PADI Open Water Diving Course

Your passport to the world of scuba diving, the PADI Open Water certification is accepted world wide. This is the first certification level, and can serve as step-up to many types of exciting and adventurous types of diving. These days you have 2 main ways to complete a course and recieve your PADI Open Water certification. eLearning allows you to do all of your academic learning and pre-requisites online, and the classic class where your pre-requsites are learned from reading your book and watching a video. Please see all the details for these options below so you can choose the one that works best for you.

Option 1: eLearning PADI Open Water Course:

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    • PADI Fees

    • Dive Trips

    • Instruction

    • BCD Rental

    • Regulator Rental

    • Pic Card

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    Here you start your class online, and finish all of your academic work, quizzes and online exam BEFORE you arrive. You can then complete your class in as little as 2 days when you visit us!

    Spend more of your diving vacation in the water, not in the classroom!

    Your class sessions can be custom designed to meet the needs of your schedule, but in most cases it is set up like this:

    • Day 1, Morning:

      Pool Sessions 1, 2 and 3

    • Day 1, Afternoon:

      Open Water Checkout Dives #1 & #2

    • Day 2, Morning:

      Pool Sessions 4 and 5

    • Day 2, Afternoon:

      Open Water Checkout Dives #3 & #4

    INCLUDED with our PADI eLearning Open Water Classes!

    It is a PADI requirement for certification that you own your own Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) and Log book, which are INCLUDED in our PADI Open Water Classes.

    The PADI eLearning registration fee ($195 value) is also included in when you choose this option, just call us to make your course reservation and receive your registration code to log in to the PADI eLearning site and start your class today! NOTE: Once you have redeemed your eLearning code, there is no refund for the eLearning

Option 2: PADI Open Water Course in our classrooms:

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    • Manual/Books

    • Dive Trips

    • Instruction

    • BCD Rental

    • Regulator Rental

    • Pic Card

    Your class consists of several sessions, spanning 3 days. This includes your classroom academics, pool sessions & dive trips.

    But in most cases it is set up like this:

    • Day 1, Morning:

      Classroom to go over knowledge reviews from your book and take quizzes and final exam.

    • Day 1, Afternoon:

      Pool Sessions 1, 2 and 3. Equipment demos.

    • Day 2, Morning:

      Finish Pool sessions (if needed) or Equipment demos.

    • Day 2, Afternoon:

      Open Water checkout dives #1 & #2.

    • Day 3, Morning:

      Pool Session 4 and 5, finish skills.

    • Day 3, Afternoon:

      Open Water Checkout Dives #3, & #4.

    Depending on the student, sometimes the pool skills can be completed faster, but in most cases, you should plan on the course taking 3 days.

Either course is an all-inclusive experience and PADI certification program, provided by our 5-Star PADI IDC staff

You'll need:

  • Your Own Personal Dive Gear

    (Mask, fins, snorkel)

    Don't have Your Own Gear?

    We've Got You Covered!

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Either way you choose to learn, the price of the class includes everything you'll need. Both course options include the ERDPml, logbook, certification card, rental BC/Regulator/Octo/SPG, but the eLearning course option includes the PADI eLearning course registration fee for PADI, ($195 value) while the Classic course option includes the Open Water Crew Pack that has the books and study materials you would need.

The only thing required for your course that is not included in the class price is your own personal dive gear, which we define as your Mask, Fins and Snorkel. You may either bring your own, or take advantage of our great dive gear packages and receive discounts on your class or gear. We highly recommend you take a look at our packages before you run out and acquire gear, as we have an awesome selection of high quality dive gear at unbeatable prices.

Although it is a requirement that you have your own personal dive gear in order to take a class with us, it is not a requirement that you buy the gear from us. However - if you do choose one of our great packages you'll get a chance to try different gear during your class and assure a great fit and meet your preferences before you make any purchases.

Everything you get in our PADI Open Water dive gear package:

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  • Aqualung Deep See Focus Dive Mask

  • Bare Fastback full-foot Fin

  • Aqua Lung Deep See Airway Snorkel

  • Rainbow Reef Slap Strap

  • Dive Slate

  • Defog Solution

  • Fox40 Whistle

  • Rainbow Reef Mesh carry bag

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