Check out our latest video about learning to scuba dive with PADI. Want to start right now? Begin your PADI Open Water Diver Course online; http://bit.ly/14Kvg5m If you have ever thought about becoming a certified PADI Diver, this video gives you a quick teaser of what you can expect.
Who should take this course?
If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.
Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.
How can you start learning now?
Enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!
You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI dive shop to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.
What scuba gear will you use?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
Students come to class with their mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and weight belt. Everything else is provided by the shop.
How Long Will It Take
Class consists of 5 Classroom and Confined Water Sessions (typically 5 consecutive Tue/Thurs evenings, or 5 consecutive Sundays), and 4 Open Water dives, typically over a Saturday and Sunday. There are other ways to schedule it (including a private class), but those are the typical group class schedules.
Sign Up Today
I primarily teach this course through Columbia Scuba, so contact them (410) 381-1994 and tell ’em you want to sign up for PADI Open Water Diver Course with Dive With Frank! Or you can always contact me directly.