If you've always wanted to learn to dive, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions have learned to dive with this course, and most dive shops around the world recognize this certification for equipment rentals and dive charters. Experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves.
Note: 10-14 year old divers receive a Junior Open Water certification.
PADI's eLearning usually takes students around a week to complete. This easy web course covers the mechanics of diving, skills, safety practices, dive equipment, & more. We prefer this electronic option to the traditional book as it is more interactive & thorough.
Note: please do not purchase PADI eLearning in advance! Once you sign up we'll email you a link to access your web course.
Your first SCUBA dives will take place in a pool, where we'll cover all the basic skills necessary to operate SCUBA equipment safely. There are five dive sessions in the pool & X# skills that you'll master before getting in the ocean.
After you have mastered the skills in confined water, it’s time to take your skills to the open ocean! You have the choice to complete your open-water dives from shore, or you can upgrade & complete the dives from one of our dive boats.
Open water dive one introduces you to the skills you'll use on all dives, to the experience of exploring underwater, and to the differences between confined water and open water. Open water dive two expands on this, plus you'll practice some of the skills you mastered in the pool.
Open water dives three and four are checkout dives, where you'll have the opportunity to review any skills with your instructor.
Once completing these four dives, you're officially certified! Your certification is good for life, is accepted world-wide, and allows you to move on to more advanced dive training.
In the Open Water Diver course, you'll learn how to use basic SCUBA gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, & a tank. Our course includes all necessary equipment. You'll dive high-quality Aqualung SCUBA gear from our rental inventory. Or you may choose to upgrade your course & include brand-new dive equipment at a special discounted price.
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