Open Water Diver
Get Scuba Certified!
Take Scuba Lessons with the PADI Open Water Diver Course your adventurous journey starts here. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive and discover new adventures by exploring the other two thirds of our planet, the wondrous world beneath it's 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. At Seal Sports Scuba we offer the Open Water Diver certification course in several different methods in order to allow the most people to experience the joy of Scuba diving. By meeting your needs.
Seal Sports Open Water Diver Certification Programs
- Standard Open Water Diver Program $498.00 + Materials
- Semi Private Open Water Diver Program $598.00 + Materials
- Private Open Water Diver Program $798.00 + Materials
Express Open Water Diver Program $468.00 + ($174 e-Learning fee paid online to PADI)
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The above courses do not include: transportation, lodging or food.
What You LearnThe PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (through home study, classroom and/or online) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must:
- Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws)
The Fun PartThe 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.
Get College Credit
You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Open Water Diver course!
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 varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water The price of the course includes the cost of BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, and Tank rental. The following items need to be purchased before the Confined Water Dives: mask, snorkel, fins, booties, and weights. (Participants will receive 10% off these items.)
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. For all of the above course program options that require materials, you'll need the PADI Open Water Diver Crew-Pak with a logbook, and a DVD must also be viewed.
The Learning Materials You Need
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. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.