Open Water Diver



Get Scuba Certified! 
Learn to Scuba Dive... in 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 and the wondrous world beneath it's water, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course. It has introduced millions of people to the amazing underwater world and it's adventurous diving lifestyle. At Seal Sports Scuba, near New Orleans, we offer Scuba Lessons via this PADI Open Water Diver certification course. Our programs details are as follows.

Seal Sports Open Water Diver Certification Program
    • Standard Open Water Diver Program:        $498.00 + books or eLearning
    • Semi Private Open Water Diver Program:  $648.00 + books or eLearning
    • Private Open Water Diver Program:           $848.00 + books or eLearning

(books cost $90 and eLearning costs $190 which includes all course materials, and classroom work, including the final exam)

The above courses also include:
  • Free 6-month subscription to Dive Training magazine.
  • Unlimited use of rental gear throughout entire certification course.
  • 10% student discount good towards all required gear.
  • Free membership to the DAN Student Program.
  • Save $100 off your course fees by purchasing a gear package prior to course.
  • Unlimited lifetime access to the Seal Sports staff's pool of knowledge.

The above courses do not include:  transportation, lodging or food.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
If you’ve tried diving through 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.

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

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.

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 tropicaltemperate or cold water The price of the course includes the cost of BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Weights and Tank rental. The following items need to be purchased before the Confined Water Dives: mask, snorkel, fins, and booties. (Participants will receive 10% off these items.)

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's eLearning provides all the home-study materials you'll need for the Open Water Diver course. A logbook is needed for the Open Water Training Dives.

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 eLearning course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned. 


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