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PRIVATE AND SEMI-PRIVATE OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with AQUANAUTICS DIVE

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.

What You Learn

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

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


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 12 years or older
  • Minors must have parental concent and parent or legal guardian must be at all in water sessions, and boat. the expception for the beach and pool is if the minor is able to drive themselves to and from the location.
  • Students must be able to ge medical clearance from a doctor if required.

The Fun Part

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 dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a AQUANAUTICS DIVE Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

Personal Gear: Students must purchase from Aquanautics Dive  - Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots, Gloves, Signal Tube, Whistle, Octo holder, and some other miscellaneous items. Students get a 10% discount on all gear not already discounted. Gear selection is taught during the first session of the course.  The course fee was discounted with the student getting the course materials and certification fee at no charge with the understanding that the student will be purchasing these items from Aquanautics Dive. If the student is not p;urchasing gear or buying it elsewhere then the student will not be receiving the discount on teh student materials and certification fees. 

Rental Gear: This is the rest of the required equipment needed to go diving for most students. This rental package will be $70 plus tax for the duration of the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact AQUANAUTICS DIVE to personalise the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

Boat Fees: In our classes we try to teach the student how to dive both off the shore and dive boat whenever possible as it is the proper training for our local environment. This fee will vary depenting on the class, boat and destination. Private and Semi-Private students will also be responsible for the Instructors boat fee.

As a Private or Semi-Private class the students and Instructor will customize the class schedule. These classes are perfect for people that have a short or complicated schedule. They are faster paced with more personal attention. These course also allow for easier Social Distancing. The scheduled course dates are just to allow people to sign up on line. Please contact the store to discuss specific schedules or needs prior to signing up so we can find an instructor that can meet your needs. 



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