Open Water Certification
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER $450.00
Student supplies: personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel, booties and signal tube) and quarry access fees and rental wetsuit
Classroom: 10 hours
Pool Time: 10 hours
Dives: 4 (open water)
Have always wanted new adventures and to see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. SCUBA diving is unlike any other activity you can participate in. 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. You will breathe underwater for the first time (something you will never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. The PADI Open Water Course is divided into three sections, Knowledge Development, Skills Development and Skills Demonistration
Learning to dive involves a modest investment of time to become a safe diver. Traditionally learning to dive required several hours of formal classroom training. Now through on-line training, you will learn the facts,
principals and concepts to become a knowledgeable and safe diver through self study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
ONLINE: PADI’s eLearning on your desktop or laptop computer
TOUCH: Take the PADI online learning offline on your iPad! With this option, you get all of the required materials for use on your Apple or Android tablet. You will, however, need an internet connection to complete quizzes Knowledge Reviews and Final Exam.
During this portion of the course you will make a series of pool dives. Here you will learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive computer and a tank while developing essential diving skills.
Upon completion of the Knowledge Development and Pool sessions you will make four open water check out dives where you will demonstrate your skill proficiency. Upon completion of your open water dives you will receive the PADI Open Water Diver Certification Card. This card identifies you as a diver, allowing you to rent SCUBA equipment, participate in advanced training and explore exotic diving destinations.
If you've made it this far you probably have some questions. Here we’ll answer some of the most common we receive.
Why should I learn to SCUBA dive with Blue Marble Divers?
*We keep our class size small, a maximum of 10 students, to give you the attention you deserve
*Sufficient staff on hand to give you one on one assistance if needed
*Professional staff dedicated to your safety, fun and enjoyment
* We use Quality, name brand equipment
*Convenient class schedules; evenings, weekends and private classes available
What can I expect?
First, expect to have fun. While learning to SCUBA dive should be taken seriously, our instructors, assistant instructors and dive masters, create a relaxed atmosphere for learning and mastering basic SCUBA skills.
What does the course price include?
Included in the price of the class is everything except your personnel equipment, (mask, fins, snorkel, booties, signal tube), rental wetsuit for the checkout dives and quarry access fees. Students receive a 10% discount on their personnel equipment purchase.
Do I have to know how to swim?
Basic swimming skills are needed. Now that doesn’t mean you have to be an Olympic swimmer, but you must be able to swim 200 yards non-stop using any stroke and tread water for 10 minutes. What is most important is that you posses a modest physical fitness level and be comfortable in the water.
I have a medical condition can I still dive?
There are some medical conditions that may exclude you from diving. When you sign up for a class you will be asked to complete a medical questionnaire. If you answer yes to any question on the questionnaire, then you must receive medical clearance from a physician before you can participate in training or dive. For a specific medical condition question visit the Divers Alert Network
What is the minimum age to dive?
The minimum age to learn to SCUBA dive is 10 years old.
What if I miss a class ?
While we prefer that you not miss any classes, we do understand that sometimes things arise in our lives that demand our attention. If you must miss a class we will do our best to arrange makeup time or move you into one of our other classes