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.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
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.
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:
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.
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 WEST SHORE SCUBA Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.
All academic content is available via an Elearning environment thru the internet or offline.
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. Finally you will demonstrate what you learned back to an Instructor in an Open Water environment and actually go on 4 dives!
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|Start Date||End Date||Max. Places||Places Available||Location|
|15 Dec 2018||16 Dec 2018||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|12 Jan 2019||13 Jan 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|23 Feb 2019||24 Feb 2019||8||8||East Shore YMCA|
|09 Mar 2019||10 Mar 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|16 Mar 2019||17 Mar 2019||8||8||Boiling Springs High School|
Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
|30 Mar 2019||31 Mar 2019||8||8||Redland High School|
|27 Apr 2019||28 Apr 2019||8||8||East Shore YMCA|
|04 May 2019||05 May 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|11 May 2019||12 May 2019||8||8||East Shore YMCA|
|01 Jun 2019||02 Jun 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|22 Jun 2019||23 Jun 2019||8||8||East Shore YMCA|
|03 Aug 2019||04 Aug 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|10 Aug 2019||11 Aug 2019||8||8||East Shore YMCA|
|05 Oct 2019||06 Oct 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|
|12 Oct 2019||13 Oct 2019||8||8||East Shore YMCA|
|07 Dec 2019||08 Dec 2019||8||8||West Shore YMCA|