Open Water Scuba Diving

Find Out What Lies Beneath!

If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.  

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool or pool-like conditions and progress to the open water (ocean, lake, quarry, etc.) getting the background knowledge along the way.

Just the Beginning

Earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquility await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.

Knowledge Requirements

Number of Dives: Five Confined Water Dives and Four Open Water Dives.

Knowledge Development—can be done one of two ways: Online via eLearning ($138) or the conventional classroom ($185).

Prerequisites: Minimum 10 yrs. for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfortable in the water.

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Course Details

Additional Information

1. Knowledge Development: This develops your familiarity with basic SCUBA principles and procedures. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives.

You complete Knowledge Development on your own:

  • eLearning Method: ($138 registration + $67 course materials)  From the homepage of click on the PADI eLearning button and follow the instructions.  Learn at your own pace, but before you get done with chapter 3 come into the dive shop and pick up your companion pack, get fitted for gear, schedule your pool sessions, tour YOUR dive shop and meet everyone.  Once you have completed your eLearning and before you get in the water you will need to take a Quick Review Quiz with an instructor and ask ANY questions you might have, then it's off to the pool!
  • Conventional Classroom Method: ($185 registration + $92.50 course materials) read each of the five sections of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and watch the corresponding section of the PADI Open Water Diver Video (which also previews skills you’ll learn).  You briefly review what you studied in each section with your instructor and take a short quiz to be sure you’re getting it. At the end of the course, you take an exam that makes sure you’ve got all the key concepts and ideas down.

2. Confined Water Dives ($220 registration)  This is what it’s all about – DIVING! You develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in a body of water with pool-like conditions. Here you’ll learn everything from setting up your gear to how to easily get water out of your mask without surfacing. You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air – just in case. Plus, you may play some games, make new friends and have a great time.

There are five confined water dives, with each building upon the previous. Over the course of these five dives, you attain the skills you need to dive in open water.

3. Open Water Dives ($100 if done with us or just $37 for a referral pack if you plan to finish your certificate within the PADI GLOBAL NETWORK of shops while on vacation) After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you’ve made continue learning during four open water dives with your PADI Instructor at a dive site. This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure – at the beginner level, of course. You may make these dives near where you live or at a more exotic destination on holiday.

Materials You'll Need

eLearning:  Companion Crew-Pak and Log Book ($67).

Conventional Classroom: PADI Open Water Crew-Pak, PADI Open Water DVD, Log Book ($92.50).

Equipment you’ll use during the course includes both personal gear and some rental gear:

  • Personal Gear Consists of: Mask, fins, snorkel, and boots which you will be required to have or purchase prior to entering the water. Landshark has these items available for purchase (investment starts at $150 and up)
  • Rental Gear Consists of: Tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and exposure protection as required by the local environment (gloves and hoods are considered PERSONAL GEAR). Rental of these items is included in the course costs.

Becoming a diver opens a door to a whole new world. Open yours and step through.

Contact Us

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601 South Lyons Avenue, Suite 100, Sioux Falls, SD, USA

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