Get Your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Today.

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

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Scheduling Options

PADI 2-1/2 Day Open Water Diver Course (Midweek Group Beach)

(Most Economical Slower Pace)

Tuesday Night 6 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

Wednesday 8 AM to 2 PM - Confined Water/Open Water Training Dives.

Thursday 8 AM to 2 PM - Open Water Training Dives/Course Completion

PADI 2-1/2 Day Open Water Diver Course (Weekender Group Beach)

(Best Scheduling Options Slower Pace)

Friday Night 6 PM to 9 PM – Academics.

Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM - Confined Water/Open Water Training Dives.

Sunday 8 AM to 2 PM - Open Water Training Dives/Course Completion.



PADI 2-1/2 Day Open Water Diver Course (Beach & Boat)

(Faster Pace for Experienced Divers or Open Water Referrals)

This program is best suited for individuals who have previous experience scuba diving or for students needing open water checkout dives only. This program provides two dives off the beach and two dives off the boat.



course prerequisites

Training Prerequisites

No prerequisite experience required. This is the first course you take to become a certified diver.


Age Requirements

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

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


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.


Waivers and Liability Releases

All participants will need to have a completed set of liability releases signed and dated prior to any in water training. Participants under the age of 18 will need to have a parent or guardian signatures as well. No exceptions.


Course Duration

The duration of the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course is between 1 ½ and 2 ½ days depending on the style of academics you choose. The course is performance-based so we do not like to rush. We want to make sure everyone is safe and fully understands the skills of the day. So there is a start time but never a set finish time.


Certification Process

Once a student has completed all of their performance requirements, we will process their certification card. Once processed the student will be a certified scuba diver.


Certification Card

As soon as we process your certification you will receive an email with a temporary card good for 30 days. Your permanent card should arrive within 1 to 2 weeks after certification. Don’t panic if you’re going on a trip. Once we process your card immediately you are listed in the system as a certified diver. This information can be accessed by any dive shop anywhere in the world. So even if you forget your card you can still dive.

What You Learn

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

1. Knowledge Development to understand the basic principles of Scuba diving

2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.

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

Once the student successfully completes all three components of their training, they will have earned their PADI Open Water or Junior Open Water Scuba Diver certification. Is good for life!

Two Options for Academics

1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)


1. Traditional Academics (included with your course)

What Is Traditional Academics?

Traditional academics begin with home study followed by a short session with your instructor in the classroom.

Home Study

You begin the academics in the comfort of your own home. Once you sign up for the course, you will receive all the academic materials needed to complete the home study portion of your course.

Step One: You will start the home study portion of your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course by watching the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course videos. There are five sections to the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course videos and you will need to watch them all to prepare you for your next step.

Step two: You will need to read all five chapters and complete all five knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter in your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course manual to prepare you for your next step.

Step three: You will need to read and familiarize yourself with the PADI recreational dive planner to prepare you for your next step.

Classroom

Step four: Begins with the PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course quiz and a review of your PADI recreational dive planner to prepare you for your final step.

Step five: Complete your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course final exam with a score of 75% or better.


Required PADI Course Materials

Two Options for Traditional Academics. Select One Option

A. The PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Crewpak (Most Popular & Economical)

The Open Water crewpak includes the PADI Open Water Diver manual,

PADI logbook, RDP table with book

And your student record folder.

This package includes all the required materials for your course


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B. The PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Touch Digital Certification Pak (Optional More Expensive)

This Digital Certification Pak includes the Open Water Diver Touch, a digital version of the table and eRDPML, and eTraining Dive Log on ScubaEarth®.

The PADI Open Water Diver Touch is a tablet-based version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual available on Apple® iOS devices (such as the iPad®) and Android™ devices. It integrates the revised text, learning objectives and knowledge reviews from the revised PADI Open Water Diver course as well as clips from the PADI Open Water Diver Video.e

As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase from us their own PADI Open Water Crewpak (printed), or Open Water Diver Touch (Digital Certification Pak)


2. Online Academics (at an additional charge)

What Is Online Academics?

The PADI online academics program is great for students who are short on time. You will complete all of your academics in the comfort of your own home at your own pace. There are additional costs associated with the PADI online academic program.

Step one: Call the shop to receive your academic training code

Step two: Log onto the PADI online system and complete your online academics

Step three: During the scheduled classroom academic session. You will come into the shop and take a quiz that will verify you have completed your online academics. As per PADI standards each student is required to purchase their own online training code.

Confined Water Training Dives

You will need to complete 5 confined water training dives before moving on to the open water environment. Confined water training dive builds up skills that you have learned from the previous confined water dive. Confined water training dives can be completed consecutively or over a few days. Typical confined water training environments are pools, Lakes or beach.

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: Skills demonstration, 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: Fun dive and reef exploration. Each open water dive is approximately 1 hour, air permitting.

Depths and Restrictions after Certification

PADI Open Water Scuba Divers Ages 15 and Older Are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 18m/60ft

PADI Open Water Scuba Divers Ages 15 to 17 Will need to be accompanied during all Scuba diving activities by a parent/guardian, certified Scuba diver who is of legal age 18 + or a PADI professional

PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Divers Ages 12 to 14 Are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 12m/40ft Will need to be accompanied during all Scuba diving activities by a parent/guardian, certified Scuba diver who is of legal age 18 + or a PADI professional

PADI Junior Open Water Scuba Divers Ages 10 to 11 Are certified to dive to a maximum depth of 12m/40ft

Required Scuba Gear

Rental Scuba Gear

We rent all the Scuba gear you will need for your class. This includes the basic Scuba gear Mask, Snorkel, Fins and major Scuba gear BCD, Regulators and gauges, Tanks and Weights. (Personal gear Booties and thermal protection not included).

Purchasing Scuba Gear from Us

If you would like to purchase some or all of your Scuba gear for your class we can help. You should always purchase your Scuba gear from the dive center where you do your training. Your Scuba instructor will make sure you select the proper Scuba gear for your needs. Your instructor will also make sure your Scuba gear is properly adjusted and ready for your class.

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Use of Personal Scuba Gear

New Gear

Stops do not go out and purchase Scuba gear from a third-party for your class. This could be an expensive mistake. New Scuba gear always requires minor adjustments and a safety inspection before it is used. If you have purchased your Scuba gear from a third-party either online or at another dive center and it has a malfunction during your class. You will have to pay to reschedule the portion of the class you missed due to your equipment malfunction. For this reason it is always best to buy your scuba gear from the dive shop you are doing your training through. Personal Scuba gear used in any of our classes must be up-to-date with service.Nobody beats our prices, Customer service or our equipment warranties guaranteed.

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Used or OlderGear

We do not accept equipment that is Out of service, unsafe or damaged to be used in any of our programs. Equipment must be serviced annually to be considered in service. 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!

Scuba Gear and Special Promotional Deals

Rental equipment is typically not included in any special promotional deals. Please read the fine print on all special deals to find out whether your rental equipment is included in your course.

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.


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