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Zwembad De Warande, Wilhelminakanaal Zuid 66, 4903 RA Oosterhout

Diving is one of the fastest growing adventure sports in the world, and for good reason. The feeling of relaxation and weightlessness (a feeling only astronauts can experience) makes diving a unique sport. Diving always is done with a minimum of 2 people which makes it a social sport as well. By the way, did you know that the earth’s surface consists of 70% water and that more species of plants and animals live underwater than above? So there is plenty to discover in the underwater world!

BRESS members can learn to dive at Ortega Diving under the guidance of Suzanne. As an IDC Staff Instructor, she and her instructors can teach any student to dive. Swimming pool De Warande in Oosterhout is their permanent base of operations which allows them to easily provide indoor training and courses all year round. So have you always wanted to get your diving license or are you going on an internship abroad and want to go diving? Get your PADI open water diver certification now and enjoy a new and fascinating world!

BRESS-member advantages

Ortega Diving offers the opportunity to obtain only your PADI Open Water Diver (dives to 18 meters) or both your PADI Open Water Diver and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (dives to 30 meters) at a discount*.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of:

– Theory lessons via e-learning at your own pace
– 5 pool dives
– 4 open water dives**
– Use of diving equipment

Cost: € 319,- (normally € 459,00)***

A possible combination course OWD + AOWD
During the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course you will expand on what you have already learned. You make 5 dives that specialize in a particular area. The navigation dive and the deep dive are 2 mandatory dives. The other three dives are chosen in consultation with the instructor. Here you can think of: night, PPB, search and recover, fish recognition. Costs for this combination are: € 580,- (normally € 813,00)**.

Note: The above prices include equipment rental (worth € 75, -).
Through our webshop you can register for the diving course.


Read the Medical Statement carefully first. If you suffer from certain medical conditions you should first consult a doctor prior to the diving course.

The diving lessons are made in consultation with you, the student. The time period for the course is 2.5 months. Within this period is it easy and quiet to achieve. Agreements made are binding and can be deviated from only in high
deviation from them.

Transportation to and from the diving school, pool and outdoor location(s)** you have to take care of it yourself. Sometimes it is possible to ride along with other students.

If you want to get certified before the winter period, it is advisable not later than early August to start, that way we have sufficient time and opportunities to get you PADI open water certified.

* Discount only on presentation of your BRESS sports card provided with photo and expiration date.
** Any entrance fees to dive sites are for your own charge.