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

The PADI Open Water Diver course with SCUBA WEST

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:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives 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 a comfortable swimmer.
  • Be in reasonably good health. (a medical release may be required for some students.)


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 chosen by a SCUBA WEST Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

FAQS - click the FAQs link for answers to questions about learning to dive.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course  including book and video, tablet application or eLearning. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact SCUBA WEST to personalise the best study option for you!

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.

We offer the PADI Open Water Diver Course privately as well. Call us at 727-863-6911 to learn more!

  Start Date Course End Date Places Available   Price    
20 Oct 2018 OW 20-Oct-18 28 Oct 2018 4 $ 439.95

Openwater Diver Group Course (Weekends)

Registration
Sat 20 Oct 2018
08:00
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom One
Sat 20 Oct 2018
09:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim
Sat 20 Oct 2018
13:00
30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Float
Sat 20 Oct 2018
13:30
30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Sat 20 Oct 2018
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Two
Sat 20 Oct 2018
16:00
60 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Sun 21 Oct 2018
08:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Four
Sun 21 Oct 2018
12:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Five
Sun 21 Oct 2018
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Two
Sat 27 Oct 2018
08:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:00
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dive One
Sat 27 Oct 2018
13:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 27 Oct 2018
15:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 28 Oct 2018
08:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 28 Oct 2018
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Instructor(s): Derek AkersMathew Root

Don't forget to purchase mask, fins, boots and snorkel for your upcoming course.

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17 Nov 2018 OW 17-Nov-18 25 Nov 2018 6 $ 439.95

Openwater Diver Group Course (Weekends)

Registration
Sat 17 Nov 2018
08:00
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom One
Sat 17 Nov 2018
09:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim
Sat 17 Nov 2018
13:00
30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Float
Sat 17 Nov 2018
13:30
30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Sat 17 Nov 2018
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Two
Sat 17 Nov 2018
16:00
60 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Sun 18 Nov 2018
08:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Four
Sun 18 Nov 2018
12:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Five
Sun 18 Nov 2018
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Two
Sat 24 Nov 2018
08:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Sat 24 Nov 2018
11:00
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dive One
Sat 24 Nov 2018
13:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 24 Nov 2018
15:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 25 Nov 2018
08:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 25 Nov 2018
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Instructor(s): Derek AkersMathew Root

Don't forget to purchase mask, fins, boots and snorkel for your upcoming course.

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15 Dec 2018 OW 15-Dec-18 23 Dec 2018 8 $ 439.95

Openwater Diver Group Course (Weekends)

Registration
Sat 15 Dec 2018
08:00
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom One
Sat 15 Dec 2018
09:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom 1
Swim
Sat 15 Dec 2018
13:00
30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Float
Sat 15 Dec 2018
13:30
30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Sat 15 Dec 2018
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Two
Sat 15 Dec 2018
16:00
60 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Sun 16 Dec 2018
08:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Four
Sun 16 Dec 2018
12:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Five
Sun 16 Dec 2018
14:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Two
Sat 22 Dec 2018
08:00
03 hours 00 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Sat 22 Dec 2018
11:00
60 minutes
Classroom 1
Dive One
Sat 22 Dec 2018
13:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 22 Dec 2018
15:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 23 Dec 2018
08:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 23 Dec 2018
10:00
02 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Instructor(s): Derek AkersMathew Root

Don't forget to purchase mask, fins, boots and snorkel for your upcoming course.

Request More Info