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 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
Have adequate swimming skills
Be in good physical health
What will you learn?
The Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving (online option is available for independent study)
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!
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 Touch TM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Contact No Shenanigans Diving to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. We 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. All you need for gear is your own mask, snorkel, fins, and weight belt with weights.... we provide the rest. If you do not have those items, we offer them at our shop and give a student discount when purchasing those items. Call us and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.
Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.