So you have completed your PADI Open Water referral course. Congratulations! You are half way to being certified. To gain the PADI open water qualification, you will need to complete four Open Water Dives. The PADI Open Water qualifying dives are spread over two days. On these dives you’ll get to explore the underwater world. The open water qualifying dives are the last step for your open water qualification. You and your scuba buddy will apply the skills from the PADI Open Water referral course and enjoy the local marine life at the same time.