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PADI Open Water Diver (Basic Diving)

Earn your scuba certification! PADI is the way the world learns to dive! We limit our classes to a maximum of five divers!

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

  • Knowledge Development learned through reading, videos and reviews
  • Confined Water (Pool) Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and gain local diving experience

This course takes 4-5 days to complete as follows:

  • 1 Day to read the textbook and answer the Knowledge Reviews
  • PADI Open Water Diver Patch
  • 1 Day in the classroom to watch videos, review the Knowledge Reviews, take 4 quizzes and a Final Examination
  • 2-3 days with a pool or confined water in the morning and 2 dives in open water in the afternoon

Learn all about your scuba gear in the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, and standard accessories. You will cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. The equipment you wear will include a scuba wetsuit and weight system. 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. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.


This class can be combined with Enriched Air Nitrox Certification! Dive #4 of Open Water Diver Certification can be done with enriched air nitrox and count as Dive #1 of the Enriched Air Nitrox Diver Specialty. Then you do one additional dive with nitrox, a fifth dive and you are certified as both an Open Water Diver and an Enriched Air Nitrox diver. See our package description.

Ways to take this class:

Important Note: For PADI eLearning options is it important that you initiate the class from our website. Just click on the eLearning link displayed on the courses where it is available. By doing this from our site we are able to access your learning records.

Students that take the Full Open Water Course with Aquatic Sports and Adventures will receive a PADI Open Water Diver Crew Pak containing a logbook a textbook and a dive table computer. These materials are yours to keep and are included in the price!

Students that take the PADI eLearning Open Water Diver course online do their reading, watch the videos and complete their exam online. You retain access to the on-line course for future reference. This option requires a fee to be paid directly to PADI for the online class portion. You get a logbook and a set of dive tables, yours to keep, with this class. Aquatic Sports and Adventures highly RECOMMENDS this option as it will save you two full days of vacation time!

Students that taken the Class and Pool at another PADI facility and have completed the Class and Pool work, receive a Store Referral (Form or your Blue LogBook) and only need to complete the final open water dives.

For each of the options your certification costs and materials are included in the price!


  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws)


Full Open Water Course With PADI eLearning Store Referral
(Class/Pool/Open Water) (Pool/Open Water) (Open Water Only)
$375/ea USD P/P $255/ea USD P/P $160/ea USD P/P
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