Open Water Diver


PADI Open Water Diver Course


What is the PADI Open Water Diver Course?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course is an entry-level diver certification that is recognized worldwide and qualifies you to dive with another certified diver independent of professional supervision to a maximum depth of 60ft/18M. Minimum age 15 yrs, but for children aged 10 – 14, there is the Junior Open Water Diver course.

We offer flexible scheduling to make the most of your precious time and you don't pay extra for small class sizes, four students is our normal class size. This way, you can be assured of our undivided attention which will soon have you diving like a professional.



The Open Water Diver Course has three sections,

  1. Knowledge Development (theory/Classroom),
  2. Confined Water (pool) dives
  3. Open Water (quarry) dives.                                                                      


What do I have to do?

  • Watch the DVD.
  • Read five chapters in the Open Water Diver Manual and complete and hand in the five Knowledge Reviews at the end of each chapter.                       (You can complete the Knowledge Development (theory) by studying with the PADI Open Water Diver Manual).
  • Complete four quick quizzes and the final exam which confirms that you have understood the chapters in the manual.
  • Complete Confined Water (pool) Dives 1,2,3,4 & 5 (usually conducted in two sessions over a weekend).
  • Complete a 10-minute tread water/surface float.
  • Complete a 200-yard swim.


Complete four Open Water (Quarry) Dives (conducted as two sessions).


PADI Confined Water classes, Classroom, PADI Student Kit, Equipment Rental 

(price does not include shipping on the PADI Student Kit)


PADI Student Kit ala cart

This option is for customers that just want to purchase the learning materials.

The price does not include shipping.

Value $100.00


PADI Pool and Classroom ala cart

This option is for customers that just want to purchase the Pool and Classroom.

Value $260.00

Open Water Quarry, Equipment Rental



Upgrade options to PADI Open Water Diver

If you have already completed the Discover Scuba Diving Experience or already have a PADI Scuba Diver certification, we offer an upgrade path which may credit your previous experience towards the PADI Open Water Diver Certification saving you time and money. Please call 234-327-4794 for more information on upgrading from Discover Scuba Diving or upgrading from PADI Scuba Diver.


Where can I go from here?
The next step up the PADI ladder is to enroll in the Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver course or in a Specialty Course.

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