PADI Open Water

Diver certification begins here. Start with PADI's online eLearning course. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean/lake) dives. The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You'll enjoy making one or more mini dives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site. Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It's just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.

Whats' Next

Start with eLearning and then schedule each phase of the Open Water course to fit your schedule or join a group class. Theory and Confined Water (Pool) is the first part of your training; after practicing your skills in the pool, you will be ready to earn your certification. Choose a local check-out option, join us on one of our group trips to the warm Caribbean or get a (free) referral to any PADI Dive Center WW. Cost includes dive instructor, pool rental, life support equipment, training materials, 8 hours of instruction. You will need motivation, scuba mask, scuba snorkel, fins, wetsuit, waterproof watch and surface marker buoy. No worries, we can help you find the right gear.

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