Become PADI Certified!
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 (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
You will need to read the Open Water Diver Manual and view a three hour DVD. After you have studied and completed the videos make sure you complete the knowledge reviews for each chapter. You are now ready for the 2-3 hour classroom session, where will go over the the material you studied.
Now the fun starts, you will learn and practice your new SCUBA skills in a pool. You will have plenty of time to practice all the skills you will need in the pool. Most of the time we are able to get you though the pool in one day, but don’t worry if you have problems with a skill, we will work with you as much as possible to help you though. However if we need more time we can have another pool session to get you feeling confident in your skills. After you have completed the pool you are one more step closer to PADI certification.
Open Water Training
Just when you thought the pool was fun, now comes the most exciting part, Open Water! This is where you put all of your skills you learned in the pool to actual real life use. We will spend about 3 hours in the water over 2 different days under seeing the magical underwater world while under the close supervision of your PADI Instructor.
In the Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, BCD and a tank. Remember there is no need to purchase any gear, even “personal items” at National Scuba.
Flexible schedules is our speciality! We don’t have just certain times of the month or year when classes are held, we hold them on demand. We understand you have a busy schedule or a timeframe that you must obtain your certification. That’s why here at National Scuba we work with your and ours schedule to get you certified. Why wait for other shops to offer their course when we can usually schedule you in on your schedule.
Call 1-850-860-7002 or Stop by National Scuba in Pensacola, FL to start your PADI Open Water Diver course or receive more information. Your course will materials will include PADI Open Water Diver Manual and PADI Open Water Diver Video. By studying independently, you’re better prepared to get in the water with your instructor and start learning how to Scuba Dive.
Open Water Diver – Weekly (Paper) – $249 + tax
We have weekly classes that start on Wednesday and go through Sunday every week. This price includes everything you need to learn how to dive and get certified including free gear rental, free use of mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit.
Friday: Makeup Day
Saturday: Open Water Dives 1 and 2
Sunday: Open Water Dives 3 and 4
Open Water Diver – Semi/Private (Paper Manual) – $349 + tax
Semi/Private classes are limited to just 4 students and are for those that wish to only have themselves or friends and family in the Open Water Diver class.
Open Water Diver (Online) – $439 + tax
PADI’s Online Training program is designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace.
PADI has two different methods for completing your open water online training. PADI Open Water Online is for PC’s or MAC’s that can use adobe Flash. PADI Open Water Touch is built for iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Tablets that can download a app from the Apple iTunes Store or Google App Store.
If inclement weather keeps us out of the Gulf of Mexico for our open water dives we use Vortex Springs as a backup. Please note Vortex Springs charges $25 per day to use their facilities.
Your pricing is all inclusive, which means you do not have to own any scuba gear to complete this speciality. We can provide all the gear needed to complete this speciality including mask, snorkel and fins.