You've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures and see the wonderous world beneath the waves - this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main parts:
Learn the facts, principles and concepts needed for diving. You can complete much of the “classroom” work of the Open Water Diver course at your own pace — anytime, anywhere. Choose one of the options below:
In a pool or a confined water area, you will learn and master the different dive skills and techniques needed for certification. The number and length of classes can vary based on your schedule and comfort level in the water. You can choose from one of the options below:
This final portion of the certification includes a minimum four dives in an open water setting (such as a scuba park or ocean) scheduled over at least two days. During these four dives, you will demonstrate mastery of the skills learned in the pool in an open water setting, be involved in dive planning, practice equalizing your ears and practice different methods of safe entries and exits. You can choose from one of the three options below:
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:
The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four open water dives under the supervision of your Blue Planet Instructor.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer and standard accessories. You will need to bring your own swimsuit, towel, mask, fins, snorkel and dive booties. We'll provide everything else.
Below, you will find the paperwork necessary to begin this course. Please either drop off or email us completed copies as soon as possible. We will need to review this prior to the start of your class.
New Diver Orientation: Free! (You will need to attend a New Diver Orientation sometime before your class meets. These are every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, but can be set up for other times during busniess hours too. You must RSVP in advance.
Knowledge Development: $217 (includes PADI eLearning with logbook OR book and DVD with logbook) Purchase eLearning Here
Confined Water Training Sessions: $360 (includes use of rental BCD, regulators, dive computer, wetsuit, cylinder, and weights) Mask, fins, and snorkel need to be owned by the student and brought to class.
Open Water Certification Dives:
Looking for an overview of what the open water training process is really like? Sign up for the FREE Introduction to Open Water course! This course will teach you everything you need to know before you dive in to the rest your training.
|Start Date||Course Type||Location||End Date||Places Available||Price|
|02 Dec 2023||Open Water Diver||Blue Planet Shop, Gallaudet MSSD Pool, Lake Phoenix||06 Dec 2023||1||-|
|02 Dec 2023||Open Water Diver Confined Water||Blue Planet Shop, Gallaudet MSSD Pool||03 Dec 2023||3||US$ 360.00|
|02 Dec 2023||Open Water Diver Checkout Dives||Lake Phoenix||03 Dec 2023||7||US$ 360.00|
|09 Dec 2023||Open Water Diver Confined Water||Blue Planet Shop, Gallaudet MSSD Pool||10 Dec 2023||0||US$ 360.00|