Open Water diver training I (E-Learning)

Do you know that in just three weeks you can be a PADI Certified Diver. The first and second weeks are divided into classroom and pool work and on the third weekend we fulfill the four open water dives (two dives per day).

Prerequisites

  1. Must be 10 years old
  2. Must be able to swim and tread water for minimum 10 minutes

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Cost

The cost is $359.99 per person, which includes your PADI Open Water Diver E- Crewpack. Dive tables, Log Book, Certification card, Pool dives and SCUBA rental gear (tanks, weights, BCD, regulator) with the exception of personal gear. Shipping fees cover sending items out to your location.
* Personal gear is considered to be your mask, snorkel, fins, lead weights and wetsuit. These are available for sale at our store. Students receive 15% off any items purchased in the shop(lead excluded). Your instructor will be available to personally fit you for any gear that you may need for the class.

* Wetsuits are available for rent!
Dive site fees are NOT included!

Student Special Package

Special Student Pack. Review the special student package above! Now is the time to purchase at discounted rates to become familiar with and learn in your own gear! 

Important Information

  • Reservations are required.
  • Medical form form must be completed. If there is a "yes" answer to any medical questions you must obtain a physicians approval to take the class.
  • Minimum age is 10, and those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature. Junior Open Water License will be issued to those under the age of 15.
  • Classes are paid in full when enrolling.
  • You must be able to swim 200 yards using any stroke or combination of stokes you choose and be able to tread water for 10 minutes.

Gear Needed for this Course

  • Scuba quality mask & Defog,
  • Scuba quality Open heel fins,
  • 10% body weight in soft lead,
  • Neoprene boots,
  • Purge snorkel w/flexible tube,
  • Underwater Timing device (watch),
  • Underwater slate for times & Navigation,
  • Surface signal tube & whistle, (as per PADI standards)

  • If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply 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. Want to start sooner? How about right now! Click on the above link and you can do all the academic work, quizzes and final exam on-line in the comfort of your home..or anywhere with an Internet connection. When you have completed the e-learning portion you then will only need to complete the water training with us to complete the class.

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

    • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
    • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
    • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

    If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification. This popular course is about the quickest and easiest way to get PADI Scuba Certified with Adventures Under the Sea Dive Center.

    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 and stay safe. During the course, you'll make at several pool dives and at least four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

    YOU MUST COMPLETE THE 5 KNOWLEDGE REVIEWS IN THE OPEN WATER MANUAL AND PRESENT THEM THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN A FORFEITURE OF THE CLASS!

    Schedules

    This popular class starts every month and finishes in three weeks.

    Step 1: Pay for your class. You will receive your e-learning link.

    Step 2:Complete ALL the learning portions(1-5 & final exam) of the class in the comfort of your home (or anywhere).

    Step 3: Once E-learning is completed & PRIOR to the first pool session, you will need to schedule a mandatory one-on-one academic review and course orientation session with one of our staff at A.U.T.S. Dive Center. Here you will take a quick, 20-question quiz to make sure it was you who completed the online course, and go over where you need to go and what you need to do to complete the course. (This is also a good time to purchase the equipment you will need for the course, such as masks, snorkel, wetsuit boots and adjustable fins.) It's easy , we promise!

    Finally, your daily schedule for dives are as follows:

    1. Day 1: At 10.00am on the first Saturday we will meet at the pool & complete shallow pool dive #1. We are lucky enough to use the largest & deepest pool in the area! Brandon Aquatic Center swimming pool just a 20 minute drive from the shop. Shallow pool dive. All of the basics of scuba are learned and mastered in the pool before you progress to open Water. Your day will finish at approximately 1:00pm.
    2. Day 2: At 10:00 am on the second Saturday we meet at the pool to complete deep pool dive #2. Emergency scenario's, gas management, and deep water entries & exits will be covered before progressing to open water dives the following weekend!
    3. Day 3: On the third Saturday, you will complete Open Water Dives #1 & 2. Usually, these will be conducted at a local dive site(freshwater site). These locations enable us to complete many of the skills from shore to facilitate completion. Dive site fees are not included.
    4. Day 4: The following day (Sunday) you will complete your dives #3 & 4, in the Gulf of Mexico (weather permitting) or a freshwater site to be announced. Although we plan some all our dive excursions from boats, inclement weather may force us to dive in alternate land based locations for the sole purpose of being able to complete your dive training. Most day's dives will be completed by 12.00 noon. Dive site fees are not included.
      Upon returning (and passing) you will be issued a temporary certification card so you can start diving right away. We process your PADI certification card online so you will get your permanent license in as little as 7 days and it can be sent anywhere in the world. You will also then be qualified to take the PADI Advanced Diver course as well numerous specialty classes like Wreck Diver and Underwater Photographer. All students that graduate will receive a $50 credit towards the next class if purchased within 30 days of completing with Open Water Class.
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