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