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OPEN WATER DIVER The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

Open Water Diver Course

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Online Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving, from the comfort of your home.
  • Confined Water Dives in a pool to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older,
  • Be able to pass a short swim test,
  • Complete a PADI medical questionnaire.


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be professionally fitted by a Divers Cove staff member to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet. To register for the PADI Open Water elearning course click here.

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

For more information about this or other PADI courses call or stop by the shop to have a chat with one of the Divers Cove Team members.