PADI Open Water & Jr Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Get your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. It’s really more like a 2 ½ day scuba diving adventure than a class.

The only difference between the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course and the PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Course are depth restrictions for Junior open water divers. For more information see depth restrictions.

 

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of 3 main phases:

1. Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

3. Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

Once the student successfully completes all three components of theirtraining, they will haveearned their PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification.

 

online academics

Watch the PADI Open Water Scuba Driver Training Video.

Complete five knowledge reviews in your PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Manual.

Take a knowledge development quiz.

Complete your final exam with your PADI instructor

Note: online academics is not available for ages 12 and under. They must complete their academics under the direct supervision of their PADI instructor.

 

Confined Water (pool) Training

You will need to complete 5 confined water training dives before moving on to the open water environment. Confined water (pool) training dive builds up skills that you have learned from the previous confined water (pool) dive. Confined water training dives can be done consecutively or over a few days.

The method we used to complete your confined water training will depend on how much time you have to complete your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course.

 

Open Water Training Dives

There are 4 open water training dives that will need to be completed before you can become a Certified PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. Dive One: Fun dive and reef exploration. Dive Two: Skills demonstration, fun dive and reef exploration

 

Dive Three: Skills demonstration, fun dive and reef exploration. Dive Four: Skills demonstration, fun dive and reef exploration.Each open water dive is approximately 1 hour, air permitting.

 

 
provided equipment

    Stop Do Not Buy SCUBA Equipment Before Your Class.

    SCUBA Dive It will provide you with all the basic equipment for your SCUBA course.
    This includes Mask, Snorkel, Fins, BCD, Regulators, Tanks and Weights. (Thermal protection not included)
    If you would like to purchase your own equipment, we guarantee the best price in town and extended warranties on everything purchased from us.
    You should always purchase your SCUBA diving equipment from the dive center where you do your training. Your SCUBA instructor is definitely more qualified to make sure you select the proper equipment for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your equipment is properly adjusted and ready for your class.
     

    We carry everything you'll need for your SCUBA diving adventure

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    note:
    New SCUBA diving equipment always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you purchased your SCUBA equipment online or from a third-party to use in our class and it has a malfunction or requires adjustments during your training you will have to pay an additional cost for those adjustments. Our minimum service charge is $25
     

     

     
    We do not accept equipment that is unsafe or damaged to be used in any of our programs. 

    If you have any questions on whether the equipment you have will be acceptable for this program, please contact us prior to class for a free equipment evaluation.  We service and repair Scuba equipment. Safety First!

     

    Extend your bottom time with Enriched Air (Nitrox).

    The PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) diver course will certify you to use Enriched Air (Nitrox) to stay down longer during your shallow water dives.  Also by breathing a higher concentration of oxygen during your dive, you will come back feeling refreshed and ready for more diving.

Course Prerequisites

    prerequisite training

    No Previous Experience Required.

     

    Age requirements

    The PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Course ages 10 to 14 years old

    The PADI Open Water Scuba Driver Course is for ages 15 Years and Older.

     

    swimming requirements

    Participants must be able to swim. You do not need to be Olympic swimmers.  You just need to be comfortable in the water and pass a basic swim test.

     

    depth restrictions

    PADI Open Water Scuba Divers are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 60 feet.

    PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Divers from the age of 10 to 11 will be restricted to a maximum depth of12 m / 40 feet and will need to be accompanied by parent/guardian or a PADIprofessional, such as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Instructor during all Scuba diving activities.

    PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Divers from the age of 12 to 14 are qualified to dive onlywhenaccompanied by another certified scuba diver who is of legal age 18 years old.  Maximum depth restriction for 12 to 14year olds is 21m /70 feet.

     

    waivers and liability releases

    All participants must sign the following PADI release prior to any in water training. Parent or guardian signature is requiredfor participants younger than legal age for all PADI programs.

     

    PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Liability Releases
  • PADI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement

  • PADI Standards Save Diving Practice Statement of Understanding

  • PADI Medical Statement

  • PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Diving Liability Releases
  • PADI Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement

  • PADI Standards Save Diving Practice Statement of Understanding

  • PADI Medical Statement

  • PADI Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk Acknowledgment

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    course duration

    1-1/2 to 2-1/2 Days depending on the style of academics you choose.

    Classroom academics approximately 4 1/2 hours.

    Five Confined water training dives, approximately 1 hour each or (3 1/2 hours consecutively).

    Two – ½ day dive excursion trips, which includes two training dives per trip. 2 Beach Dives and 2 Boat Dives.

     

    required equipment

    Students are required to have their own Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Wetsuit, if required (during winter classes).

     

    Continue the Adventure

    Once you have completed your open water scuba diver course you should take advantage and sign up for the Advanced Open Water Course right away.

    The Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water.

    This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

    This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

     

PADI Course Cost, Location and Schedule

    Sign-up Today Start Diving Tomorrow

    We offer private lessons seven days a week sign up today start diving tomorrow. We offer group lessons for the open water course twice a month. Check the course schedule for more details.

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Youth Diving Responsibility and Risk

Parents and Junior Divers Must Watch This Video Together