Open Water Diver

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 you will learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

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. Your PADI Instructor will help you out on picking the proper equipment you will need during this course. Generally you will need your own "personal items", like mask, snorkel, boots, and fins. We provide the buoyancy control device, regulator, and submersible pressure gauge.

Open Water Diver Steps to Success

Knowledge Development
This is the first step after signing up and receiving your study materials.  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.  The classroom is located in Northeast area of Pensacola.

Confined Pool
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 to move on to the Open Water Session to get your PADI certification.  Don't worry if you don't get all the skills the first time, we will have as many pool sessions you need at no additional cost.

Open Water Sessions
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 work on your way to get Open Water Diver certified.  You will spend about 3 hours in the water over 2 different days under the close supervision of your PADI Instructor.

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