felt in very safe hands after instruction vide
ianbI6243GV
ianbI6243GV
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Great diving with friendly, helpful staff.
Great location for Scuba diving, right on the beach at Park Plaza Verudela hotel complex where I was staying with t
Catsize
Catsize
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Fabulous Centre and dtaff
My 11 year old PADI qualified daughter did two off season dives with these guys in October. I chose the holiday aro
issyhart
issyhart
00
Amazing!!!
Went down to the orca diving centre for some info and the staff were very helpful. Went back a few days later for m
AndrzejZWroclawia
AndrzejZWroclawia
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kayak rental in Orca center
The service was very helpful. The only downside was the price 150hrk per hour for kayak rental when in other towns
Max L
Max L
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Very good diving center in Pula
The diving center is very good. All the equipment was in a good condition, the instructors were very friendly and c
SamiK1513
SamiK1513
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Snorkling
Nothing to really see and equipments were broken. The price and quality are not in balance. Boatrider and stuff wer
Anette E
Anette E
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Nice diving and well organized
Really good organized center and several nice sights, a bit crowded and not so personal treatment. We would have li
ramonara1
ramonara1
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Nice experience to try out
The staff at the Orca center was really friendlly. We opted for the guided tour since it was our first time doing i
livhai
livhai
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Great diving experience!!
We did a scuba dive with Orca Diving and were very satisfied. The lady on the phone even called us back to tell us
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