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PADI Open Water Diver

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skill needed to start diving independently, without any supervision by an instructor or assistant instructor.

As a student you will be required to attend these three areas of training:

  1. Classroom lectures (about 10 hours time)
  2. Confined water or pool training (about 6-10 hours)
    (Areas 1 & 2 are a weekend course, 8:00 am to 6:30 pm each day)
  3. Four Open Water evaluation dives (2 per day / 2 days total, usually a weekend) *
  4. Optional referral dives at a vacation location with another instructor. (More information about student referrals upon request)

Upon satisfactorily completing all three areas of training, you will be awarded the PADI OPEN WATER DIVER certification. With this you will be able to buy or rent any or all types of recreational diving equipment and have your scuba tanks filled. You will also be able to plan and conduct your own recreational dives to recommended depths without supervision from an instructor.

This is a complete package. Everything that you will need for the entire certification program will be provided; all that you will have to bring is your own swimming suit and towel. Here is what you will receive with this training program package:

  1. Your own student Open Water kit including text book and paperwork
  2. All the equipment used for both the pool work and the open water dives. Includes: wet suit, BCD, complete regulator unit, weights and weight belt, mask, fins, and snorkel
  3. SCUBA tank and air fills
  4. Log book for recording your training and pleasure dive experiences
  5. Recreational dive planner (dive tables)
  6. PADI official certification card application form (when doing part 3)
  7. Student ID photo for your certification card (when doing part 3)
  8. Referral paperwork if doing only parts 1 & 2

All this is included for one complete price of $375.00 (referral class and pool $275.00). This is all that you will pay. There are no hidden costs or unexpected last minute surprises (*). If you have any questions or would like to sign up for one of our next classes, just email us, call us, or stop at the dive store, and we will be happy to help you in whatever way we can.
(* Boat fees or park user permits will be an extra cost if applicable.)