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PADI Open Water Diver

​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, 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.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of four main phases:

  1. Knowledge Development in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  2. At-home preparation (homework) for classroom lessons.
  3. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills (approx. 3 classes typically in a pool)
  4. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore (4 dives over two days)

This class is offered at numerous locations throughout the year. Please contact Susan to determine what time and location best suits your needs.