Open Water Diver Course
| Price: $299
Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular
dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure
with a dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.
Throughout the course, you'll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including
dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification
that is recognized worldwide. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives
and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake)
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy
independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving
experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see
how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program. Your underwater
adventure can begin as soon as today with the new PADI Open Water Diver Video
and interactive CD-ROM. You can view these materials at home, at your own pace
and then meet with an instructor for further assistance. Open water learning options
also include group or private instruction. This course offers tremendous flexibility
and lets you work out individual needs with your instructor.
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in
the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the
course, your PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200
meters/yards without swim aids or 300 meters/yards with mask, fins and snorkel.
With the help of an expert instructor, you will also complete a series of knowledge
reviews to get you on your way. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between
these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
There is good news for college students interested in getting certified. Now
the PADI Open Water Diver course is recommended
for college credit(s), meeting the educational
standards and requirements for credit at
the college level, even when taught away
from a college or university. Ask Sharky's
Scuba for details on how you can enjoy this
fabulous sport AND get a recommendation
for college credit!